| IreneHolmes 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 9 stories | Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and Silmarillion.
β : IreneHolmes is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a fair editor, I like to judge stories on both stylistic and mechanical strengths, and expect me to be a stickler about grammar. I've read a lot of different styles of literature, from Tolkien to Melville to Carroll; therefore I guess you could say I have a balanced perspective. Anyone who wants me to be a beta reader needs to be aware that I will tell you how I feel about your story, be it good or bad, so if I seem harsh it's not that I hate your work. I'm dedicated to improvement for myself and others, so please be aware that I will give my all to help anyone who wants it.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a good sense of flow. If someone tries to copy a particular writing style or voice, I can usually tell them if they're accomplishing it. I do a lot of research when I write, from using Mapquest to find actual English pubs for my HP fanfic to reading up on the medicinal properties of herbs for my LotR works. I've been told I'm a fair writer of dialogue, and so if you have a question about a conversation, ask away!
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not good at copying a particular author's voice. When I write, I try to stay true to characterization and not necessarily style of writing. Also, I can be a little blunt when giving feedback.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll generally do anything related to Tolkien, Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, or anime. I read a lot, so I'm open to reading any book-related fanfics. I'll do any genre, and all ratings.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a big slash person. I'll read it if you want me to, but it's not my cup of tea. If you've got a M/F romance with explicit sex, I'll probably decline. Or skip the sex parts. I'm a little bit of a prude when it comes to that.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for