|I am a published author. That doesn't make me an expert reviewer but it does means I've learned a few things about good writing. You can expect me to critique storytelling, character development, plot, transitions and other building blocks of writing. I will point out grammar and punctuation issues when I notice them but if you are looking for someone to give that kind review, there are others who will do far better than I. I try to be honest and encouraging but if you're requesting a review, I'm sure you expect it to be thorough. Good reviews sometimes hurt. I can't spare you that and give you an honest review.|
|I tend to cut a wide swath through a review, covering all not only a general overview and characterizations, but also technical areas such as grammar and punctuation. I consider my style to be more in-depth with a good deal of time expenditure on each review. Hence, I tend to give out fewer reviews because of a busy personal schedule.|
|I am a very dedicated and sensitive reviewer when it comes to short stories and review all aspects of a story (plot, character composition, the nature of the story, core elements, grammar/spelling, general themes, etc.). I tend to read the entire work more than once and try my very best to put myself in both the character's and the author's shoes when reading this story. Authors should expect a total review, in which I point out the mistakes and areas of improvement, but also identify your strongest points in your writing. I specialize in short stories and minor in poetry. I am a bit more costly, but you can expect a solid review in a timely manner (see my previous reviews for examples).|
|I look for continuity between the characters, plot line and interest of story.|
|I will give an honest opinion of how I feel about the story and what I think works and doesn't work. I'll remark on everything good that I see and I'll try to find at least one or two things the author can improve on.|
|In-depth. I need to become fully immersed in your story before I can write a single word of feedback with any confidence, and by that time I'll have a lot of ideas on how you could improve your work (even if it's stunning, as I had some training in critiquing classic novels at college). My comments will not be ascerbic but I will focus on where you can improve as well as praising what I like about your writing. I am more interested in the big issues - themes, structure, style, character and story arcs, than proofreading. I would rather you reviewed one of my chapters in return, and forget the payment. I'm still searching for a beta reader.|
|My reviews typically cover: initial responses, technicalities and mechanics, favorite parts, areas of improvement, and overall impression.|
|I used a template for all of my reviews. I will comment on plot, characters, scene/setting, grammar, and anything else that comes to mind.|
|I'm honest but encouraging. I try to suppress the wannabe-grammarian in me, but if an error is so glaring that it distracts the reader I will point it out.|
|My review style is fairly detailed. I am not the sort to only give praise. My goal is to help you explore your characters, plot, and the overall structure of your work.|
|I like to take my time with the reviews looking for both strengths and mistakes while getting to know the story.|
|When reviewing other's work I tend to be straight forward and honest. I do not do sarcasm as it can be taken as being rude. I do not like horror stories.|
|I don't like using a template. I don't like correcting spelling. I don't like correcting grammar. I don't want to be your editor. I enjoy discussing what I have read. I am very happy to tell people what I have liked and what I have disliked. There is not a lot that I dislike.|
|I review the way I want to be reviewed. I don't focus too heavily on grammar, though I am good at picking up common mistakes and repeating phrases, etc. I like to be the 'reader'. What worked for me in your story? What didn't? I will primarily focus on style, and therefore will mostly provide opinions that you take with a grain of salt. I am constructive, but honest. If I think something can be improved, I will state that, but I will always tell you what I liked as well. You don't need a thick skin, but you do need to be prepared for some detail and not fluff. Finally, I have a somewhat busy real-life, but I PROMISE to try to have a story reviewed within a week or two of the request!|
|I love to review in-depth on short stories over 10K. My reviews focus on plot, characters, style, and grammar. I will give a mixture of constructive criticism and constructive praise, including a sample of some line-by-line issues. It is important to note that I will give 1 and 2-star ratings to works that I believe need heavy revision, but I'm always open to revisiting a work that has been revised with the potential to raise the rating.|
|Hi! I'll be happy to tell you what I like about your item's content and what emotion it evokes in me. If I see an area or two that need attention by way of improvement, I'll make suggestions for you. I will try to word my reviews in such a way that might garner you more views for the item when seen on the public reviewing page and here, in my reviewing forum. I will always do my best to carry on the Simply Positive motto.|
|I prefer to take an in-depth approach, citing examples of referencing, style, voicing, and grammar errors, but at the same time I try to be encouraging. My goal isn't to pick a writing apart a piece at a time but to help make it the best writing it can be. I often will include links to articles that may help with an error, if that error seems to be a writer's weak point (we all have one). I try to do all of this while at the same time being energetic, encouraging, and positive!|
|I review both the technical and creative aspects of writing. I look for passive voice, excessive telling and redundant words/ phrases. I am British and so write, myself, in UK English. However, I have a good understanding of US English and so I am happy to review pieces in American English Character development is important to me as is tone and atmosphere. I am happy to review chapters and novels as long as requests are placed one chapter at a time. I will not review a chapter from the middle of a novel without having reviewed the rest as plot and character development can not be effectively analysed. Feel free to contact me for reviews.|
|Conversational - I don't have a formal template. Comment to my perception of the work, both substance and technique; highlights & misses. My reviews are public by default, but I will gladly make private upon request.|
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