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Jason Toth
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We are looking for volunteer beta readers for Volume 39. The book will need reads before typesetting (mid-December 2022) and after typesetting (January 2023).

This will take some dedicated reading time. And the more eyes reading the better. So if you have interest in doing this, please contact Meliva Koch melivakoch@authorservicesinc.com. Please let her know if you have any experience with beta reading or proofreading.

If you did this last year, you are welcome again and she will reach out to you if you don’t reach her first.

And we would also appreciate your posting reviews when the book releases.

 
Posted : October 29, 2022 7:41 pm
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Posted by: @jason

And the more eyes reading the better.

Isn't that the truth. It always amazes me how typos can get to the publishing phase without being spotted.

I was granted the privilege of an electronic copy of 37 and pointed out some mistakes but the print run was already initiated.

I would definitely love the opportunity to help.

 

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Posted : October 30, 2022 8:02 am
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Posted by: @jason

melivakoch@authorservicesinc.com.

I clicked on this and it was blank.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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Posted : October 30, 2022 8:03 am
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RETreasure
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I’ve done it before and would be happy to do it again. I assume Meliva will be in touch!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, HM, SHM
Pro’d out Q4V39
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Posted : October 30, 2022 8:08 am
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FolkLoremIpsum
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Sounds like a cool opportunity to help out!

Q3 V38 - F, Q 4 V38 - SHM
Q1 V39 - HM, Q2 V39 - HM, Q3 V39 SHM, Q4 V39 SHM

 
Posted : October 30, 2022 8:56 am
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@storysinger it's an email address, so if you don't have a default email app set up it may not do anything. Just copy and paste into the "to" field of an email.

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : October 30, 2022 11:16 am
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Jason Toth
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Posted by: @storysinger
Posted by: @jason

melivakoch@authorservicesinc.com.

I clicked on this and it was blank.

Storysinger did that work to just copy and paste it into the "To" field of your regular email system? Thank you all for the kind words and help.

 
Posted : October 30, 2022 7:21 pm
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Scott_M_Sands
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I've done it a couple of times now. Be glad to help again. I sent Melida an email.  Smile

 

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V36-37: R x6
V38: R, HM, R, HM
V39: HM, HM, HM, HM
V40: P

 
Posted : October 31, 2022 6:26 am
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Thanks Jason and Ease. I tried the copy and paste but that didn't work either. I ended up typing it in and emailed Meliva.

If I can help in any way I stand ready to do so.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM x5
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts
Silver Ships

 
Posted : October 31, 2022 6:35 am
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Reigheena
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I'm confused by the request for beta readers. I thought that beta readers would read for content edits (such and such is confusing, or I don't believe such and such, this is boring, or you can improve this section by), but I thought that these stories would get such comments from Jody as the editor. Are you expecting readers to give feedback beyond copyedits? 

v 29 : - HM - -
v 30 : - - - -
v 31 : - - - HM
v 32 : - HM - HM
v 33 : R HM R SHM
v 34 : SHM SHM HM R
v 35 : HM R R R
v 36 : - R R R
v 37 : - - - HM
v 38 : - - - HM
v 39 : HM - - R

My published works

 
Posted : October 31, 2022 8:15 am
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Jason Toth
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Posted by: @reigheena

I'm confused by the request for beta readers. I thought that beta readers would read for content edits (such and such is confusing, or I don't believe such and such, this is boring, or you can improve this section by), but I thought that these stories would get such comments from Jody as the editor. Are you expecting readers to give feedback beyond copyedits? 

Thank you for the post. Just to clarify: Alpha readers look at writing before it's polished, the rough draft. Beta readers look at polished work. Beta readers might find a discrepancy in the text that no earlier person saw. But mostly they are looking for the spelling, grammar or punctuation errors or inconsistencies that appear in the text. Our book editor, Dean Wesley Smith, is editing for the stories for flow and continuity. He isn't doing fine copyedits. We have two copyeditors. And we need beta readers to catch anything anyone else may have missed along the way.

 
Posted : October 31, 2022 8:08 pm
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