| Chlorine Trifluoride 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 4 stories | Sailor Moon, and Harry Potter.
β : Chlorine Trifluoride is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My beta-reading style is mechanics first, story later. I feel like if one's story is too riddled with grammatical errors, it really doesn't matter how good the underlying ideas are. My friends and I often discuss being jolted out of an otherwise good fanfic because of the author's inability to differentiate between "you're" and "your". That said, I do look for the hallmarks of an engaging story - good plot, consistent characterization, genuinely interesting characters, realistic dialogue, all that good stuff.
As a writer, one of the things that annoys me the most (besides looking at things I wrote before my junior year of high school) is those three or four elusive grammatical errors I find in a chapter after I upload it. I don't really want anyone else to experience that kind of frustration if they don't have to.
In my beta preferences, I've listed several specific categories with which I'm extremely familiar. If you're writing a story for one of those fandoms, feel free to contact me and we can work something out.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a nitpick who reads too much, so if you're looking for everything in your story to be canon-compliant, I'm pretty sure I can help you out. I've been tutoring people in English for four years now, so I'm rather merciless in terms of proofreading a story.
As far as writing goes, I'm a very creative person. I pride myself on the fact that I often come up with the strangest ideas for stories. So if you hit that dreaded thing known as writers' block, perhaps I could suggest a thing or two to help you out.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a beta reader, I feel as if I either come on too strong or not enough. What I mean by that is, if I'm not scathingly critical of something, I'm going to be overly nice and not tell you what's wrong with your fic.
I have several weaknesses as a writer. I get discouraged/distracted very easily, which manifests itself in my tendencies to update infrequently. Additionally, since I'm highly impatient, I tend to upload things almost as soon as I finish them. There are almost always one or two grammatical errors that I don't catch in my stories.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Give me something interesting. That's all I can say.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
- Romantic fluffy schmoop makes me gag. It's a personal thing with me, no real fault of your own.
- I hate mpreg with the deadly loathing due to the resultant nosedive in characterization that tends to take place. Also, it's a major squick of mine.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book Harry Potter|
|Anime Sailor Moon|
Anime Serial Experiments Lain
|Book Series Of Unfortunate Events|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for