CTPP 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-17-02, id: 235460
Author has written 42 stories | Harry Potter, Skins, Britannia High, Misc. Books, Sugar Rush, and Misc. Games.
β : CTPP is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an almost fanatic tea drinker.

I have beta-read many writers and stories. I like to add a little something to the stories that I Beta-read, that extra little swish that emphasises the authors own talent. I will, if there is unneccessary swearing, change the words to something else, as I think that maturity in writing style shows a mature plot and a top notch writer. Swearing is imature in some senses, but essential in others.

If you wish to acquire my services as a beta-reader, your story or chapter must be at least 500 words, unless it is a poem or for a series of drabbles. I prefer to work through Google documents so I can highlight areas that I've changed and add notes and suggestions without disrupting the formatting and flow of the story.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can identify tea blends from smell alone.

As an English Literature student, I have a great understanding of the English Language. I am British, and I am aware of many colloquial (not necessarily local) phrases that add a localised or even national feel to stories. I develop words and phrases to the best quality and exchange overused words for something a little bit different and special. I am just about fanatical about most aspects of grammar, so for a basic grammar/spelling check, I'm your girl. I can show you how a character feels rather than tell you. I can build up from "Emily was upset" to a few hundred words that describes how and why she is up set without even mentioning the original sentence.

I now work in a Printers. I am based in the studio and so I deal with beta-reading in an established manner most of the time. I beta-read anything from Terms and Conditions to order forms, autobiographies to fiction in a professional capacity.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I drink too much tea.

I have a tendancy to add little bits. Maybe changing 'green' to a specific shade like 'bottle green' or "a dark, slightly muddy shade of emerald" or changing overused words like 'said' to something better suiting. If you don't like that, just tell me and I'll make sure that I don't.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
A nice strong brew, a shade of amber when milk is added.

Well developed stories with a good plot and lots of description. Ready checked stories (for spelling) is appreciated, but not necessary. I love poetry, and will give you tips as to how to change the structure to better suit rhythm and tone. I like to be shown what a character is feeling rather than told.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Sugar. I really can't stand it in my tea, just milk is fine.

Underdeveloped stories with an overused yet underdeveloped plot line. Stories that have less than 300 words per chapter. I'm not too keen on swearing either, but if it adds to the story or is for Skins I probably will accept. Show me what your character is feeling, don't tell me.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Ashes to Ashes
Book Black Magician Trilogy
Book Harry Potter
Movie King Arthur
Tv Life on Mars
Book Night World series
Tv Skins
Tv Sugar Rush
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Poetry
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship