Irelandblue 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-05-02, id: 165843
Author has written 5 stories | Quantum Leap, Gilmore Girls, and Harry Potter.
β : Irelandblue is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am new to beta-reading, however, I am not new to editing work. I am a trained educator and have helped students of all ages with their grammar, spelling and word choice. I am pretty thorough, and would be happy to give you suggestions for more specific word choices and varying sentence structure to be more accurate, if you want the help in that area. One thing I often ask students to do is expound if things aren't very clear in the story by asking questions. I work very hard to not change someone's voice, though. I am also very good with checking for spelling and glaring grammar mistakes and may give suggestions for the mechanics of writing or ask questions so that I know what you wanted to say.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are editing the mechanics of writing (punctuation, spelling, sentence variety, formatting text) and helping with word choice (effect versus affect; their, there, they're...etc.). I can also help when it comes to adding detail or figurative language and, for some topics, I can help with character development.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As far as weaknesses in writing go, I tend to get bogged down with questions and often will overthink everything. That being said, as a beta, I am merely reading and editing someone else's work, and so will differ to their talent and judgement.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read (and beta-read) stories about characters I recognize and have also written for, or are currently writing for, including: Quantum Leap, Gilmore Girls, and Harry Potter. I will also read anything from K up to M, I'm not picky.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I prefer not to read stories that have slash or anything akin to slash.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Bridget Jones' Diary
Tv Gilmore Girls
Book Harry Potter
Book Pride and Prejudice
Tv Quantum Leap
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