| Azalai 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 6 stories | Supernatural.
β : Azalai is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
You see, it wasn't until recently that I realized why I can't write. I spend so much time editing everything I write that I only end up writing maybe a sentence every ten minutes, if that. So I thought: beta. That's it, isn't it? I'm an editor; I need to edit. I edit thoroughly and ruthlessly, but if you're looking for someone to just skim over the top and catch the teh's and yuor's, I can do that either. Just don't be upset if you send me a story and I tell you that it needs structural work. I will help you with it, so don't freak out if that's the message you get back. Thanks, and happy writing!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I catch grammatical and spelling errors, sometimes to the point of annoyance. I can help restructure sentences, plots, characters, whatever's needed. I've been writing for thirteen years and reading for a lot longer than that; I know what is good and what isn't. I'm also good at believable dialogue, so if that's what you're having trouble with, I'm your woman.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer, I tend to skip over sections where I should describe an environment in favor of a more streamlined dialogue. I won't do that for a beta, obviously, but I am not the best person to go to if you're looking for someone majorly invested in environmental atmosphere. I prefer to keep the characters at the forefront.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I find it easier to read supernatural/fantasy over other, more grounded genres. I like novel-lengths, but I will help with shorts as well.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Ah...westerns? I don't know. Throw something at me and I'll see if I can read it.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
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|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for