astrum-faith 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-08-08, id: 1495389
Author has written 18 stories | Wicked, Doctor Who, Power Rangers, and Queen of Swords.
β : astrum-faith is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love beta-ing stories, especially if I've already become interested in the author's /

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If someone wishes me to beta their stories I like to think that they're going to keep going with the story - I don't like it when a story is left hanging because it puts people off reading in-complete stories.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Um... description? Seriously, I like writing in depth about a character's emotions and physical sensations (pain is a good one to explore!), because it's interesting, so I can help with those sorts of problems. I'm also rather fussy about grammar and spelling, and I tend to pick up on those sorts of mistakes rather easily in most /

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Also, I'd like to point out that I am English - that is my first language, so I am very good at writing in it! :) br /

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But if it's an American story (i.e. Power Rangers, Heroes, VMJ) then I'm willing to write with American spellings if you'd prefer it.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
If I really, really don't like a story (I usually do, but not always) or it seems to be going in a really bad direction which I know will be difficult (if not impossible) to get back from, I may lose interest and become less accurate, observant, etc., when it comes to /

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Regarding German - I'm far from fluent, but I am capable of understanding, translating and working with the basic grammar and meanings, etc. I'll beta if there isn't a German fanfiction member available.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't mind what it is - I'll beta anything!br /

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I've listed Power Rangers and Doctor Who as my preferred fanfiction types to betaread, though, because I don't feel a person can betaread very well if they don't know anything about the characters or what's going on (imagine trying to produce a musical without reading the script - background knowledge is important!). I can also beta Veronica Mars, Heroes, Wicked, House, Gilmore Girls and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Okay, I've said I'll betaread anything, and that includes stories rated 'M', but I WILL NOT beta for anything which is homophobic, racist, sexist or descriminatory unless there is a good reason for it - i.e. the purpose of the story is exploring a character who is abused, etc. for one of these reasons - that is okay because it does not paint the descrimination in a positive light. I'm sorry, but I will NOT beta anything in which the author has displayed aggressive racist or sexist /

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Oh, and I'm not beta-ing pornography either, okay?br /

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Also, and this only applies to PR writers interested in 'Kirommy' (you know what that means!), I won't beta anything... suggestive unless it's clear Kira's turned 18, because in California that's the age of consent - this doesn't apply if she's only a few years younger and it's actually relevant to the story that she be younger, though, since that makes perfect sense. Just... no ten or twelve-year-old Kiras DOING stuff with Tommy, okay? It's creepy.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & German
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Gilmore Girls
Tv Heroes
Tv Power Rangers
Tv Veronica Mars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship