A Beta Reader Is Not An Editor

The wonderful job that beta readers do via Aurora Alexander’s blog

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog: M J Mallon - Kyrosmagica Publishing. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer, my first YA fantasy novel The Curse of Time - Book 1 - Bloodstone is set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

6 thoughts on “A Beta Reader Is Not An Editor”

  1. A very good article. I think I was very lucky with my Beta readers, you included, so there was a real wide spectrum of feedback from the simple story enjoyment to more technical=l, and even spelling/grammer checks. Still, if I go self, I will definitely get one more round of final edits done from my editor!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Marje. It’s interesting how many different ideas there are about beta reading. I will note typos and grammar problems, unless there are piles of them. A dozen or two for a whole book is no sweat. In general, I agree that this isn’t a beta reader’s job. 🙂

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