GarethByrd 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-05-09, id: 1857136
Author has written 3 stories | Lord of the Rings, Pokémon, and Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.
β : GarethByrd is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm happy to beta most stories, and I'll try to read them with an open mind. However, do expect to receive your file back covered in red and full of notes; I'll try to make your writing the best it can be by offering as many thoughts for improvement as I can.

My preferred method of betaing is to give the whole thing a read-through, then go back and pick it apart.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'd say I'm quite good at finding odd sentence phrasings, and I'm pretty good with spelling, punctuation and grammar. I'm also known amongst my friends as an idea bank, and I'm pretty good at finding plot holes and inconsistencies.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'd say characterisation is probably my weakest point, especially if it isn't a fandom I'm very familiar with.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I quite enjoy reading more light-hearted fics, although I'm a big fan of drama and action. I enjoy reading in-depth multi-chapter fics, but short character studies, one-shots or drabbles are all fair game.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Sappy romances aren't really my forte, and I'm not overly good with heavy angst.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Death Note
Game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hōrō Musuko/放浪息子
Cartoon Legend of Korra
Book Lord of the Rings
Game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Game Pokémon
Book Warriors
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship