Ziva- Zia- Z 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-21-08, id: 1777099
Author has written 157 stories | Wicked, So Weird, Mummy, Misc. Movies, Eureka, NCIS, Rise of the Guardians, Misc. Books, and Ever After High.
β : Ziva- Zia- Z 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'm Fiyero's Girl- Elphaba, but please, Elphaba is fine. I love to read stories, and am constantly editing my friends' and classmates' papers (I was a teacher's aide in high school, so I'm familiar with reading and correcting English papers) because they trust my honesty more than the teacher's. I will beta anything if asked, but I have to warn you: I am a sophomore Musical Theater major in college, and so I either have papers I'm working on for class, scenes/dances for my acting/dancing classes, or am in play/musical rehearsal, but I will try to respond as much as possible. I'm always checking my e-mail, and when I don't, it's not because I don't want to read what you've sent, it's just that I haven't had time to get to a computer. br /br /

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My betareading style is fairly straight-forward: I check basic grammer, look for plots (if I don't find a strong plot or find a plot that has nothing to do with the story or subplots I will let you know, and help you either fix a weak plot, or give you my opinion on what to do with a plot that's going nowhere).

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Oh boy. My strengths basically go in this order: I usually read a chapter/story through first before I correct/opinionate anything just so I can get a good grasp on the basic plot. I'm pretty good at building strong, consistant plots, and as for charactering, well, I've written a couple stories with the characters being slightly out of character, but I do attempt to keep the characters in my stories as close as I can to the way they're originally written/portrayed in the movie/musical/ tv series, and if a character is so far gone O/C, I will let you know. But, I'd say that charactering is my major strength.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer, my weaknesses are more in the spell checking/grammer area. I don't always spell check the grammer in my stories until after I've published them, but once I do, I go back and correct them.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Oh boy, um...where to start, hee hee. I love Wicked. Both bookverse and musicalverse. I'll beta most anything, but my ultimate weakness is a good Fiyeraba story. Mainly, Wicked. It's my obsession/addiction, and has been for the last three years. Rent is also another one of my favorites, both movieverse and musicalverse. The Virgin Suicides, So Weird and The Mummy are also other favorites and I'll beta those as well. I've also discovered Eureka and have started writing my own Eureka fics- particularly Jo/Zane. I would love to beta other Eureka fics, so bring it on.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a fan of anime. Nor am I a fan of Fiyero/Boq in Wicked, and will read any pairing in Rent besides Mark/Roger. I don't mind Gelphie, but it's not one of my absolute favorites; however, I will read and beta it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Eureka
Movie Mummy
Play RENT
Tv So Weird
Movie Virgin Suicides
Play Wicked
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship