A sampling of feedback from authors who have been beta read by Miranda Reads:

“Miranda Reads is a treasured find in a beta reader. Miranda’s diverse educational background, plus her attention to detail makes her an able partner for any author. She has an affinity to find the most obscure plot holes and point out trouble spots in character development. Miranda was helpful in pointing out when information was not being conveyed in an understandable way. I wouldn’t dream of publishing without her invaluable knowledge as both a reader, a  top reviewer, and a beta reader.”

—Carole P. Roman (Brit Lunden), author of Captain No Beard & Bulwark

“Miranda Reads is the perfect combination of what you need in a beta reader. Knowledgable, precise, and thorough, Miranda combs through a manuscript with the eye of a reader, reviewer, and beta reader. The perfect trifecta!  Her expertise is a welcome addition when polishing that final manuscript. I am delighted to add her to my team!”

— Michael Okon, author of Monsterland Series & Witches Protection Program

“I asked Miranda to beta read my latest novel The Jade Butterfly. Her comments and feedback were outstanding. As she went through the novel, she made gut-reactions comments to what she was reading. I loved this and it let me know as an author if I was hitting the mark or not. And by the same token, she expressed through her comments when she was confused by the writing. This allowed me to edit for clarity. Her concept feedback was thorough and led me to a better revised version of my novel. I highly recommend Miranda!”

–Dawn Gardner, author of The Jade Butterfly & The Cotton Blossom


“After reading and editing my debut novel to the point that I hated to look at it anymore, I asked Miranda to Beta read it and answer a few questions for me. I had seen previous testimonials and have followed her blog for some time, so I had no doubt her answers to my questions would be helpful and well articulated. What I received back from her, though, was far beyond my expectations. Not only did Miranda answer my questions, she explained her answers with examples; not only from my work but also comparisons. She also added points that weren’t addressed in my questions but would likely be concerns for my readers. Every page of my manuscript had invaluable notes and questions, observations  and encouragement, likes and dislikes. It was an amazingly thoughtful and thorough job. I can’t recommend her enough. Personally, I will not send out another query for another book until I’ve hired her to Beta read it.”

–Jason Powell, author of No Man’s Ghost (2023)

“Miranda recently beta read my two hundred and fifty thousand word manuscript. She provided constant feedback throughout, first as immediate impressions then as an overall report. Miranda was available through the whole process and always responsive to emails. Her comments on what worked and what didn’t were invaluable in helping further improve my book. Throughout her extensive notes, her criticism was always constructive with a rationale and thoughts for improvement. Dollar for dollar she’s the best beta reader I’ve encountered.”

–Arthur Le Broc, author of Dreams in Dixie (unpublished)

“It was time to get some fresh eyes on my novel and Miranda was everything I had hoped for! Her notes were thorough and insightful, she gave thoughtful suggestions throughout, and her reaction commentary as she read made it easy to see what was working and what wasn’t. I’ll definitely be sending future manuscripts her way, the feedback was truly invaluable.”

–David Hubbard, author of Yerba Buena (unpublished)

Developmental Editing Testimonials

“I became familiar with Miranda Reads after reading her very fun review of Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter. As someone writing a book featuring a Goth girl protagonist, I asked her if she’d be willing to read my first draft as I wrote it & give her honest opinion. While I had my hopes up due to her thoughtful reviews, she actually exceeded all my expectations on the depth of her feedback. There was so much thought and sincerity put into all the comments that she became my favorite developmental editor and someone who I looked forward to reading her feedback after I finished every section. My book owes so much to her, so much so that I’m mentioning her first in the acknowledgments. If you find yourself reading a book about a certain Goth girl named Lola Barrera, just know it is as good as it is partly thanks to her feedback. Will definitely work with her again for the sequel!”

–J. Neira, author of Lola Addams/Lola’s Haunter (unpublished)