| Loca Bambina 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 12 stories | Fruits Basket, South Park, and Harry Potter.
β : Loca Bambina is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm newer than most to fanfiction (six months), but writing has always been my passion and I'm glad to be able to help others! :D
I do have some experience as a beta-reader; I'm currently betaing a fic and I have been proofreading and editing friends' essays and the like for years. I'm not too harsh when it comes to betaing, but you should be able to accept a bit of constructive criticism. I view fanfiction as an opportunity to have fun while improving yourself as a writer, and my main goal is that you enjoy writing fanfic. :)
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are spelling, grammar (esp. sentence structure) and dialogue. Spelling is something I consider myself especially good at; it's been an interest of mine for years and I've studied it thoroughly. I'm also good at catching "awkward" sentences - those that don't flow very well.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Pacing. I can tell you if a story's too rushed or too slow, but I can't give specific corrections. Also, I don't consider myself skilled at writing, like, hardcore yaoi yet; I can fix grammar and spelling in those scenes, but not actions.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Harry Potter and South Park are my main fandoms; I'm familiar with all the characters and am quick to spot OOCness. I'm familiar with loads of other fandoms, though - mainly books, movies, and kids' TV shows. My favorite genres are angst and humor, but I'll read almost anything. Please note that my preferences below are just fandoms I'm more familiar with than others; don't hesitate to ask me to beta a fandom that's not on the list, as chances are I'll be familiar with it!
As for pairings: I'm open to most pairings, as long as they're within reason. I like het and slash equally, though my preferences do shift from fandom to fandom.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a huge fan of self-insertions or stories where an OC is the MAIN character, as, sadly, they tend to be Mary Sues. I have no problem with an OC being a secondary character or even the main character's best friend, however. I'm not familiar with most anime/manga or comics.
Oh, and please leave the chatspeak in IM where it belongs. :P
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Fruits Basket
|Book Harry Potter|
Movie High School Musical
Book Les Miserables
|Misc Misc. Books|
Misc Misc. Plays/Musicals
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
|Cartoon South Park|
Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for