| myvantage84 's Beta Reader Profile
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 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.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book David Eddings|
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