| krystal lazuli 's Beta Reader Profile
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 Bio: general description as a beta reader
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.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Lord of the Rings
|Movie Pirates of the Caribbean|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for