Lydi Gomistan 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-23-08, id: 1700036
Author has written 4 stories | Charmed.
β : Lydi Gomistan is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I prefer to beta in the few fandoms where I am familiar with the source material. That said, grammar, spelling, usage, and characterization are my focus. If you send me a piece of writing, expect a schoolteacher-style markup for spelling and grammar errors along with separate notes from me. Notes would cover any general trend in the errors I see, and characterization issues. I respect an author's individual writing style or voice, just as I would want mine respected. Yet that doesn't excuse any of us from the standard rules of English grammar.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Spelling, grammar, usage (this includes so-called "Yank-wanking" for you non-Americans writing in U.S.-based fandoms), and characterization. The latter is the reason I will only beta for writers in fandoms I'm familiar with.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Plot help. My ideas and your ideas are not the same, and at the end of the day, the story is yours. I would hope that you as the author have a general (not precise, necessarily, just general is fine by me) idea of where your story is going. I'm not in the business of giving advice on whether A/B, A/C, or A/D should end up together. I'm also the first to admit that I'm not all-knowing about grammar rules. I'm human, and I make mistakes.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will do 'shipper fic, gen fic, whatever. Just nothing either too fluffy or too explicitly violent.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Not that here on the story would be sexually explicit, but I don't do incest. Period. I'm also still a bit on the fence about more explicit slash stories. Femmeslash is totally cool with me, though.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Alias
Tv Charmed
Book Giver
Book Harry Potter
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for