kikistone 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-05-09, id: 2073541
Author has written 2 stories | Harry Potter.
β : kikistone is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta I restructure paragraphs, switch words for better-fitting synonyms, use punctuation to better the writing’s flow so it is easily read and, of course, fix those awful everyday aberrations called typos. Basically, I am your very own editor that loves your content for what it is and only wants to help you make it better. I am professionally proficient in three different languages, but I will only do betareading in English and Spanish, due to the fact that I am a native speaker for only these. In regards to what can be expected of me by my authors, I try to get through the submissions within a 72-hour period. I insist on constant communication with the author because sometimes as a beta you need to clarify what it was that the author meant to say. I believe that betas can help authors better their content because they are committed and engaged readers that want to see the story succeed; and that is exactly what I provide for my readers.

I prefer to receive submission on Fridays, but I will accept them also on Wednesdays; submissions made any other day will be dealt on a case-by-case basis but under the constraint of the above-mentioned 72-hour period.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Sentence structuring and verb tense continuity are especially important to me. I am particularly good at catching typos and commonly misspelled words. I make a big emphasis on making story easy to read, the best stories are the ones that flow easily because they are able to catch you into a trans and take you away; this cannot be accomplished if the read has to stop due to a misplaced apostrophe, a missing ellipsis, if the punctuation is off or if the author wrote ‘then’ instead of ‘than’.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I need to be interested in your story's plot for me to succeed as your beta. I will be able to get through any story and fix it, but you will be able to tell when I am truly passionate about one of your stories over the others. I also refuse to sugarcoat my opinions. This is not to say I will be rude, but that I believe that I will be doing writers a disservice by not truly expressing my opinion on their writing; after all I am a betareader, reader being the key word in my title.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
World-wise, Harry Potter fan-fictions are always preferred. Genre-wise, I prefer romances.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything dealing with horror or suspense is an absolute 'no' for me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Boston Legal
Book Gossip Girl
Tv Grey's Anatomy
Book Harry Potter
Book Hush, Hush
Book Mortal Instruments
Tv Once Upon a Time
Tv Originals
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Family
Friendship