CruorLuna 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-08-07, id: 1346145
Author has written 18 stories | Harry Potter, CSI: Miami, NCIS, and Step Up.
β : CruorLuna is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm twenty, I love to read anything set in front of me, and I love to write at least as much if not more so. As a beta-reader I'm willing to check for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, help with vocabulary, suggest possible plot developments, point out plotholes, and basically do as much or as little to the fic as the writer requires and would like. Anyone wishing to acquire my services does not have to be perfect or close to it, as the whole point of beta-reading, in my eyes, is to seek help because nobody is perfect. However, I would like it if anybody I beta for would at least make some effort to improve with my help, if their writing is particularly unintelligible to begin with, rather than being plain sloppy and expecting me to pick up all the pieces. Other than that, I'm willing to help anybody who wants or needs it, within reason!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm particularly strong with spelling and with perception of reality - ie, if your fic is set in a teen comedy but halfway through you decide you want one of the characters to be able to fly for no apparent reason, I might not think it's the best idea. Fanfiction is fiction for a reason, but sometimes it can be just plain ludicrous, and I think a little perspective goes a long way and makes the fics more enjoyable. And I've been told I'm quite fussy about grammar - not just sentence structure etc, although I certainly can be about that, but I'm definitely going to notice and have issues with a fic that changes from past to present tense every other sentence, or from first- to third-person narrative for no reason. If that's something you have trouble with, I can definitely help.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I think I have a tendency to overuse commas and semicolons, so if I throw some into your fic, feel free to delete! But other than that I suppose my main weakness is that I really like description, and so when I read fics with very little, I can sometimes be overly critical ...
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Preferably something with either romance or humour - I'll generally read almost anything, but those just top the list for me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm really not a fan of noncanon slash .. and relationships bordering on the paedophilic kind of get to me too! And I'd tend to avoid vampire fics, sorry. Other than that I'm pretty easy.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Brothers & Sisters
Tv CSI: Miami
Tv CSI: New York
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Tv NCIS
Movie Step Up
Play Wicked
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Tragedy
Western
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship