Holly Rose E 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-26-01, id: 103382
Author has written 31 stories | Fantasy, Life, Love, and General.
β : Holly Rose E is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader, I would be more likely than not demanding. I usually edit as I go through and have the habit of rewording entire sentences to make sure it flows easier. I would leave you your original and put the sentence (or word, puncuation, etc.) as I see it better so as you could compare and gradually learn what it is I hope and look for. You have to have at least some experience as a writer. That is, if you've just started and every paragraph is two sentences with a hoarde of spelling and grammar errors, you've most likely made me cringe and disregard you immediately. There would have to be communication between myself and whoever I'm beta-ing for (naturally) and flakiness doesn't sit well with me. I'll work hard for you if you promise to keep me updated with your writing and also to be honest with me at all times (concerning anything).
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As far as strengths go, my top most would be my spelling and vocabulary. I'm obsessive about making sure I've spelled words correctly at all times and it makes me wretch when I notice I may have mistyped. Vocabulary, on the other hand, spawned from my own personal enjoyment of the written language and, silly as it is, appear smarter in the eyes of my elders. I've taken etymology courses as well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I also may get overzealous with beta-ing and become too perfectionistic; it may come across as an insult, but it isn't. I get too involved for my own good. Also, I have a love-affair with semicolons and overuse them to the point of blatant abuse. Run-ons, sadly, have been something I have to put extra-effort on because I tend to type as I talk. Unfortunately, I'm very long-winded most of the time.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would love to beta comedies, romance, historical romance, teen fiction, and fantasy.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Science fiction has never been something I've never been able to get sucked into. I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to hold the interest to give it the attention it deserves.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Action
Fiction Biography
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction General
Fiction Historical
Fiction Manga
Fiction Romance
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst
Fantasy
Tragedy
Hurt/Comfort