What is a Beta Reader?

They are super awesome people who read a draft of an unpublished manuscript with the intention of providing the author with their notes, thoughts, and opinions of the story. These readers focus on character development, plot holes, inconsistencies, and general things they love or disliked. Sometimes, they are asked to look for nit-picky things like grammar, word choice, and typos.

I do want to point out that the stories are unfinished manuscripts, NOT finished books. Beta readers give the author invaluable information on the way to publishing and have the opportunity to influence the published work.

If you like critiquing books and movies and love new stories, you might make a great Beta Reader!


Sign Me Up!

If you would like to be a Beta Reader for one of my upcoming projects, then you’re in the right place! Here is a list of the open calls I currently have available. Please check the date to make sure it will work with your schedule. If you don’t see a project that suits you but you want to be added to the list for updates on future opportunities, let me know!

Frigid Fever: TBD

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/Paranormal (Novel)


To request a spot, please email me at jenn@jenniferacres.com with the following info:

  1. Which project you want to Beta Read
  2. Why you would like to be a Beta Reader
  3. The types of books you normally like to read

Once the Beta project is ready, I will email you a copy along with a worksheet of questions. All you have to do then is read the manuscript and fill in the questions. Easy peasy!

Don’t see a project you want to do now but want to be notified for other projects in the future? Message me the same way as above and I’ll add you to my pre-notice Beta Readers group!

Thanks so much! I can’t stress enough how important you guys are 🙂