Kaia Papaya 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-14-05, id: 949948
Author has written 4 stories | Song of the Lioness, Harry Potter, and Mentalist.
β : Kaia Papaya is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I can beta for any number of circumstances:

1. Grammar, wording, spelling and anything pertaining to technical writing aspects

2. Creative beta work, in addition to the one above, offering plot advice, and what I believe to be weak and strong points of the story.

fanfiction

I'm not sure how quickly I would get back to each individual author, but I'm on fanfiction.net very reliably, except in the case of a personal emergency such as an overload of schoolwork or personal crisis.

If you ask me to do more than beta for grammatical problems, or I spot something that really really bothers me in your story, then please listen to my advice. You applied for a beta for a reason, and if I feel like I'm being nothing more than a glorified spellcheck, then what do you need me for? Betas are human for a reason.

I'm not quite sure what my betareading style is, since I've never made an honest attempt to beta anyone else's work before, but I have edited other essays and writings in classes. I tend to print out a hard copy and write all over it. Then i give general impressions and advice at the bottom. However, I may have to work something out for purely online beta work.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can nitpick as well as the next person

If I find a plot element ridiculous or confusing, I won't hesitate to say something to you.

I've read a lot of fanfiction, and I know what is well written, and also what is moderately ridiculous.

I like grammar, and also like to think that I have good grammar.

I love reading, and I've read from a lot of different genres, outside of the fanfiction world.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
If something in the plot truly upsets me, it will slow down my beta work. I don't think this will happen, but it is a possibility.

I've never beta read before.

I get absorbed in stories if I'm not careful and stop reading everything, instead skimming to get the general idea when I get impatient

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I've mainly read Tamora Pierce and Harry Potter Fanfiction. I know those fanfictional worlds the best, and would probably best suited to Beta work in those areas. However, I'm willing to beta for a work out of any universe I know, and those are much more numerous.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
PWP and completely OC characters (a little OC is fine, but completely OC makes me think you should be writing your own story, and not a fanfic.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A Little Princess
Book Alice in Wonderland
Book American Gods
Book Anansi Boys
Book Artemis Fowl
Book Beka Cooper series
Tv Bones
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Circle of Magic
Book Coraline
Book Count of Monte Cristo
Book David Eddings
Tv Doctor Who
Comic Girl Genius
Tv Glee
Book Graveyard Book
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anime Inuyasha
Tv Leverage
Tv Mentalist
Book Neverwhere
Book Night Watch
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Comic Sandman
Movie Serenity
Book Song of the Lioness
Book Twilight
Comic X-Men
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship