Beta Reading

Beta Reading

We provide an overarching report that reviews what works and what doesn't in your story, based on the book genre's reader expectations.

Is this service right for you?

If you've just finished your novel and want a professional opinion without a large investment, beta reading could be for you. You'll get an editorial report outlining the strengths/weaknesses of your novel with suggestions for areas of improvement, at a fraction of the cost of an editing package.

This package does not include in-text edits/tracked changes/comments in the manuscript, and it does not replace an edit. If you're a first-time author, we highly recommend a developmental edit instead.


Our expertise, cost, and turnaround time

fantasy, romance (including paranormal), young adult (romance, dystopian, fantasy), and thrillers

$195 for a novella (under 60k)

$349 for a full novel (60k-100k)

A note on pricing: If you choose to do a developmental edit following a beta read with us, the cost of the beta read will be deducted from your developmental edit total.

Over 100,000 words?

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1 week (might vary depending on novel length)

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Round up to nearest 1,000 words
Estimated Cost:
Estimated cost subject to change. You can request an official quote here.

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What authors say about us

“No problem slips through the cracks”

“Alexa goes by the title of editor, but I refer to her by something more apt: Magician. I send her a beta read draft with demographic info and a blurb, and she polishes it to a shiny gem and gives me the advice to form it into a precious product. Along with experience, she has the perspective of a reader, writer, editor, and socially aware person. When all of those are applied, no problem slips through the cracks. When she edits, she tries every possibility for you and not just whichever one she likes so you can make a choice. To top it all off, she types a 4000+ word critique and gives you an hour of video call to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. Since Alexa is also a fan of great work, you leave every interaction feeling like a quality writer with a clear set of paths to showing that in your writing—you need only to pick the trails you like most.”

Jared Griffin

Author of The Perpetual Circadian Rhythm drama and the Nightmare Judicator fantasy series


Pricing is in US dollars and is subject to change. Manuscript length and complexity can lead to additional charges. We will always contact you before proceeding in such cases.

English Proficiency

We do not accept manuscripts with a poor mastery of the English language. If you are unsure, please send us the first chapter of your work. Any misrepresentation of the complexity of your novel will lead to your order being cancelled.


Unless otherwise specified on your invoice, turnaround for the majority of our packages is 2-3 weeks. We can accommodate urgent requests, but there will be an additional rush fee. Please contact us in advance.