It seems there is the one or other author around who either don’t know what the job of a beta reader is. Also, some authors don’t want to pay for an editor and therefore try to ‘use’ the beta reader to get the editor’s job done.
From what I learned in my ‘long’ career of two published books (and a few lined up)… my order of ‘writing and publishing’ is the following:
- Copying out
- personal editing #1
- personal editing #2
- professional editing (proofreading)
- filing for copyright
- sending the manuscript out to the beta readers
- having the book cover done
- possible corrections when getting the manuscript back from beta readers
At times the corrections, added paragraphs or even pages, demand a second round of proofreading or editing.
Now, what does the beta reader do?
Beta readers are helpful people around you – can be friends, co-workers, family members. They…
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