Bleeding Heart Sacred Soul 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-27-04, id: 596942
Author has written 16 stories | Incredibles, Harry Potter, Law and Order, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Law and Order: SVU.
β : Bleeding Heart Sacred Soul is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have often been described as a "grammar Nazi". I am incredibly picky about grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proper capitalization. I do not expect the people for whom I beta to necessarily take every single suggestion I give them-that's all they are, suggestions-but I would expect these people to inform me that they are not taking these suggestions and WHY they are not taking them. (A simple "I like it this way" will not suffice. One must know the rules in order to break them.) When I beta, I edit stories with what my friends have termed my Red Correcting Font of Doom, clearly marking changes that need to be made and explaining why those changes are necessary.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very good with grammar and spelling. I am also fairly good at descriptions without using cliches (I have a dictionary of cliches that I use in order to avoid them). I am also good at "that word does not mean what you think it means".
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I do not always necessarily catch poor characterization; my own characters are often less than up to stellar standards. I therefore may not catch an OOC characterization of a canon character, but I can usually spot a Mary Sue. Also, my porn sucks.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
If you want me to check canon accuracy in addition to grammar and spelling, I would prefer Harry Potter, Law & Order, or anything that is not anime-related.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't pretend to know anything about anime, but I can beta it as long as you just want me to check grammar, not canon accuracy. (It never hurts to have multiple betas.) I will NOT read anything from Naruto, however, nor will I read anything from Twilight. And I would prefer not to beta anything with explicit sex scenes in them; I don't write 'em, I won't read 'em.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Comic Calvin & Hobbes
Movie Last Unicorn
Tv Law and Order
Tv Law and Order: CI
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Movie Rock-a-Doodle
Movie Sweeney Todd
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for