| kikistone 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 2 stories | Harry Potter.
β : kikistone is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|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.
|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|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for