Der Drache Dame 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-16-06, id: 1047460
Author has written 4 stories | Edgar Allan Poe, Phantom of the Opera, and X-Files.
β : Der Drache Dame is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a avid reader, which is to say I read many, many books - I'm very accepting of many different writing styles, and I enjoy reading a well-thought-out story. When betareading I am as thorough as possible, and having a large vocabulary I may be able to help spruce things up a bit if you think it needs it... eh. I am, however, very choosy on one or two things. You must have at least some semblance of an idea of how to spell things. I will correct a misspelled word here and there, but I'm not going to go through your entire story saying, "Oh, you misspelled their, and and amazement, and..." you get the idea. I also prefer length when dealing with reading others' stories, but that is not a huge issue and I'll more or less deal with what I get. Sound good?
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, fluffing. By fluffing I mean adding details and little things to lengthen stories, draw it out, draw the reader in. It's a very useful skill, which I was taught early on by my own series of betareaders. As well, if it's a story I know well, I can also help you get into the character's mind.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses are mostly an inability to realize when I've drawn it out *too* much. As long as you can tell when you've had enough of my detailed-ness, then we're good. I also have a tendency to use really big words most people don't understand... so... if you don't understand the words I'm using, just yell "Stop! Too much!"
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read stories I know more about, but if given a backround and basic synopsis of just about any story I can fairly easily beta it. Sometimes I like to go in and read fanfics about stories I have no idea what they're about and end up getting hooked on the book/show/movie, etc. I mostly enjoy humorous, thrilling, scary, or mysterious stories, but occaisonally I will venture into romantic, angsty, etc. kind of stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
All I have to say is this, and this is a word of warning: I will not, WILL NOT (I draw the line at this) beta stories about guy on guy pairings and girl on girl pairings. I'm just not that kind of person. Sorry. Your story might be good, but I just cannot stand reading about that stuff... it's not you. It's me. Hope you find better luck elsewhere, and I sincerely mean that. Everyone deserves a chance to express themselves.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Aliens/Predator
Book American Gods
Movie Brothers Grim
Comic Calvin & Hobbes
Book Dark Tower series
Book Discworld
Movie Gremlins
Movie Indiana Jones
Movie Matrix
Movie Mummy
Movie National Treasure
Book Phantom of the Opera
Movie Princess Bride
Book Sherlock Holmes
Movie Spaceballs
Movie Underworld
Movie Van Helsing
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for