PinsNNeedles 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-05-02, id: 247123
Author has written 25 stories | Fantasy, Friendship, Love, General, Fantasy, General, Humor, Life, School, Young Adult, and Romance.
β : PinsNNeedles is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a recent college grad from UC Berkeley with a major in Linguistics. I've been writing seriously since a middle school English class started us on Creative Writing lessons, and have participated in multiple Fiction Writing Workshops. I expect a high level of professionalism from writers so please be respectful and actually proof-read your own stories *first* before you send them to me. Do your best on your end, and you'll get my best on this end.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a stickler for punctuation, grammar, and overall cohesion in stories. I enjoy finding places in stories that need more (be it description, character flaws, input from outside the vacuum, etc) and have a keen eye for knowing when a scene has gotten far longer than it has any right to be.

I've traveled all over the world (multiple European countries as well as a few African ones) and speak multiple languages (Mandarin, Spanish, Italian, Yurok), and so I am a valuable source for writers who base their stories in other countries or who enjoy throwing foreign languages/cultures into the mix.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I do not agree with all writing styles and some thing you think may sound perfect may sound utterly horrible to me. I'll try to be polite when pointing out these moments, but I will point out every flaw I can find, so make sure you can take tough criticism before choosing me.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I greatly enjoy young adult fiction as well as romance novels (both YA and mature). I can enjoy a good sci-fi story if it's well written, and am a great fan of high fantasy and historical fiction.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Please do not submit any horror/suspense/thriller genre stories or any poems at all. That doesn't mean your story can't have aspects of these genres in it, but no bloody, gory murders, please.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Chinese
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
All Fiction
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Adventure
Mystery
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Western