Testimonials for Beta Reading Editing Proofreading

2022

BETA READING AND EDITING ROMANCE

Shalini is definitely the best beta reader I’ve ever worked with. She knows her stuff, and her service is much more than just beta reading. It’s extensive feedbacks with track changes plus a multi-page feedbacks document focusing on things like character development, setting, pace etc. Shalini is my go-to person every time I have a new manuscript ready and working with her is always a pleasure. I recommend her beta-reading services (and many of her other services) to anyone serious about their author career.

PROOFREADING ROMANCE

Shalini was FANTASTIC to work with. Very professional, friendly, and dedicated. She often goes beyond what is expected and is very efficient, sometimes even finishing the work before the deadline. Her mastery of the English language is just what I needed to clean up my mistakes. I will for sure hire her again for future proofreads.

BETA READING WOMEN'S FICTION

I don’t even have words. This exceeds all of my expectations. Thank you so much for the fast turnaround and the in-depth feedback! This is exactly what I needed to take the book to the next level. Reading your thoughts is like a therapy session. You’ve managed to capture the things that I knew weren’t working but haven’t been able to figure out why. I’m going to be spending the days ahead doing a deep dive into incorporating your suggestions which I know is going to make the manuscript stronger. I will be signing your praises to everyone I know!

BETA READING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

I’m happy to recommend Shalini as a beta reader. She gave me insightful feedback on my next release, Killer Secret. Shalini has a great grasp of what makes a story work and she pointed out some key areas for me to work on in the plot and the character arcs.

BETA READING CRIME THRILLER

This is my third time using Shalini's services. As always, she has been terrific. Timely, professional, and gives great notes for a low price. I highly recommend her, and I will continue using her services.

BETA READING CRIME THRILLER

The feedback that I got from Shalini was excellent. She answered all of my questions and concerns with far more detail than I ever expected and I have a much clearer perspective how to fix the story's problems now. She also gave me an incredibly comprehensive rundown of how she felt about the book in regards to plot, characters, writing style, pace, worldbuilding, and dialogue which was also very helpful and opened my eyes to a lot of issues I was missing. The manuscript was returned to me now full of notes, corrections, tons of encouragement, and also some genius suggestions that I'd never even considered before. This was everything I wanted out of a beta reader. I have a much clearer view of what I need to do for my final edit and I am so much more confident about the book than I was before. Thank you so much Shalini!

BETA READING FANTASY

Shalini provided extremely useful, constructive feedback on my 140,000 word manuscript. Her turnaround time, including reading the previous three novels in the series was phenomenal. Shalini challenged my writing in such a way that I was finally able to see/acknowledge that several subplots were unnecessary, and several characters could go. I appreciated both the thoroughness, and the sensitivity that Shalini demonstrated in her feedback, and I'd definitely use her services in the future.

BETA READING FANTASY

Hiring Shalini as a Beta Reader was the best decision I made for my Manuscript. She pointed out huge plot holes in my story, and her overall constructive feedback was on point. Her services are affordable and fast. Highly recommended!

BETA READING POLITICAL THRILLER

Shalini has helped me numerous times now with my books. She is "very in-depth" as to her comments. Shalini's professionalism has shined through in every correspondence over the years. Her words are truthful and encouraging, and I greatly appreciate her guidance. Thank you, Shalini.

BETA READING FANTASY

There are hardly the right words to describe how wonderful working with Shalini was (or perhaps the words exist, but I haven't been able to string them together well enough)! She absolutely went above and beyond, providing pages of extremely detailed and considerate observations, and nuanced feedback for my manuscript, while being considerate of my feelings as a writer - a pleasant mix of constructive criticism and encouragement! I gave her 150,000 words to sift through and the turnaround time coupled with the quality of work was unmatched. I'll be sure to work with her again.

BETA READING FANTASY

Shalini is such a great beta reader - honest, astute, and such a quick but thorough reader! I plan to work with her again for my next book once it's finished.

BETA READING ROMANCE

Thanks Shalini for reading Lost Love (reader magnet). Excellent feedback, detailed and thorough. Very helpful.

BETA READING

I'm so l glad I asked Shalini to beta read my novel. Her feedback has been invaluable. Her comments were sensitive, astute and articulate and really an enormous help at this stage of my work. Worth every cent!
2021

COPY EDITING HISTORICAL FICTION

I hired Shalini to edit the last four chapters of my novel. She had a hard task to fit in with the previous editing style. She did a nice job, I also want to highlight that she's incredibly fast and flexible. Thank you very much!

BETA READING EAST ASIAN FANTASY

A big thanks to Shalini for her expert work on my frustration manuscript draft. Her comprehensive critique was exceptionally valuable in providing genuine and actionable recommendations. Her outline and in-text comments were immensely helpful in pointing out issues that are hard to see as a writer. I highly recommend Shalini as a beta reader for your manuscript.

BETA READING POLITICAL AND CRIME/TECHNO THRILLERS

I have engaged Shalini three times with excellent results every time. You can’t go wrong using Shalini.

FOR BETA READING OF FANTASY

Shalini was awesome – gave me both positive and constructive feedback and a few paragraphs at the bottom of the chapter of what she liked/what could be clearer. I also provided her a few targeted questions, which she answered in-depth. Her turnaround for one chapter, about 3000 words, was less than a day of me sending it over. She noticed so many little details that I had looked over a hundred times while reading my own chapter. I would definitely recommend her and work with her for the rest of my MS!

BETA READING SHORT STORIES

Shalini read three of my short stories and her feedback was fantastic–very in depth on her thoughts, what she thinks worked and didn’t work, and why. She was kind in describing negative issues and very helpful in providing suggestions for how to improve those issues. She also described what worked and why, which is very helpful also, so that I know also where I went right. Once I have more work available, I’d love to have her take a look again and keep me on my toes!

BETA READING AND EDITING ROMANCE

Shalini is that special person an author needs in his/her life. She has a great eye for details and her comments are always on point and really make a difference to bring one’s story to another level. Whether it’s beta-reading or editing, I can’t imagine not having her in my team. Thanks Shalini for all your work. Books are your passion and it shows every time you put your heart into one of my many projects!

BETA READING METAPHYSICAL FICTION

Shalini is a great beta reader. Recommended.

EDITING AND PROOFREADING ROMANCE

Shalini is the best editor I’ve worked with so far. She always does an incredible job, and all her comments are very useful and make you see your story from an outsider’s point of view. She helps me strengthen my weak points and bring my story to another level. Thank you for all your hard work, I’m so grateful to have you on my team!

BETA READING LGBTA+ ROMANCE

Shalini’s feedback was honest and constructive and such a great help to me! She said things I needed to hear, which I now know will make my story better when edited. She did such a good job of pointing out both good and bad equally. Her work was thorough and delivered in the promised time. I couldn’t have asked for a better beta reader! Thank you so much for your honesty Shalini!

BETA READING OF ROMANCE

Shalini is my beta reader very special! Every time I work with her I’m greatly pleased by her work and couldn’t ask for a better beta reader to work with. Her work is thorough, and it shows she loves her job. Shalini replies quickly and is very available to answer all the questions you might have as you go through your manuscript afterward. Thanks again Shalini. Working with you is always a pleasure!

BETA READING OF POLITICAL AND CRIME THRILLERS

Shalini has provided valuable feedback on two of my thriller novel manuscripts so far. I have found Shalini to be insightful, thoughtful, and to provide just the right touch to assist me to hone in on what makes the manuscripts fly higher and faster. Thank you Shalini. I will request your assistance again.

BETA READING FICTION

Shalini gave me an excellent beta read for my novel. She dug deep and gave a great analysis. Not only was her work helpful, she was also prompt (beating her time estimate by weeks). I had a specific request while she was reading and she fulfilled it perfectly. Writers, you won’t be disappointed by having Shalini beta read your work. The next time I’m looking for beta readers, I will gladly reach out to Shalini for another round.

BETA READING

To echo what so many here have said, I have nothing but thanks and good words to say about Shalini’s services! She was thorough, thoughtful, prompt, and clearly put time and energy into my project. It was great to get her take, advice, and to hear her questions. I will certainly plan to use Shalini’s beta-reading services again!!

BETA READING SCI-FI & POLITICAL THRILLERS

Shalini has helped me numerous times on all of my books. I would never attempt to finish up a project without her critical input. She is fast and very in-depth as to her comments. Shalini’s professionalism has shined through in all the correspondences I have had with her over the years. Her words are truthful and encouraging. I greatly appreciate her candor, her guidance, as I’m sure everyone who has had the pleasure of working with her has. Thank you, Shalini.

BETA READING LITERARY FICTION

I just got my feedback from Shalini and wow – she is fab! Shalini looked over my 120K word manuscript in a very impressive(!) 48 hours. In this same period, she also delivered a marvelously constructive report along with in-doc comments pointing out areas that needed to be reworked or polished up. For months I’ve been bogged down in the minutiae of my plot, unable to see the woods for the trees, etc, etc. After this one beta read I can see things so much more clearly now. Call me crazy, but I almost want to write another manuscript JUST so I can go through this delightfully clarifying process with Shalini all over again.

BETA READING

I wanted to thank Shalini for her beta review of my first novel. She provided insightful and honest feedback that will help me recraft some key elements. She was fast, detailed and gave me the benefit of a readers perspective and the coaching from an experienced writer. I’ll definitely work with Shalini again.

BETA READING POLITICAL & CRIME THRILLERS

I engaged Shalini to read the third draft of my thriller novel, STRATAGEM. I was so impressed with her insightful feedback that I halted the final proofread on my first novel, NUCLEAR TIME BOMB (which I planned to publish in early March), and sent that to Shalini for a beta read as well. I believe that you will find Shalini to be a highly valuable resource.

BETA READING LITERARY FICTION

This was the second time I have used Shalini’s beta reading services. On both occasions, she has been timely, considerate, and provided excellent assessment, feedback, and suggestions. It’s been a real pleasure and I do not hesitate to give my highest recommendation to others considering beta reading. In the future, I will seek Shalini’s help again.
CHRISTOPHER AMATO
Budding Author

BETA READING

Shalini helped me focus my 135k Fantasy story by pointing out the parts that were too abstract and by giving me honest, critical feedback on my characters. Her summations of what she liked and what she remembered were particularly helpful as I sent her a miniature nuke in terms of world-building and terminology, ha! Thanks so much Shalini. ❤

BETA READING CHILD LIT & MIDDLE GRADE

Despite the fact that the text contains only 500 words, but perhaps precisely because of that (!), Shalini immersed deep into the story and suggested how to make my story richer by adding a few extra action scenes. The story remains the same, but much more harmonious. If you are looking for an honest beta reader, who will not only compliment you but give you useful advice, I strongly recommend Shalini!

BETA READING

I am so appreciative of Shalini’s beta read of my manuscript. She gave me a great overview of the book as a whole which let me know the general weaknesses of the story. The comments made throughout the manuscript helped me see how the reader perceived the story in much more detail. This allowed me to see the disconnect between my imagination and the reader’s. Thank you Shalini!

BETA READING SCI-FI THRILLER

I just completed working through Shalini’s feedback on my novel. She gave me exactly what I needed, insightful, chapter-by-chapter thoughts. Along the way she pointed out numerous grammatical mistakes, misspellings, and even plot inconsistencies. Then she gave me a writeup of her thoughts on characters, overall plot, pacing, her thoughts on how to strengthen the novel and make it more a page-turner. Her work has actually caused me to rethink my editing process and how I incorporate beta readers vis-a-vie developmental editing. I highly recommend Shalini.

BETA READING FANTASY

Shalini was a beta reader for my epic fantasy MS. (over 200k words) It was truly a pleasure to work with her. Never before had I received such detailed and comprehensive feedback. She was responsive in her communication, and her feedback clear and well thought out. For my MS, she gave me very constructive and valuable feedback for each chapter. Obviously well versed in fantasy, she helped me immensely in navigating and avoiding some of the common pitfalls inherent to the genre as well as pointing out the strengths and weaknesses for each chapter. I especially enjoyed the little personal touches that she included such as her feelings (and POV) as a reader, plot issues, and explaining potential problem areas. (Too wordy, too slow in development, character development, etc) She clearly put a lot of time and work into providing helpful feedback and I would definitely recommend her services. Most importantly, she helped me break my writer’s block.
2020

BETA READING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

I cannot say enough good things about Shalini or her services. I have now used her on multiple manuscripts, and found her feedback invaluable each and every time. If you’re just looking for someone to stroke your ego, then Shalini’s not for you (unless your book is so spectacular that you deserve it, but we all know that first drafts are crap, and it’s through the revision process, and listening to advice from professionals like Shalini, that we are able to turn that crap into salable books). Don’t be afraid to give her a try. She’s well worth every penny. I will continue to use her services as long as she’s providing them. Thank you once again, Shalini, for your invaluable feedback!

BETA READING + COPY EDITING + PROOFREADING

Shalani went above and beyond beta reading/editing for my novel. She caught everything to grammar, sentence structures, tenses, plot, to characters, nothing escaped her eagle eye. She did everything quickly and efficiently, and she made my novel so much better even though I was working on an extremely tight deadline. If you're looking for a professional beta reader or editor this is the place to be!

BETA READING FAN FICTION

Shalini was very thorough when beta reading my work, and went the extra mile to read two POV chapters side by side. She commented freely about what she liked as well as on areas for improvement. The work was fanfiction from a fandom she was unfamiliar with, so I was very grateful that she was willing to beta it! I think having a beta reader who's unfamiliar with the canon actually helped me as a writer, because Shalini was able to point out confusing areas and inconsistencies in characterization. Her feedback was honest and encouraging, and really motivated me to fix all the little issues in my work. Some of them I was aware of, and hoped readers wouldn't notice (but Shalini did, so I have no excuse). Other issues I wasn't aware of, so when Shalini pointed them out I really sat down to think about how to structure the narrative better and how to make it more compelling. Shalini's overall feedback document was also really helpful, because she gave her honest opinion on the character traits/dynamics that I was trying to bring across. All in all her work was thorough and encouraging, and I'd highly recommend her as a beta reader. Thank you, Shalini!
MIN TOBE
Budding Author

BETA READING LITERARY FICTION

Shalini did an amazingly thorough and thoughtful review of my novel, THIRST FOR POWER, a political thriller/romance set in India and London. She highlighted both the strength and weaknesses of the various story elements, displaying a wide knowledge of human behavior as well as its effective portrayal in fiction. She not only provided overall feedback on the plot, characters, and structure of the novel, but also detailed feedback in the text itself. Her comments will be of great value to me in revising my novel. Shalini was professional and pleasant to work with. I strongly recommend her to other writers seeking a reader’s perspective on their work.

BETA READING A MEMOIR

Shalini has given incredibly thorough and detailed feedback on our memoir. She is very honest in how she felt about our story and has highlighted significant areas which need work. Thankyou Shalini for helping us identify our blind spots, as first time authors we appreciated your input which will help us improve in many areas

BETA READING

Shalini’s beta read of my novel was greatly helpful, and she was a joy to work with. She didn’t take too long to get back to me, and the criticisms given were fair and informative. If you have a book you’re wanting to improve, Shalini is definitely one of the best people to contact.

BETA READING CHILDREN'S BOOK

Shalini has done an amazing job for me Beta reading. She was clear with what she liked and what needed to be improved. She was extremely professional and very quick at giving me feedback (mine was a 300-word children’s book, so longer work will take longer). She pointed out repetition that I had missed and discrepancies that children could misunderstand. Overall, I will definitely be using her services again!

BETA READING & EDITING THRILLER

Shalini to the rescue once more. I recently revised one of my earlier novels. After finishing, I submitted the manuscript to Shalini for an editorial review. Shalini’s attention to detail uncovered several mistakes I had missed. My work is always sharper after going through Shalini. Her expertise and responsiveness can’t be beat. Thank you Shalini!

BETA READING SCI-FI THRILLER

Shalini has helped numerous times with my writing. With each book that I write and have her critique, I have become a better writer. She has been an invaluable teacher and for that I am grateful. If you are serious about your writing, you need to ask Shalini for her help.

BETA READING

I’ve used Shalini’s beta reading services twice now. She’s been thorough, quick, and honest both times. I highly recommend her services. The amount of effort she puts into the beta reads compared to the price is quite a bargain

BETA READING

Shalini exceeded my expectations! This was my first time using a paid beta service and it was more than I thought I’d get. She sent my manuscript back in the timeframe she promised. Having overall feedback as well as chapter by chapter feedback is going to help me take my story to the next level. Shalini left a lot of helpful tips and feedback that I couldn’t quite see even after reading through it once. Her comments were polite but straightforward. It was clear she read my story and gave constructive advice to help bring my characters to life and keep my story from falling flat. I liked the detail and attention she paid to the smallest things that would have been easy to miss if not reading closely. I will use the feedback, notes, and suggestions to make my story better and ready to be published in a few months. Thank you so much, Shalini, for your feedback on my story and getting it back to me in the time that you promised! I’ll definitely be using her again in the future.

BETA READING FAIRYTALE RETELLING

One the the many things I value about Shalini is her honest feedback. Her candid comments make me want to up my game and when she likes something I know she is sincere. As an author getting constructive criticism is a crucial element if you want your writing to evolve. It isn’t the job of a beta reader to do more than state their opinion but she does so much more than that. Not only did she comment on my story chapter by chapter, pointing out missed spelling mistakes and word repetition, she provided a detailed report I receive from my editor and her feedback really helped deepen my characters and my story. I greatly value how quick she is to respond to e mails and also her ability to meet and exceed deadlines. Count your blessing if you are lucky enough to work with Shalini I know I do. Thank you Shalini.

BETA READING MEDICAL THRILLER

She has done two superb beta reads for me. Quick response, including to emails afterward. Her reviews are organized and thorough. Highly recommend!

BETA READING

It was a pleasure working with Shalini. She provided beta reading services for my 72k word manuscript, and was willing to take a look at revisions as well. The turnaround with her reading was quick, yet she managed to offer very detailed and thoughtful feedback. Her notes included a combination of polite criticism with useful suggestions, as well as praise for areas that were strong. Was willing to answer any and all questions. I would definitely work with Shalini again the future!

BETA READING & EDITING

Shalini is an absolute STAR! I hired her to proofread a novel already edited by a professional editor. Not only did she catch mistakes the first editor had missed, but she provided numerous line editing suggestions that propelled the novel to the next level. If you want to publish a professional grade novel on par with traditional publishers, do yourself a favor and hire Shalini today!

BETA READING SCI-FI & POLITICAL THRILLERS

I have used Shalini numerous times over the years. Her talents as both a beta reader and editor has radically transformed my stories. Never would I attempt publishing my work without first having Shalini give me her in-depth analysis of it. Her constructive criticism is spot on. For those with an open mind and are willing to accept what she has to say when it comes to making their writing better, Shalini is truly a Godsend. She is not one to fluff her critiques with false words of praise–– The praises will come after you have taken her advice and incorporated it into your writing. Truly a wonder is her critical eye and analytical mind. You will thank her––as have all the others stacked above this review––once you work with her.

BETA READING

Hi Shalini, I wanted to say thanks for the recent feedback on my manuscript. It was very thorough and has provide me with lots of insights about areas of the story that were still in need of improvement. I was very pleased with the services you provided. Thanks again

BETA READING

Another manuscript completed and polished up with Shalini's help! Thank you, Shalini, for all you do. You are awesome! Once again, I am at a loss for words to describe how wonderful Shalini is. In a nutshell: she is simply the best beta reader I have ever worked with, and I cannot wait to work with her on the next one. Don't be afraid to give Shalini a try, people. She is simply amazing!

BETA READING

Shalini was my first experience working with a professional beta reader and now I’m worried that I’ve been spoiled. Shalini operates like a true professional. She’s communicative, works quickly and her feedback was very helpful to me. And her rates are extremely affordable. I’m appreciative of the positive experience and I highly recommend her services!

BETA READING FICTIONALIZED NON-FICTION

Shalini as an excellent Beta Reader. She is an intelligent, compassionate and generous reader, with, incidentally, a sharp eye for a typo or the inadvertent overuse of a word. I first engaged her services in 2015 or 16, when she worked her way through a 150k word draft that in hindsight was conceptually misguided. In some important ways, it was a dog's breakfast. I couldn't cope with the realisation of that at the time. Shalini was kind, tactful and helpfully honest. She is culturally sophisticated, erudite and has great intellectual curiosity. My re-written draft is so much closer to the book I needed to write. I look forward to working with Shalini more in years to come.

BETA READING LITERARY FICTION

Shalini provided detailed, thorough, and timely feedback. I really appreciated the great communication as well. The MS word track changes are easy to understand and the overall summary was filled with great tips and pointers. Best of all, her critique was fair-minded, professional, courteous, and helpful. I highly recommend Shalini for your beta reading. Thank you, Shalini!

BETA READING AND EDITING THRILLERS

Hiring Shalini was a great decision. After spending weeks looking for free Beta readers on goodreads, I took the plunge with a paid reviewer. I could not be happier with the results. Shalini is a consummate professional, prompt in answering questions/concerns within a short period. I received my Beta review in less than a week. Her feedback is thorough, with useful comments on track changes along with a separate detailed analysis of the entire manuscript. Shalini will not just tell you what you want to hear to boost your ego. Her feedback is honest and sincere, designed to enable your story to reach its full potential. If you are serious about your writing, don't hesitate to hire Shalini today!

BETA READING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

I highly recommend Shalini's beta reading services. She is always very thorough and detailed in her feedback. Her rates are very affordable, so even those on limited budgets won't suffer any hardships by spending the little bit she charges for her exceptional work. She is more than worth it! I have lost count of the number of times I have hired her to help polish up my manuscripts, because she is now an integral part of my writing team. Thank you once again, Shalini!

BETA READING THRILLER

Shalini did a fantastic job beta reading my 87k word novel. I have read and reread her feedback, and I'm making several changes based on her observations. The story is already so much better, and my mind is racing with new ideas. Her comments were straightforward and easy to understand, and she commented on areas she liked and areas that needed work. I still have a ways to go, but I just wanted to jump on here and give her a shout out. Shalini has been an enormous help, and I truly appreciate her kindness and thoroughness in her feedback. I'll definitely contact her again in the future when my next story is ready for betas.

BETA READING CHILDREN'S FICTION

Shalini has done a great job with my new novella and will be confident that our collaboration will continue.

EDITING EROTICA

Shalini has worked on three stories of mine, so far. She is very professional, and takes extreme care to understand your work, and to try to adapt to your style as much as possible. A very good service that I'll happily continue using in the future.

BETA READING SHORT STORY

Shalini did a beta reading for my short story submission and I was just blown away with the level of detail that was put into it. I had some really honest feedback, both positive and negative as well as some really strong pointers that I can work on with making this a really strong piece. She was so quick with getting the feedback to me and read my short story very quickly and was so responsive. I had thoughts she had when she was reading as well as more thoughts when the story was done. Because of Shalini I know where I was weak on and where I was really strong, and know where I need to work on getting my story up to good quality reading to submit to my competition. I really look forward to working with Shalini for the second and third draft as needed, as well would love to work with her on future projects. Just the beta reader I have ever worked with hands down.

BETA READING FANTASY

Whatever I will say about Shalini it will not be enough. I was struggling with my 100k novel because English is my second Language and I needed a lot of help. I was so fortunate to come across her page, and she literally saved my novel. I found Shalini so professional and accurate. Her editing was up and beyond, her ideas were so helpful, and she never hesitated to provide helpful thoughts and suggestions. For beta reading; she provided me with a detailed feedback, in-line comments, pointed out the unclear points, and suggested alternative solutions to improve the prose. Shalini is so friendly, generous and intelligent. She worked with the novel as it was her own, took great care about details, gave much attention to each line and every scene. She is an honest human being, and it was an honor to know her and work with her. I definitely recommend her services and will work with her again. Thank you Shalini.

BETA READING POLICE PROCEDURAL

I’m happy to recommend Shalini as a beta reader. She gave me insightful feedback on my next release, Killer Secret. Shalini has a great grasp of what makes a story work and she pointed out some key areas for me to work on in the plot and the character arcs.
2019

BETA READING SCIENCE FICTION

I’ve written my novel in English (my 2nd language), so I needed a lot of editing, and she did a great job. Prices are reasonable too.

BETA READING YA

As always it was a pleasure to work with Shalini. Her feedback is always thorough and insightful. I would highly recommend her services.

BETA READING

Shalini did a great job on the chapters I sent her. She gave very clear and detailed feedback, both in comments on the text and in a separate document. She also edited a problem section for me, which goes above and beyond the remit of a beta read. Well worth the money, I will be using her again.

BETA READING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Criticism. Yeah, we all hate it. But what's important is what we DO with it. Hiring an honest, reliable beta reader like Shalini who is not afraid to offer her feedback has helped me tremendously as an author. She points out issues I never noticed, and I take each and every one of her suggestions seriously. Sometimes I might feel hopeless after reading her comments, and think I've made such a mess of the manuscript that I can't possibly fix it. But then my rational brain kicks in and reminds me that ANYTHING is fixable. And after some consideration, I always come up with new ideas to make the book better. I highly recommend Shalini's services to both published authors and aspiring writers. Shalini makes books better!

BETA READING

Shalini is a true treasure. Her critique was brilliant. I saw my story in a whole new light and rewrote a good portion of it coming out with a story of which I am proud. I will employ her for my next book, without question.

BETA READING

Shalini helped a great deal in helping me figure out where my first book needed improving. She is very respectful and clear in her critiques. I'll be sure to use her again with my next draft.

BETA READING FANTASY

I was thoroughly impressed with Shalini's beta read of my novel. Not only was she extremely quick and updated me on the progress of her reads, she also came back to me with a dozen pages of detailed revision and had carefully placed comments throughout the manuscript to provide immediate feedback on scenes and dialogue. I would definitely recommend Shalini for an affordable beta read if you have a developed manuscript but need an overseeing eye on major plot and subplot questions that may be difficult to see as the author. I will absolutely contact her for further readings. Thank you Shalini!

BETA READING ROMANCE

Very fast, very thorough. A top-notch beta reader. Thanks, Shalini.

BETA READING

Shalini has given me a solid and in depth critique of my manuscript. It is exactly what I needed at this point to get my story refocused and moving in the right direction. If it succeeds commercially, she will have played a major role in that success. I will call on her talents again in the future.

BETA READING

Thank you so much for the very in-depth feedback. I’m fortunate to have found in you just the kind of beta reader I was looking for. I wanted feedback that was frank and insightful. Rather than compliments, I wanted a clear identification of the flaws in the manuscript. And you’ve done an excellent job. You’ve nailed it.

BETA READING AND EDITING M/M ROMANCE

Highly recommended! Shalini was one of the best editors I've ever hired. She's passionate, precise and did an incredible job editing and proofreading my novel. She spotted many errors and wrong sentence structures other editors didn't notice and I'm forever grateful for her amazing suggestions and helping me polish the novel to perfection. She is very responsive and delivered the manuscript on time as she promised. I'm very happy that I found her and will definitely rehire her again.

BETA READING AND EDITING HISTORICAL FANTASY ROMANCE

When I first contacted Shalini G. I was not sure what to expect. I had paid more to professional editors previously and had not found them very helpful. I was blown away by Shalini’s detailed feedback, in depth analysis and her generous and professional advice. I find myself, after reviewing my work a dozen or more times, unable to see the wood for the trees. Shalini’s detailed and in-depth feedback, allowed me to add depth to my story, and to clarify points that would otherwise have been unclear and confusing to the reader. I am now working on my second novel and of course asked Shalini to Beta read it for me. Using her feedback, I have improved and added so much to a story I thought was complete. I am truly grateful to Shalini who provides feedback with such a positive and caring attitude – while not sparing necessary criticism! I would never think of finalising a work without her input.

BETA READING

I signed up for Goodreads to find Beta Readers. I’m very happy that I found this thread full of praise for Shalini’s reading service. I have nothing more to add that hasn’t been said here already. She’s excellent. Very thorough, very fast, very affordable. I don’t know of many beta readers who will read your novel multiple times at her price. I was very pleased with the service, and I highly recommend her.

BETA READING/PROOFREADING INVESTIGATIVE MYSTERY

Proofreading is both a science and an art form. Some readers, like Shalini @DigitalReads, are phenomenal at it. I’m always shocked at how often she’ll locate the smallest of issues or grammatical errors in one of my early drafts. Whether it’s a misplaced comma, a repetitive word, or an overused piece of information, she makes it a point to highlight anything and everything that might be a potential concern. Then, she takes it a step further by discussing the high priority items versus low hang hanging fruit. By the time she’s finished reading your book across several rounds and through various approaches, you are assured it’s as clean as it can possibly be. Kudos to this talented expert for everything she’s proved to be stellar at… thank you!

BETA READING THE DREG SERIES

I made an amazing discovery when I found Shalini here on Goodreads about a year and a half ago. She has helped me polish each of my manuscripts, pointing out any issues with plot, characterization, dialogue or internal monologue...In short, she is by far the best beta reader I have ever worked with. She has also become a dear friend who has greatly enriched my life. I highly recommend her to everyone who has written a book. So before you publish, contact Shalini. She'll help you to make sure your book is the best that it can be. I promise you won't be disappointed!

BETA READING

If you need feedback FAST, Shalini is the way to go. Before I knew it, she had my entire book done in a matter of days. The only thing holding her back was me! Don't believe me? Try emailing her. She got back to me within an hour of initially contacting her, waaaay faster than any other beta-reader I contacted. And the quality of her input was very extensive. She not only goes through the manuscript making in-line comments and fixing obvious grammatical errors, her critique report goes over all the major points in your book, such as initial hook, the MC and other characters, plot, pace, world-building, dialogue and much, much more! She went above and beyond all my expectations and I will undeniably be working with her for future projects.

EDITING + PROOFREADING LGBT THRILLER ROMANCE

I have hired Shalini multiple times to handle copy editing and proof reading of my lesbian fiction manuscripts and been extremely pleased every time. All of her work on a manuscript is detailed, clear, and thorough. Also being dedicated, Shalini completes the work on time or ahead of schedule. She is quick to reply to my email and answer any questions. I look forward to hiring Shalini for many more future manuscripts, knowing its last stop prior to publishing is being handled professionally by Shalini. Thank you so much, Shalini!

BETA READING

Shalini was a proper god-send. After anguishing over a series of books that went well beyond my initial estimate she pointed out swathes of prose that had little or no bearing on the plot; she exposed actors that were either unnecessary or too stereotypical and all wrapped up in a very detailed summary. Shalini is very analytical and above and beyond, the most helpful individual I could have hoped for with beta reading. She caught many things that put my writing in the perspective from any reader when it comes to backstories, plot holes, actor inconsistencies, pace and many more things that had become lost to me as the my writing had taken so long. I would recommend Shalini to anyone who less than extremely accomplished writers.

BETA READING

Shalini is an excellent beta reader, perfect in fact. She is conscientious, thorough and honest. I felt Shalini really wanted to help make my work the best it could be. Thank you so much for all your feedback! J

BETA READING

My best friend, who's also an aspiring writer, recommended me to Shalini. I can't stress enough just how fantastic Shalini is as beta reader! I'm satisfied with the results she delivered. She truly invested herself into my manuscript, having felt the characters inside and out: such traits you don't often find in every beta reader. She's also very generous in giving feedback and pointed out what works, what doesn't work, and how to improve the manuscript to make it in a way more presentable for publication. I love the quick turnover rate, which is helpful especially for writers who are on deadlines. I'd highly recommend Shalini and I always look forward to working with her again.

BETA READING

Shalini just did an amazing beta- read of my manuscript. Her feedback was concise and positive. I still have a lot of work to do however I know where I need to go thanks to Shalini!

BETA READING

Shalini is an amazing beta reader. She's very thorough with both the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript. She's precise and thoughtful and always delivers earlier than expected. She's very quick to answer my follow-up questions (does she ever sleep? :)) and gives me great suggestions on how to fix the problems. I would highly recommend her service to anyone.
KATE CHENLI
Budding Author

BETA READING

I hired Shalini again to read some problematic scenes she pointed out. Once again, she gave amazingly detailed critique and nuanced feedback. And she was super fast!!! Will hire her again for my next book.
KATE CHENLI
Budding Author

EDITING + REWRITING SCENES

Shalini was a joy to work with. She edited my manuscript and fleshed out some scenes. Very responsive and professional; I'd recommend her without hesitation.

BETA READING

Shalini's feedback was concise and on point. From her report, I understood what sort of big-picture changes I needed to make to my novel and from her side comments on the novel, I was able to see what worked and what didn't on a smaller scope. She is very helpful and was willing to go over how I could fix my novel and give feedback and suggestions based on my ideas. I would recommend the service to anyone. It's clear Shalini knows what she's talking about when it comes to character development, pacing, and plot as she's read so many books, so her feedback is the best it can be.

ALPHA READING

I used Shalini's Alpha Reading service because I read the comments on this Goodreads post. Shalini gave an excellent service that gave both the comprehensive report and detailed comments. If you want to know what works in your manuscript what doesn't, then ask Shalini's service. I highly recommend Shalini.

BETA READING

Shalini was an awesome Beta Reader. She went over and beyond the call of duty! She was extremely fast with an edited document and a finished manuscript. This is my first book and I'm so glad she was recommended to me! She even made the book sound like me without all the repeated phrases. I would highly recommend her and her editing skills. She responded quickly whenever I had a question or concern! If you want your manuscript looked over and meticulously edited, choose Shalini. I'm currently working on my 2nd book and I will use Shalini and her professionalism again for sure.

ALPHA + BETA READING

Authors rely on alpha and beta readers to help with a tremendous variety of tasks while they’re writing a novel. Sometimes, it’s character or plot analysis. Other times, it’s providing feedback on word choice, verifying the consistency of events, or suggesting when pacing is off. And quite often, it’s detailed proofreading to locate missing words, duplicate phrases, out of order items, spelling issues, or grammatical errors. Digital Reads has provided all these services and more for three books in my latest series, the Braxton Campus Mysteries. Shalini is an incredibly focused reader who’s reviewed and analyzed at least three drafts of each book to date. She takes great time to consider all angles, including pushing me to decide why I’ve included a red herring or chosen specific details in describing a setting or character. She understands how to offer feedback that is neutral, rather than stating what she does or doesn’t like, by showing me where I should spend time revisiting what I’m trying to achieve in a specific scene. This is the kind of beta reader we all need supporting a book in its early and final stages — one who loves what she does and knows how to be a partner. Beyond suggesting places I might want to change or edit, Shalini provides dozens of comments on what elements are working well in the story. I love reading her thoughts (tracked in comments throughout my work) on a first draft because she reveals what’s percolating inside head along the path. Then, when she discovers what was really happening in the scene, she can reflect back with clever insight and detailed opinions. I highly recommend Digital Reads Library without any hesitation, and I plan to continue working with her on each new book I write.

BETA READING

I *cannot believe* how lucky I was to find Shalini (thanks to this group!). She read my 86K-word novel super fast but so, so thoroughly -- she understood exactly what I was trying to do with it, and her feedback is going to help me strengthen it so much. She is a generous, deep reader, who gave me tons of enthusiastic, kind and supportive notes. She zeroed in on the things I was worried about in the manuscript and found other things besides (in the best way), not hesitating to tell me where she got lost or what wasn't working for her, while also telling me exactly what is working. I will definitely be working with Shalini again!

BETA READING

Shalini is the second set of eyes my stories often needs. She's read four manuscripts for me, all short stories, and she solidifies my respect for her beta reading skills each time. She's wonderful at identifying character flaws, symbolism, and grammar. Even more so, she can point out plot flaws. I'll definitely have Shalini read my next manuscript.

BETA READING

Shalini is so incredibly thorough and detailed in her feedback that it may as well have been its own novel. She was very fast, considering my book was 144k words and she went through it at least three times before giving her feedback. She's also more than willing to be incredibly positive about things that she loved, which is nice, as I have also had experiences with overly-negative betas that leave a bad taste in your mouth. I liked how she gave an overview, but also gave a lot of her thoughts as she was reading. I will definitely be making use of her on future books.
2018

EDITING

Service is top notch and at the same time pricing is affordable

BETA READING

Shalini is incredibly fast, thorough, and patient. She read my manuscript multiple times, gave prompt, detailed feedback, and answered all my many questions. She works hard and cares about helping you make your story the best it can be. I highly recommend Shalini and hope to use her services for future novels. Thank you, Shalini.
SHAUN HOLOBAUGH
Budding Author

BETA READING

And I'm back for more! After the fifth book, Shalini has definitely become a valuable member of my writing team. I can't imagine publishing any more books without her feedback. I keep telling her she needs to write a novel herself, because it would be simply amazing. Thank you for going another round with me, Shalini! I look forward to working with you on the next one. 🙂

BETA READING

I have used Shalini twice and am amazed at the service she offers. She is exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, and inspirational, providing so many excellent suggestions to improve an MS. I am grateful to Shalini for her generosity and for the value she gives which is exceptional. I can recommend her services wholeheartedly.

BETA READING

Shalini’s feedback was insightful, thorough and supportive and I felt she really wanted to help me write the best book I could. Shalini is honest and will not shy away from letting a writer know what she thinks does not work, but always explains why. I think my book will be a much better book thanks to her help and advice.
JAMES BEEDLE
Budding Author

BETA READING

Shalini’s thoughtful and thorough analysis colored me happy With her help, I bolstered the best parts of my story and ground down the glitches. She let my creative genius shine. As it should!!
GEORGINA NELSON THOMAS
Budding Author

BETA READING

I've hired Shalini once for beta reading and I was simply blown away by the insight and detail she provided. The turnaround time was fast, and she helped me understand not only what needed work in the manuscript but also what parts were good and why. Would I hire her again? Absolutely, no question. Thank you, Shalini!

BETA READING

This is my fourth time using Shalini as a beta reader. Why do I keep coming back to her? Because she is simply AMAZING. I somehow screwed this manuscript up worse than the others, but thankfully, Shalini was there to point out all the problems and even offered possible fixes. Where, oh where would I be without her? Thank you once again, Shalini! Words truly cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for all the time and effort you put into each beta read. You are so awesome, girl! 🙂

BETA READING + EDITING + REWRITING

These testimonials are telling just a (small) part of the truth. Shalini’s services are remarkable! It’s a unique experience for every independent writer to collaborate with someone like her. Having a sharp eye to the detail, kindness and providing helpful comments, she can help your story shine. Add to all these, the quick turnaround, her willingness to work beyond the agreed (yes, she actually did that!) and the reasonable fees … so, what are you waiting for? If you are an author who needs someone to help him become better, then Shalini is for you. I cannot thank her enough for her services..
EVANS PRILIGKOS
Published Author

BETA READING

I cannot imagine completing a manuscript and then not having Shalini read through it for me. I have just had her beta read through my third book now, and it is plainly evident to me that through her critical analysis of my works that she has helped improve my writing multifold. She is so perceptive. From what I can see of her busy life, especially the awesome website she has created, her blogging, book reading, and reviews — not to mention she is also a doctor — I find her to be a Superwoman. It has been a Godsend that I, and many others who use her talents, have established a working relationship with such a unique individual. Her honesty, coupled with her talents are what brings to her to the top of Beta Readers. As can be attested by all the positive reviews ahead of mine, she is the best. I can only hope and pray that she will stay in this line of work, helping beginning authors better polish their manuscripts, for truly there must be large publishing firms out there who would pay top dollar for a talent such as hers. I truly believe this woman has only just begun to explore her genius. As stated: “The sky has no limits.” Shalini has no bounds! Thank you, Shalini.

BETA READING

Shalini is an excellent beta reader. She took the time to read a short story of mine, and she gave a quick turnaround. I had her feedback within an afternoon, which is amazing! I've never had a beta reader get back to me so quickly, even for a short story. It usually takes at least a few days to a few months. On top of this, Shalini's attention to detail in her feedback were really helpful. I learned what the issue with my manuscript was, and I will be working on fixing it within the next few days. She's excellent! I highly recommend her.

BETA READING

Shalini has done it again! Three times now, three separate novels, and she has helped me polish up each manuscript, pointing out issues with plot or characterization that need improvement, helping me to make each book the best it can be. I highly, highly recommend her services to every author. You can't go wrong with Shalini. She is absolutely amazing! I will continue to hire her as long as she continues to offer beta reading services. I can't say enough good things about her. Thank you, Shalini! You rock, girl!

BETA READING

Shalini has just completed the beta read on the first book in a series that I am writing. I have nothing but good to say about her work. Thorough and efficient, she provided a full report plus inline notes which were fully justified, explained well and extremely useful. We all know that stage when you really can't see the wood for the trees in your own creation and having an intelligent and thoughtful reader like Shalini is essential. She is brilliant. Thank you, Shalini.

BETA READING

All the glowing reviews above are absolutely true! Shalini did an amazing job on my sweet contemporary romance. She gave her honest opinion in detail, and you can tell she’s been doing this for a while because she talked about my characters’ arcs and gave ideas as to what would add tension and make the story stronger as well as what kept her turning the pages, and where I needed to show more rather then “tell”. She also mentioned what she liked and why. She answered the specific questions I had, as well. The value for the money is unbeatable. She earns every penny and more. She is timely, professional, and thorough.

BETA READING + EDITING + PROOFREADING

After reading the glowing testimonials about Shalini’s beta reading service, I had high expectations. Shalini still exceeded them. I asked Shalini for her Beta Reading + Light Editing Package. I sent through what I considered to be a fairly polished manuscript. What I received back was incredible. Shalini sent through a positive and helpful overall summary, as well as thorough, honest and insightful comments that identified lots of potential improvements. Her understanding of the craft is outstanding, and her willingness to go through a draft in such a conscientious way is phenomenal. I can honestly say that I will be asking Shalini to beta read EVERY BOOK I WRITE from now on (Sorry, Shalini!). If you’re thinking about using Shalini’s Beta Reading Services – do it. You won’t be disappointed.

BETA READING

A real gem of a beta reader. Shalini is thorough and detailed, providing a full report and inline notes on the ms. The notes are clear, justified and very helpful. I have been writing for a few years but this current project is the largest I have ever undertaken and Shalini has really helped to clarify my thoughts on the beginning of a really big project.

BETA READING

I had a great experience with Shalini as my Beta reader. She is highly intelligent, honest and critical, but also will sincerely express moments when she is emotionally moved or intellectually stimulated by the writing. Like any first draft, mine had problems. I knew it, but could no longer see the work as a whole. It’s a massive project, five years in the writing and 137k words long. Shalini took it on. Her honest comments helped me to see where the problems lie. She was my dream beta reader and I am keen to use her again, perhaps for the final copy of this book or for my next book. My book is very unusual–I know every author thinks that–but it is hard to classify. It’s about encountering non-physical beings that wanted to have a voice through my wife. It’s metaphysical and supernatural and also a down-to-earth memoir. Shalini is open-minded enough to take it all in her stride. Her honest response was very valuable to me.

BETA READING

What a surprise and pleasure! I didn't expect such a detailed report and level of insight. As I told Shalini in an email, this is borderline developmental edits. Shalini not only shared her impressions throughout the reading, but also did multiple reads to provide an overall analysis of plot and characters arcs, and point out what she did or didn't enjoy.

BETA READING

I was very lucky to find Shalini’s Beta Reading services. Shalini is a meticulous and thorough Beta-Reader. Even on her rapid service, she delivered detailed and honest feedback after reading my manuscript three times, in a week! Her live commentary whilst reading alleviated all of my concerns, providing insight into what readers may be speculating. Her notes on each character, and writer’s craft, as well as her suggestions, were precisely what I needed to polish my manuscript. I appreciate the time and thought Shalini put into my work, as if it were her own, with absolute honesty and with much consideration. She kept communication with me constantly and was always quick to respond. I felt I could really trust Shalini and her expertise. I would highly recommend Shalini for authors looking for an honest, concise and thorough beta-read. She went above and beyond what I had expected, and her fees are reasonable and well worth it! I will be using her services in the future and am sincerely grateful for the TLC she gave my work. Thank you Shalini! xx

BETA READING

Great feedback, delivered much faster than expected! Shalini was not only very detailed, but she gave me consistent feedback on my pacing. Ultimately, this led me to the conclusion that I should rethink splitting the story into two books. I truly appreciate the advice

BETA READING

Shalini was the first paid beta reader I used for my novel and I couldn't be happier with her feedback. She is very detailed and provides a quick turn around. Her strongest advice for me was pointing out where my main character acted inconsistently with how she had been portrayed so far and where I needed to pick up the pacing. Without Shalini, the third portion of my book would be nowhere near what it is now, and the story would have suffered for it. I definitely recommend her services.

BETA READING

I took a leap of faith hiring Shalini to beta read the second book of my trilogy. My traditionally published novel, Golden Skies, debuts June 12th, and I wanted to find absolute quality. I found a diamond. Shalini delivers extremely detailed feedback - she responds quickly to author inquiries via email and has no problem answering a writer's endless tirade of questions to be able to fix mistakes (we probably had like 70 emails between the both of us). But what is most striking about Shalini is her willingness to sit down and brainstorm with writers to find solutions to those mistakes. I feel that Shalini strengthened my book with reinforced concrete. I will definitely be mentioning her in my acknowledgements and hire her for all future projects - her insight is too valuable to ever throw away. This woman is marvelous <3.

BETA READING

I've decided to go with Shalini for Beta-Reading from now on. She points out where I need to touch things up and seems to be very apt at pointing out how characters think

BETA READING

The read you did for me was awesome! Thank you so much. Your feedback was insightful, helpful, and essential in helping me add more dimension to my characters and the attraction between them

BETA READING

Shalini provided a Beta reading service way beyond anything I expected and she did extremely quickly and professionally. She provided a wealth of information and insight to improve a novel I thought I had finished. As well as insight and criticism she provided so much that was positive and encouraging that I could’t wait to start putting her suggestions into practice. I will certainly call on her services again. She provided quality and value and generous offers of further help. I am so pleased I chose Shalini
BERNADETTE MC.DADE
Budding Author

BETA READING

It was by pure chance that I came across Shalini as I was looking for an ideal beta reader for my book in the spiritual self-help genre. But I also believe there are no accidents. Shalini was the ideal beta reader. She went through the manuscript multiple times and gave feedback both from a high level and from the ground level. Her comments and critique are spot on and very thorough. The insights and suggestions offered are certainly going to make the book much better. Shalini went way over and above what is expected of a beta read in many ways. By sharing her reactions and feelings as she read the book, she gave me a “live view” of what a reader might go through as they read the book. And the turnaround time was faster than I expected. From my heart, Thank You Shalini! Your positive imprint will be there in the book.
VENKAT RAO
Budding Author

BETA READING

Shalini did an amazing job beta reading my novel. She was very quick and had it finished in a quarter of the time her website promised. She had a lot of useful ideas that I was able to incorporate into my novel to make it flow better. She supplied me with a detailed document on how she understood the characters, plot, and setting. She was very helpful on showing me which areas needed worked on. I also loved that she also told me when an area worked really well. During and after reviewing my manuscript, she was there to help me. She was very responsive and quick with her replies. I could usually expect to hear from her within minutes if I had a question. She was also willing to go over any additions I added. I will definitely have her look at my next book.

BETA READING

I've hired Shalini twice now thanks to a friend's referral, and she's blown me away with her outstanding service both times. Her reports are not only more thorough than the other betas I've worked with, but they're also brilliantly precise. She will spot your manuscript's strengths while narrowing down each weakness and providing suggestions on how to address them. I'm looking forward to hiring again for future works!

BETA READING

This is my second beta read provided by Shalini, and I can't say enough good things about her. She is very honest and straightforward, pointing out issues with characterization or plot that I didn't even notice. I highly recommend Shalini and I will use her on all future projects. Thanks again, Shalini!

BETA READING

I sent Shalini the third draft of my book and she gave me some incredibly helpful feedback! She was quicker than promised and really helped me diagnose exactly where the problem areas were and focus on those aspects for the next draft. Thank you Shalini!

BETA READING

Shalini not only read my work fast, but her review was wonderful and she was honest. I have already communicated with her about reading my 2nd draft, and am certain she will read each draft until the final. Thank you Shalini!!!

BETA READING

Shalini was so quick! I absolutely loved her comments, especially as she wrote them in real time as she read the story. She read the book twice, which I appreciated very much. Her points were valid and will definitely help me write my third draft. Thank you so much, Shalini! I'm definitely keeping you in mind for the sequel.

BETA READING

My experience with Shalini has been so wonderful. She’s been awesome to converse with. More importantly, her feedback was top-notch: detailed, well-though out, specific in pinpointing areas for improvement, and best of all, so encouraging! I highly recommend Shalini for anyone looking for a quality beta reader.
BLAKE PARKER
Budding Author

BETA READING

Shalini recently beta read my light-hearted contemporary romantic novella. It was my second time working with her, and I was as impressed by her services as before. She provided a detailed chapter by chapter analysis as well as an overall report on storyline, characters, writing, dialogues, setting, pacing and many other aspects. She highlighted both the strengths and the weaknesses, and pointed out things that were unresolved or unclear. She also suggested alternative phrases to improve my prose wherever required. Her feedback reached me a lot sooner than the agreed upon deadline, and she was both prompt and patient in answering my follow-up questions. I feel sure her comments will add a lot of value to my work. Thank you, Shalini 🙂

BETA READING

My experience with Shalini has been so wonderful. She's been awesome to converse with. More importantly, her feedback was top-notch: detailed, well-though out, specific in pinpointing areas for improvement, and best of all, so encouraging! I highly recommend Shalini for anyone looking for a quality beta reader.

BETA READING

Shalini is a wonderful beta reader. She finished the book in about a day or two, which was much faster than I would've thought. She stayed in touch and brought quite a few things to my attention that I hadn't noticed before. Her feedback was awesome, and she offered great words of encouragement. She gave a chapter-by-chapter analysis, as well as a character-by-character analysis. I would absolutely advise anyone who's seeking a beta reader to use Shalini. She is awesome!

BETA READING

Shalini was recommended to me by a fellow author, and I'm so glad I was able to work with her. She's one of the most affordable betas I've found and yet also one of the most thorough and insightful. She'll leave comments throughout the ms on a chapter-by-chapter basis, and she'll also send a detailed report going over her opinions on characterization & motivation, plot & conflict, pacing, setting & world building, dialogue, craft, and more. She wasn't shy about working on my dark romance, and her insight was exactly what I was looking for. I will be using her services again in the future. Highly recommend.

BETA READING + LIGHT EDITING

I was so surprised by Shalini G, she is an amazing and passionate beta reader. I asked for the service of “chapter by chapter analysis with light editing”. She had stated it will take about 4-6weeks for my word count but delivered in less time than that. She was highly professional and accessible, ready to get to work! Professional (expensive) manuscript evaluations often leave you even more stuck with vague comments on a few pages. And writing groups, for me personally was not a right fit especially if you are extremely time poor (respectfully you have to commit to evaluating other manuscripts to get yours reviewed!). I believe in my story, I simply cannot afford editorial services at this stage but want to get a move on with my novel. Then I came across Shalini, her list of services gave me hope. I was also impressed as she presented more than I expected and can finally proceed forward with more confidence! Thank you kindly.

BETA READING

If you're looking for an honest, reliable beta reader who provides constructive feedback and is fast and affordable, then check out Shalini. She's awesome. I will definitely use her services on future books. Thanks Shalini!

BETA READING

I am so happy to recommend Shalini's services. She gave me chapter by chapter very helpful suggestions including character development. My manuscript is very long and I appreciate that she stuck with it. 🙂

BETA READING

I would highly recommend Shalini's services. She delivered constructive and comprehensive feedback within a short amount of time. Her feedback was truly beyond my expectations. She is the best beta reader I could have asked for.

BETA READING + COPY EDITING + PROOFREADING

Shalini edited my novel this week. It's the first in a planned series and I definitely plan on going back to her for my second novel. Her comments were more than helpful and really helped me tighten the story. She went above and beyond, also providing me with suggestions that would help make the plot more concise. Her prices are super affordable, so I def lucked out! I recommend her to anyone who needs a beta reader/proofreader.

BETA READING

Shalini's feedback on my vampire erotic novel was helpful and detailed. She provided chapter-by-chapter comments and also answered helpful questions about the manuscript as a whole. She replies to emails quickly and will answer any specific questions you have about the manuscript as well as covering other details. Very much worth the money.

BETA READING

I feel that if it wasn't for Shalini's feedback my story would be lost in some other dimension. Shalini read my book immediately and provided me with some of the most constructive and honest chapter by chapter criticism an author could ask for. She told me which parts were great, which parts needed some tweaking and how, and which parts needed to be scrapped completely. I have implemented her feedback and I feel like my story was reborn and ready for the world. Thank you, Shalini.

BETA READING

I worked with Shalini on my first book and she is amazing! Her questions were thought-provoking, she provided great suggestions to improve the reader experience, and I could tell that she respected my vision and the work and time I put into my book. I would absolutely recommend her services and will be looking to work with her again on any future project I have.
2017
I asked Shalini to beta read my thriller and I was delighted with the spectacularly fast turnaround and professional feedback. Obviously also thrilled she liked the book, but her attention to detail meant that she was able to raise some questions for me to think about. Would highly recommend Shalini.

BETA READING + PROOFREADING

I am so glad I asked Shalini for her help in beta reading and proofreading my manuscript. She provided excellent feedback and found errors in my document that I hadn’t noticed even though I’d read it several times. She is thoughtful, sweet, professional, affordable, quick, and extremely capable. I can’t say enough about her. I’ll definitely ask for her help for my next work.

BETA READING

Shalini did beta reading for my mystery novel, and her feedback was very insightful and helpful. Her comments gave me good direction for changes, enabling me to fix some plots holes and tighten up the story. A highly recommended beta reader!

BETA READING + PROOFREADING

Shalini did an excellent job beta reading and proofreading my romance. She was so considerate and delivered her corrections to me much sooner than expected. I feel that her eye for story details and sentence construction is invaluable. She kindly pointed out areas that needed strengthening and the parts that didn’t. She was fast, concise, and thorough. Her critique and edits were insightful and will help me polish the manuscript. She went above and beyond when answering my questions. I found her kind and a pleasure to work with. I enjoyed everything about the experience. Thank you, Shalini!
SHANNON KRINKS
Budding Author

BETA READING

I was lucky to have picked Shalini as my first beta reader, because she reassured me within hours of sending my baby for examination. She was superfast, very supportive, open to questions and provided a detailed chapter by chapter commentary. Could not have asked for more. I'm struggling to find more Shalinis!

BETA READING

Shalini provided me with many concrete suggestions for improving my novel, as well as giving specifics of what worked well. She was fast, honest and thorough. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for writers who would like to make their work the best it can be.

BETA READING

Shalinia is incredibly well-versed in psychological features. She was even able to pinpoint many things I didn't notice about my own characters. And damn, she reads at the speed of light. Her insight is quite keen as well. I think I'll go for Shalini as a beta from now on, and have already hired her for my Alternate Timeline series.

BETA READING

Shalini is a goddess. The project is not even halfway done and the excitement is real. I look forward to every comment, suggestion and correction. And believe me, she's good. She hits the expected spots. Let's not even talk about her the turn-around time. She's fast!!! Will update when i'm done.

BETA READING

Shalini did a great job beta-reading my manuscript, offering a chapter by chapter critique as well as a thorough report. She works fast and responds to any questions without delay. Would definitely recommend.

BETA READING

Love Love love Shalini! She has been such a great help with so many projects I have asked her advice on. She is so knowledgeable with so much great insight and is a true blessing to work with! Thank you Shalini! Can't wait to use you again!!. xoxo

BETA READING

Shalini has helped me twice now on both of my books. She is fast and very in-depth as to her comments. Shalini's professionalism shined through in all correspondences I have had with her. Her words are truthful and encouraging. I greatly appreciate her guidance. Thank you, Shalini.

BETA READING

I really appreciated Shalini's prompt response and detailed information. Her suggestions were helpful. It's clear that she put a great deal of thought into her answers to my questions. I will definitely use her services again

BETA READING

Shalini is the best reader I have worked with so far. Her feedback is very detailed and she answered all of my beta reader questions thoroughly. She also provided a chapter by chapter overview which helped me to see the chapter structure from a reader's POV. Shalini's insights and suggestions were on point and resulted in me adding two extra scenes to my book which I now think are absolutely key. She reads fast (much faster than her quoted turn around time) although she takes the time to get into the story, really getting a feel for the characters. I feel like she is more than just a beta reader. She is a key contributor to my book and I definitely want to work with her again for the remainder of this trilogy and future books.

BETA READING

So so grateful for Shalini's advice! She was fantastic! The feedback was so valuable - she completely understood my characters, my story and gave me valuable insight as to how I can improve it! I can't wait to use her again 🙂 xoxo

BETA READING

Shalini was so fantastic!! I cannot rate her highly enough! She was so helpful with great insight and reputable knowledge on my subject matter! I am so grateful that I found her!! She was very easy to work with too! Elke 🙂 xo

COPY EDITING

It was really fun to work with Shalini.I will give her all 5 stars for her editing skills. Her feedback at the end was something I was really looking for.Something that will help me to grow. She is professional and really fast. She meets the deadlines.

BETA READING

A big shout out to Shalini ho provided some excellent feedback on my YA/MG fantasy adventure manuscript. Her comments were well thought out and thorough, picking up on things I didn't think she would. She was very easy to work with as well, which is always a bonus. Can happily recommend her 🙂

BETA READING + COPY EDITING + FINAL PROOFREADING

I couldn’t be any more pleased with Shalini’s work. She blew me away with her in depth analysis and encouraging, but honest feedback. Without her, I don’t know where my novella would be. She was even quicker than I thought she’d be and impressed me with her thoughtful words and excellent, clean edits. I highly recommend her!
ALEX
Budding Author

BETA READING + COPY EDITING + FINAL PROOFREADING

I have recently contacted Dr Shalini G for her betareading services concerning my 80 000 words memoir. I must confess that I did not have great expectations, as I had previous unsatisfactory experiences with other betareaders. I was, however, far from imagining how our work together was to change my preconceived idea. I found Dr Shalini to be an experienced reader and a versed betareader who grasped well the multiple layered themes and underlying communication. With her honest, detailed feedback, her in depth analysis, her competent and professional advice, she demonstrates a good mastery of the current demands in today’s publishing world. More often than not we, authors, are suffering from that “blind spot syndrome” that doesn’t allow us to spot fatal weaknesses. Her skilled eye quickly identified the things that work well, but especially the things that aren’t, which, in my opinion as a writer, is crucial to the perfecting of any work. I don’t know how she does it, but, in an unexpected, short amount of time, she did all that, with competence, balance and appropriate distance, providing , at the same time, quality editing for grammar and punctuation, and I am even grateful for her vocabulary nuances that proved to be the solutions needed in that specific context. Personally, I cannot express well enough my gratitude for her priceless contribution to my work, which, I am convinced, has much better chances to be seriously considered by agents. I am confidently looking forward to writing my next book, knowing that I will ask for her services again, if she will have me. Thank you, Shalini, for adding so much value to my work!

BETA READING

Shalini did a great job beta reading my light-hearted contemporary romantic novella. She provided a detailed chapter by chapter feedback on storyline, characters, writing, dialogues, setting, pacing and many other aspects. She highlighted both the strengths and the weaknesses, respectfully showed me how my story could be made better and suggested alternative phrases to improve my prose wherever required. I feel sure her comments will add a lot of value to my work. Thank you, Shalini 🙂

BETA READING

Wow. Shalini's beta read of my novella came through sooner than expected, covered a lot of ground, and showed me areas that needed to be changed or improved.

BETA READING

Shalini was the fastest of my beta readers and not only did she answer all my questions but she also wrote an overview of the story, which helped a lot with the development of the story and fixing some errors. Great job! Can't have dreamed of a better beta reader.

BETA READING

Shalini provided spot on suggestions. She was a fantastic beta-reader. She has the ability to read between the writers lines (this ability is hard to find). She considered what I was trying to say rather then what I said. Shalini was very quick and provided many useful thoughts and ideas. Which I will definitely incorporate into my story.
K.A. YADOCK
Budding Author

BETA READING

Hello all, I want to let everyone know about Shalini. She's amazing. She read my novel, and I know it's a little long, but she responded far quicker than I could have hoped for. She offered many helpful thoughts and comments, informing me where she thought changes could be made to improve my work. I'm so happy to have had her help and I really hope I can talk her into reading the next book in my series. I highly recommend Shalini, and not just because I want her to like me and help with my next book. She's great, pleasant, and very helpful... you really need to ask for her to read for you. Thank you Shalini.

BETA READING

I was very pleased with Shalini's work. She did a thorough job beta-reading my short story, answering the questions I had sent with the story, rereading certain lines (which were potentially problematic), and suggesting alternatives. It was done in good time and in a professional manner. I would definitely go to her again for my future manuscripts.

BETA READING

Shalini read through my novel very quickly and offered some great, specific, and detailed feedback on everything I asked for, and was at the same time very encouraging. I definitely plan to contact her for my next project, and highly recommend her for anyone looking for a good beta reader!

BETA READING

Shalini just finished beta reading my WIP and gave me some great insights into what needs improving. She was super fast and I really appreciate the specific feedback she had for me. Would definitely recommend her services to anyone!

BETA READING

Shalini is an excellent beta reader who helped me with a 55k word novel. She answered all my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. She re-read parts that didn't make sense and provided concrete suggestions for improvement, while also commenting on passages that stood out to her. She also found several grammatical errors that had slid by in my manuscript. This has been a huge help to my project and I both appreciate and recommend Shalini's services. She is fast, kind and helpful. I will definitely contact her again for future projects.

BETA READING

I send her a handful of first-draft short stories and Shalini read them at a remarkable pace and not only that, but sent me short yet insightful emails on what I could improve and such - feedback that I think will really help improve the stories. Thanks Shalini.

BETA READING

Shalini was great. She read a 47K book in one sitting. She offered valuable feedback and suggestions. I sent a list of questions, and she answered them in detail which I appreciated. She's a great beta reader.

BETA READING

Shalini was an excellent beta reader, providing very useful feedback in addition to getting through a 500 page book in less than a week. I definitely recommend her if you need a quality beta reader!

BETA READING

Shalini was a great beta reader for my first chapter. I received notes on it the same day I sent it. Shalini had nice things to say and gave me advice on how to improve my writing. I am grateful.

BETA READING

Shalini read my short ghost story and provided accurate, detailed feedback very quickly! I value the thoughts Shalini provided for my writing and the recommendations made were great! I recommend Shalini if you need an experienced, trustworthy, knowledgeable beta reader!!

BETA READING

I would be pleased to recommend Shalini for beta reading. She was quick, offered many suggestions that I will incorporate, and a pleasure to work with

BETA READING

Shalini reads and offers concise critiques very swiftly. She read and reviewed my short story within hours of my sharing it with her, and she was sweet about it to boot. I recommend her services highly.

BETA READING

I am very happy with Shalini's beta reader work on my story. She was super fast, writing an overview and answering all my questions for less than 12 hours. Her insight helped me see my story from a reader's point of view, and work more on the spots that need more clarification. Outstanding attitude, as well, pleasure to work with her!

BETA READING

Shalini was the best beta reader I could have possibly asked for. She finished my novel in under a day and wrote an extremely helpful overview. Her criticisms, questions, and compliments helped me to better understand my own manuscript and make necessary changes. She is clearly proficient in all things literary and her reception of my book was very thoughtful and involved. I cannot praise Shalini enough.

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