Enlighten 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-09-07, id: 1441057
Author has written 4 stories | Sweep, Covenant, and King Arthur.
β : Enlighten is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to Beta as much as I possibly can because I'm majoring in copy editing in college right now so this is what I'm going to be doing for a living. I've taken a few advanced grammar courses so far and I've interned at a news paper as an editor, so I've been doing this for a long time. I also don't sleep very well so I have the time to edit. Beta-ing is helping me just as much as it's helping you.

The way I work, is I don't delete anything, I write in a the story with my corrections in a colored font so you can make the corrections yourself and see exactly what's going on, that way nothing gets lost. I color code so purple is grammar, green is tense and point of view switches and blue is content suggestions. I offer suggestions on any part of the story and will pay special attention to anything that you want me to, like plot development or tenses etc. I also believe that every story no matter how horrible you think it is has something good about it and I'll make sure that you know that. I'm not here to bash anyone or make anyone feel bad about themselves.I'm also open to any questions or whatever so you can PM me whatever for whatever reason; I LOVE getting messages. If for some reason it takes me a few days to get back to you, by all means send me a message as a little kick in the butt.

I really and honestly care about editing and I care about the stories that I edit. I also genuinely try to help people improve their writing, not just making edits, and I love seeing writers improve as chapters go on.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been editing for a long time so I know what to look for and how to look for it. I'll cover everything like tense shifts, grammar, plot holes, and word choice. I edit constantly so I can get back to you promptly, and if there are a lot of edits that you want to make, you can send it back to me and I'll look at it again before you post, just to be sure that you're putting your best work and that you're confident in the chapter.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can sometimes miss spelling, but usually not. I'm not good with poetry. I also tend to get a bit wordy sometimes and it will sometimes end up that my edits will have the same word count as the story. This isn't always a bad thing, depending on how you look at it.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like long stories, but i will read the short ones and one shots. I'll take pretty much anything.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I really would like to take everything but I do have to cut off at some point, so I won't be taking in progress stories anymore. I just don't have the time to go through ten previous chapters and make corrections. I will not write your story for you. This has happened to me before and there really isn't a point of posting on here if you're just going to depend on someone else to do all the work. I also get really upset if I see the story I just edited posted with absolutely no corrections. You don't have to by any means take all of my suggestions but if you're not going to take any of them, than that's a huge waste of time for me because I put a lot of effort and time into what i do.
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 Knight's Tale
Book A-List
Book Avalon High
Movie Bend it Like Beckham
Book Blood And Chocolate
Book Blue Bloods
Movie Bourne series
Book Boy Meets Girl
Movie Breakfast Club
Movie Bring it On
Movie Center Stage
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Movie Covenant
Movie Cruel Intentions
Movie Ever After
Movie Fight Club
Book Gallagher Girls
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Book Gingerbread, Rachel Cohn
Book Gossip Girl
Misc Greek Mythology
Book Harry Potter
Book Heist Society
Book Hunger Games
Movie I Am Number Four
Book Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare
Book Inheritance Cycle
Book It Girl
Movie King Arthur
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Lorien Legacies
Book Luxe series
Book Mediator
Tv Merlin
Tv Misfits, 2009
Book Mortal Instruments
Movie Moulin Rouge
Movie Notebook
Book Peeps
Tv Pillars of the Earth
Tv Pretty Little Liars
Book Private
Book Privilege series
Book Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Tv Skins
Movie Sunshine
Tv Supernatural
Book Sweep
Movie Titanic
Movie Troy
Tv Tudors
Book Twilight
Book Uglies
Tv Vampire Diaries
Tv Xena: Warrior Princess
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for