PlainSimpleGarak 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-01-07, id: 1269605
Author has written 13 stories | Ninja Turtles, and Legend of Korra.
β : PlainSimpleGarak is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm 33, over-educated and under-worked! I am a theatrical artist who loves to write and enjoys helping other people write. Style is a big focus of mine, creating interesting and lifelike OCs, interesting plots and staying true to canon are some benchmarks of my preferences. You may need to remind me, I have a busy real life and I can unintentionally forget things at times; but I promise to give you my attention and best quality suggestions in return for a little patience.

I like humor, drama, and most subject matter as long as it is handled maturely. I don't mind who I read for, as long as they are serious about putting in the effort to write. I am fine with Mature subject matter; but I don't proof slash/porn.

I can and do use the auto-correction suggestions programming for MS Word.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Excellent grasp of style, vocabulary, and overall story cohesion. I am very honest and will give advice on character creation, plot creation and story form as well as proofreading. Willing to work with any writer who is willing to take constructive criticism, regardless of story style or experience.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not a grammar nazi. I'm decently good at proofreading, but not perfect. If you want a human comma checker, it's prolly not me.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Any stories where the author is willing to receive constructive criticism and suggestions without feeling 'picked on' I will beta a lot of genres I don't necessarily write for; particularly Star Trek and Avatar: TLAB / LoK. I like the Ninja Turtle community which is why I wrote pretty much only TMNT stories, but I enjoy reading many genres.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Self insertion fics, people who just want ego stroking, Slash (Mature is fine. XXX is not), excessive angst, songfics.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 10th Kingdom
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Forever Knight
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Cartoon Legend of Korra
Cartoon Ninja Turtles
Movie Prestige
Tv Red Dwarf
Game Shadow Hearts
Game Shadow of Destiny
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Enterprise
Tv StarTrek: Other
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship