amaXdear 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-26-08, id: 1534949
Author has written 65 stories | Ghost Hunt, CSI, Twilight, RENT, Law and Order, Harry Potter, Glee, Ugly Betty, Avatar: Last Airbender, Outsiders, and Death Note.
β : amaXdear is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an editing maniac. I attack wrong words like seven year olds attack pinatas. I also have a big problem with awkward sentence structure. Unfortunately, I have my own problem with typos, but I'll be really careful to make sure that I don't let anyone else's get away.

I can beta any type of fic, but if it requires any type of form--like a freestyle poem--then I will be very critical of that. Visuals are important for me, so I will always crack down on a lack of paragraphs. I love to make everything longer and more descriptive, but I will try to refrain myself from re-writing the fic as opposed to editing it. I've gotten better at doing that since all my friends started begging my expertise. Also, I go to a Creative Writing school where half my time in one class is spent helping classmates edit and revise their work, so I've gotten good with honing down on what doesn't sound quite right.

Oh, and I just want to make this clear. I have had difficulty finding a beta because of people who don't like slash or cursing or whatever. I HAVE NO RELIGOUS MORALS AT ALL. FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME YOUR QUESTIONABLE AND POSSIBLY UNETHICAL STORIES, I CAN HANDLE IT!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I love metaphors, and I am great at editing, as previously stated. My friends hate me for it, but improper grammar kills me inside. Also, I am a big believer in sentences that have rhythm. If it sounds awkward to me, I will change it.

I am good with dialogue, and I pride myself on being able to fix angst, humor, drama, and romance so they have the same meaning without making it too cheesy. I don't like smushy love scenes, but I can work them around. As for the humor, I can definitely help you with the whole sarcasm, dark humor stuff. I eat that up.

The last thing I would say is a strength is my attention to details. I love to beef up writing with the right sort of details. I don't mean, "She put on a blue sequined top with black Italian boots and four thousand dollar black jeans with sequins from her knees to her feet"-- I hate those kinds of unnecessary details, especially when they clog up a sentence. I mean details that count.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Errr... I have a little trouble with fight scenes, physical or verbal. Other than that, my teachers say I'm a pretty accurate critic.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Any genre is pretty good for me.
I go for Angel/Collins in RENT, but all canon pairings are pretty cool. I count Mimi/Benny, MarkMo, and April/Roger as canon if it's written pre-Rent. If it comes to rated M though, I don't do straight stuff or femmeslash.
In CSI, my main pairing is The Love, but I'm pretty open. I won't turn anything away just because it's not my favorite ship.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do NOT do MPreg. I know I said I was open-minded, but MPreg makes no sense whatsoever to me UNLESS it is in a fantasy or sci-fi fic. Drugs, alcohol, self-harm, atheism and homosexuality I can deal with, but I'm sorry, a man giving birth to a baby through his butt is extremely unappealing to me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv CSI
Book Emma
Anime Ghost Hunt
Book In The Forests of the Night
Book Inheritance Cycle
Tv Law and Order
Play RENT
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship