Beta / Sensitivity Reading

Are you a writer looking for someone to read your work? I’m now offering two different services for writers: beta reading and sensitivity reading. Find out more about my services below!

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Beta Reading

Beta reading is when a person reads a writer’s unpublished but finished manuscript to critique it. Like a reviewer, they will make comments and offer suggestions about how you can improve your work before publishing. Comments can be made about the pacing of the work, potential plot-holes, character development, or anything else the reader thinks could be enhanced.

Why I should beta read your manuscript.

As a teenager who’s reviewed over 300 Young Adult novels in the past four years, I will be able to provide you with invaluable feedback relating to how you can improve your work. If you are writing for young adults, I would be your target audience, which gives you the opportunity to understand how future readers would view your work. I am also a writer myself and I’m currently studying Professional Communication, which gives me the necessary skills required to assist you in perfecting your manuscript.

Payment

I am currently charging $50AUD for manuscripts between 60,000 and 100,000 words. Prices differ for manuscripts outside that bracket. After I receive your payment, you will be provided with a detailed summary of my thoughts about your manuscript and areas to be improved upon. Please note that I am currently accepting Young Adult manuscripts ONLY. Enquiries: writtenwordworlds@gmail.com.

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Sensitivity Reading

‘A sensitivity reader reads through a manuscript for issues of representation and for instances of bias on the page.  The goal of a sensitivity reader isn’t to edit a manuscript clarity and logic, although that may be an additional service offered. A sensitivity reader reviews a manuscript for internalized bias and negatively charged language.  A sensitivity reader is there to help make sure you do not make a mistake, but they are also NOT a guarantee against making a mistake.’

– Writing in the Margins

Why I should sensitivity read for you.

Reading copious amounts of Young Adult fiction will inevitably result in coming across misrepresentations of identity or stereotypes. As your sensitivity reader, I will be able to assist you in finding any potentially problematic elements in your manuscript. I can sensitivity read for the following:

  • bisexuality
  • pansexuality
  • depression
  • self-harm

Payment

I am currently charging $60AUD for manuscripts between 60,000 and 100,000 words. Prices differ for manuscripts outside that bracket. After I receive your payment, you will be provided with a detailed analysis of the elements you have requested that I sensitivity read for, including any suggestions for change or specific details I feel could be improved. Please note that I am currently accepting Young Adult manuscripts ONLY. Enquiries: writtenwordworlds@gmail.com.

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More Information

As stated above, I am only accepting Young Adult manuscripts at this time. For both services, your manuscript needs to be finished. Please understand that I may not be able to accept your submission due to commitments and workload. If your manuscript is accepted, I will provide you with the turnaround date for your work.

I am only accepting payment through PayPal. I ask for full payment before beginning the project. I will only refund you if I believe I am no longer suitable to beta read or sensitivity read your manuscript. If you are interested in both services, I will be charging at a discounted rate of $100AUD.

Please send all enquiries to writtenwordworlds (at) gmail (dot) com if you’re interested in my services. In your email, please provide a synopsis of your book, the word count, genre, and any specific area you would like me to focus on (including the area you require sensitivity reading on).

I look forward to hearing from you!

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