Writing over on Patch of Sky today.
Editors, crit partners, beta readers...they all amount to the same thing: Someone who is going to rake over your manuscript, chop it up, mark it in red and throw it back to you with an email saying "Great job! Here are the billionity things I would fix!"
Are you ready for it? Can you handle it?
Things to consider when contacting a beta reader, and easy ways to find the right one for you.