An Indigo Moon 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-12-06, id: 1026492
Author has written 5 stories | Warriors, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Covenant.
β : An Indigo Moon is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a college student who has been reading and speaking English for quite some time. I enjoy reading and editing, which I do for my friends both for pleasure and for official work (or as official as college papers can be). I was tempted to major in English, as it's one of my strong suits, but I do want a job. I've beta'd for several people before on Livejournal, but never on FF, so I (kind of?) know my way around. I can be as hands on or off as needed - whether you need me to just go through and edit your chapters or bounce new story and plot ideas off of me, I am willing to help. I strongly prefer reading to writing, so as you'll notice most of my stories on here are a bit out-dated. I can be a bit harsh with my comments, but I think I've toned down to just being necessarily critical. I want you to make a piece worth reading, and I'm sure you do too.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My primary read-through is for grammar, spelling, and readability - I want to like the way a story sounds if I decided to read it aloud. That means most of my comments are about phrasing. If you tell me you need help on a specific topic, I can always try and concentrate on that.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be gullible. If your character is doing something OOC, or your plot is a little flimsy, I'll probably ignore it unless it becomes too much to bear. As I said before, I can be uncompromising in my critiques, but I don't think I'm out-right mean. Lastly, I have very low tolerance for pieces that are riddled with errors. Please, please, give me something you yourself have already read through once so I'm not trying to figure out what every other word means.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will only read things within my fandoms, and within those I have certain pairings that I would strongly prefer to read over others. (For example, if it's a Buffy story, I'm just not going to read about Xander or Angel having sex. Sorry.) Primarily I read romance, but I also enjoy angst, hurt/comfort, and dramas. I like adventures if the plot is well-developed and there are no holes, and I also like a good comedy every now and then. AUs are also acceptable! Please message me if you have any questions about pairings and the like (I'm open to most of them, there are just a couple that I'll say no to). Drugs, sex, and graphic language are all okay to me, as long as everything is kept IC.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will read pretty much anything. I don't like graphic violence too terribly much (this is lessened if the violence is supernatural; I just really don't like guns), but if it's integral to the story and only happens once or twice, I'll do it. I'm also not a huge sappy person - if your story's plot is essentially on how this character gets married to the love of their life and has a billion babies (even though they're both men...?), then please find someone else to read it. I have nothing against family being important to the story (it generally is), but I would rather it be a background factor, and I would rather there be some obstacles for the characters to go through in order for them to properly grow. That being said, I will always enjoy a good fluffy one-shot.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Tv Angel
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Anime Candy Boy
Movie Covenant
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Dollhouse
Tv Game of Thrones
Anime Maria-sama ga Miteru
Book Morganville Vampires
Tv Orange Is the New Black
Tv Queer as Folk
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Sakura Trick
Anime Simoun
Anime Strawberry Panic!
Movie Van Helsing
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for