B.R. Jennings 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-28-07, id: 590649
Author has written 4 stories | Young Adult, Romance, and Fantasy.
β : B.R. Jennings is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a well read individual in all genres of literature and have a critical eye for grammatical errors as well as inconsistencies with the plot, characters, and general structure of stories. Being new to the betareading community, I have few expectations for those wishing to use my services. I can guarantee respect for the author's work and ideas, but would ask that the author be willing to listen to my own contributions. If the author and I did not agree, I would want to come to a compromise in a professional, mature manner. I am not interested in working with authors who do not take my criticism seriously and who suffer from some kind of writer's god-complex. I am an open minded individual and have plenty of editing experience, mostly with formal academic essays, so anyone wishing to use my services can expect their work to be gone over thoroughly and professionally.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Since the majority of my editing experience comes from what I have done during my academic career, I have a good eye for catching grammatical errors and general writing mistakes. I enjoy writing fiction as a hobby, so I do have some experience with plot, theme and characterization. I take pride in my own writing ability and would like to help others cultivate theirs, especially since I do not see writing as a career in my future. I plan on going into publishing and editing, so whatever works I am asked to betaread, I would take them very seriously and treat them as carefully and critically as I would an essay for my college classes. I minor in history and have a strong interest and knowledge base in pre-1850s American and European history.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My experience with writing fiction is limited to what I do on my own time. While I can pick out discrepancies within a plot or in characterization, I do not have the formal training to consider myself an "expert" in the fiction genre. It is entirely possible that I am unable to aid in forming a certain character, or shaping certain pieces within the plot.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to read stories of the Young Adult genre, but am perfectly happy to read any other genre as well. I enjoy reading romance, adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, drama and historical fiction, so any stories that fall into those categories would certainly interest me more.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The only kind of writing that I do NOT enjoy reading is poetry.
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