AmberMoony 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-07-02, id: 150896
Author has written 1 story | Legend of Zelda.
β : AmberMoony is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I greatly prefer stories that are complete. If your story is 'nearly there' and would be complete shortly, that works, too. I would rather betaread a whole story at once than one chapter a month (This also helps me spot recurring problems as opposed to one-time slip-ups, and give you better feedback. I tend to make specific notes, and can do so either in a separate document or inline as highlighted/noted text (OpenOffice/NeoOffice documents please!)

I do expect a certain amount of editing to have been done. I have learned to make rough drafts by merely putting all the information down that needs to get there. This would then be rearranged to follow a more sensible plot line, and a once-over for spelling, punctuation and grammar (at least spell check). That's the level that I expect when looking to betaread. Just a little more polished than the most rough draft. I am certainly willing to help with grammar, verb forms and tenses, homonyms and synonyms, and other 'basic' editing.

If you're looking for something specific out of a betaread, by all means let me know, and I'll try to accommodate as well as I am able.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
While I am no longer an English major, I do have a very clear grasp of the language. This includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style. I also have a mind for details, and can point out inconsistencies or patterns in your writing.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Right now, my big obstacle is time. I don't have as much time for reading as I would like, and it may take me a week or more to properly betaread a novel length (100,000-200,000 words) story. I also have a hard time conveying helpful criticism when it comes to style, especially without a desired direction from the author.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like romance and action/adventure genres. I have a soft spot for Zelda (video game series) stories. For either of these cases, I'm willing to go a little more outside my normal reading habits.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I absolutely refuse to read any story involving explicit scenes of sexual assault and/or rape. Please no stories about underage sexual relationships, even implied, that's just creepy. I'm not too big on religion/spirituality-heavy stories, either.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Game Dungeons and Dragons
Game Fable
Tv Firefly
Game Legend of Zelda
Game Portal
Game Resident Evil
Movie Resident Evil series
Game StarCraft
Game Super Smash Brothers
Game Warcraft
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for