BenignViewer 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-29-10, id: 2234529
Author has written 13 stories | Bones, Avatar: Last Airbender, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, A song of Ice and Fire, and Final Fantasy VII.
β : BenignViewer is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I believe I am a fair critic, I like to give lots of depth feedback in reviews and beta readings, both negative and positive. I will correct grammar flaws with a story presented to me, and I am also game to bandy ideas back and forth. You will have trouble shutting me up, and I will offer suggestions wherever I think improvement can be made. However, I will leave all final editing decisions in the hands of (you) the author.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strenghts as a beta lie in giving lots of feedback, in depth analysis and the like (just see some of my reviews). In particular; symbolism and detail in a story is something I am very good at adding. In addition, as a writer I have excellent English grades from my High School, graduating with an Academic Award for English. I am currently a University student doing a Science/Arts degree. Loyalty is another important strength of mine, as well as commitment, and as such I will honour any commitment I have made to (you) an author.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My grammar correction is not flawless, I too make mistakes with spelling and punctuation. Also I can be longwinded and lack conciseness in my own writing, at times using old english or uncommon words and I can also be attached and/or biased towards some pairings within their respective fandoms. I am also not great at formatting for posting on this site, although hopefully (you) the author won't need my help as a beta for this. Lastly, I am not always reachable everyday, although these things between (you) an author and I, can be organised in advance.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Those with a committed author and a planned ending. I enjoy a great journey and will glady go that ride with somebody, even if it takes years, but I like to have a finish point in mind... something that (you) an author and I can work together towards. This also gives me a better ground for advising on plot development and how different scenes work to bring a story from point A to B.

Like anyone else on this site, I too prefer stories that are within the fandoms I am interested in, those being: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, Bones, Doctor Who (excluding anything from the 11th Doctor onwards), Final Fantasy VII (specifically the original game) Harry Potter, The Inheritance Cycle, Lie To Me, The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit, NCIS and Star Wars (excluding some of the EU).

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Smut stories and I don't get along in a beta forum, although I don't mind some sexual content as long as it's purpose is defined, and it's inclusion to a story is well reasoned. Otherwise I would prefer to cut it or leave it's editing to someone with a preference for the genre. Also those stories that contain excessive offensive or derogatory material that discriminates, defames or dehumanizes someone outside of the realm or bounds of the fandom and/or characters within it are exactly what the section title says. Finally, graphic violence, to some extent is also not my thing (this is more open to discussion between myself and any author I'm cooperating with, and is subject to the story and fandom itself).
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Bones
Tv Doctor Who
Game Final Fantasy VII
Book Harry Potter
Book Inheritance Cycle
Tv Lie to Me
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv NCIS
Movie Star Wars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship