| North American Scum 's Beta Reader Profile
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 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.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
|Book Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak|
Play Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
|Book Harry Potter|
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for