|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello all! I am Cassandra, Cass, or Panic (whatever you fancy best:D). I really enjoy reading and writing fanfictions, and also like editing other people's work. My style of editing is CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, never flaming; I go out of my way to avoid making the writer feel badly, because when is it ever fun to be sad? When editing, I will read the chapter at least twice: the first time is simply to read it as a reader, and the second time is to go over it with a critical-eye to try and fine-tune it to the best it can be! I will send you back the chapter with the changed sections in bold, and with notes in parenthesis and italics. As I said, I am a nice person, so if you're looking for a unfeeling, grumpy beta, I am not your girl! I love to help and will offer advice to the best of my ability: whether it is plot help when you get writer's block, punctuation, grammar, spelling, sentence syntax, word usage, and the general flow of the writing.
I prefer beta-ing when the author and myself mesh well together. If they don't like my beta-ing style, that's a good reason for them to choose another beta.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very good at spelling and have a large vocabulary. I pay special attention to the writing flow, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. I generally pay attention to EVERYTHING, but those are the ones that scream at me the most. I can help smooth out the plot, or give ideas if you're stuck in a rut.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar is my worst point. Also, canon is sometimes a weak point for me.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
- Harry Potter stories
- Twilight stories
- Marauder era
I'll take any fic, usually, as long as I'm familiar with the story, whether it is a slash, heto, AU, or anything else. If it is an odd pairing (for me), it takes a bit of getting used to, but I will try to the best of my ability. Books are my best point, but I will accept television shows and movies, also. Ask me if I will accept the subject book/movie/TV show, since I've read so many books and seen so many movies/shows that I cannot possibly list them all! :]
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't have much, just stories where I have to rewrite the whole thing since it is so inexperienced, and fanfics for subjects I'm not familiar with.
Oh, and, NO manga/anime, please. Other than that, I'll beta for any pairing: hetero, slash, odd pairings - I'm not picky, or judgmental.