The Longcoat 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-03-08, id: 1732882
Author has written 1 story | Punisher.
β : The Longcoat is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I approach the work aspect of beta-reading with almost clinical precision, offering input as desired. I focus primarily on a writer's strong suits and encourage them to utilize such to their fullest potential before I illustrate points where I feel they can improve, and do so in a constructive manner. I do not allow grammatical or syntax errors to get past my attention, and will always have a selection of synonyms available for the writer who wishes to strengthen their piece.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a strong grasp of the English language, including technical skill as well as a repertoire of synonyms for virtually any case. I have been praised for my ability to write believable combat encounters for both superpowered and "ordinary" characters. Stephen King and Brian Keene are significant influences of mine, and I draw much of my ability for exposition of a scene from their writing styles. Despite the fact that I might seem like a bit of a know-it-all from the professional wording of this introduction, I also tend to form close working relationships with writers who come my way (ask Kalika Barlow!) and have been told I am a very approachable human being.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I work a highly demanding job, which can sometimes result in me dropping off the grid for a few days at a time. This does not mean I have abandoned your work, but only that I want to approach it when I'm at my best.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I feel most comfortable in working with science fiction settings, with particular emphasis on postapocalyptic or cyberpunk-inspired imagery. Anti-heroes and tragic or sympathetic villains are among my favorite character archetypes to read, and thus to work with.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't typically deal as effectively with stories in which romance is the primary focus; I view it as a means to advance plot, rather than a suitable central plot for a piece.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 28 Days Later
Movie Aliens/Predator
Movie Avengers
Movie Battle Royale
Comic Crow
Comic Darkness
Movie Dawn of the Dead
Movie Daybreakers
Tv Dexter
Game Dungeons and Dragons
Book Ender's Game series
Game Fallout
Game Gears of War
Anime Gurren Lagann
Comic Marvel
Game Mass Effect
Movie Matrix
Game Phantasy Star
Comic Punisher
Book Rising, Brian Keene
Movie Saw
Movie Star Wars
Comic Star Wars
Movie Starship Troopers
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for