scatterbrain87 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-29-05, id: 507194
Author has written 5 stories | Romance.
β : scatterbrain87 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Ummm. I guess I should start by saying that I'm willing to proofread if given the opportunity. Not to sound haughty, but I really can't be bothered with a piece tossed together in a couple of minutes with weird abbreviations (ppl, lol, wth, etc.) and/or no direction. I'm pretty sure most writers on FP are not like that so ya... Please don't let that completely deter you from asking. (I'm trying not to be a hypocrite--failing miserably, aren't I?) I'll still give your piece a once-over if you'd like. Happy Writing to all!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Strengths? It's hard to self-assess...I'd say spelling and proper word usage. I'm pretty good at recognizing misplaced idioms and sayings. Pop culture references are also picked out when inappropriately used. Oh, and I think my knack for sentence flow is decent as well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Not certain, but I'm pretty sure my tense usage could use some work. I tend to switch back and forth a few times unintentionally. I don't know if it bothers most readers but I'm sure it would drive a grammar nut insane.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'd like to stick to stories dealing mostly with light, realistic scenarios--particularly light romances, comedies, or dramas.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
For some reason, I can't wrap myself around angsty/heavy works. I've read some pieces that are absolutely engaging and brilliant, but I wouldn't know the first thing about constructing something like that. Sorry.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction Humor
Fiction Mythology
Fiction Romance
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for