qtar1984 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-08-06, id: 1042349
Author has written 3 stories | Naruto, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Hellsing.
β : qtar1984 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm fairly good about spotting spelling and grammar errors. I generally change words that are all-caps to title case because I sometimes check grammar and spelling by having a text-to-speech program read the fic to me. I do a lot of thinking and I like to suggest concepts and possible tangents for a story. I also expect you to check my own work because I may miss some of your mistakes or maybe make all new ones or I may add something you may not approve of or want to refine.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have relatively good spelling and grammar. I try to flesh out the characters and their world by trying to come up with explanations as to people's motivations and how things might work. I'm good with the theoretical. I'm good at thinking up explanations for various techniques and the mechanics behind them.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I've been told that I have a bit of a habit for writing in passive tense. I am trying to correct this. I also sometimes procrastinate. I don't think I would be great at doing torture scenes because I don't have the patience for them. I prefer fight scenes. I am still working on scene descriptions, as I tend to not write much about them.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like episodic fics, fics with intense battle and training scenes. I also like fics with mature scenes. Wink, Wink. I also like personal stories of self-discovery in with people learn to understand themselves and who their friends really are or aren't. I like fantasy and also sci-fi.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't do overly mushy stories, though I don't have a problem with romance. I don't do character bashing for the sake of character bashing, though I may punish a character in some manner if I feel they deserve it. I don't do musicals or even poems, unless one just pops into my head. I don't do crossovers of a dozen different sources, something that complicated is bound to fail. I won't beta a parody, though I may write one for my self.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Berserk
Anime Bleach
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Anime Claymore
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Anime Eyeshield 21
Anime Naruto
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Anime Vampire Hunter D
Book Wheel of Time
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for