Fox Scarlen 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-04-10, id: 2351889
Author has written 15 stories | Warriors, Digimon, Skip Beat!, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Leviathan series, WordGirl, and Warehouse 13.
β : Fox Scarlen is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm new to being a beta reader, but I always try to do my best in keeping my own works error free, and have helped proofread some of my friends' writing. I guess you could say that I'd love to help others improve their writing too, and I think being a beta reader could accomplish this. Unless I get overloaded with requests (doubtful) I'll probably accept all. ;D
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm quite good at spelling, or at least I'd like to think so. I'm also gooding at spotting areas where writing may be a little weak, or repetitive. Hence the reason I don't want to put too much here, or I'll actually /become/ redundant myself.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses are two things: one, is that when I myself am writing, I write fast, and thus make a fair amount of typos. Normally I catch them, but there are times that a few of them slip me by. Note, this can also be viewed as a strength, because I have practice in going over my own writing to look for mistakes. My second weakness would probably be grammar. Yes, I can write well and use proper grammar, and I understand it. But in my writing, I tend to be very stylistic. For instance, I just used a conjuction at the beginning of my previous sentence, which is a 'no-no' for people stingy about proper grammar. For me, I feel like sentence fragments, conjuctions starting a sentence, etc., are perfectly fine when used as emphasis in the story.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
About the only stories I'd prefer are ones in a fandom that I'm familiar with, and for that, you'd have to ask me beforehand. However, if I've written a story for that fandom, then don't worry about it. Obviously, I'll know it then. ;D
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd prefer not to beta any MA content stories. If it's only violence, I am fine, but I'm pretty shaky about the 'explicit' stories (isn't it called lemons or something?), and would prefer to avoid them. If I know you are a really good writer, I may be willing to, but it's still /highly/ unlikely, and I think I'd just prefer you don't ask. Overall, don't bet on me agreeing to beta those (but like I said, if it's only violence, I'm good.) Also, if you have an OC for a story that is basically inserting yourself into the fandom, I will lose heaps of respect for you. I will probably still beta, but I may not be as thorough.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Castle in the Sky
Anime Cat Returns
Book Circle of Magic
Book Circle Opens
Anime Digimon
Book Harry Potter
Anime Kiki's Delivery Service
Book Leviathan series
Book Maximum Ride
Anime Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Anime Skip Beat!
Book Song of the Lioness
Book Speak
Cartoon Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Book Trickster series
Book Warriors
Cartoon X-Men: Evolution
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
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship