sagacious-twit 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-01-06, id: 1126303
Author has written 7 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, and Toy Story.
β : sagacious-twit is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am somewhat tough when I beta read, but I believe that it is for the writer's own good as well as the reader's. I believe that through correcting fanfiction, which millions of teenagers and young adults read (myself being one of them :D), we can also correct the spelling and grammar of the general reader and make for a better educated world!br /

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When I beta read, I tend to scan the story in its entirety: detailed reading comes after I deal with all of the obvious flaws. When I am detail reading, I check for proper sentence structure, wording, and whether the sentences flow with the rest of the story. Sometimes, if the story is not viable for reading as is, I will alert the writer to revamp the story and come back with it after. I don't usually do that, but if the story needs to be changed drastically I would much rather prefer that the writer does it; after all, the writer knows what they want-even if they might need a little help!br /

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If you would like me to beta your story you must write it as clearly as possible so that it's easier for me to discern what should and should not be changed. The beta-ing process will require that the writer stay in contact with me as much as possible for an optimal beta job: in other words, you will only get as much help as you dedicate to the beta-ing process. If you only give me your story and expect me to "fix it in a jiff," you won't get much in return-basic spelling and grammar checking /

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If you choose me as your beta reader, you won't be left wanting-I promise.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good in terms of spelling and grammar. I am pretty good with word flow too since I write poetry (free verse mostly) in addition to stories and fanfiction. I can help writers find the right vibe for their work as well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to want to change a plot if it seems like it would not work for the story as a whole. I am not perfect, sometimes I will miss things, but I do try to be as thorough as possible. I can get a little bossy, but I think that it's for a good reason.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm a versatile beta-er: anything is fine, although I do tend to like my stories with a bit of smut, some romance, mystery, suspense, and generally anything out-of-the-ordinary. I'll beta pretty much anything though!br /

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I like slash and het, but I get bored of reading het and after a certain point will not read het anymore. I'd say I can only take one to three het stories at a time as opposed to one to five slash. I can only take up to two stories-het, slash or a combination-at a time during the school year (for me, the school year is from September to early April.)br /

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If the story is really good, I might be swayed to beta it even if I'm fully booked. ;D

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything with child sexual abuse, child abuse, beastiality or animal cruelty. I also will not read and cannot stand stories with guro: malformed (i.e. performing sex acts on a decapitated head) sexual acts (go to wiki/Ero_guro for more info.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Avengers
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Tv Big Bang Theory
Movie Captain America
Tv Community
Book Harry Potter
Tv IT Crowd
Movie Megamind
Tv Shameless
Tv Sherlock
Book Sherlock Holmes
Movie Tangled
Movie Thor
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship