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shakespeare
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I’m editing an author’s novel right now (for pay, since she’s self-publishing and I’m an English teacher), but I’ll be free to do a good beta read for someone by mid-September. I can’t promise to go over it the same way I do when I really EDIT, but I’d love to help with the nitpicky details and also give feedback about character, plot movements, etc.

I have two novels that could use some readers’ eyes. One is the first in a series about a boy Thomas who has ESP and other gifts. I’m revising this one right now, but I should have it ready in a couple weeks.

The other one that needs some readers is a ghost story involving a 16-year-old girl who’s been in and out of foster care all her life, who decides to try to live on her own after her mother abandons her again. Only this time she’s living in a house haunted by the ghost of a boy murdered there 50 years before. It’s been waiting to be shredded since last year, but I can’t recall anyone reading it for me.

I take criticism very well, and I tend to be fair but honest–to tell you gently what you really need to know to help make your book as good as possible. Once my current edit is out of the way, I could definitely do some beta reading.