Scarlett Dove 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-03-12, id: 3780650
Author has written 10 stories | Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Fairy Tales, and Total Drama series.
β : Scarlett Dove is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to have communication with the author so I can explain things and bounce off ideas on how to change something to make it better. My style would be, I don't know, reading it as much as I can when I get the chance. I'm usually good at getting mistakes in the writing and grammar department, but I can't promise that 100% of the time, I do have my off days, and writing on those days are not fun. E-mailing or PMing is fine with me for Betaing.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Grammar I am usually very good at picking up, there are always those times where you just miss it by accident. Capitalization, I'm a flipping murderer at this part. And finally punctuation... this one KILLS me when people get this wrong. Now ";" are a different story because they're weird for where you put them, but things like the "," before "and" in a list...UGH! It makes me feel gross inside NOT seeing that. Also judging a story on the amount of plot it has. And suggesting stronger words to use if you use "big" a lot I'd might suggest you use "enormous" or another word like that. And I am not squeamish at all! I love extra explanation on whats happening, both normal and gory factors. I scare my friends on the amount of detail I put into my little monologues I do.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Probably not being interested in the story. That kills it for me, and on my off days just not being able to pick something up when I come across it. My suggestion for any author is to have more then one person look at it, there is always something that I may not pick up, but someone else will, and there are different beta readers, creative or just checkers. Another one would be not being on time. If you want it to be snappy, don't look at me. I do in fact have a life outside of FF.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm usually up for anything, I do really like adventure with a little bit of romance or something just completely funny. I am perfectly fine with gay parings, I have a lot of parings myself that I LOVE reading about (Percico *.*). Horror is fine, same with comfort or tragedy and basically anything else. I'm quite informed about a bunch of different topics, and I'm willing to search something up and learn about it to understand where the author and story is coming from.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I have never understood the whole concept of poems, yeah, I can spell check them, but I never was good at poetry, like Apollo and haiku's, not all that good. Please, please, no Twilight, I don't hate it, I could do it, but... not my cup of tea.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Alice in Wonderland
Comic Amulet
Book Artemis Fowl
Anime Death Note
Book Divergent Trilogy
Tv Doctor Who
Book Fairy Tales
Anime Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Book Harry Potter
Book Hush, Hush
Book Kane Chronicles
Book Mortal Instruments
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Book Perks of Being a Wallflower
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Seven Realms series
Tv Supernatural
Book Tiger's Curse Series
Cartoon Total Drama series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship