TevildoCat 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-05-09, id: 1856733
Author has written 4 stories | Harry Potter, and Silmarillion.
β : TevildoCat is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a Perfect Imagination-accredited beta-reader, PI:5604525847.

I have been beta-reading since February 2010, primarily in the Silmarillion, Harry Potter and Poirot fandoms. In addition, I have previous experience editing creative writing, essays and research papers. I have tutored in both English at School Certificate level (equivalent to NCEA Level 1 or GCSEs) and ESOL.

As a beta-reader I am very thorough. I proofread carefully, making at least three passes through every story. I provide comprehensive critique of all aspects of story content. The suggestions that I make for potential alterations are envisaged only as a starting-point for you to construct your own solutions.

I will take your story seriously, and I expect that you return this respect.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am an excellent proofreader, having scored 98% in my Perfect Imagination accreditation test.

I notice inconsistent characterisation, failures of logic or common sense, plot holes and structural weakness. Moreover, I am very sensitive to sentence structure, style and tone.

I am well-researched in many of my fandoms, and, where I am not, I am willing to reread the canon for your story.

I am able to Britpick, as well as the equivalent for New Zealanders and Chinese characters. I speak Mandarin, and have a fairly decent grasp of Latin, Classical Greek and Sindarin, and a working knowledge of Quenya. I have a medical background, and a wide level of general knowledge.

I write clear explanatory comments, so you will always understand my decision-making process.

I have experience in tutoring ESOL students, so I am particularly able at working to the specific strengths and needs of writers whose first language is not English.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I do not speak American English, and I am not very familiar with the culture. Consequently if your story is set in the US, or includes American characters, you will require a US-picker.

I will note any issues with your plot, and help you to brainstorm, but I will not be able to give you a replacement plot.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am flexible with regard to genre and pairing, het, slash or gen. However, I prefer stories that have had some thought and effort invested in them.

I am at least familiar with, and own the canon for, all of the listed categories. In addition, there are many small fandoms, or even non-fandoms (i.e. media which does not yet have a fandom), for which I am willing to beta-read, so please contact me if you are unsure.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will NOT beta-read stories that support or glorify sexual situations involving pre-pubescent children, even if the act is not described.

In Tolkien's legendarium, I will NOT beta-read serious stories that support marital infidelity.

I would prefer not to beta-read femslash, horror or westerns as I have little experience with these genres.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Latin
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Aeneid
Book Beowulf
Book Bible
Book Biggles series
Tv Blackadder
Misc Book X-overs
Book Brave New World
Book Brideshead Revisited
Book Demon's Lexicon
Tv Flight of The Conchords
Movie Galaxy Quest
Movie Gattaca
Book Gone with the Wind
Book Great Gatsby
Misc Greek Mythology
Book His Dark Materials
Book Histories of Herodotus
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Book Hobbit
Book Homer
Tv Horatio Hornblower
Book Iliad
Movie James Bond
Play Jesus Christ Superstar
Movie Legion
Play Les Misérables
Book Les Miserables
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Lord of the Rings
Misc Misc. Books
Misc Misc. Plays/Musicals
Misc Mythology
Misc Norse Mythology
Book Odyssey
Book Regeneration
Book Scarlet Pimpernel
Play Shakespeare
Book Sharpe Series
Book Silmarillion
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship