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Beta Reading

Welcome to my beta reading page. My unique style of beta reading is to offer inline comments throughout your text. I will make note of major story and plot elements, genre conventions, characters, relationships, pacing, prose and more. I will also make minor edits for spelling and grammar issues that I see on the way through!

If there are specific elements you want me to watch out for, feel free to let me know! I want to help you turn your story into its best possible self. 

Some important information:

- Please fill in the trial form below to see if my style is right for you

- All comments are made inline and no final report is provided

- Microsoft Word only

- Favoured genres: fantasy (all ages), sci-fi, action and adventure, romance

Testimonial - Tania Gold (Author)

I am incredibly grateful for the editing and beta reading work done by Shay Laurent. Her attention to detail and insightful suggestions have greatly improved my manuscript.

I am truly impressed with her ability to maintain the integrity of my voice while enhancing the overall readability and flow of the story.

Working with her has been a seamless experience, and I highly recommend her services to any author in need of a beta reader or editor.


What's on Offer?

Beta Reading

$3.00 AUD per 1000 Words

Minimum word count is 25 000 words. Please round up to the nearest thousand.

Discounts will apply for repeat customers!

Zoom Follow Up Consult

$30 for 30 minutes

Use this time to clarify any feedback you have been given if needed!

Email Follow Up Consult

$30 for 10 questions

Not a fan of Zoom? No problem! Use this option instead. Email 10 follow up questions you have and I will provide clarification and suggestions.

Discounted Follow Ups

$30 off for second reads

Need another read through following your edits? Get back in touch and I am happy to offer you a discounted rate.


Free Trial

Submit the form below with your first 500 words attached and I will get back to you with a free sample of my work.

If we are a good fit, I will provide the password to the store where you can arrange payment.

Thanks for reaching out. We’ll get back to you soon.

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“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.”

Octavia E. Butler

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