Nicholas de Vilance 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-18-07, id: 1222750
Author has written 93 stories | 10th Kingdom, A Knight's Tale, Misc. Movies, Brothers Grim, Boondock Saints, Blade, Gossip, Screenplays, Tombstone, Constantine, Supernatural, StarTrek: The Original Series, Dark Angel, Alice, 2009, Primeval, Losers, Sherlock, Stargate: SG-1, Heathers, I Love You Phillip Morris, and Cowboy Bebop.
β : Nicholas de Vilance 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 very literate person when it comes to fiction/nonfiction narratives. My stories themselves may look a bit choppy and have typos, but that is mainly because I don't have a beta and I can't focus on something that I wrote myself. If you want me to beta your work, just contact me.br /

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Please note that I'm rather slow when I first meet someone. Thus, I'll be a bit shy in my replies to email and such for a while unless I know you. Once I get to talking and knowing you, I'll probably be better at beta-ing your work as well as knowing what it is you like in your stories. Don't be afraid to talk to me. I like a "hey, hello," now and again.br /

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Note on the Miscellaneous Movies I'll beta: There are a few I know I will be quite good with keeping the characters in character, but then there are others that...well...it won't be pretty. If I don't know the movie at all, I might be reluctant to do it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel mainly in spelling, grammar and vocabulary. I can help with detailing certain things. I also pride myself on being able to fix awkward sentence structure.br /

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If I have a love of what it is you are writing your fanfiction about, I will find it in my interest to make your story the best I think it can be. That is a way to make me a bit stronger in my beta-ing skills.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm getting better with the historical fiction side of things, but I'm still weak. I won't be able to say that you have the wrong date/timeline/time period because I most likely don't know. The only period info I might have are random tidbits like trvia on Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp or choppy facts about the Roman Empire in a hundred something BC...not my best suit, as you can see. I have a thing for 17th-18th century, pirate-age England...still not good with the facts, but it's history still.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to do stories from fandoms I'm familiar with. I'll try with other things, but I'm not promising much on that account. Right now I'll do anything from the fandoms I've written for and probably a few others, but I mostly do movie fiction. I like slash. I will beta slash/incest/twincest/rape anything like that. I may be a young writer, but I think my mind can handle whatever you throw at me in that sense. I might even try to read femslash even though that is something that I tend to stray from for some reason...
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not betaread anime of any sort. Sorry, but I'll most likely mess up with Japanese and such. Also, I just can't stand some of the outrageousness I see in that section. I can't do it. Also, if something seems to be going in the unmistakeable direction of what I like to call "super-SUE" I will either tell you, or completely give up on the story. I have horrified myself with writing too many Mary-sues. I don't think I can make my brain read them anymore.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 10th Kingdom
Movie A Knight's Tale
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Movie Batman
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Movie Blade
Movie Boondock Saints
Movie Brothers Grim
Movie Casanova
Movie Constantine
Book Crucible
Movie Dogma
Movie Ever After
Movie Faculty
Book Fairy Tales
Movie Fifth Element
Movie Fight Club
Movie Gossip
Movie Heathers
Movie Hidalgo
Book Inkheart
Movie Kevin Smith
Movie Labyrinth
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Tv Leverage
Book Lord of the Rings
Comic Losers
Tv M*A*S*H
Movie Master and Commander
Movie Minority Report
Misc Misc. Books
Misc Misc. Movies
Movie Mummy
Book Odyssey
Book Of Mice and Men
Book Peter Pan
Book Phantom of the Opera
Tv Primeval
Movie Pump Up The Volume
Play RENT
Game Resident Evil
Book Robert Langdon series
Book Robin Hood
Movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Movie Secret Window
Play Shakespeare
Movie Shakespeare in Love
Book Silver Kiss
Book Sleepy Hollow
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Tv Supernatural
Movie Sweeney Todd
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Movie Tombstone
Book Treasure Island
Movie Treasure Planet
Movie Troy
Movie West Side Story
Movie Wimbledon
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship