Contact Me

Not sure what kind of editing you need? Send me a sample and I will help you decide. My rates are based on length and state of the draft. Please contact me at and we can exchange details.

14 thoughts on “Contact Me

    Dennis Humphries said:
    April 15, 2016 at 1:10 am

    I’m interested. What do you charge for your services?

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    Krysta MacDonald said:
    June 14, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Can you please contact me regarding a beta “brain” read? Do you have much experience with literary fiction?


    drdebwriter said:
    January 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Hi I’m looking for a beta read on a 97,000 word manuscript (adult suspense set in 1969). What are your rates? Thank you – DC Rivera contact me at:


    Craig Turner said:
    November 12, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    Hi Sharon – looking for a beta read for a contemporary adult mainstream novel of 79k words called ‘Life Of A Salesman’ – can you let me know your availability and rates please?
    Thanks. Craig


      sharonumbaugh responded:
      November 12, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      Thanks for contacting The Writer’s Reader about a beta read. I sent a response to your email address.


    April 30, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Hey! I’m one third the way through your comments on the beta read you did for me, and it’s going well. I’ve solved the first chapter problem that was giving me hell! I had rewritten the first paragraph of my book, and rewritten the first chapter, too, so many times, I lost count. When I saw how the story “read” through your eyes, I knew what the problem was, and voila, I fixed it! Thanks again. May 1000 paper cranes find their way to your pineapple garden in Hawaii.


    Lindsey Hazard said:
    August 25, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Hello! I am interested in your Beta Brain services. Please contact me with rates and availability.



      sharonumbaugh responded:
      August 25, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      Hi Lindsey,

      Thanks for contacting The Writer’s Reader about beta reading. Let’s communicate through email. Mine is Kindly, tell me the genre and word count of your novel so I can determine the rate. Thanks! Sharon


    Jim O'Brien said:
    February 2, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I tried to send you an email but it would not go through


    robert ray said:
    July 6, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Hi–I need a beta read on a memoir about senior tennis–“Senior” tennis starts at 65 and goes on until you’re dead–an activity that depends on women tennis players–they live longer than men–the manuscript is 52K words–but it needs eyes other than mine–thank you! RRay


      sharonumbaugh responded:
      July 6, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks for contacting The Writer’s Reader about beta reading! I will send you details about the servcie to your email address.


    Lori Brand said:
    September 18, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Hi Sharon,

    I very much enjoyed working with you on my last thriller, BODY WARS. have a new thriller, KNOW BY HEART, that I think will be ready for a beta read in the next day or two. I’m wondering what your availability is, please?

    Thank you!


      sharonumbaugh responded:
      September 18, 2022 at 9:37 pm

      Hi Lori,
      Good to hear you completed another thriller! I will try and fit you in. What is your timeline and what is the word count? Best to communcicate via


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