| Jistone 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 7 stories | Stargate: Atlantis, and Big Time Rush.
β : Jistone is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have betaread before, however with that being said it has been a while so it may take me a while to get back into the swing of things. My style is kind of different from most betareaders as I will make most of the corrections on the spot. However, I do place major corrections in parenthesis with the color changed so that the author is aware of the issue and can approve. I only use this method if the issue is something with the plot or if something doesn't really make sense or belong. I know sometimes as a writer what is clear to you is not always clear to your readers and I try my best to point that out so it can be corrected. I try my best to be nice about any changes and will never tell someone their writing sucks no matter what my personal opinion may be. My job as a beta is not to put someone down and hack their story to pieces but help to improve it and make it the best that it can be. The only thing I ask is that you at least make an effort to read through your work before you send it to me. Other than that just give me a day or two to look over it and give it back to you. I work random hours so I can't always guarantee that I will be able to get it back to you within that time frame, but it will never take me longer than a week unless you send me something that is novel length.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been told that I'm really good at getting into a character's head and knowing their feelings and thoughts. I'm also descent at spelling and grammar although in no way do I claim to be perfect. There is a lot I don't know, but as a writer and a betareader I do make an effort to research and learn what I need.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My main weakness would definitely be with punctuation. I have the basics down but when it comes to a misplaced comma I tend to be lost. So if you have issues with that you should probably go to someone else.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will beta for any type of Big Time Rush fic as this is my main fandom at the moment, however, I am also familiar with Harry Potter, and both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. I'm extremely openminded and I can pretty much guarantee that if it's out their I've read it so I'm pretty much open to anything with one exception.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I really, really don't like OCs. They tend to be too perfect and get on my nerves to the point that I want to scream. Now if they are a background character that doesn't really have a main roll or are tastefully done in a way the helps to further the plot that is one thing, but just adding a character to add a character or yourself or your friends to your story is a big no-no in my book. I'm sorry if that offends people but that's just my personal opinion and if you have an OC story you need read your probably better off with someone else.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv Big Time Rush||Book Harry Potter||Tv Stargate: Atlantis||Tv Stargate: SG-1|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for