chocobeer 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-25-06, id: 1153380
Author has written 5 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender.
β : chocobeer is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I absolutely LOVE writing, but I think that betaing might be my calling. I unconsciously check over the stories that I'm reading as I'm reading them, making mental notes of what the person should/shouldn't have done.

I like me some humor/romance, and I absolutely LOVE cynical, sarcastic, or ironic jokes and references squeezed in where ever they fit. Also, one of my distinctive traits is a really 'effin huge vocabulary. This means that A)I might recommend big words and B)I will make sure that you do not repeat the same word (or form of the word) in any given paragraph (unless its used stylistically, that is).

If you want me to beta your story, please make sure that it is spaced correctly, and doesn't have blatant errors in it. Also, please have a spine. I may be ruthless, but I know that some people don't take criticism well. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strength is definitely grammar and flow. While I hate the English language and all its ridiculous rules with a passion, I have read more books than I could possibly count. This has given me an almost intuitive sense of how a grammatically correct sentence or phrase should sound. The upshot of all this is, of course, I can tell if a sentence is wrong AND how to fix it just by reading to myself.
Also, I am a perfectionist. I will treat your story as if it were mine, and I will sometimes work for hours on a sentence (or even a word) in my stories just because it's not quite right.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Being a writer myself, I often have the urge to basically rewrite a story. I'm getting better at supressing said urge, but I will still make suggestions that may have more to do with personal style than grammar. Feel free to ignore them, if you must.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have no qualms about any ratings (believe me, I've seen EVERYTHING), but I'd prefer a pairing that I support, or at least one that doesn't make me nauseous thinking about it. My favs are Draco/Hermione and Zuko/Katara. Also open to Ginny/Harry, or Blaise/Ginny, or Toph/Aang, or whatever. There are more, but I don't feel like writing them all down.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Nope. I'll deal with anything. Hit me with your best shot. ^_^
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Death Note
Anime Fruits Basket
Book Harry Potter
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Fantasy
Hurt/Comfort