| Elfinium 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 15 stories | Primeval, Ballykissangel, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Life on Mars, Downton Abbey, Robin Hood BBC, Avengers, Mummy, Our Girl, Leap Year, My Life in Ruins, and Man From U.N.C.L.E..
β : Elfinium is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an aspiring writer (aren't we all?) I have had several short stories and articles published and am currently hawking my debut novel around literary agents and publishers like a shameless hussy. I write my own fanfiction for fun, practice and yes it is a guilty pleasure. Please feel free to check it out before you decide if you'd like my services.
As a beta I will be honest but never mean. Please do be prepared to receive praise and constructive criticism - otherwise you may as well get the cat to beta for you. The very least I expect is for work to be as properly checked as possible. I know it is easy to send it in hot of the press, but please, please, please re read it. Do not have characters in the kitchen suddenly running a bath.
I am not here to write your story for you but I can help you with characterisation, mannerisms and accents/dialogue if required. Happy writing.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I love playing with language, spelling, grammer, punctuation and all that boring stuff. If the characters are known to me I will have studied them extensively, if not I will let you know while I do some research. I want everyone to succeed and feel good about their writing, but that does not mean I will give glib compliments. I am always honest.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
If a story does not grab me in the first chapter I will struggle. There needs to be something to bop me on the nose and make me care what happens. That said I will still read it, I just may take a little longer for feedback.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like anything where characters interact properly - human behaviour fascinates me. Whether they be fallin in love, threatening to knock seven bells out of each other or a hundred different emotions in between. I can't say which characters may grab my attention next but at the moment if you are writing for Farscape, Life on Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hamish Macbeth, Ballykissangel or NCIS I may be the beta for you.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Please don't send me songfics, I just don't like them sorry. Also if the characters are completely and utterly out there AU I'm probably not going to be the best helper. I understand we all like to take the characters out of the box and play with them, but personally prefer them at least in the same orbit as canon.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv Ballykissangel||Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer||Tv Life on Mars||Tv NCIS|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for