krystal lazuli 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-11-03, id: 485873
Author has written 64 stories | Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Thor, and Hobbit.
β : krystal lazuli is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Greetings!

Thanks for considering me for a beta reader.

I am a person who enjoys reading good fiction. I like to read a story several times. The first time is simply to get an understanding of what the writer is trying to accomplish in their story. I will then read for grammar/spelling errors and also for continuity within the story. A person wishing to acquire my services should expect a thorough reading, and it might take a few days. Please let me know your expectations for turnaround time, but realize I work full-time and attend university working on an advanced degree.

I will never criticize a piece without offering constructive suggestions for improvement. I will not try to change your story, simply point out ways to improve it for readers.

I do ask that writers take the time to use a spell check prior to sending it to me. I simply do not feel it is my job to check your mistakes that can easily be corrected through a simple spell check. I do understand that sometimes we use a word that is spelled correctly, but isn't the correct word for the sentence. That is what a beta-reader is for - to find those tiny mistakes. But glaring spelling errors simply show me that you did not take the time to bother to review your writing prior to sending it off.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I will work with what you want me to review your writing for. I am good at spelling, grammar and most punctuation. I also usually catch words that are being overused in a piece and try to offer suggestions to avoid this. I am very good at characterization, making sure your character stays "in character". If I feel you've stepped out of character, I will point it out to you. I realize it is your story and your prerogative to do so, but I will point it out. It is your story after all, not mine. I'm simply reading it to catch errors before you publish it.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Commas and periods in dialogue are my biggest issues. I often don't catch where a comma or period should be placed properly in dialogue.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I do prefer stories within the Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Thor/Avengers genres, but am open to most genres for technical editing (spelling/grammar/punctuation).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm pretty open to just about anything.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Movie Frozen
Book Hobbit
Book Lord of the Rings
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Thor
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship