Otakon1Snake 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-14-08, id: 1604386
Author has written 7 stories | Oh My Goddess!, Avatar: Last Airbender, Bleach, and Harry Potter.
β : Otakon1Snake is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey there, I've recently returned to fanfiction, and would love to help someone complete their fanfic. I'm nearly 30, and have been writing and helping edit off and on for the last 10 years or so. Nothing professionally, so hopefully my beta style meshes well with your writing style. I'm on the computer regularly, so chances are good that I'll receive what you've sent quickly. Please look over your work before sending it. I'd rather nitpick, not be a spellcheck.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I feel as though I'm pretty good at spotting any out-of-character moments, or odd dialogue. My spelling and grammar are pretty good.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have issues with small descriptions. The small points when setting the scene that help immerse the reader. I'll be able to beta the scenes fine, but I likely won't notice when they're missing. I'm pretty blunt. I'm not cruel though. I won't tell you your writing sucks, or ask you if you're even trying. I very well might say something like, 'this part doesn't make sense.' In my opinion, the first beta read of a chapter is the most valuable, as I'll be reading it as your readers would. That's the best time to note inconsistencies and flow issues. We're not going to work well together if you can't accept constructive criticism, and make some changes to your work. I will make sure that all my criticism is constructive, and offer a potential solution, or explain my thought process.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance. For sure. I'm a big sucker for it, so it's what I'll enjoy the most. I'd prefer a mature story. Not in the ratings sense, though that's fine, but in the themes. The relationships, both platonic and romantic, are a lot of fun to work with.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I won't be beta-ing slash. I prefer stories where the characters are only slightly different, and still recognizable, to ones where it's a whole new character where only the name is the same. I'm not a fan of Mary-Sues either. I'm not interested in parody, or any sort of 'All the Harry Potter characters have no powers and are in regular school' type stories. I don't see much of those anymore, but figured I'd throw that out there.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Harry Potter
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for