Lena xo 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-11-09, id: 2111466
Author has written 13 stories | Twilight, Harry Potter, Immortals, Tamora Pierce, and Ouran High School Host Club.
β : Lena xo is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello Stranger :) I've been on this site for a few years now, on and off - mostly on- and have published eleven of my own stories. As a beta reader I can nitpick grammar and spelling, but I can also help on flow of story, plotline/characterisation and so on. I CAN give the whole "tough love/cruel to be kind/no pulling punches" routine which I know works with some people, but overall I (would like to think that I) am a nice person, so I'm not going to be mean when it comes to editing. Of you yourself I would like a good, and existent, beta-author relationship. I'd like to discuss your work with you, although if you want I can just edit it and send it back. Any expectations of the plot itself is that your story has to be written about something *compelling*, so to speak. What you think that word means is completely up to you :) I will be online most days/nights, and the majority of betaing will be completed from Friday to Sunday. PM me with Beta Request and don't forget to include a quick summary of your story. I'll let you know if I can/cannot help you :D
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are spelling and/or grammar, and developing the wording of a story. I can also help with anyone whose second language is not English. Characters and their personality are also my strength. I think that as a writer it is up to you to develop your character and figure out who they are - but I will be there to ask all the right questions about why they do this or who they are.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Lemons. I don't have experience in that sort of thing and although I have read them, I haven't written any, so don't expect too much of me. I know how life was created, etc., but when it comes to graphic stuff I'm not going to be much help!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Harry Potter (I prefer, and have beta-d before, AU stories), Twilight (imprint or AH stories although I can do all), The Last Airbender, anything from Tamora Pierce - simply because at the moment they are my best universes. I PREFER canon couples overall, but I can take nearly any (unless specified below).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not too fussy about slash, etc., There are a few pairings I don't like but don't mind (I tend to stick to canon because most other pairings don't make sense... like Hermione/Oliver Wood. I just don't get it) and that may annoy me slightly when reading through your story, but it won't affect my final judgement - I will let you know if I 'can't handle' that sort of pairing... also, anything more than slight OOC means I'm not the beta for you. I tend to get very picky about characterisation of canons. Pairings I can't beta for: Blackwater, Jedward, Paul/Bella, Jasper/Bella, Zutara, Hermione/Snape. I'm sorry but they just don't work for me. Rape's alright although not too graphic, but I can't take any abusive shit to do with children, or anything REALLY twisted. Thankyou for your time _
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Book Artemis Fowl
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Book Beka Cooper series
Book Children of the Lamp
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Circle of Magic
Book Circle Opens
Game Dynasty Warriors
Misc Egyptian Mythology
Misc Greek Mythology
Book Harry Potter
Book Immortals, Tamora Pierce
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Game Ratchet and Clank
Book Song of the Lioness
Book Trickster series
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for