Zealak Silverdirk 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-28-06, id: 1017051
Author has written 14 stories | Redwall, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Silverwing, Lord of the Rings, and Rocky.
β : Zealak Silverdirk is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My expectations: 1) Know your own story. If nothing else, I would like to see a point-form outline or paragraph of your plot. 2) A good grasp of the English language. 3) Respect. I am offering my services and my reputation, and I will be treated like a business partner. Your disrespect towards me is grounds for my refusal to work with you without explanation or further contact. 4) Communication at least once a month. After 30 days I will assume you no longer require my services unless agreed otherwise. 5) I accept credit for my services in an author's note, and I will add a link to your story on my profile. 6) Specify what and where you want me to help you. Instructions to "do whatever I feel like" are too vague and have wasted a lot of time and effort in the past.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I take the English language seriously, perhaps too much. Not to say that I was ever an English major, but I know my way around proper syntax and semantics. Spelling has always been an important issue for me. Also, I make sure that I know and research as much about a topic as necessary; not just to appear intelligent, but to be accurate.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will help you with your plot and character development as much as possible, but if I begin to think that I am writing the story instead of you, the author, I will inform you of the issue. If I have to say something twice, perhaps it would be better contact a different Beta reader. My responsibility as a Beta reader is to help you improve, not construct your literary foundation.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Fantasy and fictional stories, of course! I include historical and science fiction in this category. Crackfics are okay too.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Any story containing: 1) Gratuitous sexual content (including but not limited to homosexuality, unrealistic depictions in a realistic environment, incest, bestiality, glorified rape) 2) Gratuitous violence (over a T-rating that does not involve war)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1984
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Book Artemis Fowl
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Blacklist
Book Brave New World
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Ender's Game series
Book Fahrenheit 451
Book Guardians of Childhood series
Book Guardians of Ga'Hoole
Play Les Misérables
Book Les Miserables
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Redwall
Movie Rocky
Book Silverwing
Book Tailchaser's Song
Book Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion
Book Warriors
Book Watership Down
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for