borishatesbears 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-24-13, id: 4684471
Author has written 1 story | Vampire Diaries.
β : borishatesbears is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey, everyone! I'd love to help anyone out if they need a beta, I'm actually a college student getting a major in creative writing, so I love reading and writing any types of stories! I'm a major fangirl, and get super obsessive about shows and books, so I understand that your work is very close to you. My wish is that I can read over your writing and make sure it's grammatically correct, has a consistent plot, you know, the technical things. I'd be happy to give you advice on the actual story part of writing, but if you don't ask, I won't give unsolicited advice. All I ask is that you take all of my suggestions as just that, suggestions, and know that I don't want to change anything you aren't willing to change. Just PM me if you would like to acquire my services, and we'll figure out what sort of arrangement we can make.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can definitely help with grammar, one of my biggest pet peeves is when things are spelled incorrectly, or are grammatically incorrect. It's an easy fix, and one I am happy to do. Also, I'm very good at putting thoughts into words. So if you're having trouble conveying the message you want to send, or a scene isn't working out for you, I can break down what you want out of the scene, or the entire piece, and help you achieve your goals. Though I've just started writing fanfiction, I've been writing for years, so I can also help you if you're having writer's block, or a character just isn't doing what you wanted them to do. Plus, I'm on the computer about 27 hours a day, and can type almost 75 wpm. But that's just me bragging. :)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Honestly, I'm really bad at sleeping, which cuts into my other responsibilities. Some nights I fall asleep as soon as I sit down and sleep for 14 hours, others I can't sleep and stay up for 2 nights at a time, which is when I get all my work done. That may be a problem if you have a deadline, or a time sensitive piece you need done right away. As long as you tell me exactly what you need, and don't message me saying, "I need it in three hours!" it should be no problem. I do have problems with time management, as I go to school full time and also work full time, but I have become a pretty good multitasker.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am addicted to TV shows, and my favorite thing about this site is the people who take TV characters and create new stories for them. Honestly, if I don't watch the show you are writing from, I would be absolutely no help with accuracy or plot. But, if I'm into the show and watch it, or if it's AU and I can get into it without having to know the characters, I'll be happy to help. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything that is romance or angst-y. I would definitely prefer anything that is about love, but it doesn't have to be sappy. They can struggle for it, and be pulled apart, but I want some hope for them.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I wouldn't be interested in anything with anime/manga, or anything extremely violent. Especially anything that is violently erotic. I'm not judging anyone's tastes, but I don't particularly enjoy reading about rape, incest, sodomy, or anything extremely graphic. UNLESS, it's GoT, then I'm into it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv New Girl
Tv Vampire Diaries
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship