i am officially a beta reader. i'm going to be reading stories out loud to Siamese fighting fish.
Ha. sorry. it's a joke from Facebook.
actually, a writing friend has asked me to be a beta reader for one of her upcoming novels. i won't say who, but the idea thrills me, mostly because i was dying to find out what happened and now i get to read it ahead of time. i also love editing. (i can hear K.S. laughing out loud.) i was going to say i love editing stories that aren't mine. i can find the stuff that needs tweaking and not have to figure out how to tweak it.
technically, i've done this before for my crit partners, but i've never seen the finished product in book form before and now i will. when i started this writing journey 5 years ago, i never would have expected to be where i am now, helping other writers and having them help me. wow.