E. Edwin 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-22-09, id: 2187988
Author has written 7 stories | Great Gatsby, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and StarTrek: The Original Series.
β : E. Edwin 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 huge fanfic fan. Even if you don't know how to use semicolons (my favorite punctuation!) I still think you're awesome, and I want to read your writing. However, I am a little bit of a grammar nazi. Join the crusade against bad punctuation! I'll catch all the small errors at the same time as giving some general pointers about your writing style, plot, characterization, and the overall feel of the piece.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I do a great deal of reading and so I have a good sense of what people like or don't like in all of the fanfic domains I beta. I'm also pretty good grammatically and know how to give pointers for creating various effects in a piece, such as using diction in a particular character's dialog to help characterization or modifying syntax to create a scary mood.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
There are some elements of grammar I always forget to check for. Parallelization is one. I never notice in my own writing if I do it wrong. But I promise to check for you guys!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
If you're a writer who is just starting out, then yes, I would love to be your beta! It makes all the difference in the world to have one, and the opportunity to lecture someone about commas always makes me happy. Ah, you grimace. Don't worry. There are only five comma rules, and they're super easy to remember once you have someone explain it. :)
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a huge fan of smut. Usually, when I'm reading for myself I just skip it, which isn't a fantastic way to catch any potential errors. If it's going to be part of a larger story, then that's OK, I'll survive, but if that's all you're writing I'll pass.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A Little Princess
Movie Back to the Future
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Tv Big Bang Theory
Book Flatland
Book Great Gatsby
Book Harry Potter
Book Inheritance Cycle
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv Merlin
Book North and South
Tv Numb3rs
Game Sims
Movie Star Wars
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Enterprise
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for