Mauryn 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-12-01, id: 138347
Author has written 24 stories | Sanctuary, V, 2009, Friday the 13th, Falling Skies, V, 1984, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate: SG-1, Ninja Turtles, Anne of Green Gables series, Halloween, Doctor Who, Planet of the Apes, and Van Helsing.
β : Mauryn is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an avid reader of both fiction, and of fan fiction. I do not have any fancy English or writing degrees. I am just a lover of the art, so to speak. Please, absolutely no rough drafts. I ask that you have looked over your own story at least once. I can't tell you how sad it is to see a story that might be really great posted on ffn, but the spelling and/or formatting is so messed up that it cannot be read. I will run your story through my own word processor's grammar and spellchecker, so please be sure and tell me if you are using say British English as opposed to American English.

I will always be kind and respectful, and I expect exactly the same in return. My opinions will always be put in the nicest terms, but if I get ridiculed or flamed, I will not Beta for you.

In the end, the story is absolutely yours. I will not write it for you. I am only here to help you in the polishing of the finished product as much as I can.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Characterizations: I am usually pretty good at noticing when characters are getting OOC, out of character. If you have tons of your own ideas, I can also try and be a good sounding board.

Tense: I am usually good at spotting sudden tense changes.

Plots and ideas: Writers block happens to us all. No one knows this better than I do. I may be able to help you with an idea if you are stuck, and I love to bounce ideas for stories back and /

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OCs: I love OCs, original characters, but I will tell you if I think your OC is becoming a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stew character. I will not go on a Mary-Sue witch hunt, though. I think sometimes Mary-Sues/Gary Stews can be fun! :) And we have all created them at one time or another.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar: I rely heavily on the grammar/spellchecker in my word processor, plus my own Betas for advice. I do not believe the grammar has to be absolutely perfect to make a great story. If you are looking for a Grammar fanatic, I am not your reader.

Research: honestly, I just don't do a lot of it for my own stories most of the time. If you need a hardcore researcher for a tricky topic, I am not your reader.

Action/fight Scenes: I don't feel these are my best, though perhaps I can be a better beta for them than a writer of them.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't mind WIP, work in progress fics.

character driven stories. I like narrative and dialog, maybe a bit too much. I also like stories with good descriptions, and am more than willing to help in that area. basically, I will beta just about anything in my fandoms of choice with the exceptions listed in the next section.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I would rather not read a lot of rape or any non-consensual sex stories, unless it is a brief or infrequent part of the fic. I would rather not read pwps, stories which are all about sex and no plot or character development.

No crack fics, please. I personally have nothing against them, but I don't read enough of them and don't feel I could do them justice.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Tv Babylon 5
Tv Battlestar Galactica
Tv Beauty and the Beast
Tv Blakes 7
Tv Boy Meets World
Tv Buck Rogers
Book Charlie Bone
Tv Chicago Hope
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Earth: Final Conflict
Movie Escape from NY/LA
Tv Forever
Tv Forever Knight
Tv Friday the 13th
Tv Game of Thrones
Cartoon Gargoyles
Cartoon Generator Rex
Tv Gotham
Cartoon Growing Up Creepie
Movie Halloween
Tv Highlander
Book Hobbit
Book It
Tv Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Tv M.A.N.T.I.S.
Tv Mr. Belvedere
Cartoon Ninja Turtles
Tv Phoenix
Cartoon Pirates of Dark Water
Movie Planet of the Apes
Tv Planet of the Apes
Book Princess Diaries
Tv Sanctuary
Movie Saw
Tv SeaQuest
Movie See No Evil
Tv Sleepy Hollow
Movie Star Wars
Cartoon Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Book Terry Brooks
Tv V, 1984
Tv V, 2009
Tv Van Helsing
Cartoon Wolverine & the X-Men
Cartoon X-Men
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for