Giving Back Yesterday 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-02-07, id: 573757
Author has written 6 stories | Sci-Fi, Life, Horror, General, and Supernatural.
β : Giving Back Yesterday is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love reading, and I'm willing to look at almost anything. If you need someone to look over your work and give you what I think are the good bits and the bits that could use work, I'd love to do so. I do, however, expect that you have attempted to make it grammatically correct. No one's perfect, I know, and if you read my own works, you'll realize I've made my share of typos. However, I do at least hope you can capitalize names and the beginnings of sentences. Show me you're literate, and it proves it's worth my time to beta read your /

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I try not to be too harsh on anyone. I'm here to help, not to hurt. I'll give you some pointers, but not without telling you what was good as well. Don't be afraid to ask questions! If there's something specific you want me to look at, let me know. I believe in the three part critique: One part praise, one part pain, one part prescription. I never send back a review that doesn't have notes on what you did well, what you did not so well, and some suggestions on how to make it better.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Plot development and consistency, character development, ideas. Most things related to plot and characterization, and the details and fluency in the piece overall. I also can edit for spelling, grammar, word choice, and so on. The little technicalities that make your story have a polished feel.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm awful at editing poetry. I'll give you an opinion on whether or not I like it, but that's it. If you want a professional opinion on your poetry rather than a personal one, seek elsewhere.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer fiction stories or novels, whether they be modern, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, etc. I'll read poetry, but I find it hard to really critique. I can give suggestions and comments on it, but it's often far more open to interpretation than prose is. Young adult is the age range of my own works, and thus is what I prefer to read.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm willing to give almost anything with a good premise a chance, but I will not read erotic stories.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction Horror
Fiction Sci-Fi
Fiction Supernatural
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Poetry
Adventure
Horror
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy