AWRW Professional Beta Reading Service for Authors



Authors, are you looking for feedback on your finished manuscript? Allow me to help you identify any problems with the readability of your story, BEFORE you query any agents, publishers, or decide to self-publish, yourself.

I offer constructive criticism that focuses on the following:

Your opening scene – does your MS begin in the right place? Does it create a desire to read more?

Your characters and their motives – in regards to likability, plausibility, and their influence on the plot.

Plot/Conflict – Are there enough stakes/tension to keep it a page turner?

Pacing – Does every scene add to the story? Is there a lot of info dumping/backstory that moves the story backward instead of forward?

Setting/World Building



Overall Impression

I recognize that you are the creator of your book, and I won’t interject how I feel the story should be. I am only here to evaluate your manuscript for readability, and to provide valuable feedback. I have beta read for traditionally published, as well as self published authors in the past and I understand the marketability of books, as well as what publishers are looking for. If this is a service you are interested in, below are my reasonable prices, based on word count, which can be paid with any major credit card through Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay for this service. I will simply send you an invoice via email.

If you are interested in a professional beta read, please contact me at Include in your email, the genre of your story, word count, and that you are interested in a beta read. I am accepting romance, women’s fiction/chick lit, fantasy, ya, cozy mystery, and horror/thriller, but will consider other genres as well.

Beta readings are completed within 7 days upon receipt of Paypal payment.

75,000 words or less: $30.00 USD

75,001 – 100,000 words: $40.00 USD

100,001 – 125,000 words: $50.00 USD

125,001 – 150,000 words: $60.00 USD

Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! Let’s make your manuscript shine!

Please note: I provide a beta reading service not an editing service. I will not make any marks on your MS. 


“April helped me HUGELY with my very early draft of Dating An Alien Pop Star. I wholeheartedly recommend her. Her advice about the sex scenes really helped make it a better book, among other things. She’s awesome!”–Author Kendra L. Saunders

“If you’re looking for an inexpensive, efficient, and honest beta reader, I cannot recommend April Wood enough! Efficient, honest and reasonable.” –Author Karissa Laurel


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