Sidderiffic 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-15-03, id: 383387
Author has written 5 stories | General, Romance, and Young Adult.
β : Sidderiffic 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 my main focus tends to be on style, characterization, and flow. That's not to say that I don't catch and fix spelling and grammatical errors, but I prefer that the writer be proficient enough that the technicalities don't end up being my main priority when editing. I'm thorough and critical. If you're not looking to learn something or improve then I'm definitely not the beta for you. My goal is to help you improve your writing voice and find an effective and efficient way of story telling. All that being said, I will ALWAYS start and end with a compliment. I'm here to help improve your story, not beat you up. ;)

If you'd like me to beta for you please send me a PM with the following:
-Your name (internet or real)
-Your story in a single SIMPLE sentence (Ex: "My story is about a boy that wants to get on the basketball team.")
-A more thorough explanation of your plot. (You can give me all the gritty details you want here. Just don't write me a novel about your novel)
-What your expectations of me are. (If you're not sure what those are that's all right. We can discuss that.)
-How long you're anticipating the story will be. (Just a rough guess. Under ten chapters. Over ten chapters. Over twenty chapters. etc)

What you can expect of me: I generally will take about 2 to 3 days to look over something. If you need it sooner I will do my best. My most effective betaing is done when I'm able to take time between reads. It's a lot easier to find things I've missed when I've taken the time to refresh and get into a different "headspace".

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
-Character -Style -Flow -Tone -Plot (If you hit a road block and need some ideas, I'm your guy.)
-Encouragement (If asked, I can hassle you to keep you writing.)
-Dialogue -Sexual tension (So much more important than smut. It's all about the build up.)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't think of myself as a technical beta. If you want someone that isn't going to push you to improve stylistically and will focus solely on grammar and spelling then I'm not the beta for you. I'll catch technical things but they aren't my main focus. You have spellcheck for a reason.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance (Plot driven romances in particular). Action. Slash. Het. Young adult. I'm perfectly comfortable betaing smut though I probably will nag you if there isn't a strong and interesting buildup. If you feel you have a strong plot and your story isn't a vampire or spiritual fic then I'm open to it, whether or not it is in one of the categories I checked below.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Vampires. Stories with watery or unclear plots (That being said if you want HELP with making a more driven plot by all means, approach me). Spiritual (Spiritual characters are fine but spirituality as a theme isn't my thing).
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Action
Fiction General
Fiction Humor
Fiction Romance
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Tragedy
Family
Friendship