Karm Starkiller 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-07-09, id: 2107685
Author has written 9 stories | Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and Trigun.
β : Karm Starkiller is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When reading someone's story, I look at punctuation, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, clarity, accuracy in background information (for example, using the right terms when talking about horses), and how consistent the author has been. I have a tendency to re-write clumsy or choppy sentences for the author, but I'm usually pretty good about keeping my nose out of things it should be kept out of.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
When it comes to general punctuation, grammar, and style, I'm pretty good. Consistency and detail are very important to me. I have an excellent vocabulary and greatly enjoy editing. I have often marked up newspapers and church bulletins with a red pen, just for fun. I know quite a bit about horses and have a working general knowledge of firearms, so I can make sure you're reasonably accurate in your equine or weaponry matters. I also have a knack for technobabble.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My two biggest weaknesses are creating and maintaining realistic, interesting characters and good plot pacing. Good original plot, for that matter. I'm constantly working on these in my own stories and feel I have been improving. I also have a weakness for British spellings, even though I'm American.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm willing to beta nearly any type of story, but I'd prefer friendship, humour, adventure, mild angst, and family stories because that's what I mostly enjoy reading.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta slash, extremely graphic stories, or mushy romance. I strongly dislike the first two and the last drives me insane with irritation, to be perfectly honest. I also don't think it would be wise for me to beta a story involving detailed canon background with which I'm not familiar, like "The Silmarillion" or life on Gallifrey.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Black Beauty
Book Black Stallion
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Tv Doctor Who
Movie Great Mouse Detective
Book Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
Book Laurie R. King
Book Lord of the Rings
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Tv Sherlock
Book Sherlock Holmes
Movie Star Wars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship