Margaret R. O'Halloran 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-02-11, id: 3122406
Author has written 7 stories | Law and Order: SVU, StarTrek: The Next Generation, and StarTrek: Voyager.
β : Margaret R. O'Halloran is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a stickler for proper grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. If you'd like, I am happy to proofread your work as well as beta read it.

However, I will send your work back to you if it is not ready to be proofread or beta-ed yet (i.e. one run on sentence, unformed thoughts, outline format, etc.)

That does not mean that I won't accept work from those who do not have their writing skills honed yet; it just means that I will not accept work that you didn't put effort into. If you know you're not good with a certain skill, let me know and I will do my best to help you strengthen in those areas.

If I sound like a good match, great! Bring it on! :D

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I hold myself to a very high standard. I will hold any writer I work with to that same standard.

I am good at giving constructive criticism and am good at finding a way to word things so that they "fit right", or "flow".

I am good at correcting grammatical errors, spelling and punctuation errors, and fixing formatting issues.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am sometimes too hard on myself when it comes to writing, and occasionally that carries over to my beta-ing. I take an approach that might be a little too aggressive, meaning that I might do a little too much "tweaking". Things might sound better the way they were before, or they might feel forced because of the changes I make. And sometimes I get a little overzealous with that red corrective pen.

If this happens, please point it out to me. If I overstep my bounds, just grab the spray bottle and squirt me. I'll leap back.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to beta stories written about fandoms that I am a part of, or that I at least know something about. Just ask me about it and I'll let you know if I feel I should beta it. I'll always be honest about that. There's no sense in having someone absolutely unfamiliar with the characters involved beta read your work!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No furry fics, no toilet fetishes, no feet fetishes. I'd rather not beta for yaoi, either.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Criminal Minds
Movie Ever After
Book Harry Potter
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv NCIS
Tv Rizzoli & Isles
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship