eloquentlyinsane 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-17-07, id: 1302735
Author has written 22 stories | Twilight, Thief Lord, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Host, Inheritance Cycle, Of Mice and Men, Harry Potter, and Outsiders.
β : eloquentlyinsane is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I will beta almost any story. But I will be very honest, brutally so. If I think it doesn't rock, you don't have to take my word for it, take it to someone else.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
This is one thing I can honestly say I'm great at: diction. Tones, metaphor, style, grammar, parallelism, spelling are fine (of course, I wouldn't have to check spelling if most people would just pass their stories through a spell check before they posted it)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be a little close-minded about where people take their story. In fact, generally, I like to stick to the canon as much as possible. Or, if I'm making it AU, change only one aspect and keep the rest straight-forward. Otherwise, I find it gets too confusing.

Also if you have a idea that completely delves away from the main aims of the book, i.e. Harry Potter is secretly a secret FBI agent infiltrating Forks, Washington in search of vampires or such, I probably will laugh, point, and laugh some more.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love stories with themes deeper than romance and nuanced humor.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No yaoi or constant and explicit sex. Also, keep the differing POVs to a minimum, please. I hate it when perspective switches every sentence.

Again: no cross-overs. As fun as it is, Harry Swan is not a plausible person and I refuse to read abut him. Neither by the way is Isabella Potter. Or Edward Dumbledore or Sirius Newton. Also, the Cullens did not go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I also dislike invented characters. I mean usually stories give you enough names to work with; just shuffle the names around.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Blood And Chocolate
Book Boxcar Children
Book Bridge to Terabithia
Book Clique
Book Devil Wears Prada
Book Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Book Ella Enchanted
Book Flatland
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Book Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Book Hunchback of Notre Dame
Book I Am Legend
Book Inkheart
Book Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles
Book Robert Langdon series
Book Secret Garden
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Play Shakespeare
Book Sherlock Holmes
Book Silver Kiss
Book Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Book Thief Lord
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Book Truth About Forever
Book Twilight
Book Vampire Plagues
Book Witch of Blackbird Pond
Book Wuthering Heights
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship