When I finished the first draft of my middle-grade portal fantasy I knew that I needed feedback from an independent reader. I count myself very lucky that I found Anna. I had editors and I had beta-readers for the book. I’d known the people I worked with for quite a while and over the course of several stories.
Their feedback was wonderful, and I’m grateful, but Anna was able to approach the project without bias or expectation. She picked up on many issues that others had missed, both on the micro and macro levels. Anna offered comprehensive feedback that was clear, concise and accurate. I couldn’t argue against any of her assessments.
My novel is significantly better for her involvement. Whether it was line-edit issues, story architecture or character development, Anna was able to identify problem areas and suggest ways to ameliorate concerns. The novel was the first in a trilogy and I truly hope that Anna would be willing to assist with the second and third book as well.
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