Hey everyone – I’m looking for a handful of volunteers who might be willing to help out by acting as beta readers for my new book.
If you’re not familiar with it, a beta readers is (generally) a non-professional who reads over a work prior to publishing and offers their feedback – thoughts, impressions and commentary – to the author.
Like most of my other books, this one will be an independently published project. What I am especially looking for this time around is someone to give me feedback on diction, grammar, spelling … the nitty gritty of writing, as opposed to content improvement (though I’d appreciate a little bit of that, too).
In other words, readers with a fairly good grasp of the English language.
I don’t want to reveal too much of what the book is about at this time, but can say that it has Iceland as its focus (of course). It is not a very long book – around 20,000 words (about the same length as the first Little Book of the Icelanders if that tells you anything).
What I can offer you in return is my deep and sincere gratitude, as well as a copy of the book itself and a special mention on the Acknowledgements page (naturally).
If you think you have the time and interest (ideally I would have your comments back within the next couple of weeks), I’d love to hear from you.
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Hello, Alda –
I’d be happy to read your book and provide comments! (I’m a native English-speaker who loooves all things Icelandic…)
I tried to click the “love to hear from you” link in the article, but it wasn’t attached to an email address.