WildwingSuz 's Beta Reader Profile
action: Send PM . Follow . Favorite
profile: p User Profile
since: 01-19-09, id: 1810316
Author has written 112 stories | X-Files, Firefly, and Big Bang Theory.
β : WildwingSuz is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a professional, published non-fiction writer (computer and training manuals, web sites, presentations) and struggling freelance photographer, ex-computer tech, completely obsessed with the X-Files for the last two years. In my younger years I wrote 12 full-length fiction novels which I spent a year trying to get published and then gave up; I am presently shopping around two of them again after extensive rewriting. I've attended quite a few writing workshops and been a member of a few writing guilds/mailing lists/etc over the years. Writing and reading are my greatest joys in life next to my family.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I read a lot. I mean, a lot as in 6-8 books a week; I'm a speed reader. So while I may not be the absolute best at strictly proper grammar and punctuation, I am very good at spelling, basic storytelling, pacing, keeping the reader turning pages (figuratively speaking) and plotting. I truly enjoy beta reading and editing others' stories as long as they are willing to listen to constructive criticism. I will never be mean or cruel, but I will always be honest in my remarks. I'm very good at knowing when a writer is on or off character for the shows I'll read and will not hesitate to note both (not just off). Since I work at home I can also promise a fairly quick turnaround time.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar. I tend to care less about grammar than I do story flow, and in my own writing will often totally ignore correct grammar if I think the story warrants it. I also tend to be forgetful, so I may need to be reminded that I have a story to be worked on.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
X-Files is #1. I will also beta ST: TOS, Forever Knight, Eureka, Bones, Jericho, and Firefly or any combination of them. I prefer most of the usual pairings: Scully/Mulder, Nick/Natalie, Inara/Mal, etc. I prefer romance/friendship or what the characters are doing when they're off-screen, but I do like casefiles and mysteries as well. Though I like a good well-constructed story with a clear beginning, middle, and end, I will also read vignettes if marked as such.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Absolutely no rape, extreme violence especially against women, children in danger/dying, slash where both characters are not openly gay in their universe (i.e. Skinner/Mulder - XF or Zoe/Kaylee - Firefly). Slash between LGBT characters is welcome. No script format or anything other than normal story format with proper punctuation and spacing. No rewriting of an episode where most of the episode is typed out in the story. No poetry or religious/spiritual.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Bones
Tv Eureka
Tv Firefly
Tv Forever Knight
Tv Jericho
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Misc TV X-overs
Tv X-Files
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Family
Friendship