| psiChic 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 16 stories | Supernatural.
β : psiChic is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm in my early twenties and plan on pursuing a career in publishing, more specifically editing of novels. I love nonfiction and reading/writing fanfics for Supernatural and Veronica Mars. I would also Beta for other shows/fandoms, though my main focus in on Supernatural. I've Beta'ed before for a couple of my fellow writers, and usually focus on the grammar and character-correctness of the stories. Plotlines are not always as important to me as a well written dialogue. I can have a job done within the hour if need be on most occasions, though depending on the length, I may take a little longer.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I suppose my strengths would be in my knowledge of the English language. Having majored in English in college, and been a lover of literature my whole life, I find it easier than some to pick out grammatical errors. My style of correcting them has been a simple highlighted correction of my own, but I would certainly change that to any way the author prefers. I really do have a love of editing, and I've been told it comes naturally to me. Also, I pride myself on having a keen eye for out-of-characterness (I don't know what else to call it). I have a relatively defined view of what a character is and isn't capable of doing, according to each circumstance, and am not afraid to point out any irregularities.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be quite opinionated, but at the same time I rarely voice that opinion unless I've been offended strongly by the content of a piece (something that hasn't happened yet, thank goodness). As a result, I tend to be overly nice when critiquing, and don't always have the ability to explain myself with regards to the reasoning behind some of my edits. Not because I don't want to tell you, but because I have trouble putting abstract thoughts into words at times. (Probably why I'm an artist...) Also, plotlines are not my strong suit; I'm much more comfortable analyzing the text than structuring a story.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll beta pretty much anything, though I have a soft spot for Evil!Sam, Limp!Sam, and Angsty!Sam in Supernatural. I can handle Limp!ness of Dean, though I prefer Sam. Also, one-shots and Drabbles would probably be better, and character studies and dialogue are things I eat up. I'd be willing to tackle a longer fic though, of course, if asked.
I don't mind OCs, but I tend to dislike it when they are paired with the boys. Any canon pairings are fair game though.
AU is another thing I'm touchy about; I've read some awesome fics in an AU, but I prefer canon.
Same goes for Veronica Mars fics. I LOVE Logan-Veronica stories, especially if they have mysteries and other plotlines tied in. I'm a little uncomfortable with smut but I could handle it if need be.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'll be honest with you, I don't do Wincest. Or slash of any kind. No Sam/Dean/Castiel/Uriel/Bobby/John/Andy/Whoever. Just not what I'm in to.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book Harry Potter||Tv Supernatural||Book Twilight||Tv Veronica Mars|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for