You May Call Me Goddess - Bitch Goddess 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-30-02, id: 275263
Author has written 1 story | Covenant.
β : You May Call Me Goddess - Bitch Goddess is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First and foremost, when requesting my assistance, please give me a detailed summary of the story, the rating, the genre, any pairings, and what you'd specifically like me to be looking at/for should I accept. Please, do not send me a two sentence PM that says something along the lines of "Hi. I'm wondering if you could beta my Harry Potter story. - (Insert Name)" This, to me, shows that you're unprofessional (yes, I realize this is not a professional site, but that doesn't mean we need to act like junior high kids) and immature, which translates into a likelihood that we will not work out well as a partnership. I will no longer reply to writers who request my help without the details I described.

I am a person who is very critical of stories, and I don't sugar coat my criticism. I will never be outright mean or cruel, but I'm not going to tell you your story is good if it's not. If you cannot handle criticism (trust me, pages will bleed red, just ask the writers I already work with), do not come to me. I find the English language to be very beautiful, and I hate to see it used incorrectly.

I'm critical of both the language and the story; so along with grammar and spelling I will also watch out for: plot holes, out of character-ness (if it is not supposed to be part of the story), factual errors, continuity, POV problems, etc. The one thing I absolutely require is a spell check. It probably seems unnecessary that I say that, but I get chapters all the time that haven't been spell checked. If you send me a chapter that I can tell hasn't had a spell check ran on it I will send it straight back without hesitation. This means words such as 'and, the, but, etc.' misspelled, sentences with no end punctuation, and so on. The grammar is not what I'm worried about, it's the trivial little things that are easily fixed by a spell check and that suck up my time unnecessarily.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very good at things such as: grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, etc. More in depth as far as the story goes, I'm good at keeping people in character. I have an eye for continuity and factual errors, as well as plot holes and also keeping plot lines true to the fandom. I have a knack for description, both of people and inanimate objects, and places - or so I've been told. Another thing that I am really good at is helping people work through writers' block. I use lots of helpful hints, such as exercises and outlines, to help people figure out why they're having writers' block and helping them to get past it. This all applies only to fandoms I am familiar with, of course.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
A few of my weaknesses are:

- Dialogue: Regarding the grammar, spelling, and such I'm really good, but as far as content I won't be much help. I have a hard time coming up with witty or funny dialogue, and also anything too mushy or romantic, I always make it too cliche or fluffy.

- Action scenes: These are really not my strong suit, I have never been in a fight myself so I have nothing from which to draw. I will do my best to help if you ask, but I can't promise anything.

- OOC: This is something I can handle and do okay with depending on the character, but I'm no whiz with it. I can help with tossing ideas back and forth about the situation, but don't ask me to come up with your ideas or write a scene for you regarding this.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
To be honest, I'm not very picky about what I beta, with the exception of the few things listed in the next box down; however, here are few little preferences: I prefer multi-chapter stories rather than one shots or song-fics; romance is my favorite genre, but I like many many more (just look at the specific preferences); I like beta-ing stories with OCs in them, but I have no problem with canon pairings and canon-only stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There is only one kind of story that I absolutely will not beta or even read: stories in which fans of the movie/book/TV show get put into the story. (i.e. So me and my friend were watching Star Wars and suddenly this portal opened up and in we stepped!) Please, I beg of you, do not even ask me to read these stories.

Stuff I would like to avoid, but will take a look at before making a definitive decision:

- Slash - if the story is NOT based solely on the romance, it is simply a sub-plot, and there aren't many graphic erotic scenes I'm more likely to read the story.(The exception to this is canon-gay characters, such as Agron/Nasir in Spartacus, Quinn/Blay in Black Dagger Brotherhood, etc.)

- Crossovers - though I don't really like any crossovers, I'm likely to read them as long as the fandoms being crossed makes sense; so a Twilight/Saw story, for example, will be turned down flat. (The exception to this is Frozen/Rise of the Guardians crossovers. Like everyone, I totally ship Jack Frost and Elsa.)

- Fluff stories - I love romance stories and have no problems reading them, meaning that the romance is a central part of the story, and the pairing is believable (to me). Fluff stories have no real meaning except for people to spout meaningless, disgustingly romantic crap. I don't mind a little bit of fluff once in a while - as long as it in character for whomever is speaking/doing it; so Draco Malfoy writing and reading weepy poetry to Hermione Granger is unbelievable, extremely OOC fluff - but if you're putting your readers into a sugar coma I'm highly unlikely to beta the story.

- I don't like to read nor want to beta stories that involve real life people, such as bands, musicians, wrestlers, actors, etc. Please don't request my help with stories that don't involve fictional characters, I probably won't even read the entire message and I certainly won't read the story.

- I'm not overly comfortable with abuse/rape stories; depending on the storyline and how graphic you plan to make it I may consider it, but for the most part I'll probably turn it down.

- I won't beta a fandom I am unfamiliar with as I will be of little to no help. If you cannot find the fandom you're wanting to write for in my preferences, you are welcome to send me a message and ask, specifically anything in the misc. categories. If I know the fandom, I will most likely help, but if I don't, I refuse to bumble around trying to help with something that I have no clue about.

Last but not least, here is a list of pairings that I'm not fond of and consequently don't want to beta stories about:

- Harry Potter: Hermione/Snape, Hermione/Malfoy, Ginny/Malfoy, Harry/McGonnogal, Voldemort/Anyone, Twincest (AKA Fred/George).

- Bates Motel: Norma/Norman, Norma/Dylan, Dylan/Bradley - incest is simply disgusting and I won't touch it, and I think Bradley is a little bitch and have no desire to read anything about her.

- Star Trek: Spock/Uhura - having grown up watching the original series, not to mention just paying the slightest attention to the characters in the new movies, this pairing makes absolutely no sense to me and I don't enjoy reading stories regarding this pairing.

- Walking Dead: Daryl/Carol, Daryl/Beth - I know there are a lot of people who are rooting for these pairings, but I'm not one of them and really would prefer not to beta any stories with either of these pairings.

- Doctor Who: Ten/Martha, Ten/Donna, Eleven/Amy, Eleven/Clara - Because, duh, Ten belongs with Rose, and Eleven belongs with River, and I refuse to read otherwise. (Yes, I'm very childish about these pairings).

- Supernatural: Absolutely NO incest of any kind. Destial (Dean/Cas), Sabriel (Sam/Gabriel), or Samifer (Sam/Lucifer) - As I said, I'm not big on slash pairings, but feel free to send me a PM describing the story and I'll decide from there.

-Arrow: Oliver/Laurel - While I personally ship Olicity I will be happy to beta a story with Sara or an OFC, but not Laurel. I personally think she's one of the most obnoxious characters on TV and a horrible pairing with Ollie.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tv Arrow
Movie Avengers
Tv Bates Motel
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Movie Captain America
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Dominion
Tv Flash
Tv Game of Thrones
Tv Gotham
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy
Tv Hannibal
Book Harry Potter
Tv Librarians, 2014
Tv Once Upon a Time
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv Supernatural
Movie Thor
Tv Walking Dead
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for