| Ebony Glasse 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 17 stories | Life, Love, Humor, General, War, Manga, Family, Fantasy, Essay, Young Adult, General, and Romance.
β : Ebony Glasse is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well... I lean more towards humour fiction, but I do occasionally read others outside the genre. I'll basically be looking at grammer, spelling, punctuation, and ESPECIALLY the use of capital letters!!! I get really annoyed when people just type words out without bothering to use capitals!!
I also lean more towards U.K. English, not U.S.. It's not that different, but I can already see all the read lines on this bio just because I type humor as humour and grammar as grammer... so yeah.
I'll read anything you throw at me! I may have just started with beta reading, but I've been writing for quite some time and have had my share of flames and criticisms. But hey, they worked! =)
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Not being wordly repetitive in the story by using different words (wide vocabulary).
Making the story less.. lame and predictable.
When to start paragraphs, how the story should be presented (especially dialogue).
Um... sarcastic lines and adding humour?
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My spelling isn't the greatest! We've got spell check for that anyway so it's not that big a deal.. Plus the fact that I'm more used to U.K. English but... like I said, spell check is around to save the day!!
I can also be ruthless, blunt and sarcastic when criticizing. It's not easy to do in real life but since the probability of us meeting is one in six billion, I have no qualms about shooting my mouth off!! =D
The characters in my story also tend to be similar - I'm not very creative in making entirely different personalities. I can detect them, but I can change it in my writing. So I'll probably be able to tell you, but I won't know how the hell to help.
Oh, and I'm quite biased towards cliches. Not cliched endings, but cliched developments.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
The funny ones!!
The one-shots, or stories that don't exceed... um... six, seven chapters? Coz I'll only be beta-ing for the summer holidays. After that, it's back to school! T-T
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Mystery stories. They make me think too much - gives me a headache. _
Oh, and plays. The whole 'story revolving around dialogue' really isn't what I like to read. I also have read less than five in my lifetime and can probably offer you no help besides the basics.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Fiction Manga||Fiction Romance||Fiction Young Adult|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for