Nctrnlkttn 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-01-07, id: 1434737
Author has written 1 story | Harry Potter.
β : Nctrnlkttn is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello all! I've been reading and writing since I was old enough to understand what words are (which was apparently very early, as there's home videos of me talking when I'm around 9 months of age haha) and I've studied writing, both on my own time and in courses in school. I'm a major grammar Nazi, but not so rigid that I'll impose awkward grammar rules that, while technically right, just don't hit the ear (or the eye, in this case) in a pleasant way. I'm also a fanatic about proper spelling. If you're from a different country (I'm based in the USA and have an excellent grasp on UK English) and there are spelling/slang differences or words that have different meanings, I'll do my best to not tread on any international toes! If I'm a beta, what I usually do is ask for two different things you've written (not necessarily the story you're posting here) so I can get a feel for your style of writing. I want the voice to be yours, the characters to be yours, the plot to be yours, I'm just here to clean it up. I'm willing to do anything from basic grammar and spelling checks to going very in depth with suggestions on what to do or not do, where the story should go, etc. I leave it up to you to dictate how much help or input you'd like and I will never break those boundaries. I know I'm coming off as super professional and cold but I swear I'm actually really nice and very friendly. I held a job position that involved a lot of professional interactions via e-mails and the internet, so it's still hard-wired into me. I'm not a stuffy old bitch!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm exceptionally good at dialogue and internal monologue, such as thought and stream of conscious. I'm also really good at rearranging sentences that are "bumpy" or have a strange flow so that they are smooth and comfortable.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not the best at long descriptions of areas/items (I'm fairly decent at describing people though) and I've got a bit of a heavy hand when it comes to particularly poetic writing.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Nothing really springs to mind, I'm open to most anything. I'm not only comfortable with but rather enjoy slash of the male/male or female/female variety! I'm comfortable with AU, semi-AU, canonical with a twist (a frequent one I see in the HP sections is "Sirius lives", so things of that nature) or entirely canon.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta stories that have a plot heavily reliant on pleasant sexual situations with children (age 10 and under). If there's a scene where a character is molested or raped as a child that explains why a character is how they are now (such as a character who has trouble with intimacy at age 16 because they were raped at age 6 or other things along those lines) then I'm fine. But if your entire story is based on young children/adults having sexual relations in a positive light, I won't beta.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A Little Princess
Book Alice in Wonderland
Book Harry Potter
Book Vampire Academy
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for