I have been lucky enough to work on two of Dr Susan Steggall’s manuscripts, beta reading one and copy editing the other.
When The Heritage You Leave Behind was in its early draft stages, Susan requested beta reading as she wanted to see if the story was worth pursuing. Beta reading requires the editor to read as a reader would. Is it enjoyable? Does the story keep me engaged? At the end of each chapter, do I want to know what happens next? Is there anything confusing or that just doesn’t seem right?
‘Tis the Doing, Not the Deed was so beautifully written it only required a very light structural edit, checking for consistency of events and point of view, along with a copy edit.
A happy author is proof of a successful editor. In Susan’s words:
..the manuscripts have greatly benefited from Kellie’s perceptive eye and literary sensibility.
About Dr Susan Steggall: Art Historian and Author
Susan Steggall has published works of fiction, non-fiction and autobiographical accounts, as well as a number of academic articles in a range of journals.
Could your manuscript benefit from beta reading? Perhaps it’s ready for editing?
Either way, contact me to see how I can help you.