liferaft 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-23-06, id: 1120796
Author has written 12 stories | MI-5/Spooks, Hunger Games, Waterloo Road, Make It or Break It, and Avatar: Last Airbender.
β : liferaft is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've written and betaed for a long time, but am only just getting back into this site and some new fandoms, so I'm looking to expand and refresh my /

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I work by using track changes to show spelling and grammar editing - this means you can see my changes if you want, but it's easy to click 'accept all' if you're happy/in a rush. Then I go through and make comments on style and content, which will come up in balloons alongside your writing. I find this gives you an easy, effective document to work with. I'm also happy to discuss stories I'm betaing over email, PM or IM if this helps /

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I can usually respond to emails the same day to accept a request, and then work out a timetable with the author from /

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I'm nice, I really am. I will probably have a lot to say about your work - hopefully I can help you improve it a lot. But as a struggling writer myself, I don't judge, just fix. I see betaing as a mutual benefit, because looking at other people's work helps me with my own, and I genuinely enjoy /

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Get in touch and see what happens...

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I generally know where I want a fic to go, so I make a good sounding board, and can suggest developments if needed. If it's a fandom I'm familiar with, I tend to have a good grip on the characters - and I love developing OCs, too. I especially like descriptive writing in my own work, but can edit both that and dialogue for other people.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm English not American, and I'm not a stickler for grammar beyond what's needed to make work readable - so if you just want a proofreader, I'm probably not your girl. And I tend to get quite involved in stories, so if you're planning to kill, maim or break up anyone, let me know early!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm happy to do most things. Adventures, romance, humour or drama are all good. I write smut so I'll beta that too. And AU stories are fine, as long as there's some thought going into them...
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Not much I'd say no to - you can get an idea of my pairings from looking at my stories, but as long as it's not really illegible, completely disturbing, or in something like script or interactive form that shouldn't really be here, I'll give it a go!
Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 90210
Tv Angel
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Body of Proof
Misc Buffy X-overs
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Desperate Housewives
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Homeland
Book Hunger Games
Movie Matrix
Tv Mentalist
Tv Merlin
Tv MI-5/Spooks
Tv Misfits, 2009
Tv Skins
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Tv Veronica Mars
Tv Waterloo Road
Tv West Wing
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship