poisonlovely 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-19-09, id: 1975597
Author has written 6 stories | Naruto, and Hetalia - Axis Powers.
β : poisonlovely is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, over there! "So You Want Abby As Your Beta". Cool beans. To start off this bio, I feel as though I am more of the type of beta-reader who wants to first look at the grammar and mechanics of a piece and then go through it to see if things add up and if the characters are right. I try to help the individual write their Fanfiction to the best of their abilities, instead of throwing out a bunch of random words and dialogue that doesn't make sense and isn't funny at all. Sort of like me. Except I have sentence fragments, am occasionally really hilarious, and hang with pandas named Einstein Shakespeare. (Like, for reals. I got him at the zoo in DC.)br /br /br /

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I think that it's the author's choice in the end, if they choose to keep what they have or change it to what I would like for them to /br /br /

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I personally kind of love looking over people's work. As lame as it may sound to some people, I find it very fun! I try to be honest and clear about what I think needs to be changed and if you think that I'm being overly cruel or something, you have the right to tell me such. br /br /br /

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Also, I don't have all the time in the world! If you want to send me a multi-chaptered fic (WIP or no), then give me time! I might not be able to get through the entire chapter in one day, and sometimes I might not be able to beta. Please don't hold this against me, just realize that Fanfiction isn't my whole life, despite what you may expect. Okay, maybe it is sort of a big chunk, but tumblr is up there, too. My followers need me! br /br /br /

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I reserve the right to refuse a beta or to stop beta-ing a story. This will happen rarely, but I just thought I'd throw that up there just in /br /br /

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My expectations of the authors that I beta is that they actually try and proof-read through their work before giving it to me. I don't want to be given a handful of garbage. If only, like, 5% of the words are spelled correctly, that makes me and the pandas sad. I also don't want to be yelled at whenever I make a suggestion that the author doesn't like. In the end, it's their choice, but I want my opinion to be evaluated as well. I also expect that I have conversations with the author (PMing, of course) because I'm a Personal Beta. I don't want to get nagged at taking some time to look through and edit at pieces. It will take me as long as it takes /br /br /

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So, basically, if you're willing to try to write well, are open to constructive criticism, and will fake-laugh at my lame attempts at humour in beta-ing, we'll get along famously! Allons-y!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very good at fixing grammar and spelling errors, and formatting chapters to look better on paper. My dad is a salesman. Appearance is everything (well, a lot.).br /br /

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I'm also a fast reader, so if something is sent to me, I will read it fairly fast and get it back to you in a few days. I'm more of a personal beta. I would really prefer it if I could read a lot of the author's work and get a sense of their style and also have chats with them over PMing so I can tailor my skills to the individual. That sounded very fancy and more pretentious that what it really is, but it just makes everything easier. If I can figure out that you have a more wordy, sarcastic feel to your stories, and are looking for mostly grammar edits, the changes I make will be /br /

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I will give constructive criticism. I admit, sometimes I will be harsh, but I will never be outright mean! YOU reserve the right when you think that I'm being unnecessarily cruel. If you're being soft-skinned, shame on you. :)br /br /

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I can also translate a lot into French, and I'm working on some Japanese and German. Soon, Spanish and Italian will also be options. None of that nasty Google Translate crap. br /br /

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I'm also good (Decent? Mildly capable?) at sticking to canon, addressing fail-content, and plot-holes. AU is awesome, though.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to be a bit of a Grammar Nazi (the panda and my sister say Grammar Hitler...) and will nag about the smallest grammar issues. Of course, if I do miss something, I am human. Sigh. You will have permission to beat me with a stick if it's too obvious. br /

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I also hate it when characters suddenly change, or the story gets repetitive (e.g. fights: Mary throws shuriken at Tom. Tom throws kunai at Mary. Mary punches Tom. Tom punches Mary, or plots: fight-romance-angst-fight-romance-character death-lemon-angst). Repetitiveness is not usually a good trait in a fanfic, and neither is sudden drastic /

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I'm also a romantic at heart, so I may suggest to make more fluffy, "ooh-la-la" scenes than action scenes, despite my love for them. Vice versa also happens, though. I'm also rather NC-17 at heart, so lemons will be rated a little more harshly than other stories because of my weakness at reading them :)br /

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I sometimes tend to over-exaggerate character traits, so the authors might have to reign me in a little at that. What can I say, fandom rules. br /

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Another one of my greatest weaknesses is the lack of time! During the school year, September to early June for me, I really have a very limited time beta-ing. I have school and sports and twenty five hours of community service for school and a play and this year I was really going to get in shape and- Er. Not giving you the full run-down of my schedule. Anyways, during this time, I will only really take short-chaptered (1500 words or less) multiple chapter fics, and oneshots. I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Blame it on the tumblr.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will beta any type of story. Be it a lemon, a horror story, a crack-fic, or a band-fic, I will do my utmost best to try and go through it. I really like lemons, funny fanfics, crossovers, witty stories and really dark fanfictions. But not like, really dark, like fake-really-dark, like legit psychological thriller type dark? Clockwork Orange, anyone? No? Okay.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't really like reading through rape-fics, seeing as rape isn't something to just casually write about, and these types of fanfics are usually incredibly cliched and they don't go through with the real mentality of a rape victim afterwards, but I will read them. For this type of fic, I will require a 500 word excerpt and a basic plot-line to make sure that it isn't cliched and doesn't involve the character running off to another character to have comfort sex RIGHT AFTER S/HE HAS BEEN RAPED. *smacks idiots who write these * I will keelhaul you! That is NOT COOL.

Other types... hate stories. Nope nope nope. If the purpose of your fanfic is just to hate on something, please don't ask me to beta it. If it's meant in a funny way, like, the list fics "100 Ways to Anger Sasuke" or something, that's okay, but I might ask you about it.

Um. Troll stories, although amusing, I will not take those. Just because, y'know, they're TROLL STORIES. It defeats the purpose.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Artemis Fowl
Anime Death Note
Tv Doctor Who
Game Final Fantasy VII
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Naruto
Tv NCIS
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Tv Psych
Movie Red
Tv Sherlock
Book Warriors
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