ladybalin 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-17-07, id: 1328061
Author has written 8 stories | Roswell, Harry Potter, Farscape, and Game of Thrones.
β : ladybalin is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm direct and honest about what I think works and doesn't work in a story. I always try and balance a review with both the positive and negative. I tend to be militant about sticking to canon in so far as that's possible, especially when it comes to characterization. I prefer to focus on whether the big ideas in a story work rather than nitpick at sentences. I consider any comments I make to be suggestions; I'm not going to be hurt if they aren't implemented. I think that writing works best as a back-and-forth process; beta-reading is like a conversation.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very sensitive about getting characterization and the "voices" right. I'm best when it comes to dialogue. I'm strong on continuity and the internal logic of a story. I'm a scientist by training, so I'm sensitive to things making sense scientifically.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not great at describing things. My prose is generally straight-forward and non-lyrical. I can't write poetry or song lyrics.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer general stories with a mix of romance, humor, and adventure. I like canon-couple pairings with very few exceptions. I like romantic stories, but I'm allergic to sappy. I love humorous stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't love the angst. I'm not into most slash-pairings or non-canon couples. I don't really want to beta NC-17.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Angel
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Farscape
Tv Firefly
Book Harry Potter
Tv Office
Tv Psych
Tv Roswell
Tv Supernatural
Tv Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Tv Veronica Mars
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for