| Maddy02 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 22 stories | Slayers, Fairy Tail, and Fire Emblem.
β : Maddy02 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I read a story, there is a small voice in the back of my head that rocks and weeps to itself when it finds something wrong -grammatically, in spelling or even in references. This can discourage me from reading the story -which is a shame because I'm certain that under the bad "their, they're there's"-es there are some fantastic ideas.
Therefore I'm offering myself as a beta, so hopefully, more of these ideas can face the light unblemished.
As a beta, I will offer advice and alternatives on grammar/spelling/phrasing, leaving the final selection/edit up to the artist. It is, after all is said and done, your story. I write in Queen's English (UK) so I will 'correct' color to colour and so forth, but again, it will be the writers choice to keep what they want.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a thesaurus. Not literally, but I can probably think up at least three different ways to convey an idea without changing the meaning too much, if at all. If you're not sure of the wording, or how something sounds, that is most likely my main strength. I know the difference between affect and effect, why it's so easy to mix up too and to. And I can spot these things a mile off.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My worst habit, is using too many commas. I write long sentences using commas, instead of more, shorter sentences. So it is entirely possible I may not pick up when a sentence is going beyond it's due. I will try to work on this however.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like humour as a preference. Not that I won't read anything else, I just like it better. I also tend to prefer works that range towards the more verbose. I really do like multi-chaptered stories, but if you're writing a one-shot, make it detailed!
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There are some stories that take 'artistic license' too far. If I cannot recognise the character in the portrayal then I'd prefer not to read. It can be difficult to judge yourself if you've managed to keep people 'in-character' especially as we all have different views on how they would be have or what they were thinking in different situations. If however, you are making a deliberately Out-of-character fiction, ask someone else to beta.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime Fairy Tail|
Anime Gurren Lagann
|Book Lord of the Rings|
Game Luminous Arc
|Anime Ouran High School Host Club|
Book Pride and Prejudice
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for