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PostSubject: Beta Readers required for book   Beta Readers required for book Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 5:06 am

I've been a little quiet on the Fan Fiction front recently because I have written a book. The story may seem familiar to some although the ending is radically different.
A professional has undertaken a development edit for me and its looking in good shape. Would anyone be willing to beta reader for me please? No financial reward but happy to send a signed paperback when published.
Anyone interested, please send me a private message.
Many thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Beta Readers required for book   Beta Readers required for book Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 8:27 pm

Hi Moulin! I'm super busy with VS but curious what a development edit is vs. a beta read?
Congratulations on writing a book!

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PostSubject: Re: Beta Readers required for book   Beta Readers required for book Icon_minitimeSat Jan 30, 2021 7:06 am

i found this explanation. Hope it makes sense.

Think of it this way. A developmental editor is a coach. A beta reader is a fan.
In baseball, a hitting coach can analyze your swing, telling you your balance and timing are off, you're dropping your hands, you're rolling your wrists, you're loading too soon, etc. A fan can tell you you're not hitting the ball well. They might sort of know why (you're swinging at too many pitches out of the strike zone), but they won't be able to explain it and help you improve like a coach would.
From my own experience, the editor I used helped me see where parts weren't working and more importantly how to fix things. She was looking from a technical point of view. Beta Readers are more like true readers for pleasure I guess.

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