| Redpixie55 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 4 stories | David Eddings, CSI, and Dragonriders of Pern series.
β : Redpixie55 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not an expert beta by any means, but I was beta'ing my own writing for years before I started doing it for other people. If you want me to beta your writing, prepare to be snarked at, snapped at, and generally overwhelmed by sarcasm, but know I only mean it nicely. Well, not nicely, per se, but with the nicest possible intentions.
My only expectation if you want me to beta for you is that you can write. If you want somebody to hold your hand through the first story you're ever writing, it's best to ask someone else. If you're very sensitive, and don't really like out-and-out criticism, again, stay away. I can be harsh.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My grammar skills are pretty good, and I'd like to think I'm good at pacing a story well. Emotive writing is probably one of my strongest points, and I tend to write from a semi-omniscient third person view, but I can manage other perspectives.
If it's a fandom I know very well, I think my character writing is pretty good as well. If it's not a fandom I'm very big in, I'm willing to read more fic and watch/read the canon material to get a feel for the characters, although I will tell you if I have to do this, as it will take time.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My spelling isn't the best in the world, and I do tend to use UK English spellings, but I can still notice mistakes and typos.
Probably my biggest weakness in beta-ing is the time it takes me to get things done, since I have a hell of a lot to do most days.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
NC-17 or M het really isn't for me. Basically, if it involves straight sex, ask, but I'll probably say no. If the het is a secondary pairing, then I'm far more likely to consider it.
Other than that, I don't really have any kink squicks. I might be a little dodgy with hardcore BDSM, especially bloodplay, but yeah. I'm pretty much cool with anything :D
|Language: English & German
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Movie Blair Witch Project|
Movie Breakfast Club
Tv CSI: New York
Book David Eddings
Tv Doctor Who
|Book Dragonriders of Pern series|
Tv Due South
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tv House, M.D.
Book Lord of the Rings
|Book Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series|
Tv Queer as Folk
Tv Red Dwarf
|Tv Stargate: Atlantis|
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Movie X-Men: The Movie
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for