PottersChick7 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-30-06, id: 1078985
Author has written 7 stories | Harry Potter, and Bones.
β : PottersChick7 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a reader, I am absolutely intolerant of repeated errors. A mistake or two I can handle, but I really hate the authors who are constantly contradicting themselves in terms of continuity and who always make the same grammatical errors. I can be a bit harsh when it comes to criticism, but I always keep it constructive. I expect an author to have already done the basics of proof-reading; only very rarely do works come out perfectly the first time, often because I know I may change my mind in the middle of a sentence and forget to correct anything before.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strongest points are grammar and spelling. My background is one of the top private schools in Southern California and thank you to my sixth grade English teacher for beating sentence diagrams into my head. I am the grammar Nazi in my group of friends, constantly correcting them when speaking or proof-reading essays/papers to be turned in.

Below these is my tendency for being very picky. I hate the repetitive use of words, preferring to use synonyms (the more obscure the better to improve your vocabulary) instead of saying the same thing over and over and over again. Within the pickiness, I am also a stickler for continuity. I despise the stories where authors contradict a major point because they didn't bother to check their work.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My main weakness would be that I will start reading a story, but if it is terrible (grammar, spelling, plot, etc.), I will just stop reading and refuse to do any more. As I have never proofread for people with whom I have not been acquainted for some time, I don't know if I have any other weaknesses specifically related to that task.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer stories of the Harry Potter, Phantom of the Opera, Star Wars, and Twilight genres for books/movies, along with a few TV shows, like True Blood, House, Bones, and NCIS. I would prefer to mainly stay within the canon pairings, save for POTO. I prefer Erik/Christine in that case because I am a hopeless romantic. When it comes to Harry Potter, I am much more open for pairings, though Harry and Ginny belong together. I can handle Hermione and Ron with other people, but that's about it. For Star Wars, I like the stories to revolve around the main characters of the movies, not random people you see for five seconds in one scene. As for the TV shows, there are few established couples, so I would like the generally accepted ones. I am also open to reading other genres for spelling/grammar purposes, but others will remain my preference.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I refuse to read any same-sex pairings for any of the categories above as there are no characters who are established as being gay. Speculation or as a background personality is fine, but never revolving around. I also refuse to read any stories involving incest and I would prefer that the ratio of pain to pleasure be low. I don't mind stories where a character is raped, as long as at some point they get out of the relationship (if it's an ongoing thing; one of my stories has the main character as a rape victim, but it is not an abusive relationship).
Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Bones
Book Harry Potter
Book Phantom of the Opera
Movie Star Wars
Tv True Blood
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship