Sensitivity/Beta Reading

I've been considering doing this for ages, so I think it's time to start offering my services as a sensitivity or beta reader!

Qualifications: I'm a New York Times/USA Today/International (Italy) Bestselling author. I've been publishing (both independent and traditionally) for five years. I also have a Bachelor's degree in journalism with an English minor and worked as a copy editor in college. I've beta read for several authors before, including Magan Vernon.

Sensitivity reading: I can read for the following
Depression
Social anxiety disorder
Bisexuality/Queerness
I will go through your work and read for representation and offer solutions/critique if I find something problematic.
*my experiences are not universal, but I'll do the best I can with the above subjects, since I live with them myself. A sensitivity read is also not an endorsement of the book. The only thing I can do is give you suggestions.

Beta reading: This is not a substitute for an edit/proofreeding/copy edit. What I can offer is a read of your work with emphasis on the story structure, conflict, continuity, tense, grammar, consistency. My expertise is in the romance genre (YA, NA and Adult), but I also love fantasy (YA and NA). I am also available for books featuring/starring LGBTQIAAP+ characters (YA, NA and Adult). Science Fiction is not my forte, but if your story is light on the science, we can talk.

Prices:

Sensitivity reading
Pitch/query/synopsis: $50.00
Novella (up to 25K words): $150.00
Novel (up to 60K words): $200.00
Novel (up to 100K words): $250.00
Novel (over 100K words): $300+ (we'd have to discuss this)

Beta reading
Novella (up to 25K words): $75.00
Novel (up to 60K words): $225.00
Novel (up to 100K words): $275.00
Novel (over 100K words): $325+ (we'd have to discuss this)

Timeline: I'm a pretty fast reader, but I do have my own deadlines, so please let me know if you need the project sooner or later. I can do an average book (90K words) in a week or less, depending on the amount of critique, but it is entirely dependent on each situation.

If you are interested, send an email to: chel.c.cam@gmail.com with the subject header SENSITIVITY READ or BETA READ with the length of your project, your timeline and what you expect from me. I'll contact you back as soon as I can and we can get something set up.

Payment: I accept payment via PayPal and will require a 50 percent deposit to book your space with the remaining 50 percent when the project is delivered to you.

Format: I edit in Microsoft Word.

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