beta reading service for original fiction
Hello world, as I now have a ridiculous amount of free time, I would like to offer my service as a beta reader. I’m really new at this, but I would love to give it a shot and help someone out if I can.
I enjoy reading as a whole and I also write stories as a hobby but have yet to share it outside my circle of friends. I hope to seek out beta readers for my projects once I got my stuff sorted. Creating story plots in my head gives me a sense of satisfaction, especially when the real world is sooooo boring! It’s even more so when I hit a tough plot-block and then get around cracking it.
I’m quite a romantic as I enjoy a good sappy love scene/story. I also find delight in stories where characters get plucked out of their mundane routine. I mean everyone should be given an adventure quest or set off into the world to catch pokemons but I digress.
As a beta reader, I’m happy to do a WIP reading, reading chapters that you already have and to encourage you to continue. Maybe setting a timeline or something to keep it going because (it might be just me but) sometimes I find myself getting distracted and leaving the stories in limbo for a long time before I get back to it. So I think it’s great for a little push from the outside. More details at the end.
Personally I work with Pages as I don’t use or have Mircosoft Word on my laptop, so we can do that OR with PDFs OR read from your site and comments via email OR Google Docs, that thing rock boats! Whichever you prefer. I can do Skype chat so long we can find a common timing.
In terms of turnover time, I think depending on a amount but I would say give a 2-3 days for 3-4 chapters of writing, but we can discuss further later.
Hopefully I didn’t bore you with so much words because I really see a lot of just “BETA READER NEEDED. LIKE NOW!” LOL~ Anyway, should you want to engage my beta reading service, enquire away!
Or if you want to ask any other question, please do too!
Hope to hear from you soon, cheers~ :)
Beta Reading Service for Original Fiction
Age: Above 21
What I Offer: Overall reading, suggestions in plot development, characters building, descriptions and minor editing (like spot typos & grammatical errors).
● Asian cities with multiracial cultures — I live in Singapore
● Chinese mythology and the South East Asian version of it (if that makes any sense! loll~) — not an expert but I have done quite a bit of reading on the topic
● Popular culture — general (and then some) understanding on the topic, should it be relevant to your project; I watch a lot of TV & films and read about comics stuff like Marvel, Fables. Fashion & beauty related. Games, selected RPG titles.
● Advertising — as a career and about the industry
● Video production — major in school and did an internship stint
Genres: Top of my head; Romance (okay with erotic as long as it makes sense), Chick-lit, Contemporary, Low fantasy, Young adult (but not like Twilight or Vampire Dairies kind of stories). Feel free to check with me for more!
However, if you have a character that speaks Mandarin and want someone to look at it, I can do that but nothing entirely in Mandarin!!!
Do Not Send: High fantasy, fan-fictions, sci-fi, dystopia
Other: As mention, I’m happy to read the first few chapters or just the first one or the whole thing and share with you my thoughts of it. Also, if you need someone to bounce ideas while you are plotting, I’m happy to assist to because I do that too, it really helps with the thinking process. ANDDD with characters building, the whole getting into their psyche thing, I’m your girl.
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