Zovid 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-15-06, id: 1068301
Author has written 36 stories | Hannah Montana, Avatar: Last Airbender, Gilmore Girls, Heroes, Kingdom Hearts, Life With Derek, iCarly, and Skins.
β : Zovid is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey guys, on a personal base, you can call me Henri.
Most of you know me as the writer of Our Childhood Daze and on the record I do apologize for a late update.

Continuing on, I'm not so much a grammar/spelling Nazi, but I focus more on content. The structure of a story and see if it has good dialogue or if it has too much dialogue. I won't deny it though, I am a strict reader. I will make a lot of comments if necessary and I'm not afraid to be brutal. Don't think I'm trying to put you down, because if I wanted to put a person down as a writer, my comments would be twenty times worse.
I do want people to understand though, when I beta read stories everything I say are just suggestions. If you choose not to make the changes that I feel may be needed then you don't have to. It's your story and you get the final say in them.

Note that I am very selective. Give me a shot though, I will read it before I say yes or no. It's your choice to use my suggestions and my choice to give you suggestions.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I tend to use the 'Quality vs. Quantity' theory where I focus on the quality of a story more so then the quantity. Believe it or not, though, I also sometimes looks at the quantity of a story. Sometimes having it too long is just as bad as having as it too short.

That's one of my strengths, I suppose, I can easily omit or embellish in one area or another, if needed.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar. I do alright in that field, but I'm not the best at it. I tend to make a mistake here or there and add a few more commas than needed. Sometimes I forget some rules, but I get by. I'm also not the best of spellers. Normally with spell check and all I do alright, but occasionally I look over a letter once in awhile. It's an annoying bit, but I do read over my stories and a lot of other stories that my eyes don't always catch small things.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I usually like romantic/anything. I can admit it, I'm a hopeless romantic and proud of it. Anything that will stir emotions. I especially love the drama/hurt/comfort ones because as quoted in The Kite Runner by: Khaled Hosseini, "Sad stories make the best ones." I believe in that a 110% because how many times can you redo a love story with a happy ending. When it's a little emotional it makes it worth the read.
Really, I'm open to almost anything. I really like people who have crack!ship ideas. My personal favorite: Alex Russo/Effy Stonem
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Clichés, clichés, clichés. Alright, I'm guilty of writing a cliché here or there but I cannot read one! If I have to read about how person A hates person B but both of them fall in love in one way or another then I will seriously get a lobotomy. Well not seriously, but I like to read over originality. Something that'll make me think "Hm...wish I thought of that..."
Also I don't do script form (because that's against the guidelines) or and IM talk (unless it's actual IM-ing going on [but even then there shouldn't be too much going on])

For Hannah Montana, any of you who enjoy Jackson/Oliver or Jackson/Lilly I will not read those. I do have a thing against Jackson, but I will read any Jackson pairing other then those too. And Oliver slash. It's not that I have anything against slash it's just that I don't see Oliver in that kind of position. I've read all kinds of stories, so I'm open to anything.

For Wizards of Waverly Place I will not read anything with the Jonas Brothers. That also goes for Hannah Montana. I do not like the Jonas Brothers. I'm very into the originality and if you're going to ship people like Jonas/Alex Russo or Alex/Justin I won't read it. I can't stomach it.

For Skins, I won't read Freffy and that's it.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Hannah Montana
Tv Skins
Tv Wizards of Waverly Place
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst
Hurt/Comfort