Man… I hardly know where to begin. To say I am fortunate in discovering this hidden gem of an editor/beta reader/Wonder Woman would be a devastating understatement.

Since that very first impossibly detailed, exceedingly efficient, and surprisingly entertaining email I received from her, I just knew I’d lucked out.

It’s tough writing a book. And when it’s finally completed, all of your heart and soul and (in my case) sleep deprived nights poured into 90,000 words, you don’t up and give such a treasured piece of yourself to just anyone. You need to know you are in the best hands possible. Someone who will somehow execute that perfect balance of being an expert critic and a devoted reader. Someone who will pretty much convince you by her brilliant words alone that she has magically managed to dive into your book and is sitting smack in the middle of it, right alongside your characters.

The good, the bad and the ugly– you will get it all. But from a sharp eye and a masterful professional.

I know, I know: It sounds impossible. Even after receiving that first email from her, and that second, and third, I thought to myself, “Okay, okay. But she can’t be THIS good the whole way through.”

I was wrong.

Needless to say, I’ve decided to hire her for more. As I will again, and again, and again. Yup. She is stuck with me. (Sorry, Sarah.)

T. L. Martin

Fellow authors will agree that a good beta reader is nearly impossible to come by. Those of Sarah’s caliber are gems that one finds unexpectedly and must respect for their rarity.

Sarah is probably one of the best I’ve ever used in terms of both her professionalism and thoroughness. Knowing her reactions as she worked through my manuscript gave me invaluable insight into my piece and, I believe, has improved it beyond measure. She works by chapter leaving both comments on google docs so that the author might see them ingrained with the piece, as well as a written review of her thoughts, the problems she has encountered and the things she enjoyed.

If you are lucky enough to deal with this beta reader be aware that you will not likely find another that is so committed to helping you. I highly recommend her services to those aiming to honestly improve their work.

Lacy St. Sin