Satellite Heartbeats 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-04-09, id: 2168426
Author has written 3 stories | Harry Potter.
β : Satellite Heartbeats is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember but I can honestly say I am a much better at editing than I am at writing. If you're going to use my stories as bases for selecting me as a beta, you should know that they aren't a good measure of my editing capacity. I'm actually much better at catching mistakes other than my own. Betaing appeals to me because I see stories with great plots but need tweaking in places and as a beta, I'd like to do as much as I can to develop them further. Also, I'm a grammar Nazi/perfectionist (possibly anal retentive, I'm not sure) and spotting errors in beta'd works makes my eye twitch. As for betaing style, I can do grammar and spelling checks, complete story editing or both. I not only criticize, but praise as well. I underline parts of the story I have critiqued; my comments in bold can be found immediately below. In circumstances where I end up rewriting a sentence or two due to grammatical errors, they will appear italicized underneath the comment. Rewriting sentences is optional. If you don't want me to, I won't. If there's a specific part of the story you need overlooked, do not hesitate to tell me so. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. :)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
In a nutshell, my strengths are : grammar and spelling, character and plot development, imagery and description, research, handling disturbing and nasty stuff nobody else would touch, spotting plot holes and inconsistencies, fast turnout.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not very good at third person simply because I don't write in this point of view often. I only rewrite sentences to correct grammar. In case you want it to sound better but don't know how to construct it, I will help you but not write it for you.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm not very picky, or squeamish, or easily scandalized. Have a gorey scene that might put The Human Centipede to shame? I don't mind. Plot line with rape, incest, bestiality, or pedophilia? I'm game. The nastiest themes are fine by me. So preferences are 0.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I know the technicalities and whatnot of poetry but I don't write it. I can still beta a poem but I'm sure there are more qualified people out there. Not very familiar with slash so I may not be of much help aside from the technical side of the story. Catching a Mary Sue bit in a story is one thing, writing her entire biography is another. Basically, no doe-eyed Mary Sues. This is my only hard limit.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie (500) Days of Summer
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Cartoon Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
Tv Bones
Movie Corpse Bride
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Game of Thrones
Book Giver
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Book Host
Book Hunger Games
Book Mediator
Book Mortal Instruments
Book Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Book Neverwhere
Book Night Circus
Tv Orange Is the New Black
Book Perks of Being a Wallflower
Comic Scott Pilgrim
Book Twilight
Book Uglies
Book Vampire Academy
Book Vampire Diaries
Comic Walking Dead
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship