LtHawk 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-20-10, id: 2545258
Author has written 3 stories | Chuck, Merlin, and StarTrek: The Next Generation.
β : LtHawk is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Although I'm often perceived as being blunt, I think of myself as at least impartial and honest. There are two things that really irk me and those are: inconsistency within a 'verse and gratuitous breaking of the laws of physics. I'll usually try to have you rewrite if I see those. Any problem solved by a character pulling a gizmo out of his pocket and pressing a button isn't interesting at all and should not be written /br /

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On the other hand, I am not a very good writer myself. (I do have something posted on thise site, btw.) I'll gladly read your stories, even if your style is very different from mine. If it works, well done. br /br /

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Another I usually pick up very soon is a developing Mary Sue or an improbable underdog.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My English is pretty good, even if it is not my first language. I am especially good at finding nasty little errors like 'the colour of it's skin' or 'they'd missed they're bus.' This happens a lot to native speakers, strangely /br /br /

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I have a considerable knowledge of the StarTrek 'verses and can help you get the detailing right. Also, I am a physics/maths nerd, which comes in handy when you go in for hard SF.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am not a native speaker so I'll miss on some vernacular. I also need a pretty clear picture of where you want to go in order to judge the flowing along of the plot. I'm not very good with stories in the PWP category.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll gladly read basically anything you send me, at least within the fandoms I've indicated. If you want me to read an unknown fandom, I'll do it but I won't look at the 'verse regulars, just at the writing style and language. Also, if the word 'gratuitous' seems applicable to your story in any way, please find somenone else.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Lots of sex and/or violence, unless very and I mean very well supported by a strong plot. Gay, bi and het pairings all welcome but please no kiddies.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Dutch
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Tv Scrubs
Tv StarTrek: Other
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship