McMagicG12 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-19-05, id: 742351
Author has written 15 stories | Inuyasha, Naruto, and Harry Potter.
β : McMagicG12 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a beta, and I've been reading my friends' work informally for years. We honestly didn't think of it as beta-ing until I started doing fanfiction, and, after that, some of them went in. After that, I started meeting people around me, who'd done fanfiction for a while and never told anyone unless they were into it too.

I'm the type of beta-reader who will not only edit, but also comment. I try to make sure that I look into the previous chapters of the story/poem, as I do with my own, to make sure that eye colors stay the same or continuity-type things like that. I am a very detail oriented person, and I try to display that in my editing.

As for the type of person that I want to edit for, I would like someone open to comments and detail changes. I also want someone who will not completely disregard all the things that I found in favor of what they wanted originally; I'm reading it for a reason.

I hope for someone who will bug the crap out of me until I reply. I generally read a lot at night, and I try to reply to things quickly.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are spelling, general grammar, continuation of plot, and details. At the moment, I am working on both Spanish and Japanese, so I will hopefully be able to beta in those languages soon. If it is a moderately simplistic Spanish story, I believe I can tackle the project, but English is my first language.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm rather challenged in the area of comma usage, and I'm working on that. I'm also not that great on developing one single thread of plot or theme, but, again, I'm working on that with short drabbles that follow one single strand, and that's also helping my wordiness.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like song-fics, simply because I'm the type of person to try to find the song on YouTube and hear it while I read it. I also like stories with interesting twists or crossovers that you generally don't see because the story would be keep me focused on what I'm doing. Generally, I read romance, humor, and the like, so I think I'd be very comfortable working with stories like that. Also, I feel it's necessary to mention that I do read all kinds of romance (ie. fem-slash/yuri/whatever-you-want-to-call-two+-women, het/heterosexual/straight, and slash/yaoi/any-other-names-for-two-dudes... I would like to say, though, that I would love it if I wasn't the only one in the situation that knew the canon, simply because it makes it easier to understand where the author wants to go. Also, a relatively good knowledge of the characters. No, I don't want you to know what they'd say in every single remotely possible situation in the realm of ever... Knowing what they'd do in situations they've already been put in, and the general gist of their personalities, however, I feel is a must.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Well, I generally wouldn't like to betaread the types of stories that I don't normally read, mainly because I have a regrettably low tolerance for things of the scary or sick nature. Horror, Angst, Heavy Blood, guts or gore, and things of the like.

Otherwise, I am pretty accepting of works, and I am often open to reading new types. I prefer if I know the canon, but I refuse to limit myself to just things I know. I have no problem looking up the canons to different stories or asking people around me to tell me about the stories, so, if you think I might remotely enjoy the canon, send the story in and I'll look it up. Who knows? You might just help me find the new canon to get interested in.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1984
Cartoon 6teen
Anime Absolute Boyfriend
Book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Book Alice in Wonderland
Misc Anime X-overs
Cartoon As Told By Ginger
Tv Bewitched
Anime Black Cat
Tv Burn Notice
Book Catcher in the Rye
Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tv Cheers
Cartoon Codename: Kids Next Door
Anime Death Note
Anime Detective Conan/Case Closed
Cartoon Doug
Book Fairy Tales
Anime Fruits Basket
Book Great Gatsby
Misc Greek Mythology
Book Harry Potter
Anime Her Majesty’s Dog
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Inuyasha
Book James and the Giant Peach
Anime Kiki's Delivery Service
Anime King of Bandit Jing
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Tv L Word
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Matilda
Anime Megatokyo
Anime Naruto
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Samurai Deeper Kyo
Anime Spirited Away
Cartoon X-Men: Evolution
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Anime Zodiac P.I.
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for