aoeu 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-08-09, id: 662614
Author has written 1 story | Fantasy.
β : aoeu is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Everybody needs an editor as a second pair of eyes. I can read a story to give general impressions, or to mark it up as much as possible; whichever you prefer. I'd like it to be read through a couple of times first to correct obvious spelling mistakes, I'm not a spellchecker and will get bored with that. But I'm very forgiving to people and kind hearted, and will only be as brutal as you ask me to be with your story.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am usually competent at fixing verb tense, sentence structure, and spelling. My vocabulary is strong. I read a lot, and write a little. I can catch mistakes, and also express why ideas may not be as clear as they could be, and offer suggestions for alterations (not always improvements - I'm not that conceited. A story is a team effort.)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I'm pig-headed and it takes me a few days to see another concept, other than mine, as viable. I'm not good at live, first-person dialog. It's hard for me to follow.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
forbidden love, young adult themes, heroes who are damaged, protagonists who are evil but we love them, antagonists who are sickeningly pure.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
worlds that are so mystical that there is nothing rooted in reality. Teenage angst that is all cliche (even though that gets close to forbidden love - it's a fine line to avoid crossing). Crime, who-done-it style.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction Horror
Fiction Romance
Fiction Sci-Fi
Fiction Spiritual
Fiction Supernatural
Fiction Thriller
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for