keotla 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-03-07, id: 1271366
Author has written 6 stories | CSI: New York, and Criminal Minds.
β : keotla is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a Beta, I like to be fairly thorough, so I'm not fast, though I don't think I'm particularly slow. I like to make sure I do my best to catch everything I can, so I go through a couple of readings. First, I read through it once, just to enjoy it. Then, I read it again, much more carefully, taking into account sentence structure, grammar, word choice, syntax, etc. I change those, then step back. I like to take several hours away from it (usually I sleep on it) then I come back to it, and look at characterization, if it's a fandom I'm familiar enough with to help with that, and if it's requested.

I like to be able to talk to the author, particularly during the first and third readings, but it's not as vital during the first reading as it is during the third. If I have questions about what the author is trying to say, I like to be able to ask, and discuss, rather then just assuming and making changes that way. Email will work, although I do prefer some sort of IM client (I have both AIM and Yahoo).

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm really good with word choice and voice, particularly if it's in the third person. I'm also good with sentence and paragraph structure, syntax and clarity.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I like to use commas a little too much, and so am slightly bad about the use of commas. I can usually figure out where they do and don't go, they just aren't my strong suit.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Slash, Het, threesomes, moresomes... It's all good with me. I don't mind any type of rating, and I'll beta any pairing even if it's not one of my favorites (if it's a fandom of mine).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The only type of stories I'm not wild on reading or beta-ing are those in second person. I find them awkward to read, and I don't think I'd be very good at beta-ing them.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You
Movie A Cinderella Story
Movie A Walk to Remember
Movie American President
Movie Armageddon
Book Black Jewels Trilogy
Tv Bones
Tv Closer
Tv Cold Case
Movie Constantine
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv CSI: Miami
Tv CSI: New York
Book Dark is Rising Sequence
Movie Day After Tomorrow
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Book Emma
Movie Enchanted
Game Final Fantasy XII
Book His Dark Materials
Tv House, M.D.
Movie Interpreter
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Movie Love Actually
Tv Moonlight
Movie Never Been Kissed
Movie Notting Hill
Tv Numb3rs
Movie Princess Diaries
Book Robert Langdon series
Tv Sex and the City
Movie Sixteen Candles
Movie Someone Like You
Book Song of the Lioness
Movie Sound of Music
Book Valdemar universe
Movie What A Girl Wants
Movie X-Men: The Movie
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for