Jistone 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-05-03, id: 499168
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 Description
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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
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