C van Zyl 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-02-14, id: 5498745
Author has written 14 stories | Glee, Harry Potter, Skins, and Chronicles of Narnia.
β : C van Zyl is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, my name is Cloey and I'm fairly new to publishing fanfiction on this site but have tried my hand as writing both fanfiction(Glee, Harry Potter, Narnia and Skins) and original stuff. That being said, I do have experience beta-reading a variety of fanfics with different genres, storylines and characters. I love reading and am very enthusiastic and open minded about new ideas and character pairings. I would love to help others improve and can be as harsh and critical or gentle and encouraging as you want me to be. Pretty much all of my knowledge comes from reading books and fanfiction so I have a good eye for what an audience will like or not like. Also, english is my mother-tongue so I can check your english if you aren’t fluent or just want someone else to double check your stuff(that said I can only really speak English so I can’t translate anything)!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I’m an excellent reader(that sounds stupid, doesn't it?) and I know what sounds good and doesn't. I'm very good at spotting when conversation doesn't flow and needs changing. I also am good at knowing when the romance is getting too cheesy and unrealistic!
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My own writing skills need improving and I often think too quickly and end up leaving out words because I can't get everything down fast enough but don't worry, that's just when I write myself, I would read your stories really carefully!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have beta'd for quite a few different fandoms and so I am open to many (check my beta preference). I would prefer romance, I'm a HUGE romantic, and also love lots of drama and angst. But I can do lots of other stuff. I love it when stories throw a ton of emotions at me. I have absolutely no issue with slash or smut and I'm pretty open-minded even when it comes to very unexpected pairings.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not into anime or manga, I don't really even know what those things are, or stuff like poetry since I'm not very good at it and don't have too much of an appreciation for it. I also would prefer it if I was a fan of and knew quite a bit about whatever show, movie or book your fanfiction is based on, just so that I can give you the best of my knowledge and help with any ideas you might want to bounce off me. I don’t really like scary horror stories and honestly never really grasped the whole Mpreg thing but I’m happy to have a look at whatever you’ve written and let you know if I’m up to it or not.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 27 Dresses
Movie Avengers
Tv Battlestar Galactica
Tv Battlestar Galactica: 2003
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Tv Downton Abbey
Tv Flash
Tv Glee
Book Gossip Girl
Book Harry Potter
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie She's the Man
Tv Sherlock
Tv Skins
Movie Stardust
Movie Struck by Lightning, 2012
Tv Supernatural
Tv Teen Wolf
Tv Terra Nova
Movie Thor
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for