sordid humor 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-03-05, id: 942580
Author has written 5 stories | Harry Potter.
β : sordid humor is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an academic with a background in classics and rhetoric. I'm old fashioned. I'm also very constructive; I'll get into plot elements and character development. Because I'm very thorough, I tend to take my sweet time in the editing process. If you're looking for a speed beta, that's not me. I'm about quality and precision.

Look forward to working with you!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, punctuation, maintaining character, plot development, pacing & flow, continuity, descriptive language, realistic dialogue

I speak some German and have a strong background in Latin.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
catching your spelling mishaps, time required to edit

*Harry Potter people: I DO NOT beta anything DH or PostDH. HBP or earlier only.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will only beta for books I am already familiar with. I do mostly Harry Potter these days, but I'm familiar with many sci-fi fictions, some manga, and anime. Message me in regards to which subject you have in mind. I'm also open to editing original work. In any case, I would ask for two or three chapters to base a decision on.

I will do comedy, drama, action/adventure, romance... I will do slash or snuff. Anything suitable to post on and a few things that aren't. Please inquire.

I prefer something with a brain, though deep thought is not always necessary. Again, it's more of a matter of taste. Send me a sample and I'll let you know in a reasonable amount of time (say, a week).

*Harry Potter writers: I'm not doing the "Deathly Hallows" thing; meaning, I'm not reading it. I have my reasons and they're long and convoluted. In the end, I'm not touching the seventh book for the next twelve to fifteen years, minimum. Please understand, respect, and don't throw anything DH at me. Post HBP or earlier only. Thanks in advance.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't do rape. I'm not crazy about Femmeslash or Mpreg, either. No judgment. It's just a thing I don't do. I may make an exception if you're very, very talented. And persuasive.

I don't do anything wildly out of character. I like to keep things simple and true to the text in most cases.

If your sentences are unintelligible, I reserve the right not to touch your work. I won't form your sentences (or your ideas) for you.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Don Quixote
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Fushigi Yuugi
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Mahoromatic
Anime Mars
Misc Misc. Books
Book Odyssey
Book Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series
Anime Outlaw Star
Tv Sex and the City
Book Tom Stoppard
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for