| CSI3Lyra 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 9 stories | CSI, House, M.D., Grey's Anatomy, and Harry Potter.
β : CSI3Lyra is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I absolutely always tell the truth about a writer's story, and I won't sugar-coat what I think. I have had some experience as a beta reader, and I think I've done a fairly good job, but you'd really have to ask the authors. I like to think I'm fairly good at proof reading, spotting mistakes and plot inconsistencies.
When I beta, I get the document, and look over the story/chapter a few times. I make corrections in red font, so you can see where I feel you've gone wrong. Then I send it back to you straight away.
What do I expect of anyone "wishing to acquire my services"? Well, it's always good if I'm told what you expect right at the beginning. I also expect a little patience, as I'm really not quite perfect.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a bit of a grammar obsessive, although I'm definitely not perfect. I pride myself on my spelling, and I always use spell checkers. I utilize the Oxford dictionary and thesaurus if necessary. And I always tell the truth about your story, if a little bluntly. I'm not the person you want if you need to be mollycoddled and spoon fed.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have a problem with time-keeping. If you need to have a story/chapter back by a certain date, give me enough time. I have a life outside beta reading, and sometimes things will take priority over your writing. You'll have to able to accept that. And, of course, my not always sugary personality.
I'm sure I have more weaknesses, but they don't spring to mind right now.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Fandoms I am competent at reading: Harry Potter, Twilight, Holly Black, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, House MD, CSI (Vegas and New York), Scrubs, Friends, and goodness knows how many more films and books.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta CSI Miami, anime/manga, House/Wilson slash, Grissom/Ecklie slash, and stories which are sent to me in text/MSN speak. Most things are accepted, just ask and I'll let you know.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
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