Charmante 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-23-02, id: 175319
Author has written 2 stories | Harry Potter.
β : Charmante is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not gonna lie. I'm blunt and honest, although I do try to be nice. I'm a grammar nazi, but only when it comes to reading other works that aren't my own. I generally don't miss much in the ways of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, or missing punctuation.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, grammar, grammar! Spelling, general sentence structure. I found 17 spelling errors in the employee handbook, no to mention the missing punctuation - and that was only in the dress code and paid holiday sections. (I read the important parts. .) I like it when sentences can flow with ease, then transition gently into the next one. Although, I do understand the need for blunt points being made. Like.. Period. Literally. Almost. Stuff like that. *shrug*
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes, and I'm guilty of this even with my own writing, I'll miss a few things, like when the wrong word is accidentally in the place of another. For some reason, I tend to do this a lot with 'you' and 'the'? I don't really know how I mix them up, but I generally catch it when I read it (after it's published). I have a problem with 'passed' and 'past' occasionally, and 'affect' and 'effect'. I catch myself sitting there thinking "wait... what?" and then stare at it until I figure out what it is supposed to be.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like romance, adventure, humor, drama, suspense, angst. Pretty much any genre. I'm not a huge fan of slash fics unless they're well written. There's just too many sloppy ones that just don't work.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Incest? As much as it seems strange, I've seen Narcissa/Bellatrix and Fred/George. I'm just not cool with that. . To each their own, but I don't wanna read it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Chronicles of Elantra
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Anime Sailor Moon
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship