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Communicating With Your Beta Reader star
Your working relationship with your beta reader is based on trust. That starts with understanding each otherís expectations and communication style.

Six Tips For Working With Beta Readers star
Beta readers test-drive your fiction before it gets published and they give you valuable feedback while you can still make improvements. If you are lucky enough to have one or more beta readers, here are some tips on creating the best possible working relationship with them.

What is a Beta Reader? star
A beta reader provides feedback from the typical reader's viewpoint on a piece of fiction before it is published. This is part of the revision process but differs from an editorís job, which is broader in scope.

Where to Find Beta Readers For Your Fiction star
A writer needs beta readers. Where do you find them? First, you want to find beta readers within the genre for which you write. Look among readers, writers, and reviewers in your genre.

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