Beta Reading

So, you wanna be my beta reader? Awesome!

Please read the instructions and terms below, and then send me an email if you agree with them! You can find detailed instructions on how to contact me at the end of this page.


  1. After you have signed up, I will contact you via email if you’ve been selected to be my beta reader.
  2. For each manuscript, I will send you an email to ask whether or not you would like to read and critique that particular manuscript.
  3. Once we’re in agreement, you will receive an email with the manuscript attached, and a due date by which you must send me your critique.
  4. You read my work and write your critique, then send it back to me via email.
  5. I send you one final email to indicate the end of the beta reading process, and you remove the manuscript from your reading devices and online file storage providers.

Terms and Conditions

  1. You have read the instructions stated above.
  2. You promise to contact me accordingly should unexpected circumstances arise and you feel you will not be able to send me the critique on time.
  3. You promise to send me your critique via email before the due date, and will not post it anywhere else.
  4. You promise to be completely open and honest in your critique.
  5. You promise to provide constructive criticism.
  6. You promise to provide as many details as you can, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem.
  7. You promise to provide chapter and/or page numbers for each criticism if applicable.
  8. You promise not to provide subjective/informal opinions and comments (e.g. “This is so dumb!”) unless they are followed by an explanation of said opinions and comments.
  9. You promise to delete the manuscript file from all of your devices and online file storage providers after the beta reading process is finished.
  10. I reserve the right to take you off my beta reader list without notice at any time, and not send you further manuscripts for critique.

What now?

Send me an email at klara@klararaskaj.com. Your subject should be “Beta Reading Request.” In the body, write about why you want to be my beta reader and what you think makes you a good beta reader.