detache 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-04-07, id: 550615
Author has written 42 stories | Young Adult, General, Life, Thriller, Romance, Essay, Haiku, Love, Fantasy, Horror, Biography, Friendship, and Mystery.
β : detache is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
For me, beta-reading is a way to not only improve other peoples' work, but also to improve your own grammar and writing at the same time. What is to be taught but to learn from your teachings? So far, I've beta-read a few of my close friends' stories and have indeed done a fair job of it, in both mine and their opinions.

What I'll do is I'll read your story one time, taking in the general meaning of the story and my personal opinion of it, while correcting minor errors such as typos and small grammatical errors. Then I'll go through it again, highlighting the spots that could use a bit of improvement and when I'm finished with that, I'll send a list of suggestions to the writer of the changes I suggest. I will not change anything in the story without the consent of the author. If you want me as a beta-reader, you need to have patience and a quite a bit of it. I'm a full-time college student with two jobs and possibly an internship coming my way. With that in mind, you can rest assured that your story will be in good hands. It may take me up to a week or more (depending on the length of the story) to beta-read the story, and then there's suggestions and such to be made.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am knowledgeable of grammar rules and am good at spotting them. I have a good sense of flow and can usually tell what the author is intending.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
While I am a perfectionist, I am not perfect. Everyone strives to be so, I think, but there are certain things that will be missed. It can be easy for me to change the author's voice into my own. However, I will not make ANY changes without permission. If there is ever a time you feel me to be overbearing, all you have to do is say so.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't really have anything I would prefer. I read just about everything.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Don't send me anything that would fall under the category of pornography. I am fine with some sexually explicit things, but it has to be incredibly tastefully done otherwise I get annoyed.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Essay
Poetry Family
Poetry Fantasy
Fiction Fantasy
Poetry Friendship
Fiction General
Poetry General
Poetry Haiku
Fiction Horror
Fiction Humor
Poetry Life
Poetry Love
Poetry Nature
Fiction Romance
Fiction Thriller
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for