likemycoffee 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-22-08, id: 1748980
Author has written 26 stories | Scrubs, Life on Mars, Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Peep Show.
β : likemycoffee is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am able to beta-read for anyone who is looking for constructive criticism of their work. I give praise but I also offer points for improvement. I would expect anyone who asks me to beta to have a basic grasp of punctuation. By that, i mean know how to use full stops, capital letters and at least attempt to write in paragraphs (although i know that some people do struggle with paragraphing so I don't mind helping out with that) I don't mind correcting a few minor spelling errors, but spellcheck is your friend.
I can also help with character development. I am also willing to bounce ideas around and give you feed back on where a story should go. I will be honest if i don't like something and i'll offer you a suggestion of how it could be improved.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths include grammar and punctuation checking, as i am a qualified English teacher. I also am quite picky about getting aspects of British culture accurate which may appeal to you if you're not British and writing Harry Potter or Torchwood fanfic for example. I can also help with plot and character development. Creating realistic dialogue without waffling is a particular strength of mine. My speciality is angsty, dramatic fics and also fluffy, romance.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weak points include writing action/fight scenes where a lot happens very quickly. Also I find sex scenes difficult to beta although I will always give it a go.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My speciality is angst, drama and fluff. This is what i write myself so i will be best able to offer advice and suggestions. I will beta other fics as well. Slash is also a speciality of mine.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am happy to beta any type of story.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Harry Potter
Tv Life on Mars
Tv Scrubs
Tv Torchwood
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for