Tothineownself 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-25-02, id: 218918
Author has written 70 stories | General, Song, General, Fable, Life, Romance, Love, Fantasy, School, and Family.
β : Tothineownself is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm pretty laid back, I find reading to be relaxing and extremely enjoyable. I have been reading since...forever, it seems. I have been writing since I was at least thirteen (that's the earliest I can remember) so I will definitely use any skills I have acquired from years of experiences to help you. I hand out both positive and constructive criticisms. I'm not the kind of person who will tell you to correct something, but rather ask you questions about things to stimulate -your- thought process. After all, as the author I want you to be the one who does the thinking about the project. I'm the kind of reader who will read everything through once or twice without giving notes to make sure I comprehend. From there, I will read it and give notes on the content as I read it. As a whole, I would probably wind up reading the item a dozen times at least.

I don't want you to ask me to write for you, because I won't. I also don't want someone who can't handle constructive criticisms. I'm not mean and I won't be rude, so I kindly ask you to not be rude or mean to myself. I am very professional and will expect you to act as such.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Spelling is definitely a major strength. I can correct grammar to an extent. With fiction, I am a keen observer of human behavior; as such I excel at characters (development, personality, etc). I also am a big on description, so I will help with that in whatever way that I can. I can help with plot, conflict, etc. With poetry, I tend to be a pretty abstract, free form writer so I feel that I excel in understanding other abstract works. I also love to bounce ideas back and forth if you're stuck on anything.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I work in a high-stress job environment, as such I can get a bit stressed out and it may take me a little longer to get back to you in those times. I can be a little weak in the grammar department, but not horrendously so. I cannot check facts for you, unless it is something in which I'm already acquainted with either through my personal or professional life.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I really only want to work with those who are serious about their work. I'm not saying that I don't want to read those who are just having fun writing; I mean that I would really hate to be working with someone and then have the story die. I enjoy just about every single type of fiction.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Items with heavy, heavy military type references would not be my cup of tea, but I am willing to give it a try. I'm not a fan of overly angsty prose, but I am willing to give it a try. I'm very open and I have to say I'm certainly willing to give everything a good try.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
All Fiction
All Poetry
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for