What is a Third Reader?

Nobel Laureate Odysseas Elytis, a Greek poet and writer, wrote in his book Open Papers, that “a real poet needs an audience of three. Since any poet worth his salt has two intelligent friends, he spends his whole life searching for the third reader.” I believe the same is true of writers. Most of us have writer friends with whom we can discuss our latest project, and who provide the necessary encouragement to keep us writing. But what we need is that third reader, someone experienced and unbiased, and who understands writing, criticism and the publishing business well enough to offer the guidance and direction that can help a writer become established in the industry.

I offer myself as your third reader in the hope that together we can refine your manuscript for possible publication.

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