Saral Hylor 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-25-05, id: 502975
Author has written 21 stories | Romance, General, Life, Historical, Biography, Friendship, and Young Adult.
β : Saral Hylor is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've studied creative writing and English at university, as well as governessing for three children, which has given me plenty of practise at proof reading written work. I'm a strong believer in spell check being a first, but not only editing tool. I'm fond of using tracking changes, but can also make notes in different colours, footnote areas to change, or simply write a review at the end. I'm only able to accept Microsoft Word documents.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm pretty good at picking on punctuation and spelling errors, as well as typos. I'm much better with other peoples' work than my own, as I tend to get too familiar with my own work. Sentence structure and paragraphs are other thing that I'm good with, as well a speech.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar has never been a strong point of mine, and sometimes I get too carried away editing work and change it too much. I have a thing for detail, and often write things in the most elaborate way possible, which isn't everyone's thing.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like reading and writing slash, particularly femslash. Though I will read anything if it has a good story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not really into sappy het romances, though I do read het romance if it has a good story behind it. Also, I'm not all that into smut; I can't write it and I don't think I'd edit it very well.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
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
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship