breannatala 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-14-05, id: 897480
Author has written 26 stories | Harry Potter.
β : breannatala is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I started betaing Harry Potter fanfiction around late 2006/early 2007 and I enjoy it because I can help improve others' and my own writing. When I beta, I have a tendency to explain why I would change something and give suggestions on how to improve sentence structure and flow, but I won't if you don't want that. I enjoy helping people evolve in their writing, so if you want to improve your writing in general, plot 'things' like foreshadowing . . . I'm willing to help!

I'll beta any rating and most genres of stories.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Genre-wise, my strength is angst. Driving people mad is also a strength of mine, at least in stories because I enjoy reading about psycology and sociology a lot and I am told I'm pretty good at understanding nearly anyone's point of view. I like character development. The human mind is a complex thing and I enjoy observing people's -- and my own -- reactions . . . anything is possible. I can distance myself from my personal views when it comes to betaing, so even if I don't like a ship or a plot line personally, I can beta it objectively.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not very good at writing action scenes, but I probably could supply suggestions if need be. Also, I'm not the best at writing with uniform tense, but I'm better at recognizing it while reading than writing it. I also take a lot more care editing other people's fics than my own . . .

The vocab stored in my head isn't the most colorful rainbow out there, but I'm friends with the thesaurus.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Generally, I prefer reading Harry Potter fanfictions, but I am willing to beta for any of the books and TV shows I have listed. I haven't read Everworld in awhile, so I'd be a bit rusty on that. Some TV shows I have listed, I haven't finished the entire series so I may not be informed of all characters and events, but I'll get there eventually.

I don't usually read romance fics, but I enjoy those stories that focus on the developement of the relationship. I am willing to beta the occasional smutty, kinky, and/or plotless fics, though. Not a lot squicks me. Preferred ships for Harry Potter are: Severus/Harry (Snarry), Severus/Remus, Severus/Hermione, Remus/Sirius. Ships I also like, but am a bit more picky about enjoying are: Harry/Remus, Harry/Draco.

I really enjoy long stories. Plot twists that keep me at the edge of my seat wondering what is going on make me very, very happy. I also like oneshots, so a fic of any length is fine by me.

I love crossovers. I like mixing worlds that shouldn't make any sense at all and doing my best to make them work. Crossovers that I'm especially interested in are Harry Potter/Stargate, Harry Potter/House M.D., Harry Potter/Dark Angel, Harry Potter/Animorphs, Harry Potter/Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter/Pendragon, Harry Potter/Charmed . . . pretty much Harry Potter mixed with other worlds that I enjoy. If you're interested in writing a crossover like that, but are clueless as to how to make it . . . well, somewhat 'realistic', I'm very willing to help. I like puzzles like that.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm usually up for anything. I do not like stories where there is pointless bashing of characters (I can see making a character 'bad', but bashing is something I'm not fond of), bashing of beliefs, and pretty much bashing in general. I feel it nearly always makes the story . . . *shrugs*
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Animorphs
Book Artemis Fowl
Game Breakdown
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Charmed
Tv Dark Angel
Book Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak
Book Demonata
Book Everworld
Tv Famous Jett Jackson
Tv Firefly
Tv Gilligan's Island
Book Harry Potter
Tv Lost
Book Pendragon
Tv Smallville
Tv So Weird
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Tv Weeds
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship