Beta Reading

Your masterpiece is finally finished! Now what? The next step in your creative process is to engage with a good beta reader. Also known as a pre-reader or critique. Individuals who love books are avid readers, fans of specific genres, eat, breath and dream books. Books and the tales within are so to speak their “poison”, their drug and their ultimate escape. They read so many books that they easily spot inconsistencies, poor flow in the storyline, character flaws, lack in world-building, typos etc.

The beta reader will read your manuscript pre-publication and before you submit it for copy-editing and proofreading. Often saving you money on these services.

The purpose of having your book beta read is to receive a neutral, honest, unbiased, objective opinion of the material. This allowing you as a writer to make the necessary improvements or adjustments before your book is proofread, copy-edited, published and available in the marketplace for your fan base to devour.

Beta Reading Feedback Report:

  • Opening Scene
  • Characterisation and Motivation
  • Plot and Conflict
  • Pacing
  • Setting and Worldbuilding
  • Dialogue
  • Craft
  • Overall Impression of the work of art
  • Suggested improvements from a reader’s perspective on mentioned points
  • Pick up on noticed grammar and typos and highlight these (light proofreading and editing)
  • PDF Example below of the systematic methodology used by BookCRITICO to provide feedback to an author.


The rate charged is US$ 0,0025/wd, which is inclusive of light proofreading and editing, and a comprehensive Beta Reading Report detailing clear actionable recommendations. Should your word count differ from our offered packages, please request a custom offer!

Now that you know what to expect, take the next step and place your Beta Reading order with BookCRITICO.


  1. Word Count options offered below
  2. Complete the Beta Reading Order Form
  3. BookCRITICO will process your order, and provide you with an invoice, which you can conveniently pay with your debit or credit card, securely using PayPal
  4. Next you will submit your manuscript and proof of payment to BookCRITICO via email
  5. BookCRITICO will provide confirmation of receipt of your order and payment
  6. Order will be processed
  7. Receive feedback and on-time delivery

Looking forward to sampling your work of art!