a-bit-of-madness 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-18-12, id: 3735882
Author has written 10 stories | Veronica Mars, Rookie Blue, Gilmore Girls, and Harry Potter.
β : a-bit-of-madness is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I read everything put in front of me from the viewpoint of both author and reader, looking at what I would personally enjoy or dislike as a potential story follower as well as from the technical viewpoint of an author, looking over each and every line over and over again to find the perfect flow and chemistry. I find that this allows me to connect with what I'm reading on both levels and give more well-rounded feedback.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a knack for picking out phrases and sentence structures that just don't flow- be that because of disjointed dialogue, errors in grammar, or simply the overuse of a specific phrase. I'm also a stickler for spelling mistakes- I was that kid in school that you wanted to punch in the face during peer editing because I could never just put a smiley face on the page and let it go.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I find that sometimes I pick apart things that were probably perfectly fine in the first place because my personal writing style differs from the style I'm reading. I sometimes have a hard time stepping out of my personal comfort zone and looking at other people's work with the attitude that 'just because it's not like something I would personally write, doesn't mean it's bad writing'.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like to stick with things that I would personally read, because I find it easier to put myself in the shoes of future readers and determine what could be fixed or edited slightly with what kind of background the author is working from, as opposed to just a blind look at a collection of words and characters that I either don't know or don't understand as well as others. That being said, if you're looking for a complete outsider perspective of nothing but grammar and spelling mistakes, I can do that too.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm pretty much game for anything, if I really don't like what you've got I'll just let you know so you can find a new Beta.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 100
Book Amelia Peabody Series
Book Diana Gabaldon
Book Gallagher Girls
Tv Gilmore Girls
Book Gossip Girl
Book Harry Potter
Book Les Miserables
Tv Once Upon a Time
Tv One Tree Hill
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Tv Royals
Tv Timeless
Tv Torchwood
Tv Veronica Mars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for