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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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It's Been a Seriously Long Time

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 9:37 AM
And I apologize for that.  I've been working on so many different projects that sadly, Beta-Readers has fallen by the wayside.  So here's what we're going to do about.  For right now, Beta-Readers will officially be on hiatus. 

This really only effects deviants looking to be paired up by the Admin here at Beta-Readers.  Our Profile Gallery Folder will remain open and we will review each submission to that gallery as we've always done before accepting into the group gallery. 

Any surveys we've received up until now that have gone unmatched by Admin, will be removed from our database.  Upon our return, we'll post a new journal and give a call out for anyone that would like to be paired up by Admin.

The goal is to only have the group shut down for a month or two.  If anyone is interested in becoming part of the Admin team, please send a note and tell us a little about yourself, why you're interested, and what you'd be able to help out with.

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creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I do a link about your group here: o0-freebies-stock-0o.deviantar…

I sugger that you could do more folder/category about your tutorials.
For example a tutorial caractere, a tutorial environnement, a tutorial style, and more....
It's could be more easy for the user's.

have a nice day.
Natafree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I'm not sure if I'm doing this right but I was wondering if there would be one or two beta readers available to give me there opinions on my work. 
Right now I'm working on a horror and later I'm thinking about some realistic fiction work as well.
It would be great to just get a note on deviant art if you're up to it.

Thank you for your consideration (: 
CalvinTheStupendous Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I am here to have some checkups from a beta reader(s) on my work before having to post it on this website for a contest. It is on a Google Docs, so if you have a Google account, you are welcome to apply feedback. My account name is
fanfictionaxis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am in real need of a beta reader for a romance story called Warrior Princess. My last beta reader dumped me three chapters into this story with a claim of being too busy with real life, but I found that to be a lie as they were on a group that I am in requesting beta reading work.
Please note me with your contact information as in your Skype handle, I will send a contact request with how I know you from so you do not mistake me for a random person.
demoniac-knight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Excuse me, my friend needs a beta reader for his novel project immediately. can somebody do that? thank you for your attention.
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