CSI3Lyra 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-15-06, id: 1028521
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 Description
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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
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