SilverPotion205 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-08-09, id: 1999894
Author has written 11 stories | Harry Potter.
β : SilverPotion205 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My beta reading style is simply, I correct your mistakes that you have made in your story. I won't suggest anything for you to do differently, unless you have asked me previously.br

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If, as you send the chapter, you also ask me if I think there can be any changes made to the plot or dialogue or anything you think doesn't quite fit, then I most certainly will help. But remember, I won't suggest anything for you to change unless you ask me.br /

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I have decided this because I know that authors are different.br /

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Some just want to have their story edited for any grammar, spelling, etc. mistakes, and they get annoyed if people suggest they change their story in any way. Which is fine by me, I totally understand. I won't suggest for you to change anything. I'll just get straight to the point and tell you your mistakes.br /

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Other authors though, might think their story could use a little help or someone else to bring different idea's to the table. Which is great. I would be glad to help. But, since it annoys some authors, I will only suggest plot, dialogue, etc. changes, if you ask. br /

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Also, my Betaing style for just grammar is, for example: (I will use a section of a Harry Potter book and add mistakes, to show you how I correct them.)br /

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Unedited:br /

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'You applied 1st for the defense against the dark asts post, I believe?' Professor Umbridge asked Snape.br /

"Yes" Said Snape quietly.br /

"But you were unsuccessful?"br /

Snape's lip curled. br /

'Obviusly.'br /

Edited: (This is how it would look coming back to you.)br /

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1)'You applied 1st for the defense against the dark asts post, I believe?' Professor Umbridge asked Snape.

- "You applied first for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post, I believe?" Professor Umbridge asked Snape.br /

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2)"Yes" Said Snape quietly.

- "Yes," said Snape quietly.br /

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3)Snape's lip curled. br /

'Obviusly.'br /

- Snapes' lip curled.br /

"Obviously."br /

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If you asked me to make suggestions, they would be at the bottom of the corrections list.br /

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I do this because I don't want to actually change your story. Sometimes when I correct a mistake, maybe say, the way a person worded something, the author might not have actually made a mistake and that is how they wanted it worded. So, some of the corrections I make, might not actually needed to be changed. I also do that so the author can see all their mistakes and maybe learn from a few of them and not make them the next time they write a chapter.br /

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So, that is my Beta technique. If you don't like it, then I guess you should just go find another beta reader then. br /

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Also, if you want me to be your beta, then send me a PM telling me so. I need you to do this because I like to know when another person needs me to beta for them. It also gives me a chance to tell you "yes," or "no," to whether or not I can beta read for you. After I have told you that "yes, I can beta read for you," then you may send your story.br /

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I ask that you only send one chapter at a time. It is much easier and simpler to work that way. I also get edited chapters out faster if your just send them one at a time. br /

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With that said, if you agree with my techniques and rules, then you can go ahead and look at my strengths and weakness and what I prefer. If not, then, I guess you can continue your search for a beta reader. br /

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Thanks :)br /

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~Harmony

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very good at correcting any grammar mistakes I see. I am good at correcting tenses, like if your story changes back between present tense and past tense, and it's not a vision or a memory.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am horrible at beta reading poems. The only poems I am good at correcting are my own. I feel like grammar doesn't matter that much in poems because, the odd period or comma here or there, makes the poem entirely different.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will beta any type of story, except for the two below. All different types of stories, meaning, not only genre's like: romance, hurt/comfort, drama, etc. But the type of story, like, het, slash, femslash, multi, incest, anything you could think of. I will beta. I'm not very judgmental, and things don't really disgust me or anything, so it's all good.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta read the following stories:br /

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1. Poems. See above for detailsbr /

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2. Western. I don't really see the point of western. (No offense) And I just plain don't like it. br /

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3. Mystery. I am horrible at coming up with mysteries, and therefore, I will be no help when trying to beta yours.br /

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The only thing I could beta in these three types of stories is the grammar, spelling, etc. Everything else I would just be lost.br /

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And that's about it.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 101/102 Dalmatians
Movie 17 Again
Tv 7th Heaven
Movie A Bugs Life
Movie A Cinderella Story
Movie A Walk to Remember
Book A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy
Movie Agent Cody Banks
Movie Air Bud
Movie Aladdin
Book Alice in Wonderland
Movie Alice in Wonderland
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Book Boxcar Children
Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book City of Ember
Tv Degrassi
Book Ella Enchanted
Book Harry Potter
Book Margaret Peterson Haddix
Book Metamorphoses
Book Night World series
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Book Princess Diaries
Book Saddle Club
Book Shadow Children series
Tv Sister, Sister
Book Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Book That Was Then, This is Now
Book Twilight
Book Uglies
Book Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship