| tomfool 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 7 stories | Harry Potter, and Homer.
β : tomfool is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I usually start with a basic SpaG check, and then offer comments on the flow of the story and possible plot holes. I prefer all files to be in .rtf or .doc format so that I can maximize the ammount of edits I can do with notations. I hope that anyone looking for a beta reader will understand that just because I am correcting mistakes or offering suggestions that I am trying to hurt an author's feelings.
I enjoy working with authors long term. So if you have several stories you are working on, or plan to work on, I would be happy to help. I like the synergy that can form when an author and beta have been working together for a while.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have an inherent grasp of sentance structure. I may not be able to tell you why it is correct, but I can tell you that it is. I have knowledge of how difficult it is to write in a foreign language (having studied French myself), and I am very good at helping writers whose first language is not English.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I sometimes miss simple spelling mistakes. I use a spell check program, in addition to my own eyes, but sometimes you just can't help reading 'teh' as 'the'. I am not the person to come to if your cannon is set in the UK and you want to check for cultural references. I can however point you in the direction of people who are great at that.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I generally prefer to beta slash or gen. Het is ok in certain cannons, but I don't read it personally.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There is almost nothing anyone could write that would always squick me. As long as it is in a cannon that I know I'm up for anything.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv Burn Notice|
Tv Crossing Jordan
Tv Doctor Who
|Tv Gilmore Girls|
Book Harry Potter
|Book Lord of the Rings|
Book Pride and Prejudice
Tv Queer as Folk
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for