nevermore199 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-26-05, id: 820702
Author has written 77 stories | Sonic the Hedgehog, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Avatar: Last Airbender, Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Pirates of the Caribbean, Absolute Boyfriend, Harvest Moon, Twilight, Imadoki, Moulin Rouge, School Days, Gossip Girl, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: CI, Law and Order, House, M.D., Repo! The Genetic Opera, Handle With Care, and Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru/僕は妹に恋をする.
β : nevermore199 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey. I'm just your average beta reader. Not the best, not the worst.

I read quickly, so if my plate isn't completely overloaded when you send me your story, I can probably get it back to you within a couple of days.

Although I am very honest with my constructive criticism, I also try to be as polite as I can, because I know that no one likes a flamer.

I am generally a complete stickler for grammar, but I don't have a problem with stuff like starting your sentence with "and" or the occasional fragment. Stuff like that can often add to a story rather than detract from it, yeah? And then, of course, I have no problem with taking liberties with grammar and punctuation. It can be cool. Yeah.

On the TV show fandoms: There are some shows that I have not seen all or most of the episodes (Bones, for example), which means I may be unfamiliar with certain characters or plot lines that are essential to your story. If there are certain things in canon that I need to be familiar with in order to read your story, please let me know when submitting so that I can check to make sure I'll be able to understand what's going on in your story.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As mentioned above, I'm good with general grammar rules, but I let things like the beginning "and" slide because I don't think it's such a problem. My characterization is usually good as long as I know the fandom.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I beat around the bush. My dialogue is occasionally a little weird. I have real problems with writing long stuff-my stories are usually very short, and I have to fight to keep them long. So, that issue may bleed over into beta-reading. I don't know.

And sometimes, I end up putting words in a character's mouth-like, what I want to say instead of what the character should. I try not to do this, but it happens on occasion.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance, angst, and hurt/comfort are my specialties. I can do some humor/parody, too.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm also really bad with action and violence. I can barely write it, so I doubt that I can beta it.

I don't have a problem reading graphic sex, but I doubt I would be much help beta-ing it, because I...um, don't know that much. Sooooooyeah. New subject.

And I'm not a huge fan of apocalypse fics. My reasoning being: When the world ends, everyone's going to die, not everyone-except-for-your-favorite-couple.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Absolute Boyfriend
Book Along for the Ride
Book Animal Farm
Book Burned, Ellen Hopkins
Book Crank series
Book Dreamland
Anime Full Moon wo Sagashite
Book Go Ask Alice
Book Gossip Girl
Book Handle With Care
Game Harvest Moon
Tv House, M.D.
Anime Imadoki
Book Impulse, Ellen Hopkins
Book Just Listen
Book Keeping the Moon
Book Kite Runner
Tv Law and Order
Tv Law and Order: CI
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Tv Law and Order: TBJ
Book Lock and Key
Movie Moulin Rouge
Book My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
Book Nineteen Minutes
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Repo! The Genetic Opera
Book Ruby Oliver series
Anime School Days
Book Someone Like You
Book Speak
Book That Summer
Book Thirteen Reasons Why
Book This Lullaby
Book Truth About Forever
Book Wintergirls
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Parody
Angst
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship