balmgilead 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-16-06, id: 1182852
Author has written 11 stories | West Wing, House, M.D., Higher Ground, Law and Order: SVU, and Criminal Minds.
β : balmgilead is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am willing to offer my services as a beta reader to anyone who needs help with spelling, grammar, sentence structure or story construction. Further to that, I can be a fact checker for many TV shows that I have a working knowledge of: any Law & Order, House, The X-files, Star Trek: TNG and DS9, Higher Ground, Criminal Minds, Felicity, Gilmore Girls, White Collar and The West Wing (man, I need to get a life). I may have even missed some! I try to be kind, prompt and honest! I work as a proofreader/editor for a non-profit organization in their direct mail division so I come by it honestly! I trained as a marriage and family therapist so I'm good with the psychological as well.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I immediately find mistakes in grammar, spelling and syntax. They literally jump off the page at me. If I'm familiar with the show, I am a stickler for having the characters' names spelled correctly. If the show is one of my favourites and you are trying to go for realistic characters, I can help! I'm good at research and have extensive knowledge of psychological disorders, the medical community and laws surrounding children and families.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes people have called me picky or a perfectionist! Please don't be offended if I come across as brusk. It is not my intention!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would love to beta House & White Collar stories above all and I think Criminal Minds needs some boosting! I am not married to any one pairing in any show (except maybe The X-files) so I'm open to all! I especially like WELL-WRITTEN angst. It takes more than a couple chapters to work out characters' phobias, traumas or relationship issues. Trust me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If you need help writing smut, I'm not your gal. I don't mind reading it and I'll correct your spelling but descriptions of it are not my forte.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Boston Public
Tv Brothers & Sisters
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Gilmore Girls
Tv Higher Ground
Tv House, M.D.
Tv Joan Of Arcadia
Tv Law and Order: CI
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Tv Private Practice
Tv West Wing
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for