j.k.l.h 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-27-08, id: 613836
Author has written 13 stories | Romance, General, Life, Friendship, General, Love, and Young Adult.
β : j.k.l.h is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I can be blunt at times, so you have to be able to accept my honestly and critism and have to not get mad if I say something bad about your story. I'm human so of course I'll make mistakes so if you can't live with that go to Circut City and buy a robot. One thing I have to have is respect for my thoughts and in return I will respect yours. Depending on how much homework I have I should be able to beta a chapter and get it back to you in hopefully a week so I work pretty fast. Any of the edits I make are more of suggestions and you don't have to put them into the final version of the chapter. The way I prefer to work is through emails with the chapter as an attachment and I'll either make my edits in different colors or in bold/underline/italic. In the email I'll throw in some of my thoughts on the chapter along with suggestions for future chapters.

With all of the work stuff out of the way and when I'm not being very serious I'm a very nice and happy person. My goal is to help make your story the best I can so that you're proud of your story and enjoy to re-read it later on. Pretty much all of my friends say I'm easy going but I can certainly be serious and I like doing good work (I have straight A's) because it makes me feel better about myself. I'll certainly be honored if you choose me to be your beta-reader.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
All of my stories have twisting plots, drama, romance, and even sometimes some smut so I'd say that I'm good at those things. I'm an okay speller (read weakenesses to find out more) and I'm working on my grammar so hopefully those two things will get better in time. I can easily see how I want a story to end and I can also picture what I want to have happen in between the beginning and the ending, but sometimes I have trouble getting from point A to point B. If you need help getting on with the plot because you're stuck with writer's block (this has hapened to me so many times) then I'm willing to throw in some ideas just remember that I'm not here to write the story for you. I'm a passionate writer and will fall in love with the story but I might end up telling you to kill off a character for somethign awesome that could happen later on in the story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My sister, a Junior in highschool who is also a grammar-freak, says that my grammar isn't all that good but I'm learning constantly in school and by reading other stories how to make it better. My spelling can also be off at times, but I have a dictionary so I can easily look up a word I'm uncertain about how to spell. Sometimes my lovey-dovey moments can be somewhat cheesy but that might be because I'm not that much of a 'hold me' person and in a way I'm kinda making fun of the lovey situation by making it seem cheesy. Sometimes I get lost in the moment of a story and can maybe get a bit off topic of the chapter which I guess can be considered a bad thing. Sometimes I may also go a bit over board by telling you to possibly kill off a character but that's just because I've gotten really sucked into the story because I really like it.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love a good story with some good drama in it that makes you want to hate the author but then love them at the same time. Also something that keeps me guessing, keeps my interest, and something that's passionate. Twisting plots are some of the best because they keep me on my toes and make me never want to stop reading. What kind of story with drama and twisting plots be without some romance too? so yeah, don't forget the romance because I love a good love/hate relationship or just the perfect couple romance. There are some cliches I can tolerate as long as you throw in something that's more original.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not very good at historical stuff so keep that far away. Also sci-fi because I tend to get bored with it and when I'm bored with something I tend to half-ass it so you won't be recieving my best working ability. Lots of lemons without any build up or meaning for later on in the story kinda bug me because it's just pointless sex pretty much and I'm a passionate person so I think it's a waste of a chapter. Aside from those three things I'd also have to say yoai/yuri is another thing I prefer not to have to work with just because I'm not all that good with it (though I do sometimes read it). I pretty much refuse to beta a story that doesn't have any passion in it because it ends up reading like a blank piece of paper and I'll become extremely bored.
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
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst