Priscilla19 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-27-05, id: 920877
Author has written 2 stories | Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
β : Priscilla19 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Friend of mine suggested that I become a beta-reader for two reasons:

1) I love to read and correct. I'm not saying I find every syntax and grammatical error out there, or that I know every single rule of the grammar book and their exceptions, but hey. I still love doing it.

2) It'll help me become aware of certain things I have to change in my own writing style, and hopefully in yours. We're constantly learning, and I believe this can help. Both ways. Positive feedback is always nice to hear, and hopefully, that's what you'll get from me.

Betareading style... Well, I'm not here to correct something that isn't taken seriously... That being said, I'm not saying I don't want to betaread any comedies, but if I feel like you're not into it, or that you're just writing for the sake of a ship you're supporting, regardless of plot, I'm not your beta-reader.

If your whole text in underlined in red and green in your MS Word page, try correcting it yourself a few times before sending it my way. In fact, it's always better to reread your text more than twice. If you find that boring or think it's a waste of time, who else would want to invest time in doing it? I'm not here to right click on every second word in need of correcting.

Opinion wise, I'll tell it like it is, from my side of the fence. Honesty is key. I don't pretend to have any professional writing skills, so if I find a mistake, I think it's safe to say other people will find it as well.

As of time it could take, it'll depend on my work load, at home and at work. Email works for me, but I can also help out via MSN. You can expect positive feedback and constructive criticism. Before sending anything my way, send me a msg describing your story, fandom, how long you want to plan it, and a brief plot summary.

C'est la même chose pour des histoires en français. Je ne suis pas ici pour corriger des erreurs que MS Word pourrait faire pour toi. La meilleure des choses serait de communiquer par courriel, mais avant de m'envoyer quoi que ce soit, laissez moi savoir quelle sorte d'histoire vous planifiez écrire. Bref, le Où-Quand-Qui-Comment-Pourquoi.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, spelling and punctuation. 3 things I like to think I excel at. Again, I don't know every rule, and I don't have a degree in English Lit. I'm just here to lend a hand, yeah?
Dialogue & Character POV.
Erreurs d'orthographes, grammaticales et de syntaxe. Je ne connais pas le Bescherelle par cœur, mais j'en connais quand même un peu.
Le point de vue des personnages et le dialogue.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not really good at giving away tips on how to write descriptive meaningful paragraphs. Ie, how an inanimate object can represent the meaning of everything in your character's life. That's why you're writing it.

Je ne peux pas t'aider à décrire une poignée de porte pendant trois chapitres. Ou, comment la poignée de porte reflète les sentiments que ton personnage ressent.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll beta anything from Whedon's realm to TLW, as long as it doesn't contain anything really explicitly demoralizing. But I'm more than okay with any pairing, as long as it's not incest.
I would prefer angst, but anything general is fine with me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Poetry. Music Lyrics. Although I can find beauty in these two genres, I cannot for the life of me stand to write or help write them. I usually enjoy parodies, but I like to read them well rested on my own time. I don't want to beta-read any of those. If your story has a Mary Sue, make sure she's in full disguise. Not fond of them, and I can tell you right now it'll affect the way I'll betaread.

J'aimerais mieux ne pas m'aventurer dans le monde des poèmes. Aussi, j'aime bien lire des parodies, mais seulement à tête reposée.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Angel
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv L Word
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Angst