Do you offer an alpha reading service?
Yes… I just don’t call it that!
My beta reading service contains everything that you may see described by others as alpha reading. It’s a thorough and in-depth review of your work with extensive commentary. I try to simplify the service I offer by providing a single affordable product and I call that beta reading and developmental advice. However, my beta reading service could easily be described as an alpha reading service and so if you’re looking for an alpha reader I’m here to help!
I don’t use the term alpha reading as it’s less commonly used in the UK and also in most cases I think it doesn’t really apply. The strict definition of an alpha reader is that they are the first person to look at a piece of writing after the author. In the majority of instances I think the role of alpha reader often ends up being filled by kind-hearted husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, parents, siblings, friends etc. who give that first initial feedback to many writers that we are forever indebted to!