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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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Status Update on Beta-Readers

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 2:02 PM
Hey every body!  We've just gone through our spreadsheets and made as many pairings as we possibly we could.  Our current schedule allows for us to do this once every two to three months.  We made thirteen pairings today and all those notes have been sent.  If you're still waiting on a staff pairing, we apologize, but we are limited to the amount of beta readers that fill out applications and of course, we want to make sure that our pairings are properly made.

If for some reason you've been paired in the past and things didn't work out, or even if an initial contact was never returned, by all means, please refile your survey and we'll add you back into the mix for the next rounds of pairings.

We hope you're all doing well in your writing adventures and as always, if there's a way we can help, please note the group.


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SilviasReadingCorner Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional Artist
Hi I have seen a lot of people looking for editing work and/or proofreading along with beta. I offer all of those services. Please send me a message and we can talk further, or I can refer you to my website. 
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sonofspeedracer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I am seeking beta reader for my 130k thriller, Killing in Kamchatka.

It's a “Tom Clancy meets The Relic” thriller,  where one man's life is forever altered  when the line between predator and prey blurs as he finds himself entangled in a cover-up.

I have been working on this novel since 2011. It has gone through several drafts and I wanted to bring this latest version out into the sunlight of beta readers. It is not erotic, and there is no cursing, but people die violently.

Thank you for your time.

LOST09 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
I have no clue if this group is still alive but if it is my friend needs some help with his writing. a editor/someone to proof-read and fix their mistakes is just what they need. Do I have any takers? :D
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JaneWeller Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! Till now I had a few friends who were helping me with my stories, but I lost contact with some of them and the only remaining one has a very little time so in my search for some help I've found this group. English is my second language and I'm wondering if I can apply for a beta reader if I mostly need someone to help me with anything related to spelling, vocabulary or grammar?
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PuddinL Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG everyone! I just made my own website! That's where I'll publish original stories and here I'll keep fanfiction. So if you're wondering what happened to the Unique People series and Supernatural Separation now you know. This site will be updated whenever I get the chance to update or whenever I get new chapters in for stories. I hope you guys can come check it out. It's the link right below this sentence...

Again please check it out and enjoy yourself as you submerge into my world.
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