Elfinium 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-11-10, id: 2611469
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 Description
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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
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
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst
Supernatural
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship