Frayed Shoelaces 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-21-09, id: 2091253
Author has written 1 story | Hunger Games.
β : Frayed Shoelaces is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
first and foremost -

Expect reviews paired hand in hand with suggestions. If you disagree with my feedback, I most certainly won't hold it against you, because perhaps there was something you were trying to express with a story that I simply don't understand, or maybe I was just overly rude with my comments. Seriously though, as a betareader, I will try my best to help and not harm, but if I don't get the job done right, then it's no one's fault but my own.

In addition to the books listed, I'm also willing to read any fanfiction for 1Q84 (not 1984, not that George Orwell book), should that opportunity present itself.

Note that I will probably add a page of comments near the end of the DocX file you choose to share with me, or send a PM with my thoughts of your story overall. Please specify if you're looking for a quick checkup for grammar and/or spelling, and I most certainly won't mind keeping opinions to myself.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Spelling and/or vocabulary. I have a painfully critical eye for words spelled correctly and used correctly, although my vocabulary isn't all THAT vast, so I unfortunately can't serve as a thesaurus. But if, say, you were wondering if a sentence flows with a word, I'll definitely put in some effort and do my research to ensure I can provide feedback other than "lol what's that word mean?". Plus it helps me expand my knowledge as well, everybody wins!

I also have a strong fascination with human speech. (I probably made it sound so much creepier, sorry.) Often times when I write, I would type out 50 words in quotes only to realize that none of my characters would talk like that, at least not without a podium in front of their person. I can assist with dialogue passages in content, but don't put your entire faith in my punctuation (see also: weaknesses).

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Punctuation is my downfall, oftentimes I either use too much or too little of what's required of me (I'm looking at you, commas). And if you're looking for interesting plot ideas, I can't guarantee that I will be able to supply you with those, but I am more than happy to give you feedback on what you currently have.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Please consult the "Not My Cup Of Tea", anything not listed there is pretty much fair game. I personally have a soft spot for novels, but I don't mind providing feedback on poems or other story formats if you wish.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything whose content revolves around very, VERY intimate moments. I don't care much for what goes on under the covers, if you ABSOLUTELY need a betareader, sure I'll give it a shot, but be warned that I may skim ever so slightly through the extremely explicit scenes.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime AnoHana
Anime Ao Haru Ride/アオハライド
Anime Attack on Titan/進撃の巨人
Comic Ava's Demon
Game Bastion
Anime Fairy Tail
Book Fault in Our Stars
Anime Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Book Hunger Games
Game League of Legends
Game Mabinogi
Game Maple Story
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Adventure
Tragedy
Friendship