WistfulWedandWellRead 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-07-09, id: 1892857
Author has written 9 stories | Night World series, Gallagher Girls, Vampire Kisses, House of Night, and Twilight.
β : WistfulWedandWellRead is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I would like to get back into beta-reading. I have not done it since early high school, unless you count the dozens of essays I edited for my classmates in college. I miss it! I am a certified elementary teacher and really only have time to do this during the summer but would love to continue on weekends if I find an author who continues to post updates regularly! A part of my job is to teach writing. That's actually my favorite part of the day. While I will not teach you how to write, I will go through your story with a fine tooth comb and help you improve the over all quality. My style of beta-reading focuses on grammar and sentence structure. Sentence structure can really affect the flow of a story and I cannot tell you how many fics I've abandoned reading because the author had an awful flow. I cannot emphasize just how important flow is to me. That being said, if you would like my help with rewriting scenes you are unsatisfied with, we can do that too!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Like I said, I edited dozens of essays for my classmates in college. People come to me if they want someone who will not only find their mistakes but also help improve their voice as an author. I am particularly good at helping others vary their sentence length in order to set a pace. I am also a stickler for including sensory words in writing. Playing to your reader's senses can be critical to hooking a new reader.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest weakness as a writer is that I like things to be accurate. This means I usually get stuck and lose momentum in the research phase of a chapter or book. I also overly love the use of commas. The only one that will play a big role in beta-reading is the use of commas. However, unless you have a lot of parenthetical phrases or expressions of contrast, it shouldn't be too big of an issue.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to beta fics based on books I've read.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The only place I draw the line is at crack fics. I will not beta a crack fic.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Book Gallagher Girls
Book Harry Potter
Tv Lucifer
Book Lux Series, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book Mortal Instruments
Book Naturals, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Book Night World series
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Book Renegades, Marissa Meyer
Tv Riverdale
Tv Supernatural
Book Twilight
Book Uglies
Book Vampire Academy
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship