Today’s topic comes form QSFer Jon Keys – how do we find good beta readers for our work?
It’s a question many newer authors have – we’re told again and again that it’s not enough for us to proof our own work, that we need an outside eye to help us catch things we might miss – typos, errors, and general confusion in places that seem clear to us as the authors.
So my questions today: How do you find your beta readers? Are you one, and if so, how do you approach this delicate work? What makes a good beta reader, or a bad one? And how do you keep them once you find them?