Michael beta read Loyal Lyre's In Perpetuity

"Michael advertised as brutally honest feedback, so naturally I gravitated that way. He wasn't wrong, but, he wasn't an arse about it. You need honest and direct feedback if you want to know how your work is received by readers, and especially at the stage you haven't finished it, because that's the version you don't want out there!! Go to him if you're scared of feedback, because you need to thicken up your skin. Go there if you're not, because you give him a challenge."


- Jessica O'Toole, author of In Perpetuity

Michael is considering changing his pen name to The Mighty Omnipotent Ultimate Purveyor of Cheese and Beer, so he says.


I’m working on it. Seriously, I am. I’ll get around to it. In the meantime, here’s Goodreads Email - Michael.p.lewis@outlook.com

Big ol' interweb

I’m on Twitter @fakeMikeLewis but I don’t use Twitter much. I mostly have a Twitter because I was told I should have one. Whatever. I post links to my work.

Services provided

  • beta reading

    • $0.002 per word

    • includes inline comments and detailed summary analysis, half up front half upon completion

  • copyediting

    • $0.0092 (serious editing)

    • involves in-depth analysis, track changes, inline comments, open dialogue and strategy for developing your story to its fullest

  • proofreading

    • $0.003 per word

    • track changes, half up front and half upon completion – withhold commentary as I’m focused on grammar, structure, and spelling

  • formatting

    • $60 flat.

    • I take your raw word docs and manually build both epub and mobi files using raw html code, no conversion algorithm. I can embed fonts, images, fancy designs and neat effects like text msg bubbles etc.

    • For $100 as above but I’ll also build your print-ready pdf

  • covers

    • I can build a solid cover if you know what you want but as you can see I’m clueless as to what’s going to sell more books

Michael's project count

Lost count. More than twenty, less than a hundred.

Specific training or expertise

I’ve had to learn everything as I go.

Primary genres

No preferences.


What Michael doesn't read

Enquire within.

Don't take my word for it, read what others are saying:

Josh Dunne

“I have recently had the pleasure of Michael going over my work, and I can honestly say he helped me immensely!

Given that my story is M/M erotica and Michael is heterosexual, I'm very grateful that he was professional enough to comment on the work as it is, and not shy away from it.

I'm also impressed at how able he was to point out my errors on readability and description, because it really makes the story flow better when you have that kind of input.

I will not hesitate to recommend Michael for beta reading, and I can't wait to read some of his work!”



Michael's also an indie author!

Most recent book, I’m told it’s my best work by far.


Current manuscript; I’ve decided to give Inkitt a try so let’s see how this goes.


I also write regularly for natmonitor.com

Loyal Lyre
An Indie Publisher
Gloucestershire, UK

©Jessica O'Toole 2020