Cytherea4 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-13-07, id: 1420826
Author has written 10 stories | House, M.D., NCIS, Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal, and Battlestar Galactica: 2003.
β : Cytherea4 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 reader, I will read your updates shortly after they are sent to me. I will analyze them openly and honestly, and provide you with feedback on your writing and ask you any questions about things that may need clarification. I expect those who want me to beta for them to be open to receiving constructive criticism to make their writing better, and who will not take it personally if I express my honest views. Also, I believe that my job as a beta reader is not to change things without the writer's consent, or to change what they are trying to say (basically- I will not rewrite your fic for you!), but to fix errors and to suggest things that would make the writing better overall (for instance, other word choices that might be better, adding more information, reorganizing awkward sentence structure, etc.). I am open to conversation about my suggestions. Thank you for your consideration; I am looking forward to collaborating with you!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have always been good at spelling and grammar, and I am a meticulous proofreader. Part of my job as a professional requires me to proofread and edit massive manuscripts (typically for college textbooks) before they go out for publication. I am online pretty often, so I will almost always be available for you. Also, I was the kid who read mountains of books and wrote letters to the publishers pointing out all the errors that I found. The first few times, they sent me free books. After they were getting letters from me every month, I was completely ignored!
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am honest to a fault, and I will tell you exactly what I think about your writing, whether that's pointing out errors you made or telling you that I don't think you've kept the characters in-character. My honesty can be off-putting to some, so this is a warning. If you want somebody who will only tell you what you want to hear, that isn't me! Also, I'm not perfect, and while this kind of work is a large part of my job, I am not immune from errors.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
For House: House/female OC, House/Cameron. For NCIS: Gibbs/Abby; Gibbs/Ziva; Tony/Ziva; Ziva/Abby. For Silence/Hannibal: Hannibal/Clarice. The rest of the shows I have listed, I am a bit more open about, and will consider on a case-by-case basis.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't really read male slash, or pure smut. Some smut is ok, but if that's all the fic is, I'm not interested.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Battlestar Galactica: 2003
Tv Dexter
Tv House, M.D.
Tv In Plain Sight
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Tv Lost
Tv Medium
Tv NCIS
Tv Once Upon a Time
Tv Person of Interest
Tv Psych
Movie Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal
Tv West Wing
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship