The Hodge Podge Kid 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-01-08, id: 1654213
Author has written 6 stories | Yu-Gi-Oh GX.
β : The Hodge Podge Kid is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey! I'm a writer by trade. I really enjoy reading and writing, and I love helping out fellow writers with ideas and editing. I'll read the story, and help with grammar and spelling /

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If you want pointers or another opinion on the storyline/concept of the story, I can help with that too, if you just let me know. I don't take long to read things, and I can reply to emails/pms fairly quickly.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm an excellent speller, and I very familiar with English grammar. I also can help with story concepts. I'm a pretty good judge of whether a character is in character or not, as long as I'm familiar with the /

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If you have a story that you're writing for a series I don't know about and WANT character/storyline assistance (not just grammar/spelling/flow), give me a bit of time and I'll research the series so that I can be of more help.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I sometimes go a bit crazy with the reworking of grammar, but I'm careful to tone that /

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If you don't like a concept or idea for your story, don't be afraid to tell me. The story is yours, and I'm merely a resource for you. The beta-reader is FAR from the end all be all. I procrastinate a bit, but that's really only with my work, so it won't impact any of the stories that I beta-read. If I don't respond to an email/pm within 24 hours, just keep bugging me.

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I only speak and read English well, so I can't really help when it comes to stories in other languages. I'm re-honing my Spanish and picking at Dutch, so I may eventually be able to help with those languages later on.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't really have a preference. I kind of grew up around books and stories, and I write and storyboard regularly, so I am admittedly kind of a bookworm. And by kind of, I mean I really really am.

I adore humor, horror, mystery, adventure, romance, and pretty much any other genre you can think of. I especially love when a story has several or many genres within /

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I find that stories with different aspects like that are often very rich and enjoyable to read. They're also very fun to write. ;) As far as the rating goes, I can read anything from K through M and I'm fine with it. Swearing doesn't bother me, and mature scenes are fine (because mature things happen throughout life, so why be bothered by it in a story?)

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I can't really think of anything I wouldn't read. I've have never read (and am not really interested in) Twilight. I'm not saying I hate it, I'm just saying I'm not interested. Same goes for 50 Shades of Grey (to each their own, but that ain't mine).br /

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It really depends on the story, I guess. I've seen some amazing stories for shows and books that weren't that great, so I tend to not be picky.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Firefly
Comic Hanna is not a Boys Name
Book K-PAX
Tv Psych
Game Star Wars
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
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
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship