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Paid beta seems to have skipped large portions of my manuscript

You were cheated. On Fiverr, you only get a few days (3 I think) to complain, and get a refund or get a correction. Actually you just get a credit on your account you can use for another gig, not a ...
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Paid beta seems to have skipped large portions of my manuscript

I think this is a very difficult question. On the one hand, if you paid by the word and the contract was for your beta reader to read the whole text and give you feedback on all of it, then that is ...
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Should I use beta readers before or after giving my manuscript to a developmental editor?

I’m a developmental editor (also called a content editor) for a living, and for what it’s worth, I recommend saving beta reading until after dev editing, at least by default. The reason is that ...
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Should I use beta readers before or after giving my manuscript to a developmental editor?

A developmental editor, as the name implies, is an alpha reader and should be employed during the stage where you are trying to figure out the overall storyline, the basic structure of your plot and ...
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Paid beta seems to have skipped large portions of my manuscript

There is a huge difference between a developmental editor and a beta-reader. A beta reader's primary role is to share how readable and how engaging your story is. If the story has problems with ...
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Paid beta seems to have skipped large portions of my manuscript

I wouldn't say this is specifically a writing question - it's the same as any other substandard service you buy, and feel like you didn't get your money's worth. First, contact the beta and let them ...
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