| reader304 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 10 stories | Star Wars, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hunger Games, Star Trek: 2009, and StarTrek: The Original Series.
β : reader304 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm the kind of person for whom a story can be ruined if there are mistakes scattered throughout it, even minor ones. I can be a bit ruthless about spelling, grammar, and fact-checking, but I promise to be as polite as possible about all of it. br /
I am not a huge fan of AU stories, but I am not the beta-reader for you if you want someone who is obsessed with what is and isn't canon. I'm happy to proofread your story on its own merits. I'm also happy to discuss whether a character is acting in or out of character, but only if that's what you /
If you invite me to be your beta-reader, I expect you to be able to take criticism without taking it /
Mostly I just enjoy reading and writing things for this site and want to get more involved in the community.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very good at not mixing up words that are commonly confused, both easy mistakes (they're/their/there, faze/phase) and more challenging ones (regimen/regiment, prodigy/protege/progeny, epitaph/epithet/epigraph, etc).br /
On a similar note, if you're a European fan of an American show, you can rely on me to weed out Britishisms such as dressing gown instead of bathrobe, "good job" instead of good thing, poorly instead of sick, holiday instead of vacation, and so forth. I'll also note when there appear to be cultural inaccuracies, for example people assuming that you can get certain medications over the counter in the US when in fact you need a /
I do think good grammar and punctuation improves a story, though I'll tolerate the occasional artistic sentence fragment, ellipsis (...), or nonstandard construction. Prepare to have your comma and semicolon use policed.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have very little experience writing or editing stories with original characters. I might not be the best source for help with general writing topics like characterization and pacing.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My favorite kinds of stories are one-shots, missing scenes, and other short fare. I'd be willing to work on a longer fic if it was suitably interesting.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I would not be very good at editing /
I am not very interested in stories where characters are shoehorned into situations so AU and out of character that you'd be better off writing it with original characters.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Tv Supernatural|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for