Detour 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-29-10, id: 2235253
Author has written 7 stories | NCIS, and Shadowhunters.
β : Detour is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have experience editing many types of pieces. That said, while I am a good proofer and don't mind performing that function, I would prefer to work with those who are looking to bounce ideas, develop deeper storylines, fix a wayward plot, etc. "Here, proof my story and give it back so I can post it asap; I need no comments" is not my ideal situation. I encourage trial runs! A good editor can help with any piece, but I believe there is such a thing as the right fit between editor and writer, often do more to writing style than content. I don't expect writers to employ all of my suggestions and comments, just expect that they read 'em in the first place.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Spelling, grammar, characterization, guiding willing but lost writers back towards their plot, offering random ideas or challenges when asked for.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I feel uncomfortable editing songs and often poetry. Sometimes a writing style or viewpoint/ship involved just doesn't connect with me. I can't do as good a job if I can't sink in to the story, so I may suggest you try another beta in that case. You deserve the best fit for your story.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
NCIS! I like it. I know it well. Friendship, Humor, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, General... I admit to being a Tony fan.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't generally appreciate major character death, or AUs involving major characters suddenly having children pop up from their past.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Bones
Tv Burn Notice
Tv Castle
Tv Due South
Tv Psych
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for