green-rave 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-10-11, id: 3244453
Author has written 9 stories | Professor Layton, Merlin, and Soul Eater.
β : green-rave is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I tend to be very snarky in my comments, but if I am given a story to read, I will put myself in check. That being said, I will still be blunt. If some plot element is strange in some way, I will point that out, whether you want me to or /

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That aside, when it comes to writing mechanics (grammar, spelling, word choice, etc.), I am very kind. If you make a mechanics error, I will point it out and do my best to explain the rule that was broken or whatever it is that needs /

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Many times, most problems can be fixed by running a story through a spell checker. Every word processor I know of has one, so I would always prefer it if you do this yourself before sending the story to me, but if for some reason you don't have access to a word processor, or if you encountered some problem that you don't know how to fix, or if you're simply too lazy, go ahead and send it to me raw and unprocessed, and I'll do my /

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The time it takes me to finish reading and correcting a story depends on many factors, including (but not limited to) length of the story, severity of mechanical problems, and the author's availability to conference with me. That last one's important; it's your story, so sometimes your word choice is important. I will make suggestions where I can, but sometimes I need to speak with the author directly to communicate the issue I'm seeing and the solutions /

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If you don't want/have time to conference with me, that's fine. If you do want to conference with me, I am available over Skype (text and video, whichever you prefer) and YIM. I will also be available over PM, but it's much more convenient for me to use an instant messenger. If you choose to conference with me throughout the editing process, send me your Skype or YIM name when you send me your story, and give me a few good times at which I may contact you (and give me your time zone, in case it's different from mine).

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a very firm grasp on the English language. I am good at fixing grammar mechanics and spelling. Though I'm not perfect, I am good at recognizing when a word or phrase is used incorrectly, and often I can pick a better /

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I can make suggestions as to the way your characters are behaving and speaking, and the way your world fits with the original fandom, but I prefer to stay away from directly assisting authors with their plots.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As I mentioned above, I like to avoid advising authors on the plot of their story. That can get very shady, the line between "this plot is flawed" and "I just don't like it" being very blurry in my eyes. If you want advice on HOW I LIKE YOUR STORY, that is one thing, but if you want an objective view of your story, you have to make sure to let me know. I will be able to do it, but just make sure I know that's what you want me to do before giving me your /

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Feel free to message me with any questions.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read stories in fandoms I am familiar with. Some of these fandoms include Professor Layton, Legend of Zelda, Assassin's Creed, Skyrim, Mario, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist, Scott Pilgrim, and Marmalade Boy. I have also read many novels. The ones that pop into mind are most of the Sarah Dessen books, most of Chris Wooding's books, the Twilight books*, the first two Fifty Shades books*, the Harry Potter books, and the Artemis Fowl books. I can betaread anything, as long as you only need help on mechanics. If you need help determining if you're writing the characters well or if the plot fits along with the world determined in the original work, I will need to be familiar with the fandom for which you are writing. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about what original works I am familiar /

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*Explained under "Not My Cup Of Tea".

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I would prefer not to betaread any Twilight or Fifty Shades stories, unless they do not play to the same standards of misogyny as the original novels do. I also won't be able to be very helpful plot/character-wise if I am not familiar with the original fandom. If you only need mechanics help, I will be able to read anything (besides Twilight and Fifty Shades).br /

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I would also prefer not to read stories with original characters in them, but if you want me to, I'll swallow my pride and do it.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Assassin's Creed
Game Elder Scroll series
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Tv Merlin
Game Professor Layton
Comic Scott Pilgrim
Anime Soul Eater
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Parody
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship