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Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading‘s Beta Readers:

  • read and review your poetry book manuscript, then
  • write a Beta Reading Report based on our Beta Reading Checklist.

Our Poetry Book Beta Reading Checklist

Our checklist includes, among other things, assessing’:

  • order of poems
  • relevance of each poem to the whole
  • title of each poem
  • fonts/styles used
  • quality/value of each poem (compared to the other poems)

In conclusion, we will recommend one or more of the following:

  • further self-editing
  • a manuscript appraisal
  • editing by a professional editor who specialises in poetry
  • proofreading
  • graphic design and self-publishing
  • submit the manuscript to publishers.

Send us your request to view our detailed checklist for beta reading poetry books, here:  Contact us.

This article has been proofread by Dee Sansom from On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading.

Photo: Sally-Anne Watson Kane.


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