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Beta-Readers is a dating service, but for your writing. We match authors and beta readers based on writing abilities and writing interests.

What is a beta reader?
A beta reader is an experienced writer dedicated to helping another writer improve by providing a cross between edits and a critique. You can learn more by reading these two beta reading tutorials: Authors and Beta Readers.

Want to Join?

First read through these mandatory links:
:bulletgreen: Rules and Submission Guidelines
:bulletgreen: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are still interested, you can either fill out the provided Profile, and submit them as a deviation to our Profiles Gallery Folder
:bulletblue: Beta Readers: Beta Reader Profiles
:bulletblue: Authors: Author Profiles

OR, you can choose to be paired by staff and complete the Surveys:
:bulletblue:Beta Readers: Profile Survey
:bulletblue:Authors: Profile Survey
Please note, both of those links go to Google Docs and are safe links


Beta-Readers is a wonderful group. Not only does it help pair beta readers and authors together based on personality, and other specifics, they also are able to form friendships between betas and authors. It is a wonderful experience for all that join the group. It is highly encouraged if you are a serious (or maybe not so serious) author. Please, check it out.

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My reader, dangel88, is wonderful. She's honest, spots errors, and doesn't hold back. You guys did a wonderful job picking her out for me.

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I'm part of a wonderful, working partnership. My beta-reader is responsive and gives me helpful feedback. I feel my grammar is improving.

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I'm really happy with my beta pairing, it was amazing you could come up with someone so similar and yet different to me, and so soon. I'm sure me and my beta will have a great time and will have a great friendship at the end of it all. Thank you. :)


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We're Back!

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 9:20 AM
It took a couple months, but I think I finally have the time to get Beta-Readers back up and running.  As of right now, I've deleted ALL previous entries to the Beta Reader and Author surveys.  But ONLY those ones sent in for staff pairings.  If you've submitted a deviation to our Profiles Gallery, it hasn't been deleted.

If you're interested in being paired up by staff, please check the links on the group profile page and fill out the surveys.  Even if you have before, because all old surveys were deleted and the new surveys have been slightly altered to allow for (hopefully) quicker pairings.

As it stands, I will be making pairings once a month, on or around the 27th and making as many pairings as possible.

I'm also still looking for a few deviants willing to assist with pairings.  I'm looking for deviants that have spreadsheet experience, a basic knowledge of writing/literature and the ability to give up about two hours or so once a month to sit in a spreadsheet with me and make pairings.  Being cheery and catching on to things quickly is a plus but not necessary.  You must however we willing to learn how our system works.  If this sounds like you, please send the group a note and I'll look over your application and get back to you.

More Journal Entries

Which of the following best applies to you: 

54 deviants said I've not been assigned a partner yet. :tears:
28 deviants said Got paired up and then heard nothing back. :rage:
23 deviants said Other (please comment)
21 deviants said I'm in love with my beta reader. They're awesome! :love:
16 deviants said Uh, I forgot to send a survey. :note:
10 deviants said I'm completely sucked into my author's word. :la:


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Willie4316 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New member
Hi. Was hoping to possibly find a beta reader to check out my fanfiction, I'm gonna be starting a series and I want to see if I'm starting out on the right track. Suggestions and constructive criticism are MUCH appreciated since I can't ask for Critiques yet.
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CamTheWriter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
This may be a bit silly, but I figured I would ask before I go to join, but is this group still active? I would really like to find a beta reader for a story I'm trying to write, and maybe help someone in return, but I've been having trouble finding one, so I hope this group is active enough for me to find one ^^'
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mujiin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i just had a question, does the group help with character development also?
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lightwingliki Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. I'm new to this group and quite not sure what to do here.
I already sent my profile for looking for a fan-fic beta-reader.  English is my not first language. I was hoping someone can help me for three months or more. 
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Scarpine496 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Looking for a beta reader to go through a prospected journal for Christmas Day. I have written some shoutouts and stuff. But it is the second half of the journal I'd like going through what talks about forgiveness and a lot of stuff what happened this year. I'd be really grateful if someone could have a look for me before the 25th. 
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