| StarDuchess 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 51 stories | Legend of Zelda, Voltron, Harry Potter, Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light, Vampire Game, X-Files, Misc. Plays/Musicals, and Final Fantasy I-VI.
β : StarDuchess is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I enjoy helping people fix their prose. I was an amateur editor while in college and I find myself editing in my head what I read all the time. I'm extremely detail-oriented and have excellent command of the English language. As a beta-reader, I will immediately change grammatical errors but will leave suggestive comments for sentence structure, word choice, chapter layout, tone, etc, for the author to deal with in re-writes. I try to have edits done within a reasonable time frame (depends on size and complexity) but I do have a day job and two small children at home. I expect authors to have an open and respectful mind about critical comments but do not expect to have all of them acted upon. I can be a sounding board for ideas if an author needs it and asks me.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very good at grammar, spelling and punctuation. I can give critical comments about sentence and paragraph structure, word choice and repetition, story fluidity and continuity.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not good with acknowledging if persons are in or out of character. People's motivations are hard for me to grasp. I find tone and dialogue difficult to address and make recommendations. I'm also lacking in humor and whit, both in writing and in real life. I enjoy comedy, don't get me wrong, but I don't think I would do a very good job editing it.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Just about any type of story: adventure, drama, romance. I'm pretty easy! My largest interests in fanfiction are Harry Potter, Gatchaman, Legend of Zelda and Voltron GoLion.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Poetry. I love to read it but I am overly sensitive about what I like and could never do an objective job of analysis.
In anything that I don't have an interest (see profile), it would be very difficult to find errors in characters or plot details that are canon based. Plus, I would not have the motivation to edit it on time.
I do not like childish stories about characters sitting around playing Truth or Dare or Interviews with Author/Fans/Game Show Hosts or other such nonsense.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Battle of the Planets
Book Book of Amber
Book Fairy Tales
Book Harry Potter
Game Legend of Zelda
|Book Lord of the Rings|
Book Miles Vorkosigan
Anime Vampire Game
Anime Vampire Hunter D
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for