Ivy J 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-08-02, id: 265086
Author has written 3 stories | Kingdom Hearts, and Torchwood.
β : Ivy J is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Who I am as a beta-reader. Hmm. What to write here...?

I'm the same sort of beta-reader that I am a normal reader. I just pay a little more attention when I'm beta-reading. I read and beta fairly quickly, but never fear, because I'll usually go through a few times to try and make sure I haven't missed anything.

My best advice, from one writer to another, is to add me on MSN. I'm liable to make comments that might help you improve if I'm actually talking to you. Otherwise I'll probably forget to make note of them when I send stuff back to you.

I'll usually make my edits in a different colour, so you can see where I've changed things. If you want me to use a specific colour, for any reason, let me know.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm quite good at sniffing out spelling and most grammatical errors. I like to think so, anyway. But if I realize that you're doing it for emphasis or a character quirk, I'll leave it alone(usually with a note if I'm not talking to you in real time).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not as great with the character stuffs, especially if it's a character I'm unfamiliar with. And I'm really not the sort of person one comes to for a kick in the rear end. If you need a harsh beta, for any reason, I'm really not the person to come to.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Stories with an actual plot are nice. I'm most familiar with the Sailor Moon, Star Trek (Anything but TOS), Torchwood, Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic and Circle Opens quartets, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kingdom Hearts, Lord of the Rings, Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, Pendragon, Holly Black's Tithe trilogy, the Quarters novels by Tanya Huff, the Inkheart Trilogy, Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series, and most classic Disney fandoms. As for genres, I'll read almost anything, but I enjoy romance, fantasy, and angst. I'm not too fond of hardcore yaoi, but as I'm experimenting with yaoi myself, I can tolerate it, although don't expect me to critique your sex scenes. I'll do pretty much any sort of pairing, so long as it's not incest or some sort of lolita/shoutacon thing. Or a crack pairing. I can handle sex in a story fine.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
PWP. Mpreg. Crack pairings. Crackfic in general. Incest. Lolita. Shoutacon. I'd rather not beta any BDSM or serious kink, but I can probably handle it. Anything without a plot. Mary Sues. Gary Stus.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Demon Diary
Misc Greek Mythology
Book Inkheart
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Book Modern Faerie Tales
Book Pendragon
Anime Sailor Moon
Book Song of the Lioness
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv StarTrek: Enterprise
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Tv Torchwood
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for