Christopher Rain 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-26-10, id: 2303458
Author has written 1 story | Harry Potter.
β : Christopher Rain is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm generally a tough editer--I'll read through things many times and pick at the things that annoy me. I'll never allow spelling or grammatical errors, and I do my best to not allow a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu into a story. Anyone that asks me to beta them should be ready to not bawl if and when I give them my honest opinion. If you want me to keep beta-ing you, then don't bother whining about the fact that I'm changing your story or that it's already good enough. If you do that, you should probably start looking for a new beta.

Also, I don't want requests from someone who makes constant grammatical and spelling errors (oh, the spelling errors. I can't stand them.), and I expect you to at least be able to roughly format a story and to have at least a basic knowledge of the English language.

I don't like Mary-Sues, and if you have no clue what one is, look it up. I hate them, and I will not stand to see a story published with one that was beta-ed by me. So try not to create one--they make for horrific stories.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm excellent in grammar and spelling, so I will not allow them. Not to brag, but I've had over a hundred percent in English for months now, and I'm not about to let that down, if that tells you anything. I'm not perfect at finding and destroying Mary-Sues, but I promise I'll do my best to completely get rid of them. Then there's plot--I'll not beta a story with no point to it. If it doesn't have a point other than to please your fangirlish desires and to seem like "realistic life," then don't bother sending me a request.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm often too nice. It's not so much a bad thing for you as it is for me, but I'm most definitely too nice most of the time. I'm working on getting harsher, as that'll only help the person writing the story, as well as me.

Also, like stated above, I'm not perfect at picking out Mary-Sues, but I do my best so don't fret.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I can beta stories from a variety of fandoms in all different sections of Fan Fiction, but please don't send me anything not from my preferences.

I prefer action, suspense adventure, friendship, and even drama if I have to. I don't generally enjoy romance--it's not my preference--but if you think your fic may be really good, then go ahead and send it to me. I'll beta it if I have to.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't generally mind anything, but nothing above T rated, please. I don't mind swearing at all, or even a bit of violence, but I don't want anything higher than that. It's just not my style, so find someone else for that.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 17 Again
Movie 2012
Book 39 Clues
Movie A Christmas Story
Book Bible
Misc Book X-overs
Comic Calvin & Hobbes
Tv Castle
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Door Within Trilogy
Book Dragons in Our Midst
Movie Elf
Tv Everybody Loves Raymond
Movie Facing the Giants
Book Fire Within
Movie Forrest Gump
Cartoon Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Misc Greek Mythology
Book Harry Potter
Tv iCarly
Movie Indiana Jones
Book Inheritance Cycle
Cartoon Invader Zim
Book Isle of Swords/Isle of Fire
Cartoon Jimmy Neutron
Tv King of Queens
Misc Misc. Books
Misc Misc. Movies
Misc Misc. Tv Shows
Misc Movie X-overs
Misc Mythology
Movie National Treasure
Tv Office
Book Oracles of Fire
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Cartoon Phineas and Ferb
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Power of Five series
Play Screenplays
Book Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Play Shakespeare
Cartoon Simpsons
Tv Sonny with a Chance
Movie Spaceballs
Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants
Movie Star Wars
Book Tillerman Series
Movie To Save A Life
Misc TV X-overs
Movie Up
Comic VG Cats
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for