Christina TM 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-14-01, id: 110877
Author has written 57 stories | Mighty Ducks, StarTrek: Enterprise, Parodies and Spoofs, Misc. Movies, Rush Hour, Misc. Books, Terminator, 24, Men In Black, NCIS, Sentinel, House, M.D., Star Wars, Numb3rs, Threshold, Babylon 5, Hogan's Heroes, Heroes, M*A*S*H, Ironman, Star Trek: 2009, How to Train Your Dragon, A-Team, and Tron.
β : Christina TM is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you've read any of my work, you know who I am and what I'm about.

I'm only interested in working with authors who seriously want to improve their writing. I don't care how little talent you have; if you want to get better I will review your story until the cows come home. Conversely, if you have talent coming out the wazoo and no desire to improve, I won't work with you.

If you want me to look over your work, please make sure you have an actual story written. Not a badly-written rough draft. I'm a beta-reader, not a ghostwriter. If you wouldn't feel confident submitting your work to a professor for a grade, please don't inflict it on your poor beta-reader either.

I will tell you if your story simply is not a good concept and not within my capability to fix. This is because when I beta your fic, my name goes on it too and my reputation is on the line as much as yours. Please don't take it personally, just learn the lesson for next time you sit down to write.

Even if a fandom isn't listed in my preferences, if I've written for it I'll beta for it.

And don't let my long stretches of FanFiction.Net inactivity kid you into thinking I won't beta. I enjoy editing almost more than I enjoy writing.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a grammar and formatting hawk and have been told I have a knack for making dialogue flow and rendering characters well. So if English is not your first language I will probably be a good beta for you. If your story is too wordy, I will take a hatchet to it and put it back together with half the word count and twice the readability. I also have a good knowledge of military protocol and regulations. If you want to make sure your brother the Marine won't come after you because you called Marines soldiers, I'm your beta :).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes my hatchet will get too eager and become the Ernest Hemingway of fanfiction. If this happens you are welcome to undo its damage.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer shorter stories. If your story has chapters, please send them to me one at a time.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta stories with explicit adult content or slash. I approach crossovers with extreme caution.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 24
Tv Babylon 5
Tv Heroes
Tv Hogan's Heroes
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Comic Ironman
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv M*A*S*H
Movie Men In Black
Movie Mighty Ducks
Tv Numb3rs
Movie Rush Hour
Tv SeaQuest
Tv Sentinel
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Movie Star Wars
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Enterprise
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Movie Terminator
Tv Threshold
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for