Violetcarson 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-10-07, id: 1322568
Author has written 17 stories | Inuyasha, Twilight, Shakespeare, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin, Supernatural, and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
β : Violetcarson is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm Violetcarson. I don't have any professional experience in this field, but I enjoy reading, and I always like to see what can be done to make a piece of writing better. I can be brutally honest, so much so that it can seem like I'm being unnecessarily cruel. But I'm not, I just want your writing to be the absolute best it can be, and the only way that can happen is if I push for it.

I'm something of the unofficial copy editor of my HS Newspaper, and I'm training to become the Op/Ed editor as well. I've recently had a lot of practice ripping people's work (including my own) to shreds, and then helping them rebuild it into something glorious.

I count myself very good at editing mechanics, grammar, spelling, flow, and anything else you can stick into that category. I do not count myself as strong at editing for content.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a very fast reader, and I'm very good at correcting mechanical errors.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer, I have a tendency to overuse commas and adverbs. But I am working on that as well. I also have a sometimes-short attention span. I'm not nearly as good at editing the content of a story, the plotlines, character analysis, etc. I can still do it, it's just not my forte.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I admit, I'm a sucker for a good romance. I also adore action stories, and of course, comedy. At the moment, I'd say action/adventure trumps all. Especially if there's a fantasy element going on.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I can't handle it when there's excessive amounts of angst and drama. Sometimes, it's not flavor, it's overkill. That is that. Also, yaoi and yuri. If you like it, you go right ahead and like it. I will go right ahead and not.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Artemis Fowl
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Book Blood And Chocolate
Book Deltora Quest
Book Ella Enchanted
Game Final Fantasy VII
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Ghost Hunt
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Inuyasha
Movie Labyrinth
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime NANA
Anime Naruto
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Spirited Away
Book Twilight
Book Underland Chronicles
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for