Xandra J 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-20-08, id: 1479781
Author has written 11 stories | Twilight, iCarly, Chronicles of Narnia, Inkheart, Coraline, City of Ember, and Maximum Ride.
β : Xandra J is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm very picky about spelling. I've backspaced a whole paragraph for one misspelled word. Yeah, I know, OCD. I kinda like iCarly...Don't send me Creddie. I won't read it. As far as Coraline goes, I LOOOOOVE Wybie/Coraline (I don't care if he wasn't in the book, he's cool!). In 'City of Ember', Lina and Doon are real cute together....what can I say! I'm a sap for a romance story! I'll basically take anything except slash. I absolutely LOVE Chronicles of Narnia, and will take pretty much anything. Well, anything but Incest or Slash, or Suspian. I'll take Lucian if it's BOOK Caspian.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good with vocab. and spelling. If I can't understand a word, you can bet that other people won't. I'm also pretty good with grammar, but not as good as spelling and vocab. I will usually tell you if anyone is OOC, if I know the thing good enough. As far as plot goes, I will tell you if something is terribly obvious. For instance, if there's supposed to be some big plot climax coming that no one is supposed to see coming, and I can see it two chapters ahead...I'll tell you. It's always embarrassing to have something like that happen.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to...nitpick. I over-criticize. Hey! What can I say, I'm a perfectionist! But, seriously, if you have spell-check, use it! I don't want to have to fix ALL of the little spelling mistakes you make! If you say 'teh' instead of 'the' at least five times in the same chapter, you weren't paying attention to the spell check, and, therefor, I won't fix it. If I take the time to proofread your work, I don't want to spend all my computer time correcting your spelling mistakes.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like romance. I kind of like tragedy...depending on what book I've read the most recently. for instance: if I've just read 'Specials' or 'The Amber Spyglass', I will cry my eyes out over some really small character death. But, on the other hand, if I've just read 'Bella at Midnight', or some other book that has the rare happy ending (It's a terrible thing that that's the only one I can think of!), I won't find it to terribly sad. Basically, I'm good with anything.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not particularly fond of lemons or anything overly descriptive. I will read them, I just won't do it too often. I don't want any slash or yaoi or whatever you call it. I just don't like that kind of stuff. If the characters are straight in the book, please keep them that way in the story. I wouldn't mind something like Baruch/Balthamos for HDM, since they are homosexual in the book, but I won't read, say, Harry/Ron. That's just disgusting. As far as Chronicles of Narnia goes, I will not TOUCH incest. I fear it might give my computer a virus.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book City of Ember
Book Coraline
Book Dragon Rider
Book Graveyard Book
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Tv iCarly
Book Inkheart
Book Maximum Ride
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for