Jody Barsch 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-04-06, id: 1039807
Author has written 11 stories | My So Called Life, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead.
β : Jody Barsch is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, I will read your story and give both overall and specific feedback. I will highlight strengths, point out general needs of growth or tweaking as well as specifics, and offer suggestions for plot, character, diction, and dialogue revisions. Your story must already be self-revised — as far as you can take it on your own. :) PM me with an overview and brief sample.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I think a particular strength of mine is dialogue — making it less weighty, keeping it realistic, and helping to find the voices of the characters. [Recreating David Milch is a challenge though!] I'm also good at finding existing strengths in stories and further developing those.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
While I can usually think of things to further develop or enhance what is already written, if you don't know where your story should go neither will I. (In my own stories I have a difficult time creating a vision for overarching story lines.) Also TIME.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
MSCL & The Walking Dead (TV) are my wheelhouse. Others I'd be good at: SKINS (UK), Deadwood, The Riches, The Outsiders, GIRLS, any of Aaron Sorkin's four shows, Veronica Mars. Will only read stories I am familiar with (which is broader than the list I've provided — I watch a lot of Premium shows, i.e. Game of Thrones, Shameless, Mad Men, The Americans, etc. Just let me know).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Not a big cross-over or AU person (not big into non ZA TWD, or GoT in modern day, etc.) — needs to be grounded in the reality of the source material (though I'm totally open to "If this had happened instead..." kind of scenarios). Basic spelling and grammar mechanics must already be in place.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Deadwood
Tv Freaks and Geeks
Tv Girls
Tv My So Called Life
Book Outsiders
Movie Outsiders, 1983
Tv Riches
Tv Skins
Tv Veronica Mars
Tv Walking Dead
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst
Western
Friendship