I use the services of freelance editor Alex Jones, of Skald and Raven. I highly recommend them.
I’m no longer seeking beta readers, but may again in the future.
*Look for typos
*Find plot holes and continuity
*Give general impressions
The books will have already been through primary editing. The catch in my case is that I favor fast turnaround times on my writing and editing, preferably within thirty days of completion of the draft. On the other hand, it is purely voluntary, so any beta reader can opt out of any book they don’t have the time or interest to review.
In return for their help, Beta Readers get:
*A pre-pub copy of the book in whatever eBook format you prefer
*Credit in the book itself and on my site, with links
*Mention on Twitter and a blog post at publication
*For those who are aspiring editors, a reference and the right to put the work on your resume or CV.
*Space on the editors & beta readers page itself – a short bio plus up to three links to homepages and profiles like Twitter.
*Possibly, guest-post ability on my blog. I’m considering the idea as it is a great way for writers and people in the literary world to support each other.
*A direct impact on the final form of the book, and my sincere gratitude