Koi19 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-17-07, id: 589310
Author has written 18 stories | Romance, Young Adult, Life, General, and General.
β : Koi19 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey there, I'm Koi.br /

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I've beta'd for friends in real life, as well as been an impromptu beta for whatever story I happen to be reading at the time, often to the authors gratitude.br /

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I'm in college at the moment and have been writing for nine or so years. I've been a beta for about the same amount of time, but back then I was just proofing. br /

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Status: ACCEPTING.br /

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I usually can reply within a few days depending on the length, sometimes a few hours - if it's really short. I'm a fast reader in general, so I'll skim a story then go back and do an in-depth reading. I'll leave either at the end of a paragraph, document or in an e-mail/pm. The choice is yours.br /

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I'll also do once-overs of 1/2-shots if it's just for spelling & grammar.

Please have your work double spaced. 1.5 works well, too.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at catching spelling errors, and run on sentences. I'm fairly good with grammar. br /

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I'm good at character consistency, and catching plot holes.br /

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Optional, but I can also help straighten out plot lines.br /

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If you'd like for me to focus on something not the list, I'll give it my best shot.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'd like to state that 'walls of text,' and lately 'paragraphs of text' hurt both my eyes and my mind. br /

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I'm not very good with descriptions. The reason for this is that unless I think it's relevant to the character/scene/situation/plot, I'm skipping it. I do not want to read two paragraphs about Jack staring at the perfectness of Jill's chest in her tube top. Also, I'm not good with descriptions as a writer. In this case, I am an extremist: either my work is overly detailed or very sparsely detailed. I haven't found my happy medium yet.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm very open minded and therefore will beta just about anything. If for some reason I happen to come across something I'm not a fan of in your story, I will maintain professionalism (despite the fact that I'm not one,) and keep my opinions on the subject from tainting my job as your Beta.br /

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I both read and write Het and Slash. I also read Femslash - not as often, but I have nothing against it.br /

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My favorite genres and/or categories are Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, Supernatural, Angst, Humor/Comedy, Adventure, and Drama.br /

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I'd also prefer shorter works. 1/2-shots are fine. Chapter stories are fine, as well - though I would like to be involved in one that is less than a third of the way through the plot. I'll read longer chapters/works as long as they aren't thrust upon me all at once.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Again, 'walls/paragraphs of text.' They cause physical harm to me and put out of commission anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Unless used in an appropriate setting, txt tlk gets on my nerves. Slang and Ebonics are fine by me as long as it's used verbally/thought since the average person doesn't speak proper English.br /

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"Ain't you gonna be late?" is fine.br /

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It was morning and he ain't wanna get up cuz it waz early, is not fine.br /

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If given permission to, I will edit anything that majorly bothers me with a note explaining why.br /

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I won't beta poetry, simply because I'm not very familiar with the mechanics and 'Poetic License' pretty much gives you free reign, save for specific types.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Romance
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Supernatural
Fantasy
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship