elusivemuse 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-05-07, id: 1214514
Author has written 32 stories | 300, CSI: Miami, Stargate: SG-1, Battlestar Galactica: 2003, Stargate: Atlantis, Ironman, Supernatural, Firefly, Wrestling, Twilight, King Kong, Final Fantasy VII, Inuyasha, Star Trek: 2009, X-Men: The Movie, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Naruto, Friday Night Lights, Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, Pacific Rim, and Game of Thrones.
β : elusivemuse is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello, Beta Reader Elusive here!

I thought I might update this profile, since I haven't done that in a while.

My editing preference is such:

-I have a probationary period of four to five chapters, so that we may be able to gauge each other's style.

-I have a passion for detail, dialogue and monologuing. I want to be able to see the room and what the characters are doing people!

-Realism within a fandom is a necessity. If its too far stretched for even the story you're writing about, I will not tolerate it.

-Flat and over-the-top unrealistic characters are not welcome here (unless you're asking for my help to make them more real)

-Respect. I have taken the time to read through your work and offer suggestions, I would wish that you would respect the time I have given and really take in what I'm writing. If what I have suggested does not suit you, fair enough, but I would at least like to know your reasons for not using what I have wrote.

-No stories to do with the Vampire side of Twilight- WOLVES ONLY

-Give me time to get to your chapters, I'm an adult and I work, my time is limited to my work and sleep hours.

I am here to help, and I hope that you would respect that. That's all I am trying to do. I can be stern and blunt , especially if I have to repeat myself several times over several chapters, but the ultimate goal is to improve your writing.

Cheers, Elusive

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are Dialogue, tenses and attention to detail, as well as characterisation and realism. If I see something out of place, i will point it out and offer suggestions on where it would fit better. br /br /

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I am a fan of detail, I like being able to see a scene in my head and will offer suggestions and help to aid an author in the endeavour for a better piece of fiction. br /br /

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Dialogue, to me, is amazing, but should not be heavily relied on. I will be more than happy to offer alternatives, suggestions and talk about my reasoning. Dialogue is a helpful tool for characterisation and character /br /

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Tense is a big pet peeve of mine, I am more than happy to point it out readily. It is really easy to make a mistake, Lord knows I've done it myself, but giving a quick read through, and its all fixed and sorted /br /

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Characterisation is another strength of mine, I really enjoy getting to know the characters of a story and offering to be a soundboard to enhance them even more. I'm a detail girl, and I really like thought processes and character movement. I feel too much dialogue can ruin a plot line where all a character needs is a few paragraphs showing their thoughts and /br /

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Realism is important. I don't like reading stories where characters can do anything without proper reasoning and background. It is vital that a character has flaws and learns more about themselves as the story progresses. Mistakes are what makes life interesting, perfect characters irritate me and I will make it a point to highlight anything that can't be explained properly.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As with everything, there must be a balance. I am not perfect, and I do make mistakes. Sometimes I struggle with context and I can be a little too detail minded. Occasionally I make spelling errors, but I am human, please remember that. And sometimes my grammar isn't always up to par. However, that is something I am working on, so bear with me.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
There is nothing that really bothers me, I'm really fine with most things sexually, but too much BDSM does bother me, but I won't let that affect my work. Abuse situations, again I am fine with, but I do look for believability. As for those who are looking for me to aid with Twilight stories-WOLVES ONLY
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Too much BDSM, it rubs me the wrong way, however, it won't affect my helping you, and really over the top /

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Edit: Twilight Universe, I can't stand Edward/Bella pairings, please don't ask for I will deny.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Tv Battlestar Galactica: 2003
Book Carpathian Series
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Movie Equilibrium
Movie Fast and the Furious
Movie Gabriel
Book Harry Potter
Anime Inuyasha
Movie Master and Commander
Tv MI-5/Spooks
Movie Nim’s Island
Tv Robin Hood BBC
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv Supernatural
Movie Transformers
Tv Veronica Mars
Movie X-Men: The Movie
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship