ronnocc 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-03-03, id: 412138
Author has written 14 stories | Chronicles of Narnia, RENT, Life With Derek, Orson Scott Card, House, M.D., Harry Potter, and Criminal Minds.
β : ronnocc is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm trilingual, so I have a great understanding of language. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation come naturally to me. I give back honest feedback, which may seem harsh but is never intended to be cruel. I believe in nurturing a writer so that they may become better. I will work with an author to go over his or her work bit by bit if that's what's desired, or I can do whole chunks if that's easier (although I prefer bit by bit). I work in a very mature style, and expect the same from those with whom I work. Characterization is also something that I concentrate on, both for OC's and already established characters. I will try my hardest to do whatever an author needs me to do, including giving ideas, critiquing ideas, helping work to change or better an already written story, etc. I prefer to work in Microsoft Word, and I like working with the author at least some times so that I'm not simply receiving a story, editing it, and sending it back, as I like being able to ask questions about whatever piece with which I am working. I believe in working as equals.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Language (grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, etc...)

Understanding characters and their motives

Dynamics of plot lines and character relationships

Story lines/archs

Realistic script/story writing (i.e., how unlikely it is for someone in a mental institution to sneak off and not take their medication)

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I sometimes have problems with long, involved stories.

I've been known to go back and change whole sentences or paragraphs. I'm working on providing suggestions or rewording, though.

I give feedback in weird ways, but I promise there's a method to the madness.

Time, and, as a result, plot holes. I spot plot holes within a story, but in concurrence with the story from which the fan fiction is coming, not so much. I will do research if it needs to be done, however.

I'm not awesome at explaining problems or why they need fixing, but I am good at spotting them.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
No preference. I consider any and all stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
As stated above, I consider any and all stories. However, please don't be discouraged if I don't choose to beta your fan fiction. If I chose not to, I will give you a reason. I promise. And even if I decide not to beta your story, I will at least give you feedback on whatever you include in your message to me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & German
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Tv Big Wolf on Campus
Tv Charmed
Movie Cry Wolf
Book Daughters of the Moon
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Tv Life With Derek
Comic Watchmen
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship