Princess Pajamas 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-28-07, id: 1337471
Author has written 3 stories | Les Miserables, and Buffy X-overs.
β : Princess Pajamas is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm fairly new to fanfic, but have been writing for pleasure for over 20 years. I'm critical but fair, willing to accept wildly-non-cannon ideas and concepts as long as they're well-written, and always sensitive to the feelings of those who honestly want guidance and are trying their best. I am a stickler for charactarization, though, so if you send me a story with characters acting and speaking in ways that are not true to character, I will have less patience with your work. I expect stories that are submitted to me for betareading to be thoughtful, honest, and written in something resembling correct grammar and spelling. I will gently correct honest errors, but I have little patience for blatently lazy grammar and spelling skills, or IM speak. I will be happy to offer story suggestions, or I can simply review for grammar and spelling; just let me know which you prefer.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm generally strong with grammar and spelling, tone, charactarization, pacing, "period"-voice, consistency and continuity.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
For historical pieces, I'm generally weak with period details, such as appropriate technology for the time, unless they're glaring anachronisms. Also, if a story is well-written, I can be a bit soft when it comes to internal logic -- meaning that if you distract me with some dazzle, I could possibly overlook a plot hole roughly the size of a Mac truck.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read things that are smart, funny, or unexpected. If you can make me see familiar characters and situations in a new light, that's awesome.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If your idea is done-to-death, or you're not really trying to say anything that most people familiar with the fandom don't already know, I'll be less enthusiastic about your work.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Book Les Miserables
Book Sweet Valley series
Tv Veronica Mars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship