Renaissance Phoenix 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-26-05, id: 466850
Author has written 20 stories | Romance, Fantasy, Fantasy, Essay, and Young Adult.
β : Renaissance Phoenix is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you want me to beta your story, you should expect...

-Inconsistent reading times. I am a working student as well as an author myself, and I do have to deal with work and school before anything else, though my own writing often gets put off in favor of reading.

-A complete spelling and grammar check. I print off pages and red-pen them before doing it on the computer, as typos seem to stand out more to me on paper.

-An increased vocabulary. I love words; you might find me suggesting synonyms that would make sentences flow better.

-An honest critique. I don't sugarcoat my words. Sorry.

-Death threats for not writing fast enough for my tastes. These threats are usually highly inventive, but I never follow through.

-Demands for character x and y to get together. Don't worry; I'll still read it if they don't.

-To be rejected. Sounds harsh, but I am very discriminating about what beta projects I take on.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a very fast reader when I like something. I'm excellent at grammar, spelling, and checking the accuracy of facts (especially history and politics) as well. Semi-colons and commas are my friends. We get along very well. I will also read ALMOST anything, which is a relatively recent development of mine. I'm very multi-functional.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I very often use "teenager talk" in my stories without noticing. I try to get rid of it when I edit, but sometimes it slips past me, or I don't know what to replace it with. I'm also a slow writer, though I'm a very fast reader. I'm bad at plot critiques unless I see something as extremely transparent. I'm also picky about writing styles; short, choppy sentences do not agree with me.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love fantasy, and I love romance stories. If you want me to read something for you, I'd prefer if it had some romance, even if it's just a drop and doesn't occur until the last two pages. I just like having something to look forward to. I like happy endings, but I am not adverse to reading more contemporary works where the ending is different than traditionally. Also, I have recently been enjoying post-apocalyptic stories and steampunk stories. Especially steampunk stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am not a big fan of anything science-fiction, horror, or mystery. Vampire stories are also very chancy with me; I might love it, but I might also hate it. Unfortunately, if I hate it, you'll probably get dumped, even if the writing is phenomenal. I DO NOT READ YAOI/YURI STORIES. I do not have anything against them (I actually have many homo- and bisexual friends), but I do not enjoy reading them. And though I've been on a post-apocalyptic kick, no zombies, please.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Action
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction Humor
Fiction Romance
Fiction Supernatural
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for