myvantage84 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-15-08, id: 1577705
Author has written 5 stories | David Eddings, Rhapsody Trilogy, and Final Fantasy VIII.
β : myvantage84 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love reading. Period. I'm pretty decent at grammar and spelling, and usually I am able to catch common mistakes (i.e. where/were/we're, affect/effect etc.) My critical eye is aimed at the flow of writing; most of my suggestions will involve how to make the story read easier. I also focus on mood—once I get a feel for the mood of a piece I will advise ways to enhance or maintain that particular tone.
On average you can expect a two day turnaround, depending on the length of the piece.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are spelling and grammar (except for comma use), and a keen eye for mood and tone. I'm also good with characterization so long as the story is based off of something I know about. I also don't believe in being disparaging -- I will point out mistakes and offer suggestions but I will never belittle or say anything mean.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest weakness, grammatically, is comma usage. I'm a perfectionist, but not very aggressive. So if you need someone who will give you a swift kick in the behind when your writting is sub-standard, go get someone hard-core.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't have any major preferences...but please no lemons/slash/yaoi any thing like that. I don't mind reading the rest of the story, but don't send me the chapters that feature any of the above culprits.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No lemon/slash/yaoi chapters...if you're writing a story with one of those culprits in only a couple of chapters feel free to send me any chapters that don't have the above mentioned...just leave out the ones that do.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book David Eddings
Book Dune
Book Edgar Allan Poe
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Game Final Fantasy X
Game Final Fantasy X-2
Book Incarnations of Immortality
Book Rhapsody Trilogy
Book Tad Williams
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
Family
Friendship