Question for all you "real" novelists ou
Would you ever consider -- or have you ever considered -- offering to read unpublished manuscripts in your genre in order to supply valuable feedback to an author who is in the pre-submission editing stage?
For example, if you have written murder mysteries, you would read murder mystery manuscripts.
Fantasy writers would read fantasy.
And so on.
A reading fee goes without saying, of course.
Say, $300? $500?
Remember, this isn't editing....this is reading and giving your overall impression of a manuscript.
Am I in loo-loo land, or is this something that is actually done sometimes??