Saphura 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-20-10, id: 2623181
Author has written 18 stories | Wild Wild West, StarTrek: The Original Series, Star Trek: 2009, White Collar, Shadow, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, and Myst/Riven.
β : Saphura is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi there! So I'm still kind of new to all of this, but reviewing writing is something I'm not new at. I enjoy reading, and I like to try and help other people with their writing. What I say may not always be helpful, but I will always try. If I have an opinion about your story, I will say it. I am an honest person, but I am also polite. I will not insult you work, but if there is something wrong with it, I will say so. Constructive criticism people! I am a student, and I have a job, so I do apologize but your story will come second if I have work to do. I will inform you if your story edit has been put on hold for an extended period of time. If I take too long, you have my permission to find someone else to Beta for you, I will not be insulted.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths lie in details and going more in depth: beefing up descriptions of people, places, how characters might feel or react to a situation. I enjoy emotions, humor is what I am currently known for but that's not the only genre I can do! I am average in terms of grammar and stuff like that. I also have a thing for canon, as in I will look things up! Yes, I do research, however it is only to help your story, I will not be your researcher! If it is not canon, I will mention it, but it is up to you to take it out. Granted that fanfiction is not entirely canon in itself, but I will go after obvious stuff. Also, you should probably know where you are going with your story. I will give suggestions and help with the plot, flow, stuff like that, but I WILL NOT write the plot for you! I also won't rewrite it for you. It is your story, not mine, I'm just here to help. At least have an advanced basic idea of your story's direction. Finished stories are a plus. For Star Trek Stories, I am most knowledgeable with The Original Series, but not so much with the TOS movies. For Doctor Who stories, I am quite knowledgeable with the Old Series as well as the New, and with almost all of the Doctors. I can also Beta Supernatural, but only up to the first half of Season 5.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I suck when it comes to spelling, but then we do have spell check, don't we? Grammar is also something I am average at. I am also a bit of a procrastinator, sometimes I will go off on random tangents, and I am some-what easily distracted. Thus, replies might be sporadic, depending on what is currently happening in my life.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Honestly, I'll probably read anything. My favorites though are humor, hurt, friendship, adventure, and mystery, stuff like that. Length is not a problem, however the longer the story, the longer it will take me to read and review, so keep that in mind! Cross-Overs are fine, however I need to know both series, or at least the main jist of each. If I don't, I'm going to Wiki it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will tolerate romance, but not heavy stuff. No slash (unless the character is under the influence of something), this includes gender changes. Teenage drama, not my thing either.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Comic Adventures of Tintin
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Green Hornet
Game Legend of Zelda
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Tv Supernatural
Tv White Collar
Tv Wild Wild West
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship