Category: Beta Reader

Beta readers…do we need them?

anita dawes and jaye marie


When I first began to blog, back in 2012, it was to promote my sister, Anita’s books and I had no idea how anything worked. All I had to go by was the fact that everybody seemed to be doing it, so how hard could it be.
So I set to it with a great deal of determination (and patience) to learn whatever was necessary to do the job. Didn’t think it would be too difficult, after all I had just mastered the art of formatting and uploading a load of Word files to Amazon. And Smashwords and Goodreads.
It was beginning to look quite easy, but that was about to change.

Although I love to read, and do a lot of it, I must admit that in the beginning I read more ‘how-to’ books than any other kind. Most of these were very good, and I would not be…

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A Beta Reading service now available

Helloooo! I am now offering a Beta Reading service to any interested parties writing short stories and/or novellas and serials.  As a voracious reader and an experienced reviewer (please see as Emma Powell and further links on this blog), I have a good grounding to help others stay on track with their written work. … Continue reading A Beta Reading service now available