tomfool 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-16-02, id: 185202
Author has written 7 stories | Harry Potter, and Homer.
β : tomfool is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
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
Tv Leverage
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv M*A*S*H
Book Pride and Prejudice
Tv Psych
Tv Queer as Folk
Tv Torchwood
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for