DarklingListen 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-05-10, id: 2243128
Author has written 7 stories | Phantom of the Opera, Vampire Diaries, K, and Naruto.
β : DarklingListen is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I give constructive criticism so that you may improve your writing style. That being said, I don't tear pieces of writing apart to be critical or negative. I'm offering to be a beta because I genuinely want to help you polish your story and improve, not condescend. I am not a writing expert. But I was a writing tutor and editor for a year during my undergrad sophomore year.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar and spelling. Revising wordy phrases, redundancies, and excessive qualifications (i.e., I help you get to the point and stay there with problematic sentences). Depending on how familiar I am with a particular fandom: Help with characterization. Catching inconsistencies in plot, timeline, and characters.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Dialogue - I don't always catch if something is said out of character (this goes back to how familiar I am with a fandom). Pacing - can give me a bit of trouble sometimes so I may not catch if something is happening to fast or slow, and narrative strategies to convey time are also not my forte.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I do not have a preference as I like all genres and styles. It just depends on if it catches my interest or not.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
None that I'm aware of, though I have a feeling I'll find one or two along the way.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Chrono Crusade
Tv Doctor Who
Anime K
Anime Naruto
Tv Once Upon a Time
Tv Sherlock
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime Vampire Knight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship