Katrina Puffinstuf 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-22-03, id: 443299
Author has written 13 stories | Harry Potter.
β : Katrina Puffinstuf is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello! I have been writing fanfiction since I was 13 years old... and as of this year (2014), that will be literally half my life ago! I love the Harry Potter universe and have immersed myself in it as much as possible since grade school. For awhile, I simply lived to write this stuff. Life happened, school happened, and existing in the Real World has seriously limited what I can contribute to fanfiction. Because of these circumstances, I have not published fanfiction since around 2008/2009. However, that is not to say that I have not been writing. br /br /

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Thanks to graduate school, my writing has become more professionally oriented. I have written quite a bit of scholarly work in the past year and a half, and since teaching courses in English at the collegiate level, I have honed my methods of constructive feedback. I would elect to beta using the review function on Microsoft Word and use comments on the document sent to me by the author. I would then email the reviewed copy to the author. br /br /

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My life is usually horribly busy, but this is a slow semester, and I have quite a bit of time on my hands. When my life gets busy, I will be scaling beta reading I do on here back. I will be straight with you about deadlines and whether or not I could do a particular load of chapters in a certain amount of time. Obviously, I will try to get material back to you ASAP, but I will let you know of the most feasible deadline in the case that it might take a couple of days or so.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am most adept in the following areas: grammar, conventions (spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, capitalization), sentence fluency and structure, word choices, and coherence. These are where my beta skills would be at their highest. This is not to say that I cannot do other parts of beta reading, such as reading for characterization, scoping out plotholes, and ensuring that the story has a good flow. I simply feel as I would be more useful focusing on those nitty-gritty aspects of writing rather than trying to tackle every problem. If grammar and conventions are the problem, I can be a fresh set of eyes to help you find a solution.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
No Brit-picking. I can't do it. I speak and write in American English. Also, I am absolutely more adept at writing expository material, so again, characterization, dialogue, and writing descriptively is not my strongest suit.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Harry Potter, Trigun, X-Files, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Revenge
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am open to pretty much anything.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Grey's Anatomy
Book Harry Potter
Tv NCIS
Tv NCIS: Los Angeles
Tv Revenge
Tv Scandal
Anime Trigun
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship