I had planned to blog about this next week. So it surprised me to see this post. Nice Job Wendy!
As a writer, finding a second pair of eyes to read your work and give an opinion on it is invaluable. Often times, we are too close to our stories to see them as others might. Small mistakes in grammar, in spelling or entire concepts might simply fly by without our realizing it. Those second set of eyes, also known as beta-readers, set us on the right path again and allow us to fix our stories and make them better. A beta-reader is not a substitute for an experienced editor, but they can help make your manuscript more ready before submitting to that final editorial process.
It used to be that the only way you could find writing critiques for your work was to join a local writing society and participate in their in person critique groups. The critiques take a great deal of time and effort and you generally…
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