| Laurelin Keviniel 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 7 stories | Love, General, and Life.
β : Laurelin Keviniel is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have been writing for quite a long time, even though my profile says differently. I originally came to this site under another pen name, but due to people having it who shouldn't, I had to censor some of my work -- which I am wholeheartedly against. So, queue this account. I have been on this site a total of... probably almost three years now, and I have been over at FanFiction.net for roughly six. When I read here (and over there), I have standards. I typically don't go for anything with less than 100 reviews. This tells me that the author put effort into his or her work, that the characters are believable, and that grammar/spelling is nearly (or is) perfect. However, if I find a story with less than the aforementioned number of reviews that intrigues me, I will definately read it. Essentially, I will beta for an author who is dedicated to their readership.
The story has to be unique in some way.
The author needs to have some experience and needs to be able to handle constructive criticism, because that's the only way an author can grow.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My particular areas of expertise are grammar, spelling, historical context, avoiding cliches, and angsty, unrequited love. I have had a continuous education in grammar and spelling for nine years, so I know my way around a sentence. I love history and I am a proponent of historical accuracy. I enjoy unique stories, not overdone cliches; and, because I have mountains of experience in this area, angsty, unrequited love is my specialty after historical accuracy. I also prefer dialogue to narration when I write, so dialogue, too, is a strength.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'll fill this in when I am awake enough to think of something.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer historical prose and non-cliches. Romance is my guilty pleasure/ form of escapism, but like I said before, I shy away from cliches.
I will read anything.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I refuse to beta smut. That's it.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » T
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|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for