| DeterminedX2 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 31 stories | Invader Zim, SpongeBob SquarePants, Chowder, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, WALL-E, and Homestar Runner.
β : DeterminedX2 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Right now I will only beta SpongeBob SquarePants, Chowder, ATHF, and WALL-E fics. I'm familiar with other fandoms, but I don't have the time to be open to them all.
I've been writing fanfics for seven years. This is my first venture into beta-ing online, but I edited a lot of papers, essays, etc. back when I took writing classes. If you send me your fic, send it as a Word document or use the DocX. I will go through and correct grammar mistakes in one color, and add my comments in another. This way you can read through it and decide how to change your original document. At the end I will write my overall comments and suggestions.
If you ask me to beta, please understand that I will not hold back. The purpose of beta-ing is to be criticized -- constructively. If you cannot handle criticism, are thin-skinned, or are planning on arguing with me, do not ask me to beta for you. I will be honest and sometimes the truth hurts. I will not do it to be "mean" but to help you with your writing.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I know the rules of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc. very well. Things like the wrong "your" stick out like a sore thumb to me.
I'm also pretty good at noticing when characters act OOC. It's a pet peeve of mine, actually. Plot holes tend to bug me, too. I will point any of those out as well.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm good at noticing things wrong, but with the exception of grammar mistakes, I can't usually fix them for you. For example, I might tell you a certain few lines are out of character, but it will be your job to make them sound like themselves again. I'm not going to write your fic for you. I can, of course, tell you if your second attempt sounds right or not.
I also have an issue with serious stories. For some reason, I cannot take them... well... seriously. I have this voice in the back of my head telling me it's sarcastic even when I know it's not. I will still beta serious fics (drama, angst, etc.) but I won't be much help telling you if you succeeded in making the reader feel the desired emotion.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My favorite genre for both writing and reading is humor. I also like romance and general. But I will beta any genre checked in the "Genre Preferences" box.
I will only beta oneshots for now.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't have the time for multi-chaptered fics, sorry. Please do not ask me to beta stories with OC's/ fancharacters or any stories written in script format either.
If I didn't check the genre if the "Genre Preferences" box, please don't send it to me.
I'm fine with any pairing, rating, or slash.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Cartoon Chowder||Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants||Movie WALL-E|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for