SarahLou 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-17-04, id: 574209
Author has written 15 stories | School of Rock, RENT, Harry Potter, Titanic, and My Hero Academia/僕のヒーローアカデミア.
β : SarahLou is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm sort of new at this, but I have definitely had a lot of proof-reading experience in the past. I like to read over the chapter/story and find out what it's strong points are, and focus on making sure those are polished. I am a grammar-nazi and an avid spellchecker. I like for the writers to have polished looking pieces that are able to reach out to the reader as well as make the writer proud of their work.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am great at making pieces of writing flow better. I try to make sure the writer values his/her work even as I am critiquing it...because I understand that nobody likes feeling like they are bad at writing. I am good at spotting spelling and grammar mistakes and I try to implicate the writer's voice and purpose into their work. I feel that my history in AP classes in high school and college level writing courses have helped me with my editing skills. I have been around this site for over five years and I know what kind of stories people are looking for and will ultimately give the writer the most satisfaction with reviews and feedback.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
While I think I have the potential to be a great writer myself, I know that I have a lot to work on. None of my stories are perfect and I am constantly trying to perfect my mistakes. Some of my stories in the past have contained misspelled words and grammar mistakes, which annoy me to no end. I cannot promise to catch *every* little mistake or off detail, but I can do my best. I am also, in my opinion, not so good with love scenes...but, again, I will always try to improve myself.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Stories that involve plots or characters that I am familiar with. By being familiar with how the characters are in the canon world will help me polish the writing if I see something that a character might not do.
Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls, Titanic, School of Rock and RENT are my forte's. I have written for four out of the five fandoms listed. Check my writer profile and if you see any fandom in there that you have written for and I have listed, feel free to ask me to read it because I would love to.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Only stories for fandoms that I have never heard of or have no familiarity with.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Harry Potter
Movie School of Rock
Movie Titanic
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for