But why is it so important to have them?
You need thick skin in the publishing game and getting constructive feedback from people you can help you get used to your precious process being picked to pieces.
So why should you be a Beta editor?
Firstly, I see things that I'm missing in my work. It makes me want to aim higher with my writing.
Then, sometimes I see what's missing from my friends manuscripts. When I see missing character development or plot holes, it makes me think about my work and if I've done the same thing.
Giving and receiving feedback makes you a better writer. To find out more about being a good Beta reader here and ways to connect with other writers here. And tell us about your Beta reading experiences in the comments.