Andrea.Cherrypie 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-05-12, id: 3988982
Author has written 5 stories | Silver Linings Playbook, Bone Season series, How I Met Your Mother, and Instant Family.
β : Andrea.Cherrypie is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've got a Masters degree in English with Creative Writing. I always read with a critical eye. Even when I'm not actively beta-reading I usually pick up on typos or grammatical mistakes in stories. I understand the foundations of what makes a good story which makes me equipped to suggest storyline improvements as well as correct technical mistakes. /br /br /

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I would prefer to be sent fanfics which have already been looked over, but I will accept those who haven't all the same because I understand sometimes we're all just a bit busy to do that ourselves. br /br /br /

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I'm very sweet and usually end my sentences with a smiley face. I would never be brutal in my feedback because every story can be improved. Not one story is rubbish. :)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Technicalities: present/Past tense. I am good at switching between them, noticing unexpected and ungrammatical switches and correcting those. Also good at handling first person and third person narratives. br /br /br /

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Storyline: I am good at storytelling. I rapidly pick up the flaws in a story and suggest improvements. If a story needs excitement, I will suggest exiting ideas. If a story is too overloaded I will let you know immediately and suggest simple but effective cuts. Also, if a story does not make sense at some point I will do the hard work and think of the correct way to assemble the information. I do like to have everything in place! br /

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I'm specially good at keeping in line with characters. If a description of your protagonist (or their actions) is too out of character compared to the canon, I will pick up on it.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
English is my second language. That hasn't stopped me yet but it does mean sometimes I won't understand peculiar sayings or the like. Also based in the UK, so culturally, I might not be able to relate to some experiences, such as Halloween, or the Fourth of July celebration. If you're looking for storyline improvements in those US holidays I'm afraid I might not be the best person to ask.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will betaread anything if you are only look for technical support (grammar, tenses). If you're looking for both, here's where I've dawdled in the past:br /

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-Disney: anything goes. (original, not Marvel or Star Wars.)br /

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-The Hunger Gamesbr /

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-Once Upon a Timebr /

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-Castlebr /

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-The good placebr /

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-Friendsbr /

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-The Bone Seasonbr /

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-Divergent br /

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-Instant Familybr /

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-How I met your motherbr /

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-The Silver Linings playbookbr /

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-Despicable mebr /

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-Harry Potterbr /

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-Avatar: the last airbenderbr /

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Also skilled at poetry.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Superhero stories like anything marvel or heavy sci-fi like Star /

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Not super familiar with anime. Mostly studio ghibli.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Castle
Tv House, M.D.
Book Hunger Games
Movie Silver Linings Playbook
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Adventure
Fantasy
Crime