on Just Publishing Advice:
After you write a book, you know you need to edit and proofread your new manuscript carefully.
However, before you rush into publishing, you should allow plenty of time for beta reading.
It’s a vital step in the publishing process. But it’s one that many new authors often fail to complete.
Working with beta readers and critique partners helps you understand what readers will like or dislike in your book.
Beta readers are not editors