Finding a good beta reader can be tough. Finding a beta reader that will give you in-depth feedback based on a sound understanding of story theory is almost impossible.
Unless you hire Matthew.
Matthew is the chair of a writer’s charity. Four the last four years he has hosted events where he and local writers exchange beta reading and advice.
The Pro Beta Reading service is for works of fiction only. The report you get will address a comprehensive list of questions filling three pages which have been compiled from years of beta reading.
You will always get, as a minimum, the usual honest, broad, and professional review. However, some writers will be given more than that. This is due to the quality of work effect.
As Matthew Explains:
Some writers put a lot of effort into their work before I see it. As a result, there are fewer obvious deficiencies for me to identify and therefore I can give a broader and more in-depth review. On the other hand, some writers send me work that is very clearly much earlier in the writing process. This text is usually harder to read and more labour intensive to review. As a result, I spend more of my efforts on the basics.
The report I produce will be tailored towards helping you progress towards a “finished” work. Therefore, your best advantage comes from taking your work as far as you possibly can before you bring it to me.
This pricing guide assumes that you have done your best to bring your story to a readable level. It is assumed, going in, that you have given your own work at least a single review edit. Which is why it is recommended that you supply a sample of the text before you hire Matthew.
The basic price is £0.005 a word (half a penny per word).
The minimum charge for Pro Beta Reading is £25. If your text is less than 5,000 words you will still be charged this amount but will receive a slightly more in-depth analysis.
Many Beta Readers brag about how they are the cheapest. Matthew is not the cheapest, he is the best.
To procure Matthew's services as a Pro Beta Reader, simply use this form to tell him about your work. The data you enter here is confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of Matthew's team.