Quartzy and Sue 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-28-08, id: 1589087
Author has written 6 stories | Total Drama series.
β : Quartzy and Sue is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Okay as a reader I am usually able to find grammar and spelling mistakes, though I am not the strongest when it comes to not making them myself I can usually correct them. I tend to prefer romance stories to horror but I will read almost anything. In my opinion there is no story that cannot be saved, any story can be great if given the chance.

This is Sue Slayer now, I pushed Quartzy off the keyboard. I'm a bit more into the action type stories than she is but I'll read almost anything too. I think that there's a point when you should just scrap a story and start over completely. According to Quartzy I'm a bit more "brutally honest" which translates to, I'll tell you exactly what I think of your story, it might not be nice, it might not be what you wanna hear but it's the truth so deal with it. Quartzy is a bit less mean but she can do the same thing.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
We are both fairly good at finding spelling mistakes, I can not promise you I know how to spell it but that is what spell check is for. I can also help with Mary Sues and turning them into good well written OCs, I can also help with keeping characters IC. I am also fairly good at finding grammar mistakes, I will not always pick up on them but I can usually fix most of them. Also, recently my own skills as a writer have improved a great deal, so I am able to pick up on grammar flubs fairly well now.

As for me, I'm better at finding whether or not the story even makes sense. I'm okay at spelling and stuff but I think Quartzy's better with the whole grammar thing. I can also spot a Mary Sue from a mile away, Quatzy is better at fixing them but I can help too.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As I said before I can often find spelling and grammar errors but I do not necessarily know what the correct spelling or Grammar would be. Also sometimes I read too fast and miss something, which is why proofreading is a good idea before posting as even very skilled readers can miss things sometimes.

Okay I'm really not very good with grammar, I can also be a bit harsh with criticisms.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would rather read romance and humor stories but I will read an adventure or maybe even an angst. I am a bit biased by couples and would much prefer to read a couple I like than one I do not. I love detailed stories and in my opinion no story is too long, I would rather read a longer one shot than a chapter story with less than 300 words a chapter.

I'm more into reading comedies to romance fluff but I do like fluff when it's well written or just too darn cute. I also would rather read a longer story, there's nothing wrong with making it long, that just means you're giving the reader more to review about!

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am not a big fan of violence or swearing every other word. I would also like to stay away from Lemons, limes and any form of citrus they just make the whole story sour if badly written and I would rather not attempt to rewrite those particular scenes. If a story has a couple I do not like, I will read it but I can not promise I am the best for the job. Also I think that almost any story written in script format would be better in story format, it gives you a chance to add much more detail and character depth.

What she said, I can't stand script stories, they make me want to rip my hair out because you may have and awesome story but I can barely even picture what's going on! If I can't picture it in my head I can't get a grasp of what's going on in the story. Also I hate when people pair up OCs with canon characters, it's not so bad if the canon doesn't have a boyfriend or girlfriend already but if you break up a canon couple that ticks me off, unless it's a canon I don't like then I may change my mind, but I hate Mary Sues with a passion and cannot stand when people put them in stories! So if you like your Sue the way she is don't ask me to read your story.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Alvin and the chipmunks
Misc Anime X-overs
Book Artemis Fowl
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Misc Book X-overs
Cartoon Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Cartoon Class of 3000
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Anime Digimon
Misc Digimon/Pokemon
Book Ella Enchanted
Cartoon Fairly OddParents
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Book Holes
Cartoon Homestar Runner
Book Lord of the Rings
Game Magi-Nation
Anime Naruto
Anime One Piece
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Game Pokémon
Misc Sailor Moon X-overs
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Play Shakespeare
Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Cartoon Total Drama series
Book Wicked
Book Young Wizards
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for