themaniac of no man's land 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-14-06, id: 1045970
Author has written 4 stories | Harry Potter.
β : themaniac of no man's land is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a collegiate English major, love creative writing, love reading. I do write some of my own stories, but inevitably want to go back to reading other people's stuff 15,000 words in. (Not that I'm not writing, it just takes me some time). What I do is simple- send me the chapter, I'll edit for grammar, word choice, and give you suggestions (if requested) on how to tighten the chapter up. I also love to talk characters and plots, particularly if the story has caught my interest. I'll ask you two questions right away: 1.) What do you characters want, what do other people think of them, and what do they think of themselves, and what do they think other people think of them? 2.) What's the end game? Where do you want the final situations/positions of the characters, and what's going to happen to get them there?br /br /br /

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I've read an unholy amount of work on this site (and several others) and would be glad to read pretty much anything anyone sends me. As far as actual beta-ing, I'm happy to do a less than 48 hour response time (unless it's like, 30,000 words or something) and if I can't do that on any particular week, will let you know in advance.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good with grammar, sentence structure, word choice, and developing plot and character.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm told I have an over-fondness for semi-colons, extremely long sentences, and get entirely too irritable when I think the characters, plot, or writing get off topic or unrealistic. Caveat emptor, as always. :)
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Pride & Prejudicebr /br /br /

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Harry Potter- Particularly James/Lily, although I'm willing to read any canon pairing. br /br /br /

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Emmabr /br /br /

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Mansfield Park

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If I've read the book/ seen the movie, etc. it's fine. If not, there's not all that much I can do for you and I wouldn't want to waste your time. PM me and ask. :)br /br /br /

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And Twilight. Sorry. I've read/ saw/ heard enough about the supposed sexiness of vampires to satisfy me the entirety of my life.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Emma
Book Harry Potter
Book Mansfield Park
Book Pride and Prejudice
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship