The Blue Heron 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-20-09, id: 2184090
Author has written 12 stories | Doctor Who, Push, Lord of the Rings, House, M.D., ER, Lost, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
β : The Blue Heron is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi all! In terms of credentials, I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, and I am currently a Legal Assistant at a patent law firm. I spent four years in college writing essay upon essay, and I graduated with above a 3.5 GPA for my English major, so apparently I was doing something right. My job right now involves a lot of proofreading, so I've got plenty of /

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I mainly focus on grammar, sentence structure, spelling when need be, etc. I'm a big believer in learning from your mistakes, so I will not be sending you a clean document - there will be markup, and I expect you to take note of consistent mistakes and try to avoid making them in the future (particularly in terms of spelling, overused or incorrectly used words, etc.). If you're looking for someone to co-write your story, I am not your woman. I'm here to help you clean up your story, not write it with you.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a stickler for grammar and spelling. I can usually help with expanding and details. I will let you know if a character is acting "out of character," as long as I'm familiar with the characters, although I'm willing to beta for fandoms that I'm unfamiliar with as well. If all of your sentences are the same length, I will help you break some of them up or connect them for more variety. If you constantly use passive voice, I will help you to transform your sentences into active voice, which is much more powerful. If you use dashes or semicolons or ellipses more than once per page, I will eliminate most of them - they're supposed to jump out at you from the page and draw your eye, but they lose their power when overused.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Comma splices.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I do love mysteries, adventure, and fantasy. All types welcome, though! Apart from those noted below.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No romance, no smut. I don't mind angst, but no suicide or rape.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1-800-Where-R-You
Tv 21 Jump Street
Book Airhead
Book All American Girl
Book Artemis Fowl
Movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey
Tv Bleak House, 2005
Book Cadfael
Book Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Tv Cranford
Book David Eddings
Tv Doctor Who
Book Ella Enchanted
Movie Fantastic 4
Tv Foyle's War
Movie Freaky Friday, 2003
Book Gallagher Girls
Tv Get Smart
Book Harry Potter
Book Hercule Poirot series
Book Hobbit
Book Holes
Tv House, M.D.
Movie Indiana Jones
Book Inheritance Cycle
Tv Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Book Jeeves
Book Keys to the Kingdom
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv Lost
Tv Monk
Tv Murder She Wrote
Book North and South
Tv Numb3rs
Movie Ocean's 11
Tv Odd Couple
Book Pendragon
Tv Perry Mason
Book Phantom of the Opera
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Pride and Prejudice
Book Princess Diaries
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Tv Psych
Movie Push
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Movie Sky High
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv Torchwood
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for