Mishav 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-08-12, id: 4044893
Author has written 4 stories | Harry Potter, Walking Dead, and Supernatural.
β : Mishav is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My only expectation is that you're able to symbiotically reciting Biblical passages backwards in Sindarin while riding a unicycle on a narrow plank of wood through rings of /

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Anyway, it may not seem like I've had a lot of experience but I can assure you I know what I'm talking about. I'm not hesitant about pointing out blatant mistakes, things that could be worded better (like everything I've ever written), or ideas that are too generic or cliched. I work quite quickly when it comes to editing and very thoroughly. br /

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Important: I'm a very blunt and brutally honest person. I'm probably not going to beat around the bush if I think something needs to be improved. I spend a lot of time critiquing things (whether the attention is wanted or not), so I usually pick up on any /

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If you think I can be of assistance, please message me, even if it's just one tiny thing you need checked.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
CLICHES AND CONVENTIONS: I studied genre as a part of my extension English course in high school. I'm not saying I'm the best at it, but I'm really good at noticing cliches and over-used conventions (and I subsequently have a pretty good understanding of how to subvert them and make your story more interesting to read). I can help if you want to make something different from the usual /

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DIALOGUE: I'm not saying I'm great at writing it, but I have a very good understanding about the theoretical side. If your dialogue worries you, I can help make it more personal or relevant to specific /

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CHARACTERIZATION: I'm going to brag here but characterization is my greatest strength. The stories I've written that are character-based have always been strongly praised by others, and I've gotten full marks for every assessment. Characterization, to me, is essential for a well-written story, and will give your written work so much more depth and appeal. I like to think outside the box and my attention to details (relative to ideas) will make me a really beneficial beta. I /

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SPELLING, GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION: this isn't my best example but I'm pretty good at /

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CREATING CHARACTERS: I tend to notice a lot of things wrong with original characters that goes beyond "just being a Mary Sue". A lack of depth in the character creates a really serious downfall that'll sink your story like something that sinks stuff. I have a lot of information on character /

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I try to go beyond the general beta-ing because I'm a pain in the ass (like giving authors ideas about where they can take their story if there's a plot hole). I guess that's a good thing?

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have no /

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Okay, just /

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I'M ONLY HUMAN: I do miss things, I'm not even going to pretend that I'm perfect. The things I usually miss are the really small "its/it's" and whatnot. I try to be really thorough but it is my short-fall, so definitely re-read /

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SENTENCES THAT MAKE SENSE: sometimes I make absolutely no sense whatsoever. There's probably a dozen sentences already that aren't wrong but don't sound right, and that's definitely something I do all the time. br /

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COMPLEXITY: this goes back to my weird sentences. I have two switches: too much complexity or too simple. There is no /

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I SOMETIMES DISAPPEAR. Enough said.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Well-written fics. I'm not picky, send me anything and I'll check it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Crime and generic writing. I will if I have to (if you really want me to), but it's definitely not my passion. Also:br /

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- High school AU fics (unless you think it's really bloody brilliant. Send it to me and we'll see)br /

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- Truth or dare ficsbr /

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- Fics that have excessive amounts of Japanese for no apparent reason?br /

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- IM fics (don't even send them. Period)br /

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- "Suddenly gets transported to (-insert world-)"

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Movie Boondock Saints
Anime Death Note
Tv Doctor Who
Game Dragon Age
Game Dragon's Dogma
Game Fallout
Tv Hannibal
Book Harry Potter
Anime King of Thorn
Tv Merlin
Tv Sherlock
Tv Supernatural
Tv Teen Wolf
Tv Walking Dead
Movie x-men
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Fantasy
Tragedy
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship