Lissa Grinstead 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 1998, id: 3840
Author has written 18 stories | Magnificent Seven, Time Trax, and X-overs.
β : Lissa Grinstead 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 English teacher. My style is that I will make suggestions regarding areas where the story seems underdeveloped or could be expanded some (as sometimes we know things in our heads that we just don't put on the page), and I will let you know grammatical/spelling errors. The content suggestions are up to you...but if you choose to dismiss my grammar/spelling comments, please do not list me as a beta. (Grammar/spelling errors in dialog are the hairy one -- sometimes it is intentional, because not everyone speaks as if they digested a grammar book. Sometimes those are STYLE choice rather than errors. If I know the character well enough, I'll not comment on the dialog)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm stronger at pointing out the grammar/spelling than content issues. If you've a strong grasp on your story, but feel like your weakness is grammar/spelling, then I'm the one you want.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Unless I'm confused about something, I do not tend to comment on content--figuring that is the author's style. And I can be slow. I'll get back to you within a week, and if I'm going to be longer than that, I will let you know up front.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Magnificent Seven, Time Trax, Monk -- I prefer stories that are at least 5,000 words.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
PWPs, OFC as main character -- I don't mind an OFC, but she needs to be a guest star not a central player or recurring character, Vinfic
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 10th Kingdom
Tv Magnificent Seven
Tv Monk
Tv Time Trax
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship