Guardian of Balance 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-20-07, id: 1242443
Author has written 4 stories | Sonic the Hedgehog.
β : Guardian of Balance is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'll do my best not to overly criticize another's work but remain as honest as I can. I won't call you stupid. I won't say you're a half assed writer, because it's not true. I won't say you don't belong here, because that's definitely not true. If you're willing to take the time to come here and put your thoughts into raw data then by all means you belong here. But I'm here to help edit the portrayal of your thoughts, not change them. I'll edit them to make sure all readers can see what you see in your mind and make your thoughts and ideas come to life to pull the reader into your world. br /

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My style is very simple, I'll read it and see if it has good pacing, a fair amount of both dialogue and descriptions, and the grammer is in order. I'm not going to say it's a bad story simply because I don't like the pairing or how the characters are portrayed. I will say that I don't care for it myself but other people will find it enjoyable because there's clearly a rhyme and reason for all of this. I might do quotes to make a point. I realize that when you're writing, you've gone over it so many times that you can't really recognize mistakes anymore until it's too late. That's where I come in. My expectations are simple- have a story that you're serious about making better and I'll do what I can to help you make it better. I won't change it. I'll add descriptions, give my two cents and let you decide what you want to do about it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm pretty good at catching bad spelling and I usually know what certain characters will say at certain times. I'm also pretty good at catching plot holes in which something in the story doesn't make sense. I'm really great at making sure the plot makes sense althroughout the story. Again, I will not change your plot, but I will point out the ways in which it may not make much sense to the local nitpickers. I understand descriptions and how far they can take a story on their own and I notice a lot of newer writers will forgo descriptions because they already see it in their mind. I used to do it a lot myself when I first started (which was promptly beaten out of me by my English grammer-nazi guyfriend from high school). I'll kindly remind you that we are not psychic (you will probably hear this a lot from me) and that your job as the writer is to describe everything to us, not just the dialogue.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not the best with grammer. I understand run on sentences and that each piece of dialogue must have it's own paragraph. I don't really do scripts (movie or play) very well either. I have no experience with either of them (any notable or professional experience anyway). I'm also particularly biased with certain characters. I've connected myself very deeply with my favorite characters but I've found myself to be completely biased against your characters and don't really understand them as much as I could. I'm working on this so I can make all of my characters shine. Yours as well. Especially yours.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love action stories. Anything with humor and sarcasm has me at the get go. I love a good set of drabbles where the characters are explored. Short stories are my favorite (especially romances) but I'm more than happy to help with a long epic as well. I love anything with my set pairings, but again I'm more than happy to help with ones that aren't my particular favorites.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I can't do crack pairings for the life of me. I don't think I'm very comfortable with doing sex stories in general really. Yes I've had sex, but I don't really like talking about it. And honestly I'm not sure I can do it justice. So no to sexy stories. I'm not a particular fan of the horror genres either. I prefer absolute ass kickings and I have to say, horror just makes me scream, "YOU IDIOT MAIN CHARACTER, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING!?" It's best to keep me away from those.
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 Dragon Ball Z
Game Harvest Moon
Movie Hunchback of Notre Dame
Movie Mulan
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Book Trickster series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for