North American Scum 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-18-08, id: 1671052
Author has written 10 stories | Harry Potter, Outsiders, Twilight, Unwind, Newsies, Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak, Fallout, and Hunger Games.
β : North American Scum is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well, upon realizing that I don't contribute much in the way of fanfiction despite being a decent writer, I decided to offer my services as a beta reader. I figured I would be decent at it because I'm rather well educated in the ways of creative writing and I'm anal enough to be a pretty good editor. I also like to help people improve their writing, so I would like to work with those who are just starting fanfiction or writing in general.

I take about a week to read through a piece and make suggestions, so if you're one of those people who likes to post chapters of their stories in a smaller time frame, you might want to go with another reader.

By the way, if you're going to get butthurt and refuse to change anything when I constructivly critique your stories, please don't waste my time.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
sentence structure, characterization, and consistancy Basically, most things having to do with content and style. I also have pretty good taste in literature, so I'll probably be able to reliably tell whether your story needs some serious work. I'm also a certified Mary Sue killer, so if you think you need help avoiding that with your OC, I'm pretty much the one you want to come to.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
grammar and dialog I just don't have much practice editing for grammar and for some reason, realistic yet eloquent dialog just is't my forte.
I'm pretty neutral with spelling.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm laid back when it comes to what I'll beta. I like one shots, but by no means are those the only things I'll read. I don't mind slash or straight romantic relationships. Mainly, I like to work with fics surrounding the canon characters, but I also enjoy helping develop orginal characters.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Use you're discretion. I'm not exactly an innocent little school girl, but if your story has content that could make a whole room of jaded deviants scream in horror, keep it to yourself please. I also don't really have the attention span for a 100 chapter epic. It's best if it's going to be under 50 chapters, actually.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Animorphs
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Tv Carnivàle
Book Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak
Play Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Game Fallout
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Book Outsiders
Tv Psych
Tv Supernatural
Book Twilight
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