| Celestial Angel 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 4 stories | Life, and Romance.
Celestial Angel is a registered beta reader but is currently not accepting beta reading requests: on hiatus/vacation.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First off, let me just say that I love reading and writing more than almost anything in the world, it's a passion of mine, one that I hope I will never, ever tire of.
I am a complete sucker for romance, specifically ones that star the proverbial alpha-male and a kick-ass heroine. However, I also enjoy reading sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction to wile away the time.
I feel that I should warn you that I can come off as a bit bi-polar at times. I will encourage and motivate you and your creativity with every fiber of my being, but I am also brutally honest. I don't believe in sugarcoating things, it only leads to problems later on down the road. And while my critiques may, at times, be critical, it is with the sole intention of improving your writing, not some sick sadistic psychiatric disorder that I may or may not be suffering from...
I edit via e-mail. Corrections and suggestions are written in a different color and I write a review at the end, usually a last minute-tip and/or a few words of encouragement.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
-Diction: I have a tendency to use big words to compensate for my lackluster (nonexistent) social life. My friends refer to me as a Walking Thesaurus, so if you find yourself using a word so many times that you've killed it, I can remedy that quickly enough.
-Grammar: I am a big stickler when it comes to grammar. The proper usage of tense, punctuation, spelling and syntax structure is a very big pet peeve of mine and I can safely promise that it will not be a problem for you once I "attack" your story.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to editing, so if for some reason you feel stifled or just downright annoyed, all you have to do is tell me to back off and I will, you won't hurt my feelings, I promise.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I really prefer that there is some romance involved, it doesn't even have to be a lot. I also would rather take on large projects, stories that are going to be 20 chapters. I will however, take on one-shots as well.
Poetry and Essays are welcome!
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Short stories, and pieces that lack a plot. PLOT IS REQUIRED! I need to know that your story is going somewhere, as in it has a beginning, a middle, a climax, and an end. Somewhere does not mean off in a ditch or never-never land.
Erotica is something that I really don't do, unless it has a plot and a point. (Hint, mindless sex, is not a plot) I don't mind lemons and sex scenes so long as it doesn't consume and/or take away from the story.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for