Starting in 2018, I will be offering some beta reading and editing services on my website. My goal is to offer good, inexpensive services to indie authors to help them produce the best content they can before they move on to the publishing stage.
I expect there to be some growing pains as this business venture takes off, so bear with me during this transition.
This is a service that I offer for free. If you want me to read over your work and provide some feedback, I'd be happy to do that. This is not just a free version of my more extensive Content Editing service, this just gives you a very broad overview of what I think of your book and where I think you should go from there.
Content editing is "big picture" editing. I'll look at the structure and content of your story, detailing what I found interesting and what fell flat, as well as providing useful feedback for improvement. This editing is best enlisted right before or after the beta reader stage, but before any copy editing.
Unlike content editing, copy editing is more of a paragraph-by-paragraph or even line-by-line edit that looks at the small details and catches mistakes on a micro level, like sentence structure, grammar, and other small but potentially important details. Have this editing done before you have anyone proofread your book.