tym4change 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-04-10, id: 2204134
Author has written 7 stories | Harry Potter.
β : tym4change is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I beta stories, the author generally holds a love/hate relationship with me. I am meticulous and every once in a while a bit anal, but I really work hard to help him or her in the long run; not simply for the sake of the current chapter.br /

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I'm not so in on the "fanfiction fads." It's nothing to do with my age; I'm just not so good about staying on top of things. But once I'm brought up to speed, I'm good.br /

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My only expectation is that the person I'm beta-ing for is able to take criticism. I don't like to outright criticise and often don't, but when I do, I really hate fit-throwing.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strenghts are spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. I'm also fairly good at spotting those smaller plot holes and Mary-Sue or Gary-Stu tendencies.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest weakness is that, if I really like the story, I can get too caught up in the overall that I miss some smaller details. I also every once in a while go through periods of time where I get distracted easily by other things and can forget what I should be doing. This does not happen often, though, and can often be remedied with a simple, quick reminder.br /

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I also have, as of yet, fairly limited experience.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am honestly open to anything. Yes, I have my OTP(s), but I am willing to beta others, even those involving one half of an OTP of mine but not another. My top fandoms are Harry Potter, Torchwood/Doctor Who, and WTWM. I don't have an iron-clad heart or a steel-lined stomach, but I honestly don't care if a story makes me want to cry or a little queasy; that tells me the author's on the right track. So hit me with your best shot :).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I prefer an average number of medium to long-ish chapters (if it's a multi-chapter) to a lot of short ones or really long ones that are spaced really far apart; the latter is a lot harder for me to analyze for plot.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Catcher in the Rye
Tv Doctor Who
Book Fairy Tales
Movie Forrest Gump
Book Great Gatsby
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Book Invisible Cities
Book Odd Thomas series
Book Scarlett Letter
Tv Torchwood
Movie Were the World Mine
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship