Goddess of Cliffhangers 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-28-06, id: 1077397
Author has written 32 stories | Greek Mythology, Beauty and the Beast, Gone with the Wind, Anastasia, Harry Potter, Vampires, Bones, Batman the Animated Series, Little Red Riding Hood, and Prince of Egypt.
β : Goddess of Cliffhangers is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
It really depends on my mood and your story. At my best, I'm an obsessive editor. I go over everything. I am very opinionated, but I'll do as you wish and modify my tone based on how harsh or honest you want it to be. You can expect me to put my all into a critique, if you ask it of me. I'm here to help you write the best story possible. br /

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Also, please know that I don't want to write your story for you. I'm here to be your guide, mentor, and/or sounding board. I push my writers to do the work that I know they're capable of doing. I only write sample sentences when absolutely necessary. My goal is to give you the skills or advice you might need to successfully convey your ideas in your own voice. br /

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Please look at my profile or read my stories to get a better idea of who I am and whether you want me to critique your work. Try not to judge too much based on my earlier work (unless you like it, of course). Also, if you care, I was a Biology/English double major on the premed track.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am an old, old lady so I have lots of experience. (OK. Fine. I'm not that old.) But I do have a lot of experiencing writing, reading, and critiquing. Dissecting and analyzing art is already what I do for fun. I know a lot about many different subjects and I have an innate feel for story structure and what works and what doesn' /

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I am great for proof-reading. I would be the person to tell you that no, you did not "do bad" on a test, you "did badly". I'd also help you study so that next time you could do "well." I have a pretty good vocabulary so you can use me as a thesaurus. Please don't just come to me for proofreading though. br /

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I can make you a better writer. I'm happy to work with someone at any level of experience if I believe in the project, but my favorite writers are those who are beyond basic grammar and spelling mistakes and are trying to figure out how to get to the next level. You are going to get my perspective as a reader, as an editor, and as a fellow author. br /

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OK, time for some specifics. I am good at suggesting options, whether it's what word to use or what direction the plot should go in. For the fandoms I know, I can easily tell whether your characters fit with the original material. I have a good sense of flow and rhythm and pacing. If you need help with description, emotion, and character depth, I am your girl. If you're looking to do something vaguely historical (as long as it's not a war) or scientific, I can back you up more than your average beta. Oh, and if you want to sprinkle in some French phrases, I can help with that too.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I sometimes write too much when I'm critiquing so it can take me a while to finish all my comments and edits on a chapter. This is important. I'm not a great beta if you need a quick turnaround, unless you're writing drabbles or short chapters. If your chapter is pages and pages long, it'll take me a while to go through it properly. It helps if you tell me (even in a general way like grammar, spelling, plot, character development, story flow, next step) what you want me to focus on. I'd really like to utilize my full potential in helping you better your story so if your problem could be fixed with a little spell check and it is very prevalent I might be turned off and I might not want to work with you. I'm also very honest and I've been trained to seek perfection. I will tell you everything I think you need to improve if you ask me to.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love basically anything romantic. I love complicated couples and if you're great at writing banter or witty dialogue then we'll have a lot of fun together. My preferences list all the properties I'm familiar with, whether or not I actually like them. I read a lot and I've seen my share of TV shows and movies. I have a great deal of knowledge when it comes to musicals so if you choose to write about that, come see me (well not see obviously, but ask me to beta). I'd of course prefer something I've seen/read so I'll be able to help you better but I'll still proofread and offer whatever advice I can regardless if I like your pitch. Don't be afraid to ask. If you can sell me on your idea and your enthusiasm, I might work on something outside of my comfort zone.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will be very upset with you if I look at your story and it becomes clear you did not attempt basic editing or spell check. I will help no matter what the topic if I like what you've written and think that I could help. However, topics that sort of turn me off...adultery, vivid rape, war, killing of bunnies. br /

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I don't have an issue with creative pairings or plot changes as I do a bit of that myself but I try and stay away from stories where characters are invented, especially if they are children of characters who never had children, because that tends to get a little Mary Sue-ish. Following that, I may dislike your story if I feel like it isn't true to the original /

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I won't immediately reject anything though so send your request along to me and if I like something in it I will usually critique at least 1 chapter for you so we can both get an idea of whether I'll work out as a beta. Note: I have a lot of stories marked as categories I am familiar with. If they're ongoing (not completed) or fairly old (more than a year or two) fandoms I may not be as familiar with them as I once was, so although I can vouch for most of my preferences, sometimes I forget to take some off the list that I don't know as well anymore. Don't let that discourage you, though!

Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie (500) Days of Summer
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You
Movie 101/102 Dalmatians
Tv 10th Kingdom
Movie 13 Going on 30
Movie 17 Again
Book 1984
Movie 27 Dresses
Movie A Little Princess
Play A Midsummer's Night Dream
Book A Northern Light
Movie Addams Family
Book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Book Aeneid
Movie Aladdin
Movie Amelie
Movie Anastasia
Book And Then There Were None
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Movie Annie
Play Antigone
Play Anything Goes
Play Assassins
Movie Australia
Tv Awkward.
Cartoon Batman the Animated Series
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Tv Being Erica
Tv Better Off Ted
Book Bible
Movie Black Swan, 2010
Tv Bones
Tv Booth at the End
Movie Bride and Prejudice
Book Bridget Jones' Diary
Tv Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Movie Brothers Bloom
Movie Brothers Grim
Tv Burn Notice
Book Carrie
Movie Casanova
Tv Castle
Book Catcher in the Rye
Movie Cats Don't Dance
Movie Center Stage
Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tv Charmed
Movie Cheetah Girls
Movie Chicago!
Tv Chuck
Movie Cinderella
Book Claidi Journals
Game Clue
Game ClueFinders
Tv Cold Case
Tv Community
Movie Corpse Bride
Tv Covert Affairs
Movie Coyote Ugly
Tv Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Book Crucible
Movie Cry-Baby
Movie Cutting Edge
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Cartoon Daria
Book Darkangel Trilogy
Tv Dead Like Me
Movie Death Becomes Her
Tv Degrassi
Movie Despicable Me
Book Devil Wears Prada
Tv Devious Maids
Movie Dirty Dancing
Cartoon Disney
Tv Dollhouse
Movie Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
Tv Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Play Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Book Dracula
Movie Drive Me Crazy
Tv Drop Dead Diva
Movie Duchess
Movie Edward Scissorhands
Book Ella Enchanted
Tv Emerald City
Movie Emma
Movie Enchanted
Movie Ever After
Tv Fairly Legal
Book Fairy Tales
Movie Finding Nemo
Book Frankenstein
Tv Fresh Off the Boat
Tv Friends
Movie Gangs of New York
Book Girl with a Pearl Earring
Tv Glee
Book Gone with the Wind
Movie Grease
Book Great Gatsby
Misc Greek Mythology
Movie Hairspray
Tv Happy Endings
Book Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
Book Harry Potter
Movie Heathers
Book Holes
Tv House, M.D.
Movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Movie Hunchback of Notre Dame
Movie Inception
Play Into the Woods
Tv iZombie
Book Jane Eyre
Tv Law and Order
Movie Laws of Attraction
Play Legally Blonde
Tv Less Than Perfect
Tv Leverage
Cartoon Liberty's Kids
Movie Lion King
Movie Little Mermaid
Play Little Shop of Horrors
Book Little Women
Tv Living Single
Tv Lost In Austen
Tv Lost World
Tv Lying Game, 2011
Movie Mary Poppins
Movie Mean Girls
Tv Mindy Project
Misc Misc. Books
Misc Misc. Plays/Musicals
Tv Misfits, 2009
Movie Miss Congeniality
Play Miss Saigon
Tv Monk
Movie Moulin Rouge
Movie Mulan
Movie Music and Lyrics
Movie Must Love Dogs
Tv Nashville
Movie National Treasure
Tv NCIS
Movie Never Been Kissed
Movie Nightmare Before Christmas
Book Northanger Abbey
Book Odyssey
Play Once on This Island
Tv Pan Am
Movie Penelope
Tv Perfect Couples
Movie Phantom of the Opera
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Tv Playboy Club
Movie Pocahontas
Movie Pretty Woman
Movie Prince of Egypt
Movie Princess and the Frog
Movie Princess Bride
Movie Princess Diaries
Play Producers
Tv Psych
Tv Pushing Daisies
Movie Ratatouille
Tv Reaper
Tv Reign
Play RENT
Movie Rocky Horror
Tv Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Play Screenplays
Book Secret Garden
Tv Selfie
Book Sense and Sensibility
Play Shakespeare
Movie Shakespeare in Love
Movie Shrek
Movie Sky High
Movie Sleeping Beauty
Tv Sleepy Hollow
Movie Slumdog Millionaire
Tv Smallville
Tv Smash
Movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Movie Someone Like You
Movie Sound of Music
Play South Pacific
Movie St. Trinian's
Movie Stepford Wives
Book Stephanie Laurens
Movie Strictly Ballroom
Movie Stuart Little
Tv Suburgatory
Movie Swan Princess
Movie Sweeney Todd
Play Sweeney Todd
Book Tanith Lee
Movie Tarzan
Movie The Music Man
Cartoon Time Warp Trio
Movie Titanic
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Cartoon Total Drama series
Book Tuck Everlasting
Tv Ugly Betty
Book Vampires
Movie Victor/Victoria
Tv Warehouse 13
Movie West Side Story
Movie What A Girl Wants
Play Wicked
Book Wicked
Movie Wizard of Oz
Book Wuthering Heights
Movie X-Men: The Movie
Tv Xena: Warrior Princess
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Fantasy
Tragedy