BarefootDancer 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-28-15, id: 6572035
Author has written 3 stories | Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Captain America.
β : BarefootDancer is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I would consider myself a good proof reader; I have good grammar and spelling, as well as sentence fluidity. However, my effectivity decreases as my interest wanes, or when the story is a jumbled mess, so take some pity on a poor beta reader and try to sort some of it out before handing it to me. As far as my style goes, I like reading anything, and prefer to read the story twice, once for enjoyment and to get the feel for your writing, and another time for editing.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at grammar (although not the best) as well as spelling. I'm also good at picking out areas that are choppy and suggesting new ways to say something to link it together better. Need a synonym for a word you've been using over and over? I'm practically a thesaurus. That's about it. I'm an advanced placement English student with an extensive rhetorical background.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't have a degree in English or anything like that, so I can edit things to the best of my abilities, and it will sound good. However, if you're looking for The King's English or something of that nature, I am probably not the best person to consult. Like you guys, I am a growing writer and as such, do make mistakes. I may not be able to offer character development if you're asking me to beta a fandom I haven't read, but I can always help with technical stuff.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will read practically anything. I love almost everything under the sun, and will go for K through M ratings. I love high fantasy and adventure, and romance is always interesting! Like I said, I love to read, so will pretty much accept everything!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Um... I'm a pretty tough nut to crack. However, a lot of gratuitous violence - hurting people just because it will get a reaction out of the reader - is just not cool. Cannibalism is a no-no, along with heavy-duty abuse. Also, as far a sex goes, I'll read anything, but preferably no rape, because I find that morally repulsive.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A Court of Thorns and Roses
Book A Separate Peace
Book Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Book Book Thief
Book Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Book Captive Prince Trilogy
Book Carry On
Book Dark Artifices
Book Diviners, Libba Bray
Book Dove Keeper.
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Book Fangirl
Book Goldfinch
Book Goose Girl
Anime Haikyu/ハイキュー
Book Harry Potter
Book Hattie Big Sky
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Book Hobbit
Book Homer
Book Iliad
Book Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare
Play Les Misérables
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Lumatere Chronicles
Book Lunar Chronicles
Anime migrated_to_9742
Book Mortal Instruments
Book Night Circus
Book Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
Book Raven Cycle
Book Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Book Seven Realms series
Book Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
Book Six of Crows
Book Song of Achilles
Book Throne of Glass series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship