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What is Beta Reader Panel?

Beta Reader Panel is a professional service that connects authors with a curated panel of beta readers who provide valuable feedback on their manuscripts. Our platform offers authors the opportunity to receive constructive criticism and insights from experienced beta readers, helping them improve the quality of their work before publication.

How does Beta Reader Panel work?

Submitting your manuscript to Beta Reader Panel is simple. Once you sign up for an account, you can upload your manuscript and provide any specific instructions or areas you want feedback on. Our team will then assign your manuscript to a pod of 25 hand-picked beta readers who have expertise in your genre and relevant experience in writing, publishing, proofreading, and editing. After the evaluation process is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report card aggregating feedback from all beta readers, covering aspects such as character development, storyline, basic and advanced editing, and more. In addition to the comprehensive report, you also get chapter by chapter feedback.

What is the refund policy if I am not satisfied?

We understand that receiving valuable feedback is crucial for authors, and we strive to provide high-quality service. Please see our refund policy here.

What types of manuscripts do you review?

We accept manuscripts across a wide range of genres and categories, including fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, poetry, and more. Whether you’re writing a mystery novel, a self-help guide, or a collection of short stories, our beta readers are here to help.

Do you offer plot development? Story development? Character development?

Yes. Beta Readers are our “core”, however we offer expert editors who can assist with plot development, story development, character development and even editing your book. There is an additional fee for this service.

Who are your beta readers?

Our beta readers are carefully selected professionals with backgrounds in writing, publishing, proofreading, and editing. Each member of our panel has undergone a rigorous selection process to ensure they possess the necessary skills and expertise to provide valuable feedback to authors.

How are beta readers selected?

Beta readers are selected based on their qualifications, experience, and expertise in specific genres or niches. We carefully review each applicant’s credentials and conduct reference and background checks to ensure they meet our standards for professionalism and proficiency.

How many beta readers will read my manuscript?

Each manuscript is assigned to a pod of 25 beta readers who evaluate the work based on their individual perspectives and expertise. This diverse group of beta readers provides authors with a comprehensive range of feedback and insights. Every single beta reader has signed a non disclosure screen and their copy/paste and print functions are disabled while they review your manuscript, keeping your manuscript secure and confidential.

Is my manuscript safe with Beta Reader Panel?

Yes, we take the privacy and confidentiality of your manuscript very seriously. All beta readers and staff members sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to protect the confidentiality of your work. Additionally, our platform employs robust security measures to safeguard your data. While your manuscript is being reviewed, the print feature is disabled. The copy/paste feature is also disabled along with several other security protocols.

How long until I get feedback?

The turnaround time for receiving feedback on your manuscript depends on various factors, including the length of your manuscript and the availability of beta readers. Typically, authors can expect to receive feedback within 72 hours on manuscripts up to 30,000 words. Some educational manuscripts (such as algebra, chemistry and history manuscripts) can take up to 7 calendar days.

Can I request specific areas of feedback?

Please!!! Yes, authors are asked to provide specific instructions or areas of focus when submitting their manuscript. Whether you’re seeking feedback on character development, plot structure, pacing, or other aspects of your manuscript, our beta readers will tailor their feedback to meet your needs. The more information you give us, the better your feedback will be!

What if I am not happy with the feedback?

Although very rare, we occasionally miss the mark with authors. We strive to provide authors with high-quality feedback that helps them improve their manuscripts. If you’re not satisfied with the feedback you receive, please contact our support team, and we’ll do our best to address your concerns and ensure your satisfaction. We can send your manuscript to a new pod of Beta Readers with more specific instructions and/or offer a refund per our refund policy. Please contact support at support@betareaderpanel.com.

Are there any restrictions on the content of submitted manuscripts?

No. We have seen it all.

Do you offer service(s) to self published authors?

Yes, our services are available to both traditionally published and self-published authors. Whether you’re seeking feedback on your debut novel or your tenth self-published book, our beta readers are here to help you elevate your manuscript to the next level.

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