Shattered Relampago 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-15-01, id: 93788
Author has written 4 stories | Sailor Moon, Mythology, and Harry Potter.
β : Shattered Relampago is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love reading and advising on stories of any kind really. I enjoy from K to NC17. My main preference at the moment is Harry Potter, but I have dabbled in fanfiction for anime in the past. I have lost most of my old work, sadly. While I love writing, assisting in editing and structuring a story has always appealed to me more. I would be willing to help with anything, even original stories. My current writing interests are mainly my own originals.

UPDATE 12/08/10: Currently I am more looking to work with authors who more want a soundboard or advice on plot, character development, etc. I am rather busy and just do not have the time to work with authors who, essentially, need someone to totally rewrite every chapter due to poor grammar. If you can't be bothered to use spell check before you send the chapter my way, I just really do not have enough time to assist you.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can easily spot grammar and typos as I read through the story. I am generally a fast reader and can normally guarantee a quick turn around time (2-3 days tops). I love giving critical advice on plot, content, etc. I have had some creative writing courses in college, so I am used to giving feedback in various formats (from open discussion to essay to letter). I can also print the story/chapter, mark my ideas down, scan it, and e-mail it back if desired.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I over analyze or criticize things. For example at the end of a story, if a small thing is left unexplained, I point it out right away. I become frustrated if, after pointing out the same mistakes for a few chapters, an author doesn't learn and keeps making the same mistakes (there's instead of their's, etc).
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My current preference would be for Harry Potter stories with Harry as one of the main characters and paired with Draco, Severus, Sirius, Charlie, the Twins, Tom Riddle/Voldemort or an OC Male character. I prefer the rest of the case to be balanced in regards to straight/gay couples. I would not like to work with a story where suddenly the entire world turns gay. I am also just as interested in stories where Harry is straight. I have a tendency to get more enjoyment from stories where Harry has been abused and is rescued. Dumbeldore and Weasley bashing is acceptable but not required. No Twin bashing though. To be honest, I have NEVER read a single Harry Potter book (or watched more than the first movie). I have found several HP resources to familiarize myself more with the towns, people, etc. I have also read thousands of fanfiction stories.

If it's a Twilight story, one to three powers per person. None of this 50+ powers crap. I enjoy Edward/Jasper stories the most, but I am open to Edward/Anyone stories. I would love to read a Bella/Edward story where Bella makes Edward actually WORK before just forgiving and forgetting. I would also like an author who is looking to update at least once per week. I won't be a stickler about that (seeing as I can't manage it for my personl stories), but I won't help out if it takes a few months for one chapter.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The vampire offspring of Bella, aka Nessie. While I don't mind her being in Breaking Dawn, I just don't feel comfortable having her in a story. Also, while some Harry/Ginny stories are okay, I'd rather she be protrayed as a B (and denied by Harry) or to not be involved with Harry. I won't work with an author who is planning to take years just to write one story. That is being a little hypocritical, but I am much faster at editing than I am at writing.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Blue Seed
Book Harry Potter
Anime Sailor Moon
Book Twilight
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for