Testimonials for Beta Reading Editing Proofreading

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.

BETA READING ROMANCE

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

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.

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 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.

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.
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.

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.

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