Thescarredman 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-13-08, id: 1769513
Author has written 46 stories | Gen13, Firefly, Gunslinger Girl, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Kantai Collection, and Game of Thrones.
β : Thescarredman is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have to like something to critique it properly. That said, I like most of what I read. Fanfic is first and foremost entertainment, and the medium allows plenty of room for diversity and experimentation. If it works, it's /

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I'm flexible as regards the degree of 'editing' I give a story. Tell me how deep you want me to go. I can stop at rearranging sentences in paragraphs, or I can suggest plot and character changes.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at condensing wordy descriptions and finding ways to move a story along. Readers will think if you let them, and they take your story more seriously if it's obvious you didn't post your first draft.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I go spastic over spelling and grammar mistakes that could be caught by a spell checker. If you send me something full of such, I'll print it out just so I can chew it to pieces and spit it out. It's therapeutic. Also, I have this thing about deadlines. If you want it back quick, it had better be short.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer fics with a plot or a point, but I'll accept one that simply paints a scene, if it's clear that's the writer's intent.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No poetry. I can't tell good from bad, and anything I suggest wouldn't be likely to improve the work. No crackfic. If I want to hear OOC goose-gabble, I can listen to rap.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Dark Angel
Tv Firefly
Comic Gen13
Tv Jericho
Book Robert Heinlein
Tv Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for