NsCvIuS 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-21-09, id: 1811848
Author has written 3 stories | Mentalist, and Criminal Minds.
β : NsCvIuS 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 bit nit-picky as a beta-reader. I tend to correct mistakes with an unbiased eye and always double check to make sure I miss as few mistakes as possible, but I'm not perfect. Since I hate reading stories posted with silly errors, I understand the need for a person to want their stories proofread by a beta. I'm planning on becoming an English teacher, so I accept all levels of beta reading, from hard-core grammar to minor spelling checks.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are in the field of readability, grammar, and spelling. As a beta reader, I try to correct mistakes and fix wordings so that they have a better "flow" to them.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weakest point of being a beta reader is correcting the passive tense and stage directions. I'm working on them, but sometimes an improperly worded sentence makes more sense than the correct way to say it. Stage directions always get me off because I'm a fan of parentheses. While parentheses break the flow of a story, they help the reader visualize what's happening. I however, haven't found a way to do that and maintain the flow of a piece. Another weakness of mine is the proper use of punctuation, or rather, semicolons. Another thing that I struggle with is the fact that I am an author myself, and often comment and suggest plot lines to you, the author.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't mind beta reading any genre of stories, but I'd be most helpful in beta reading stories that are categorized in the genres that I read, such as those posted in my profile (i.e. The Mentalist, Castle, NCIS:Los Angeles, 24, NCIS, SVU, Eleventh Hour, Numb3rs, Flashpoint, Without A Trace, In Plain Sight), and others that aren't listed in my main profile. I'm best in those genres, because of actually knowing the characters.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not too particularly fond of anime or animated television shows/movies. While I will still beta-read them, I'd prefer not to.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 24
Tv Castle
Tv Eleventh Hour
Tv Flashpoint
Tv Good Wife
Tv In Plain Sight
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Tv Mentalist
Tv NCIS: Los Angeles
Tv Numb3rs
Tv The Forgotten
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for