Loki's Campaign Manager 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-29-10, id: 2636689
Author has written 8 stories | Sherlock Holmes, Mairelon the Magician/Magician's Ward, Shakespeare, and Firefly.
β : Loki's Campaign Manager is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love editing as much as I love writing, and writing is one of the joys of my life. As I thoroughly savor anything I read, I'll probably have a great deal of encouragement for you. And a great many suggestions and edits. It a great pleasure, in my opinion, to see a piece of writing rise to its full potential, and if that means ripping it apart and putting it together backwards, I will do that (though such drastic measures probably won't be necessary). Expect some work when you get your chapters back. But I think being harsh is pointless - I am here to help, not ruin your self-esteem, and no story is perfect at first.

If you want me to edit your work, send me a brief summary (though don't give away your delicious cliff hangers!) including proposed pairings and, if it is at all possible, your first chapter. Once I have read those, I will let you know if I think I am the beta for you. I expect that you'll have already gone over it a few times yourself and made your own improvements, and used spell-check to catch more elementary mistakes. I am happy to read for grammar and spelling; just don't be careless. (My own stories always get fussed over a lot, so rest assured, I'm not demanding anything I don't do myself.) Sadly, I cannot beta stories where I would have to edit more than 2-3 chapters a week (depending on the length of the chapter). I'm a writer on here as well, and have a life apart from fanfic too.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm extraordinarily detailed. If you want every element of your story scrutinized, I am the beta for you. I have solid knowledge of grammar, and misspelled words cower before me. Two of my passions are study of the human mind/brain and human history, so if you're writing a story that delves deeply into a character's psychology or historical time period, I'm glad to help with research. Characterization and voice are talents of mine. And I care about what I read.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have a terrible weakness for run-on sentences. They are the bane of my existence. I tend to ramble (one of the reasons I have to edit my own work a great deal). My characters talk all the time, sometimes more than they act. I also have health issues that make it difficult for me to take on more than one major beta'ing project at once, so if I'm editing a longer story, I may have to turn people away.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love Hurt/Comfort. I love Drama and its good friend Angst. I love Action/Adventure. I love Romance. I love Friendship. Alright, I love reading in general, and will read pretty much whatever, as long as it is on my preferences list. Het, slash, and femmeslash are all great, though I reserve the right to reject certain pairings. My favorite fandoms of ALL TIME are Firefly and Shakespeare (I've read/am willing to read most plays) and I beg you to offer up your fics. I also LOVE Sherlock Holmes (books and BBC series), pretty much anything by Tamora Pierce, and Mairelon the Magician/Magician's Ward.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Stories that are merely sex. Character was never built solely from the bedroom. Sex is fine if it serves the plot. As far as violence goes, I deal with it on a case-by-case basis. Most things do not bother me, but I'd hate to get halfway through your story and run into something that really turns me off. Also, no onstage rape/non-con/sexual abuse, and no throwing it into a story and then continuing as if nothing happened (yes, people do that). And no male pregnancy, please. It gives me a headache, and frankly, there are unloved children in the world who need adopting.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A Christmas Carol
Book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Movie Aladdin
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Book Annie On My Mind
Play Antigone
Book Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Circle of Magic
Book Circle Opens
Book Crucible
Book Edgar Allan Poe
Book Ella Enchanted
Play Fiddler on the Roof
Tv Firefly
Book Frankenstein
Book Great Gatsby
Book Harry Potter
Movie Hunchback of Notre Dame
Book Immortals, Tamora Pierce
Play Importance Of Being Earnest
Book Jane Eyre
Book Little Men
Book Little Women
Play Macbeth
Book Mairelon the Magician/Magician's Ward
Movie Mulan
Play Music Man
Book Northanger Abbey
Play Othello
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Book Pride and Prejudice
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Book Romeo and Juliet
Book Romiette and Julio
Book Secret Life of Bees
Play Shakespeare
Tv Sherlock
Book Sherlock Holmes
Tv Slings and Arrows
Book Song of the Lioness
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Book Tom Stoppard
Book Trickster series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for