|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi! I'm justawriter33, and I can beta read a bunch of books. Some of the ones that I think I would be most willing too are the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, specific types of Harry Potter fanfics, PJO fanfics, Pirates of the Caribbean fanfics, and some more. I'm not as good as grammar as most people, but I know that I'm fairly good at punctuation, and I'm fairly harsh. When I say harsh, I mean that I say where the plot slackens and where things need to become more action-y, and I tell you without any sugarcoating.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm excellent at picking up punctuation, spelling errors, and plot mistakes, as well as character errors. Heck, even I sometimes mess up on my character description-saying that this character has blue eyes while before I said they had green eyes. I can see a Mary-Sue, but like other people, I don't really care about them, but I do try to encourage mistakes in the character, like a lopsided smile, or crippling shyness...stuff like that.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses are grammar-something that I say very often. And I get grounded, but I always get back to you. And sometimes I seem really harsh, but here's the deal-would you rather have a harsh beta-reader and a good story or a sweet and kind beta-reader and a story that hardly changed?
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
For Harry Potter: Here are my favorites: Remus/OC, Sirius/OC, James/Lily, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Harry/Marauders (when he goes back into time)
For Percy Jackson: Really, the few that I love are Nico/OC, and SOMETIMES, not very often, Annabeth/Percy, and Thalia/Luke. But if I read a really good fanfiction with a ship that I don't like- like Nico/Rachel, then I don't really care.
For Inheritance Trilogy: Murtagh/OC, and Eragon/Arya, and some Nasuada/OC
Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow/OC and some Will/OC
Twilight: I normally don't read Twilight fanfics, because I'm not quite a fan of the book series itself, but I found myself over the months reading a few. Therefore, for Twilight I require only Embry/OC or maybe that "Bella meets Edward in an awesomer place" fanfic.
Fablehaven: God, NO GAVIN/KENDRA. HE'S DEAD. I'm fine with anything else.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not do male/male, or female/female stories. NOT because I have anything against them-I've heard that some are really quite lovely, but most of the time I cannot imagine the characters doing it anyway. Other than that, I don't do Harry/Hermione ones, etc.