PsychoticSax 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-03-09, id: 2103891
Author has written 11 stories | Desperate Housewives, Glee, StarTrek: Voyager, Hunger Games, and Castle.
β : PsychoticSax is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As an every day person, I'm Andrea. As a beta reader, I'm... still Andrea. What a shame. :) Anyways, here's the box where I'm supposed to, "describe who you are as a beta-reader, your betareading style, and/or expectations of anyone that wishes to acquire your sevices." Is it *just* me, or did that last part remind you of a prostitute, too? (By the way, I am a GIRL who is sick in the head and proud of it. Just so you know, I like the Betazoids to have humor. :D I'll have fun with you! I'm not one of those people who will be all, "I'm not going to sugarcoat anything." Because when I read those, I picture myself sitting at my laptop crying because of a particularly nasty message {although it's never happened before!}. I won't sugarcoat things, but I'm going to be nice about them.) I'd *prefer* it if your story was already revised, but I can revise it myself if you want. (This is simply because revising is making the bigger changes, like order and structure of paragraphs, wording of sentences, and so on. I don't like changing people's stories too much, because I don't want them to feel like I'm trying to make it my own!) If you don't have a problem with that, it should be fine. But I *do* expect your story to make sense. I'd also prefer it if your story followed a plot. I really enjoy beta-reading stories with plots. I may not be the best person to ask for plot suggestions though... (But you can ask me for suggestions on who to ask for plot suggestions!)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Anything grammatical. If it's grammar, I can do it. :) Trust me, I'm Andrea. *Note: This is usually my response for most things that I do. And once you get to know me, it makes more sense. :)*

Also, I'm good at spotting characterization flubs. I'm working on characterization myself right now, and I'll go ahead and tell you: I KNOW that it's easier to spot someone else's flubs rather than your own. That's why I'm here!

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Spelling is a BIG no-no for me. I mean, of course I can always use Word (or Google if push comes to shove), but don't expect all your spelling things to be fixed with me. I don't have the best vocabulary skills at my disposal, but that's what Google is for, right? (Trust me, I have my internet resourses!) Also, I'm not of big fan of people who write chapters quickly. This is for multiple reasons. The first of which is because it usually causes me more problems when having to fix your grammar. The second of which being that I can't keep up. I have a life, too! (I'll admit it's not very exciting though...) You see people, I see my bigger sister about once every two years (for she visits every other Christmas). And while she's here (she lives half way up the counrty!) do you *REALLY* want me to be sitting at my laptop the WHOLE time and having no fun? :O Of COURSE you don't! Which is why you will pace yourselves (and me) if you'd like me as a beta-reader! ^_^ ...ok, I'm not going to deny that that last bit was a little awkward. :)
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm in love with romance! (Silly pun - I know!) I like a touch a humor to a story, too. As I said somewhere above, I also love a plot line. They make the story so much easier (and more fun) to read and beta-read alike. :D I also love deep plots, but do to personal conflicts, I'd rather them not be OVERLY dramatic.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Well, seeing as slash is becoming increasing popular, I won't say that I won't read it. But it's not my favorite thing in the world. AND I DO NOT LIKE OOCs. I've read a lot of them, and I've learned to nearly despise them. I'm trying my hardest (or what is my hardest for the moment, considering that I'm BOUND to get better some day!) to keep in character, and all I ask is that you do, too! If you need any help, please ask me! ;)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Desperate Housewives
Tv Glee
Book Hunger Games
Cartoon Kim Possible
Game Pokémon
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Tv That's So Raven
Tv Wizards of Waverly Place
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for