Rach1989 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-05-09, id: 2105758
Author has written 12 stories | Glee, and Harry Potter.
β : Rach1989 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My name is Rachael, and writing has always been a passion of mine. I've been writing for years, and have written of fanfiction over the years. Some have been better than others, but we can't all be perfect. I've been a beta reader before and the feedback I received was quite positve. My style is quite simple, in a sense that as much as I enjoy to write fanfiction, I also enjoy reading it too. I feel that if I can help someone who needs it, to enable their enjoyment, then I should be there for them. When beta'ing a piece of writing, I tend to look for the positives rather than the nagatives, especially as people have spent the time writing the piece, then it's only fair to try and focus on the positive points. I also try and find 2 or 3 things that could be improved, not necessarily changed, but improved - whether it be rewording a section, or adding something more to the storyline to progress the piece along at a better pace.br /br /br /br /

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I try and be a friend to whoever I am beta'ing for, as they have chosen me from the bunch, and I make the effort to be there for them and help them with what ever they need. If they feel that they need extra help with moving their story along then I am there for them. I will always make the effort to be there for them whenever they need it. Not just correcting mistakes that have been made in the piece.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've got a GCSE in English with a grade B, and A level in English lit, at grade B, and I am now halfway through my english degree. I feel that I am qualified to help other budding writers out there to progress with their writing. My language skills are pretty strong, and I feel that I am able to help reword a piece of writing to make it stronger, and more appealing to the readers. I also enjoy creating characters that are interesting in the piece, it's great when reading and writing, to have a character that people can relate to. What's the point in having a character that no one is able to connect with, for me it ruins the story and that's never good.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I love having twists and turns in my stories to keep my readers interested, however sometimes I do this and find that I have lost my way a little in the process. It is something I'm working on though. I also tend to struggle with the length of my writing, sometime I can have everything summed up quickly, and others it tends to drag out. Either way, it is something that I feel I can work on, as from a readers point of view, the story has to keep moving at a suitable pace, so the length of a story is vital to it's success.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am a hopeless romantic, so I am always up for reading a story with a good romantic theme. I also like stories that have a strong theme to them. I'm a person that likes to read with some excitement building throughout the piece. I'm not the type of person to read a fic and know the outcome of the story by the end of the first paragraph. For me, it's takes away the point of reading the whole thing, which I think is a waste of time, especially if you've spent a long time writing you piece.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not really a fan of any a slash writing, so if that's something you're interesting in writing, then I am afraid that I'm not the person for you. The same coould be said for horror fics, again not really a fan, so you wouldn't be getting the best out of me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Cinderella Story
Tv Big Bang Theory
Movie Bring it On
Movie Camp Rock
Tv Coming of Age
Tv EastEnders
Tv Gavin & Stacey
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Movie High School Musical
Play Legally Blonde
Tv My Family
Tv Sonny with a Chance
Book Twilight
Tv Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
Tv Wizards of Waverly Place
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship