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since: 01-15-07, id: 1199395
Author has written 6 stories | Gilmore Girls, and Veronica Mars.
β : coup in the zoo is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey y'all! I would be delighted to beta-read for you.
I live to edit, I rock at grammar, and I'm fastidious with plot details.
Veronica Mars is my main fandom, so that's where my writing strengths mostly lie, but I also am big on Gilmore Girls, Arrested Development, the Office, Freaks and Geeks, Buffy (however, I've only watched the seasons 1 through 3, but I'm currently working on season four), Gossip Girl, and the O.C. (but only if it's decently written and Marissa-free.)
I have no problem with slash (although I'm don't have experience writing it). Also, I would prefer for you to look over your fic once or twice before sending it to me for really basic mistakes, but it's not big deal if you miss a lot.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a grammar badass. Seriously. I'm also good with spelling, word choice, overall smoothness, and plot continuity. I work pretty quickly, and while I won't hold back with my criticism, I'm good at phrasing things nicely.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
There are definitely instances in which my characterization is a little spotty; I also occasionally have trouble sticking to canon and creating realistic dialogue. And some of my fics have somewhat rushed plots.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Oneshots are preferable, definitely. I tend to like fics that have a certain level of humor in them, but that's not required. And, as stated in my Beta Bio, Veronica Mars is my fav.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Okay, so maybe I'm a little picky, but bear it with me:
-No gratuitous sex or gore. I'm fine with allusions to sex or violence, but nothing too over the top or central to the plot. NO RAPE. Strong language is fine as long as it's realistically employed. -Noncanonical incest=serious no-no.
-No super long, super intricate stories. I can't really commit to that.
-Angst is fine when it's at least somewhat subtle. No self-harm, no gratuitous whining.
-I cannot abide any Gilmore Girls fic that portrays Logan, Tristan, or Christopher in a positive light, nor any O.C. story with Marissa as a central character.
-No songfics. Just...no.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Arrested Development
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Freaks and Geeks
Tv Gilmore Girls
Tv O.C.
Tv Office
Tv Veronica Mars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst
Friendship