MadameMe 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-07-05, id: 771048
Author has written 4 stories | Harry Potter.
β : MadameMe is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am MadameMe, a twenty-something woman from the American Heartland. I am a recent university graduate with my degree in comparative politics. I have been reading and writing fan-fiction since I was twelve. I am in China taking a gap year until I return to the States to pursue my PhD.

I will beta-read from an American perspective. That is not to say I won't accept works from people who use the British spelling, but I also won't correct 'favor' unless 'favour' is used throughout the rest of the piece.

I expect that, in this age of computers, everyone would know how to use spell-check - please do at least one read-through before sending your work to me. I will look for obvious grammatical, cannon, and flow errors.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have lived around the US military my whole life, so I understand the workings and ranks of the military fairly well.

I majored in politics while at the university, so I am not turned off by heavy discussions of governmental workings or politics. You may find out more than you ever wanted to know, but I really enjoyed what I studied.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will be in China until July 2010, and though I have not heard of the government blocking sites like ff.net, there is always that possibility. I also will not have access to copies of the original books or television DVDs during this time period, so I unfortunately might not be the person you want if you have major cannon questions.

My writing tends to fall more towards the academic. I, therefore, tend to stick to the grammatical rules used by academics. I value concise writing over superfluous words. Despite this, I also tend to be comma-happy.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer one-shots or completed short stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
While I enjoy reading it, I do not enjoy beta-ing long smut scenes or PWP stories. I do not, however, mind the odd sex scene in a longer work.

I also do not enjoy fan-fics with strong Christian undertones. Like with the aforementioned sex scenes, some mention is fine, but I am turned off by constant talk of evangelical Christian ideas.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie American President
Book Harry Potter
Tv JAG
Book Lord of the Rings
Play RENT
Tv True Blood
Tv Tudors
Tv West Wing
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Spiritual
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship