Aurora Denain 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-25-06, id: 1153286
Author has written 18 stories | Harry Potter, Torchwood, and Heroes.
β : Aurora Denain is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a careful reader who enjoys helping others reach their full potential with their story. I prefer being contacted personally with a sample of the work before deciding whether or not to beta a story, so as to ascertain whether or not I can be of any use. Simply because you think I am the right fit for your story does not mean that I am in fact the most qualified. I take a while getting back with an actual criticism but am extremely timely in responding to whether or not I can beta a story, usually with in a few hours but it can be up to twelve before I have a chance to respond. I do have an outside life that takes precedence over my time spent doing this, but I will devote as much time as possible to it. A shorter story will naturally get a reply before a longer one. I am honest in my opinion and will be forthwith about it, bruising egos is not something I'm shy about doing as it has been done to me on several occasions. Often times that is the only real way to grow as a writer.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a careful reader, and honest about what I see in a piece. Grammar and characterization are also strong suites. If you want an honest opinion about your writing and how it can be then I'm very good at it. If you can't take constructive criticism about your work than I won't be the right fit for you. I have a large vocabulary at my disposal and I know how to implement it in writing with out becoming too wordy, or to 'smart'.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm going to be honest, spelling. Though to combat this I've equipped myself with some of the best spell check software you can get. Also because I like to do a good job don't expect back a speedy response, it takes me a while to work my criticisms into a cohesive critique of your work. My best reviewing isn't done under a strict deadline.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like reading things I'm interested in, or things I write in, the list can be found on my profile page. Het is usually what I gear towards but slash is fine as well. Cannons not a really big thing with me, but I do like stories that construct their ships in a believable way, even if the plot is ridicules.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Twilight. I'm unfamiliar with the books as a whole and don't feel like acquainting my self with them any time soon. Basically anything else that I don't a working knowledge of, since it's hard to do characterization if I'm not sure what the characters are supposed to behave like to begin with. Slopping writing is something I don't read, and I will tell you as much straight up. This may be fanfiction but that's no reason to disregard basic writing skills. I do not like stories with needlessly obscene content, swearing and sex are fine but needless graphic violence and atrocious acts aren't things I want to read, and I won't. Incest and quasi incest(Nathan/Sylar and Peter for example) aren't really things I enjoy reading. For some reason this doesn't seem to apply to Claire/Peter, but everything else just doesn't set right.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Harry Potter
Tv Heroes
Tv Smallville
Tv Tin Man
Tv Torchwood
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for