A Markov 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-04-06, id: 1107129
Author has written 15 stories | Kim Possible, Incredibles, Dragon Age, Harry Potter, and Mass Effect.
β : A Markov is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a pedant. I am not a cheerleader. I am starting off with the assumption that you understand that your work can be improved and that you want to improve it. As such, I will do my best to find areas that could use improvement.

-I will point out spelling, grammar and structural issues with no regard for your feelings.

-I know the characters in the fandoms I have listed in this profile. If your characters don't conform to them in both word and deed, I will point it out with no regard for your feelings.

-I will iterate this: "I am not a cheerleader." If you are looking for someone to tell you how wonderful your fluff piece is and gush about how awesome you are for capturing exactly how Bella felt when Edward sparkled, you're in the wrong place.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, Sentence structure, Clarity of expression, Character voices, Finding plot holes
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I rely heavily on Microsoft Word for most of my own spelling. I don't have a lot of time.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I generally prefer to work on short pieces. This is because I have a fairly full life and it is quite demanding. (a teenager, a pre-teen, a mortgage, a full-time job, Housework, Bills, Car maintenance, gardening, writing and whatever happens to be shiny this month.) If, however, you're working on an epic piece and you'd like me to look it over, I might be persuaded... providing you understand that: 1) it'll take a while. 2) the critique will not be "in-depth" and 3) if you don't have me hooked in the first few pages, I'll probably bow out at that point.

I'm open to beta read good pieces in fandoms not listed in my profile. I can still spot plot holes and help with general editing but I may not be familiar enough with the canon characters to provide comment on how well they are portrayed.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Cheerleading. I will reiterate: I'm not a cheerleader.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Animaniacs
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Book Discworld
Game Dragon Age
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Book Good Omens
Book Harry Potter
Tv iCarly
Movie Incredibles
Cartoon Kim Possible
Game Mass Effect
Book Myth Adventures
Book Nation
Cartoon Phineas and Ferb
Cartoon Pinky and the Brain
Cartoon Tick
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for