I'm happy to announce that the third and final 'rough' draft of Alonca's Quest is complete. In a couple of weeks I will begin reading it from beginning to end, looking for areas that need to be revised and edited. When that process is finished, I would love to have a few people read it on paper with a colored pen handy to mark notes of anything remarkable, from typos to unclear paragraphs to repeated words… If you have an eye for grammar mistakes or plot holes, if you hate awkward dialogue and overuse of adjectives, you might be right for the job. You also need to live in the continental US, have the time to read a 120,000 word (240pg) novel, be honest, keep the details between you and me, and be comfortable using that pen.
If you would be willing to fill this role and think you could do well in it, I will send you a sample copy of the book to write on and the money to send it back to me when you're finished. Please, don't ask for a copy unless you honestly believe you will take enough good notes to make it worth the cost and effort of printing and shipping it. What's in it for you? Unfortunately, I haven't made much money on this hobby (it seems you have to actually market a book if you want to sell it), but I will send you an autographed copy of the final product and list your name in the 'thank you' section. Plus, you can brag to your friends that you were a beta reader for this amazing up and coming author ;).
If you're not the editing type but you want a copy to review before it's released, I'd love to talk about that too, but we're looking at several months before we're ready for that.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you're up for the job! I only plan to send out a few copies, so there may be some people who don't get them.
Thank you for your consideration!