ohlookitstamara 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-14-11, id: 2989575
Author has written 2 stories | Harry Potter, and Maze Runner Trilogy.
β : ohlookitstamara is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a betareader, I can proof read your story for basic grammar mistakes, plot-holes, and things that might be a bit difficult for your readers to understand that you accidentally overlooked. I can also help you avoid creating Mary Sue characters if that's what you'd like.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar is a big strong suit of mine. I also excel in behind-the-scenes type things (for an example, you may click on the link in my profile bio for my Misguided Adventures extras). This includes, but is not limited to, drawing out extensive character histories (even if their past is never explored in the story), finding actors/actresses that strongly resemble the character in physical ways, et cetera. I suppose those things are pretty much useless to you to unless, like me, you decide to make a page for your fic as well. However, I've been told by one of my reviewers that I have a knack for writing emotional scenes that aren't too overly sappy. Plus, going back to the character histories, I can help you build a realistic, relatable character with strengths and weaknesses, quirks and habits, by helping you decide how things in their past would have affected them and how it translates into how they interact.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to be just a bit of a procrastinator sometimes. And if you're looking for someone to brainstorm ideas for your fic with, you should know that I have a proclivity for writer's block at the worst of times.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I tend to lean more towards stories with at least a couple of original characters because it really helps a writer with their creative process to build a character that's completely their own. However, I will betaread stories that focus almost completely on canon characters. I will betaread stories that have no ships, but I will also betaread ones with ships. These ships can range from canon characters with original characters, or canon characters with other canon characters (that aren't completely and totally outrageous like Snape/Hermione). Or it can be all original characters as well.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not betaread stories with ooc canon characters. I WILL betaread fics that ship Remus/Sirius, but if you refer to it as “Wolfstar” in the bio, I will literally gag. That name for that ship makes me cringe. I will not betaread stories whose ships are bordering on pedophilia. I will not betaread Sterek stories because (while I have no problem with the ship) that fanbase has royally pissed me off. I will not betaread stories in which a person is raped and then falls in love with his/her rapist; however, if you can display a realistic abusive relationship without idolizing or romanticizing it, I might consider it. I will not betaread stories that throw in mental illness as a “character quirk.” If you wish to write a character with a mental illness/disease, then you need to portray the illness/disease realistically; it needs to be obvious that you've done your research on it. If you'd like help with that, feel free to PM me. I will definitely not betaread stories that idolize or romanticize mental illness. I will also not betaread stories that you plan to post in chat format. Not only is that against the rules of this site, but it's also an annoying format. However, if you've written a story in chat format, I might consider helping you turn it into a narrative. Also, I will not betaread stories written in second person. Only first and third person are acceptable.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 100
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Gotham
Book Harry Potter
Cartoon Legend of Korra
Book Maze Runner Trilogy
Tv Originals
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Tv Scream
Tv Secret Circle
Tv Supernatural
Tv Teen Wolf
Tv Vampire Diaries
Tv Witches of East End
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for