Beta Reader for Short Stories
I will proof read your stories and help you work out the kinks.
I will check for :
I will also let you know if I see any logic holes in your storyline or if your characters seem to be going out-of-character ( for instance if you say a character is vegetarian and then they're eating a burger without any kind of explanation).
If you decide to have me beta read for you, I'll have you e-mail me the story. (It's easiest if it's a Word doc or Open Office file.) I'll take a few days to read through it, correct it, and make notes. I'll go over it several times. Then I'll email a copy back to you.
Training & Qualifications
For several years in college I was a Beta reader on a writing forum, so I am familiar with the process. I am an avid reader. I mostly read Fantasy and Sci - Fi, but am familiar with most genres. To give you a better understanding of what kind of literature I've read, here's a (by no means complete) list of some of the books and authors I'm familiar with.
Shakespeare (I've read about a third of the plays and seen most of the rest.)
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffery
Dune by Frank Herbbert
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Green Rider series by Kristen Britian
J.R.R Tolkien (Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but I haven't made much headway on The Silmarillion)
Availability & Preferences
I'm free most days in the evening. I probably won't check my e-mail till around 7pm PST.