Tygershark 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-19-08, id: 1671581
Author has written 3 stories | CSI: Miami, and X-Files.
β : Tygershark is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have been a voracious reader all my life and an avid Fanfic reader since the late nineties. I have written stories in the X-Files, and CSI Miami universes. I prefer to read for any of the following CSI all three shows, NCIS(original only), Harry Potter, X-Files. I will still be open to do general proofreading for grammar and spelling in other universes. I am stronger with regards to characterization in the ones I mentioned. I will be happy to tailor my services to your needs, if you want help with the plot, dialogue, or characterization I can do that. I can provide you with a better result if I know what you're needing from your Betareader. If your story utilizes characters I am more familiar with, I can usually tell you if something is out of character. I will provide constructive, respectful critiques. If the only feedback you receives is "you're great" that doesn't help you grow as a writer. By the same token I feel it's reasonable to assume the Writer has made a reasonable effort with their story I would not expect to see text-speak submitted for a complete re-write.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As a dedicated reader I know a good story line when I encounter it. I have an extensive vocabulary and above average spelling skills. I consider myself to be very adept at characterization in my preferred story lines and fandoms. I have studied the primary characters until I think I have gotten a good feel for them. Speaking specifically about the Harry Potter universe, although I am an America. I have spent time in the UK and have a fair grasp of the differences between UK and American English. So I feel that I can be of some help to American writers of HP fanfic.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am an advanced reader so I don't always have patience with a poorly written story /br /

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The proper use of to, too, and two as well as your, you're, breath and breathe, whether and weather, they're and their are all pet peeves of mine. But don't worry if you happen to drop the wrong one where it shouldn't go rest assured I'll change it without any fuss or comment, unless you want it. I am not perfect and I don't expect you to be either.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like to read a story that has a plot, and is well written but I don't mean perfect. My own stories took me months to develop and many re-writes. I like Romance/Angst, Crime, Mystery, Drama, Hurt/Comfort. In my preferred fandoms I mostly stick to the canon pairings except for CSI Miami, I think they got it wrong so I'm firmly in the Ducaine camp.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not much for overly graphic and excessively violent. I absolutely will not read slash.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Tv CSI
Tv CSI: Miami
Tv CSI: New York
Book Good Omens
Book Harry Potter
Tv JAG
Tv NCIS
Book Persuasion
Book Pride and Prejudice
Book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Tv Remington Steele
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship