eponine23 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-04-09, id: 1994797
Author has written 4 stories | Harry Potter.
β : eponine23 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a future English major, previously the editor for my middle school's newspaper and next year's editor for my high school literary magazine. I took AP Lang./comp. and had a great time, as well as learning important writing tips. I'm a thorough analyst and I tell like like it is. I hate sugar coating things-even more than I hate being mean. I've scored some of my best friends' practice AP prompts at 3 and 4. If you want this kind of criticism or if you can at least take it without thinking you're a failure and giving up writing entirely, then I'm the beta for you. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, I just want to make you the best writer you can be.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a Grammar Nazi. Just ask my AP English teacher. I can spot a comma splice a mile away and I have saved several people in need of dialogue punctuation help. I can also help with sentence fluency and spicing up word choice. If you're struggling to find a voice, I can work with you to help you find it. I also have a great memory for cannon, as well as easy access to all the books I'll beta for and I'm also pretty good at characterization as well. Also, if you want to write Dickens fanfiction, for example, in Victorian style, I can help with that, too. I can also help fill in plot holes.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Inventing plots-if you need plot ideas, don't come to me. I can barely think up my own plots, and those few I want to keep to myself because they're all I've got. I mentioned filling in plot holes above. That's about all I can do for your plot other than tell you something's off. If I can pinpoint it, then it's a lucky day for both of us, but that's very rare, so I don't want to get your hopes up. I'm also a bit busy, so I often beta in spurts, which can take a while. Summer is usually a good time for me to get things done, and my senior year schedule looks easy, but I'm a terrible procrastinator.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love character driven stories. (Big surprise, coming from Miss Plot Challenged.) Especially for obscure characters. In my opinion, the best part of fanfiction is putting the spotlight on the minor characters who never really get a chance to shine in the original work. I also love mystery/crime. I know I said I have plot trouble, but I watch enough crime shows to have a basic idea of how to work with someone else's mystery/crime fic. I also enjoy romance from time to time, but I will only beta fluff if it's for one of my favorite pairings (see my regular profile).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't do slash/femmeslash or graphic sex scenes because I don't really know much about them, sorry. If you only want grammatical editing, I will, though. I won't read fluff for pairings I don't absolutely love because too much fluff is easy to choke on. That's about it. Oh, and Eponine/Marius where Marius is secretly in love with Eponine. No. Just no. It's so OOC it frightens me. Plus, I love tragedy and unrequited love more than fluffy happy endings anyway.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Bugs Life
Tv Big Bang Theory
Movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey
Movie Breakfast Club
Comic Calvin & Hobbes
Book Charles Dickens
Tv Community
Tv Criminal Minds
Book Fablehaven
Book Green Mile
Book Harry Potter
Book Hunger Games
Play Les Misérables
Book Les Miserables
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv Lost
Game Mario
Tv Mentalist
Comic Pearls Before Swine
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Movie Star Wars
Book Watership Down
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for