Kerie Nightingale 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-23-09, id: 2123796
Author has written 1 story | Black Jewels Trilogy.
β : Kerie Nightingale 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 reader, I will do my very best to make sure your work is ready to be viewed by the public. If this requires numerous read-throughs and redos, then so be it. I consider myself interactive, and as such I will provide reasoning behind most changes I make and lots of commentary. There should be interaction between beta reader and the author, and that includes listening to brainstorming, helping with plot development, character development, adherence to cannon characters, a consistent "author's voice" throughout the work and so on, anything that is necessary.br /

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I do, however, have a certain standard of work that I am willing to take. I am a picky person-I know what I like and what I don't like-if your work happens to fall into the category of what I don't like then I will politely decline my services as I would be of no help to you. You must have at least some spell-check and revision done on your own-I am not your babysitter but a second opinion. The work has to be somewhat more advanced as far as writing goes, though I hope to help you develop into an even more outstanding writer. Absolutely no OOC's, must have a consistent flow and POV, and most importantly a good idea. Even if it has many problems, if a story shows promise I am willing to overlook many things. Please do not take offense if I decline my services, I know what would be a good match and what will not. If I like what I read of your work, I promise to do everything in my power to polish it to perfection...or close enough to it.br /

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As far as my availability, I check the site often, right now I am literally checking it a few times a day, as I have works of my own that I update regularly. I should be able to get a message back to you within a day or two of receiving it. If I have a beta to read it would mostly depend on how long it is and how many times we would need to edit it, but within a week should be reasonable. br /

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On that note...despite my stiff and I am just realizing now-very formal profile description-I am a nice person, I swear! I really do want to work with you on creating your best possible work. In no way do I want to change the voice of your work, but to bring out its potential in a way that pleases us both, but moreso you since you are its creator. Highlighting your strengths and weaknesses is what beta reading is all about. I will never try to step on your work or be rude and insult your writing. Since I am working on becoming an author myself I know how attached you get to your writing.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Description has always been my strongest aspect of writing...and also my downfall a little bit. Too much of a good thing is always a bad thing. I do pride myself in my ability to bring out my ideas fully to convey what I want to say. And as always with writers-the more the better! I am a fan of length, but not wasted space. I can help you to add detail and fulfillment to your writing.br /

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Good commentary is another thing I think I excel at. The more I say about your writing, the more you have to work with.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am newer to beta reading, so even though I have outside experience with helping to proof read work, I have little on this site. I admit that I am not a spelling/grammar nazi but I will do my best to be thorough. I tend to overuse commas in my work and perhaps use a mite too much description/detail. But I am working on all these things and hopefully my strength/weaknesses will compliment yours.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My absolute favorite series is the Black Jewels Trilogy, I also, however, love the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, The Mortal Instruments Trilogy, Twilight, the Uglies, and especially the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and works, and majority of The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. br /

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That being said, I have a passion for all the books/animes I have selected to betaread and pride myself on knowing the world/cannon characters backwards and forwards. You will not be disappointed.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not accept betas from any of the areas I have not specified, I have either not completed them or am not as familiar as the world/characters as I should be. I do not mind man/man woman/woman relationships as long as it's tasteful. I also cannot stand pairings that are highly unlikely and would never actually happen. I think that we should honor the author's ideas for the works and do not abuse what they have given us. Other than that my "rules" are always bendable if I find something I like and will make exceptions.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Beowulf
Book Black Jewels Trilogy
Book Blood And Chocolate
Anime Chobits
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Anime Elfen Lied
Book Farsala Trilogy
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Book Hobbit
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Mortal Instruments
Anime Naruto
Anime Samurai Champloo
Book Silmarillion
Book Twilight
Book Uglies
Book Valdemar universe
Book Wicked
Anime Wolf's Rain
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship