Dark Tidings 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-12-10, id: 2654159
Author has written 13 stories | Harry Potter, Avengers, and Walking Dead.
β : Dark Tidings is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to make suggestions and work with authors who are open to positive criticism but willing to defend why they've written something a certain way. I'm not a grammar nazi, but have a good grasp of grammar to help guide someone on track. I also have experience in working with learning disabilities so I'm comfortable working with authors who deal with dyslexia and similar.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My biggest skill is being able to track a wide span of plot points and find weaknesses that might undermine the main theory a story is following. I'm grounded enough in the sciences to help fill in the blanks, but not so much I'll fuss about getting every single detail textbook correct.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I like things to make sense. I struggle with reading stories where there's no real logic as to why a character's personality changed and can get easily frustrated with "just because I wanted it" as reasoning. I like seeing character development to the point of the major change of behavior and so forth.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I adore family based stories. If you've got a story swarming with small fry, you'll be my favorite author in no time. If you're needing a nitpick reader, I like helping make sure the tech and military background in stories is accurate.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I prefer to avoid stories with graphic scenes of rape or torture. I won't decline stories that touch upon those areas, as my favorite fandoms do include those as realities, but I always feel there are ways to express such things happening without describing them in gory detail. I'm also not a fan of "sloppy military" where a character is made military just because, with no real research into military life/behavior/training. Wildly inaccurate facts are a huge turn off: I recently stopped reading a story because the author described the ranch as 75,000 acres owned by a single owner. Corporate cattle ranches aren't that big! It wasn't the only major inaccuracy, but it was the final kicker.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Book Black Jewels Trilogy
Movie Captain America
Tv Criminal Minds
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Tv Expanse
Tv Farscape
Book Harry Potter
Book Hunger Games
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Maze Runner Trilogy
Tv Merlin
Tv NCIS: Los Angeles
Tv Sentinel
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Enterprise
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Tv Teen Wolf
Tv Torchwood
Movie Underworld
Tv Walking Dead
Movie X-Men: The Movie
Book Xanth
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for