As a verteran writer of almost five years now, I strive to make sure all can be comfortable with their talents. I am judge-free and welcome all requests no matter the writing level of the author.
I believe in helping writers perfect their skills, so as of the date of this profile update, my Betas will opperate as such:
Upon accepting a Beta request, I will read, improve, and give advice on up to five chapters maximum. After that the requesting author must use the tools that I provide along with my advice and suggestions to write and proofread at least two chapters by his or herself. I will look at these chapters, but will only highlight the incorrect areas for the author to fix alone.
Once I find the chapter is acceptable, I will return to proofing and correcting the chapters sent, but with less active corrections and more suggestions.
At ten chapters, I will judge whether or not the story still needs a Beta and if not, will congratulate the author for improving so much that I am no longer needed.
This being said, this does not mean that I will stop reading the work. I may request that the sender only publish the chapters and I will become a reviewer rather than a Beta Reader to provide comments on what would hopefully be a successful story.