Beta reading is a critical step designed to strengthen a writer’s work on the road to publishing.

Frank & Co. beta readers will test read your manuscript from the perspective of a 'general reader' and provide a fresh and objective report on a whole range of factors including consistency, structural effectiveness, pacing, voice, characterization, readability, and reader satisfaction!

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Frank & Professional,
Frank & You.

Packages Overview
Package Time Frame Price
Compact Beta Read (20 Pages) 4 Days $190
1 × Beta Reader* 5 Days $410
2 × Beta Readers* 5 Days $800
3 × Beta Readers* 5 Days $1200
4 × Beta Readers* 5 Days $1600
1 × Sensitivity Reader* 5 Days $410
Beta & Sensitivity Reading* 5 Days $700
Express Return* 2 Days + $90

* Indicates prices are based for manuscripts up to 100,000 words. Please contact us directly for manuscripts that exceed the indicated word count.

Beta Reading

The increasingly competitive nature of the publishing industry means that reputable, highly skilled beta readers are as important to the publishing journey now as copyediting.

The publishing industry is projected to expand by up to 60% by the year 2020 and the market for the perfect manuscript is ripe. It's an important moment for writers to harness services designed to bring their work into perfect focus.

Package Time Frame Price
Compact Beta Read (20 Pages) 4 Days $190
1 × Beta Reader* 5 Days $410
2 × Beta Readers* 5 Days $800
3 × Beta Readers* 5 Days $1200
4 × Beta Readers* 5 Days $1600
Express Return* 2 Days + $90

* Indicates prices are based for manuscripts up to 100,000 words. Please contact us directly for manuscripts that exceed the indicated word count.

While friends and family can be a fantastic resource throughout the writing process, a beta reader is uniquely positioned to provide fresh and independent feedback on the writer's work.

A skilled Frank & Co reader will provide a written report based on their experience of the writer's manuscript.

The report will offer insight into how the manuscript read to an average reader who had simply ‘picked the book up from a shelf.’ These insights will include comments on the plot’s consistency, structural effectiveness, pacing, voice, characterisation, readability, and reader satisfaction.

What Can You Expect From Frank & Co’s Beta Reading Service?

  • Skilled and highly experienced Beta Readers
  • Valuable insight into your manuscript from the perspective of an ‘average reader’
  • Objective feedback
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • A written report (2-3 pages) commenting on but not limited to plot, structure, pacing, voice, characterization, readability, and reader satisfaction
  • A written report returned within 5 days of submission

Important Points to Keep In Mind

  • An ability to receive honest and constructive feedback is crucial to the beta reader-writer relationship.
  • Beta reading is a different service to copy-editing. Before submitting to Frank & Co’s Beta Reading Service please have your manuscript copy-edited. Ultimately, this will allow for a more fulfilling and beneficial beta reading experience for the writer.
  • A beta reader’s feedback on a writer’s manuscript is ultimately one person’s experience from the perspective of an ‘average reader.’ Frank & Co offer multiple beta reading packages if the writer would like to have their manuscript read and commented on by a variety of individual beta readers.

Sensitivity Reading

When you write about a profession or experience that is outside of your own, research is important. This is another level to that research. We are here to support you in this process.

Package Time Frame Price
1 × Sensitivity Reader* 5 Days $410
Beta Reading & Sensitivity Reading* 5 Days $700
Express Return* 2 Days + $90

* Indicates prices are based for manuscripts up to 100,000 words. Please contact us directly for manuscripts that exceed the indicated word count.

A sensitivity reader is an impartial reader who provides the writer with feedback on potentially biased or stigmatizing characterizations. If your characters or plot points have elements that could be read as bias, our sensitivity readers will point this out to you and make constructive suggestions.

We read for factors like unconscious bias, stereotyping, negative language that takes away from your writing, and can give you insight into how to write robust characters whose experiences might lie outside of your own.

Sensitivity readers are providing a particular perspective on your work and cannot guarantee that they will address every problem in your work, but they will do their best to bring you quality feedback that you can use to bring your manuscript to its fullest potential. We have readers specialising in many areas.
Please browse our reader profiles to see what we can do to bring your manuscript into focus.

What Can You Expect From Frank & Co’s Sensitivity Reading Service?

  • Skilled and highly experienced Beta Readers
  • Valuable insight into your manuscript from the perspective of an ‘average reader’
  • Objective feedback
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • A written report (2+ pages) 
  • A written report returned within 5 days of submission

Important Points to Keep In Mind

  • An ability to receive honest and constructive feedback is crucial to the reader-writer relationship

  • Sensitivity reading is a different service to copy-editing. Before submitting to Frank & Co’s Sensitivity Reading Service please have your manuscript copy-edited. Ultimately, this will allow for a more fulfilling and beneficial beta reading experience for the writer