Help Wanted / Comments

I’m looking for beta readers. As you can probably tell from my sample chapters and this post, punctuation and grammar are not my strengths.

What’s a beta reader? Beta readers are volunteers who get to read my books for free in return for giving me feedback. If you find errors in my work that I end up incorporating into any of my books, I will credit you in that book and I will mail you a signed print copy of the book.

One of the coolest things about self-publishing with eBooks and print on demand (POD) is that I can update books as I find errors at any time without cost. The eBooks are corrected within twenty-four hours and forty-eight hours for print books. Eventually any mistake you help me find will make it into all of my work; so there is no due date for your corrections. I’d prefer to find my errors sooner than later but I’d rather correct my errors late than not at all. Your credited name will be seen by everyone who buys my book after your corrections have been uploaded.

I also need beta readers who are willing to critique the books I’m currently writing. I’m currently working on Mythic Hero, book II of the Paladin Files.

Please feel free to give me negative advice. I’ll admit I don’t like hearing that I suck—but if I’m doing something stupid and wrong, or you know a better way, I’m eager to hear what you have to say and steal your idea.

The way to become a beta reader is to post a comment and then I will contact you by email. Let me know if you have a preference of which book you’d like to work on. You’ll need to have MS Word or Open Office. Open Office is a free word processing program. Google ‘Open Office’ and you’ll be able to find a free download site.

Be warned if you do a good job for me I will send you more work.

All of the covers I’m using are drawn by me. If you are an artist and think you can do a better job than me, please let me know.

I want to turn all my books into graphic novels. I wish I had the time to draw them myself. I’m looking for artists who have the skills to help me. If you are interested, please post a comment and I will contact you by email.

28 Comments

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    Love your books man
    Have to wait for my bank to open so I can put 79 cents into my account to get mythic hero
    I will read it four of five times easy
    So thanks

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      That’s great, Grant. I’m glad you like my books.

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    I’m interested in reading.

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      Cool Fenris, I’ll send you a copy of the book I’m working on now.

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    Been hooked on your sustainable earth series. Have read the series 3-4 times. What’s next? How can I help?

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      Hey Mike, I just sent you a copy of the most recent series I’m working on called Role Playing Game: Tournament Zone. I’m interested in seeing what you think about it.

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    Love the sustainable earth series, I would be happy to proof read if it will help.

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      Thanks for the offer, Robin. In the next couple of days, I’ll send you the first few chapters of a new book I’m working on called the Rainbow Mage to see what you think.

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    loved both sustainable earth and the paladin files series i’d also be glad to help proofread future books

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      Thanks Raymond, as soon as I have a manuscript ready, I’ll send you a copy. In the past 18 months, I’ve written one complete novel and the start of eight others but none of them are in my mind ready to be published or for that matter, really edited. As soon as I write a novel that I want to publish, I’ll email it to you.

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    Could you please publish something? I read everything 4 or 5 times already. And im waiting to spend my money on your books.

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      Hey Lonely,
      Just because you asked, I just emailed you a copy of one of my unpublished books called Role Playing Game. I hope you like it.

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    Hey Jack! If you’re still looking for betas, I’d love to volunteer. References available upon request. :)
    Cheers!

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      Thanks Ryan, I’ll send you a manuscript to review when one is ready. I’m still writing but nothing’s ready for prime time yet.

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    Also a fan of the Sustainable Earth series. I did notice a few grammatical mistakes in Blood Fed Gods, but didn’t realize there was an option to tell you until I had finished. Would be happy to help in the future.

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      Thanks Cassaundra, any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

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        I have collected a list of small grammatical errors, and would be happy to send them to you privately. I saved them as highlighted notes in my Kindle. If you send me an email, I will send you the list so it can be corrected.

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    Hi:
    I’ve started Blood Fed Gods. Happy to give comments. My writing style is very research oriented, so I am not sure how much you would appreciate the comments. However, if you are interested I will do my best.
    Best regards,
    Monique

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      Thanks Monique, I’ll send you a copy of my manuscript. Feel free to make any suggestions you want. If I use your suggestions, I’ll add you as one of my secondary editors and send you an autographed copy of the book.

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    When’s the next book coming out? I still enjoyed the one you didn’t want to finish.

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    Looking for an update on Sustainable Earth or The Palidin Files. Hoping to see something available soon.

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      Sorry about this but nothing is scheduled to be out soon. I’ve started eight new novels and haven’t gotten any of them near to finished at this point. It’ll be a long while before the sequels to those series will be out.

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    Would love to help with this project.

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      Thanks, I’ll keep you in the loop when I get far enough to send you something, but I have no idea when that will be.

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    I ve just re red all your books recently for the 5th time i think, and i had given up on you as i didn t see anything in the last 2 years ,but now i see u ve been a busy bee !!! Wow i m already waiting for those 8 new books!! Loved both your series and i m really happy u ll keep writing , really really excited for those new books !!!

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      Thanks Alex, I’m trying something new. Hopefully it works out. I’m in the process of writing a serial novel. The idea is to write a book in 11 thousand word episodes, kind of like television series. I hope to have my first installment ready to be published the first week of March in just a few weeks. Wish me luck.

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  14. avatar

    dude the heck is going on ? I need some jack j lee novels in my life. send me anything. i’ll pay or beta read..im about to track you down and double leg your ass in utah. i’ll be nice and just pay guard i got stumpy legs so you can pass easy.

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      Ha, you’re post made me laugh. I’ll send you a copy of a novel I wrote and then put away because I’m not happy with it. I hope you like it.

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