Why Do Writers Need Beta Readers?

A beta reader essentially test-reads your finished manuscript and gives you feedback before you revise and send your work to agents (if you’re going the traditional route) and before you have it edited (if you’re self-publishing).

This kind of manuscript critique is an essential step in the publishing process. It helps you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your story so you can improve it before moving on to the next step.

Why hire me to be your professional beta reader?
Unlike friends, family, and even many fellow writers, I will:

  • Be impartial and honest with my feedback
  • Respond to your work in a timely manner
  • Comment on each chapter, as well as on the book as a whole
  • Give feedback in a clear, constructive way.

About Morgan Worth, Beta Reader

I’m a teacher, writer, artist and avid reader in a wide range of genres. During my eighteen-year career as a teacher, I’ve read and curated books for kids from preschool through high school. I know what hooks a reader and keeps her turning pages. I’ll give you my thoughts as a reader who truly loves books and understands what makes them work.
Preferred genres:

  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Fantasy
  • Dystopian
  • YA
  • Christian (all sub-genres)
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Chick-lit
  • Humor
  • Clean/ Sweet Romance
  • Historical
  • Children’s Middle Grade (for readers approximately age 9-12)
  • Early Chapter books (geared toward beginning readers age 5-8)
  • Children’s Picture Books

Sorry, but I’m not the right reader for erotica, erotic romance, steamy romance, or horror.

Services and Rates

For Adult, YA, and Children’s Middle Grade Fiction

My rate is $2.00/ 1,000 words, with a $75 minimum.

I will give you feedback on

  • Plot and structure
  • Mood and tone
  • Character development and motivation
  • Dialogue
  • Pacing
  • Narrative style
  • Genre expectations

You will receive comments on each chapter as well as a minimum of 250 words of feedback on the story as a whole.

For Picture Books and Illustrated Early Chapter Books

I offer text-only critiques as well as critiques of the illustrated books as a whole. My background as an artist, writer, and fan of illustrated books helps me evaluate how the text and illustrations work together to bring the story to life.

Rates for Illustrated picture books and early chapter books

  • For feedback on text and illustrations, $100 per book
  • For feedback on text only,  $75 per book

These rates are for beta-reading/manuscript critique only. They are not for developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, or proofreading. Beta-reading does not include fact-checking, fixing spelling and grammar errors, etc.

Sorry, but I’m not the right reader for erotica, erotic romance, steamy romance, or horror.

Contact/ Book Morgan

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions at morgan@mybetareader.com.

Ready for a beta reader? Please contact me at morgan@mybetareader.com and include the service you’re interested in, your genre (including sub-genre if applicable), and your manuscript’s word count.