lemur51 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-20-13, id: 4905268
Author has written 2 stories | Misc. Books, and Harry Potter.
β : lemur51 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 avid reader who devours any and all books! I tend to generally be as polite as possible, but I like to offer lots of constructive criticism, so if that isn't a quality you are looking for in a beta, I suggest you pursue other betas, as I might not be the best choice for you. I try and treat everyone with lots of respect, so I suppose that's pretty much the only thing I'd expect from someone who is interested in my beta-reading abilities. I may be on hiatus occasionally, as I still have quite a bit going on in my life besides fanfiction. There's never enough hours in the day for me to get everything done, and unfortunately, there are more important things in my life than fanfiction and beta reading (most likely dance and homework). Other than that, I am a very easygoing and flexible person, and I look forward to working with you!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am generally good at recognizing grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. I will often offer a more colorful word for lots of things. (for example, instead of 'said' being used too often, I would offer words such as 'drawled', 'emphasized', 'asked', 'sneered', etc.) I like to think that I will be able to give lots of creative ideas, but I suppose it all depends on the story :).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to be very forward; if I think something can easily made better, I'll probably tell you. I also have issues putting my thoughts into words sometimes, so if I am betareading your story, please bear with me. I make lots of mistakes sometimes-after all, nobody's perfect.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I really enjoy Romance fics, although I would prefer if it wasn't a mushy, overbearing romance; I like ones with a bit of a plot in them. Other than that, it really depends on the story, and that's probably the most honest answer I can give you.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do NOT like the overbearing romances where all they're doing is making out and sleeping together. I also don't care for tragedy-filled stories, and I absolutely despise main-character deaths, unless it's someone like Voldemort who's causing issues for "the good guys". Even though I speak English, German, and Spanish, I have some issues reading anything but English (my native language, I'm from the U.S.), so I suppose I wouldn't do very well with anything but stories written in English.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 39 Clues
Book Divergent Trilogy
Book Epic, Conor Kostick
Book Harry Potter
Book Hunger Games
Book Matched
Tv Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Tv Zoey 101
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Fantasy
Family
Friendship