blue-glass-boat 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-20-13, id: 4903644
Author has written 6 stories | Mortal Instruments.
β : blue-glass-boat is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not what you might call an experienced beta, but I'm more than happy to give it a try. I believe beta reading should be honest and constructive, so I will try my best to make comments in light of , I won't be offended if the writer chooses not to take my suggestions; it's their story!

Timing: I'll have the time to look over a chapter/story probably twice a week. Depending on what my schedule for the week looks like, it's possible that I could do more than that, but how quickly do you write if you're sending me pieces more than twice a week?!

Process: A first read through should correct grammatical errors, any inconsistencies within the text, phrasing/odd syntax. After that, I would focus on the 'bigger picture', e.g. characterisation, plot,

I would thoroughly enjoy helping any writer become better, and would appreciate any advice they could give me in return on my betareading.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I believe I catch grammatical errors and correct odd syntax where possible. I also think I can help to strengthen characters and, once the personality has been established, suggest ways they would deal with certain suggestions.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My focus is not on creating a memorable narrative voice, but rather a memorable character. This can lead to the readers not feeling very connected with the character or understanding the choices they make.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm open to almost any story. I'm interested in AU fics, or ones that are very true to the story (books in another characters perspective are of particular interest in such an instance.)
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I won't betaread any continuation of a story e.g. after the final book or ten years in the future (this does not apply to alternate versions of the book). I also wouldn't betaread anything with intense themes of drug use/alcohol.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Delirium, Lauren Oliver
Book Demon's Lexicon
Book Divergent Trilogy
Book Hunger Games
Book Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare
Book Just Listen
Book Mortal Instruments
Book Of Poseidon
Book Ruby Red/Rubinrot Trilogy
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for