Swordchucks 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-12-03, id: 354973
Author has written 13 stories | Love Hina, Sailor Moon, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, and Kim Possible.
β : Swordchucks is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I prefer relatively sound writers that need minor typo, grammatical, plot and pacing help help. I will rewrite what needs to be rewritten (in my opinion) but I try to respect the writing style of the author when I can. My typical turnaround is about three days for 5000 words. I tend to be harsher than some with my beta reading, but I try to be honest.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm relatively good with grammar and overall flow. I can spot areas where readers are likely to become confused and suggest alternatives. I tend to be very critical, which typically makes for a better story in the end.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I sometimes have a hard time recognizing the difference between "this section is wrong" and "this section is not in my style". I'm also impatient with obvious laziness on the part of a writer.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like stories with non-canon pairings and a generally light tone. I like both het and femmeslash tales.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Male/male slash. For Harry Potter, Harry/Ginny stories. Also, no "dark" stories where the protagonists get killed off in horrific ways (this one is pretty open... any story that actually depresses me) and it's not done as parody or for humorous effect.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Harry Potter
Anime Ranma
Anime Sailor Moon
Misc Sailor Moon X-overs
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for