magic-carpet 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-06-07, id: 1318896
Author has written 13 stories | CSI: Miami, and Harry Potter.
β : magic-carpet is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My name is Lilly, and I am a 16-year old writer from Southern California. I have always been an avid writer, and recently have begun to publish my writing online. English is among my best subjects in school, and though I am young, I can promise you I write with maturity. For this reason, I believe I am a good beta.

When I beta, I have to be able to understand the piece and know the show and its characters. Therefore I will only beta for CSI: Miami, Smallville and Kyle XY, though I prefer CSI: Miami. I beta for all characters, all ships, and all ratings- I can handle the higher ratings. ;)

I am happy to beta most stories, and will do my best to catch every mistake and give helpful input.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via this site, or email me from my profile.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have been told that I am extremely good at characterization and setting up plot. I have been watching my shows for a long time, and by now I know the characters like the back of my hand. If there are any mistakes in the way you characterize, I'll be able to tweak it and make it work. In addition, I know that my grammar is good, and I have a wide vocabulary. Not only do I receive high marks on school essays, but I have been writing for a long time, and my stories reflect my skill level.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Repetition is one of my weaknesses, as I tend to repeat words often. I am human, and can read over mistakes, especially mistakes that I myself make often. I am also a perfectionist, which means I need to read over the piece many times before I can be sure I've caught every mistake. I can take up to a week to beta a story, and longer during the school year (September-June).
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer stories (obviously) that fit into the guidelines listed above- that is, CSI: Miami. I will also take Smallville and Kyle XY fics. I'd prefer stories with some depth to them, and the writer to have some basic knowledge of the English language.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd prefer not to have to beta a story that doesn't make any sense, or one that is completely out of character. Some stories are just beyond help, and I might refuse to beta some for this reason.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv CSI: Miami
Tv Kyle XY
Tv Smallville
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship