YouCan'tBeSerious 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-21-06, id: 1012719
Author has written 9 stories | Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Grey's Anatomy.
β : YouCan'tBeSerious is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love bizarre couplings and pairings that would never appear in canon. My account is that of a group of writers dedicated to bringing these pairings to the world! They are usually humorous, odd and original. I am interested in becoming a beta reader for all of you out there that are writing these types of stories, and I hope to make them even better. Editing is something I enjoy doing and hopefully I'll be able to make constructive criticisms to stop works descending into giggly ones with little plot.

I'm interested in one-shots, mainly, as I don't have a great deal of time to work on this. I'm no longer actively writing, so this will be a great way of making a contribution to the site! As I am a lover of odd pairings, I will beta stories others won't, incest, teacher/student, etc. It's all in good fun, right?

I can be critical when I want to be, and I'm blunt and honest, so if you don't wnt your precious story bing examined, I suggest you don't use me as a beta-reader. I will not hold back on criticism to protect people's feelings. However, I will never attack your story or make you change the entire thing, I only give constructive recommendations.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Humour, characterisation (yes, even in my bizarre fics), dialogue and plotting. I do not take things too seriously, but at the same time I hate reading drivel and will not write it!
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will not be able to beta Mature fics, as I find myself getting too embarassed. I will not be able to beta work that isn't in fandoms that I know well. My grammar is improving, but I sometimes miss things such as that/which, etc.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
As I've mentioned, stories with odd pairings.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm open to anything, but be prepared for me to turn you down for anything inappropriate, such as character bashing. I don't like alternate universe fics or stories with an OC main character (OCs are ok if not paired with a main character). If I catch a whiff of Mary Sue/Gary Stu I will personally delete the character from the face of the earth.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Little Princess
Book Alex Rider
Game Banjo-Kazooie
Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Deltora Quest
Tv Doctor Who
Book Enid Blyton
Book Fairy Tales
Tv Friends
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Book Inkheart
Game Jak and Daxter
Book Keys to the Kingdom
Book Lord of the Rings
Game Mario
Book Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series
Book Peter Pan
Tv Scrubs
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Movie Star Wars
Book Tom Stoppard
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for