jagwriter78 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-17-10, id: 2580033
Author has written 15 stories | Fringe, and Castle.
β : jagwriter78 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you are looking for someone to just spellcheck your work, I'm probably not the right person. When I beta for someone, I do spellcheck and correct grammar, however, I personally see a beta reader's most important work in critiquing your work for what works and what doesn't. I'm trying to spot plot holes and see if characters are OOC. Of course, I'll also make suggestion what may sound better and how to fix plot errors. Also, if the following applies to you, I'm most probably also not the right beta for you either. Some people think that in fiction everything is possible. Which is true, as long as you play in your own sandbox and not someone else's. If you write fiction about an existing fandom, you are bound to a certain framework. If you can't stick to that framework and accept its rules to play with, you may be better off with someone else betaing for you.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been told that my characters are pretty in character, so I'd say that's something I'm relatively good at. Characters speak to me in a certain way, so when something feels off to me, it probably means a character is OOC. I can also pretty easily spot plot holes and plot weaknesses. It's one of the things that always gets to me. My beta is always constructive. I will not just suggest rewriting something just because, I will tell you why I think it needs a rewrite and suggest a possible solution. I expect you to be open to honest criticism and not just ignore everything I have to say.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weakness is probably that I'm very opinionated. Like I said before, characters speak to me and play in their own sandbox. I tend to cringe when I see characters constantly act totally OOC and their surroundings are nothing like what they are supposed to be. I tend to be vocal about what I think is more in character and in fandom. Of course, I can change my mind if I'm persuaded, so you'll probably have to work with me on that. I'm pretty sure we can meet somewhere in the middle.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm pretty much open for anything except for the one thing listed below.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Slash. Sorry, but that's just not my cup of tea.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & German
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Castle
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Farscape
Tv Fringe
Tv JAG
Tv Moonlight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship