Gamebird 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-12-09, id: 1932153
Author has written 133 stories | Heroes, Harry Potter, Sixth Sense, Star Trek: 2009, and Star Wars.
β : Gamebird is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a very well-read, intelligent person who would like to offer my services as a beta-reader to those who are looking for such. I’m a fast reader and thorough. It is my hope that together we will become better writers, more able to express the ideas and stories within us.

All ratings are acceptable. Slash is fine.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are in grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, paragraph style/layout, formatting, and story flow/consistency. Characterization matters a lot to me as well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses mainly lie in dealing with certain kinds of stories - too fluffy or unrealistic bothers me a lot. I much prefer realism and grit. I am also a stickler for canon, so as soon as you stray from it, if I notice, I'll point it out. If the premise of the story is an AU (slash, etc.), that's fine, but internal consistency is very important to me.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Heroes, Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, Star Wars (not EU), Supernatural
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Stories which involve an original character as a (or the) main character are not my cup of tea. If they are extraordinarily well-executed and very compelling, you can get me to read it, but it's not something I read on my own. I love various canons and I generally want to read about other people's views on those existing characters. Minor OCs don't bother me. They're virtually a necessity in a fully realized story.

Similarly, AUs that significantly depart from canon aren't my cup of tea. Some are wonderfully well-written, but they aren't what I want to spend my time reading, so I think my input would be less helpful.

I don't like comedic stories much and although I like to read crack, I doubt I'd do a good job as beta for crack fic, unless you just want grammar/spelling checking.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Chuck
Tv Firefly
Tv Heroes
Movie Star Wars
Tv StarTrek: Other
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for