Bella.Barbaric 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-01-09, id: 1920178
Author has written 9 stories | Twilight, Survivors, and Doctor Who.
β : Bella.Barbaric is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader

I am one of those people who is always finding little mistakes in other people's work, I'm a bit obsessive over the little mistakes in FanFiction stories that catch my eye, spelling, grammar and the like.

I can't say I have much experience in beta-ing, but I like helping other people with their work, I find myself doing it all the time, so I thought it was time to put that into good use.

When I do criticize a person work, I usually do it with gentleness, there's no point trying to improve someone's writing by insulting it.

A couple of things I personally expect from authors I beta for:

x Be patient, as much as I'd love to spend all day, everyday on FF, my life gets in the way, a lot. So I'll be as quick as I possibly can with

x I get things wrong sometimes too, so don't cyber-yell at me for that.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am generally good at English, I excel at spelling, grammar and punctuation and I'm good at picking up little mistakes people go past.

I am very good at Characterization and adding description to writing

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm usually far too polite to tell someone when their story is not brilliant (I can't even say words harsher than 'not brilliant' on here :P) , it's always been my problem, but I'd try to make their story easier to read.

I can't usually proof-read something from a universe I don't understand, that's why I chose specific categories, but I would try my best with a universe I don't know, and I'd try to understand it better by researching it.

If you're stuck for ideas, I can help a little, but I can't really give you a whole plot line, because I have really *know* a story to get ideas for it, I struggle with my own stories sometimes.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Any stories at all. I like a good romance/humour story though, I've always had a soft spot for them.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I try to stay away from fictions with lemons in, as a general rule, but I can do them.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 27 Dresses
Book A Room With a View
Movie Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Tv Ashes to Ashes
Tv Doctor Who
Book Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
Tv Survivors
Book This Lullaby
Book Truth About Forever
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for