Gilbert H. Karr 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-01-11, id: 2731296
Author has written 25 stories | StarTrek: The Original Series, and Leverage.
β : Gilbert H. Karr is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have done line by line critiques, when needed, in exchange for cookies, but usually, I pick out the things I love and any glaring issues, like a plot line that doesn't make sense, and make comments on those, with suggestions on how to correct the problem, if I can. I don't expect my writers to be good spellers or grammarians, but I do expect them to use a dictionary or thesaurus, and to run spell check before asking me to read.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have an English degree, so I am pretty good with grammar, mechanics, words and ideas. I am good with metaphysical and paradoxical situations. I am good at brainstorming new ideas, and identifying available choices based on human nature, in a given situation. I am good with the emotions of a given situation.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am a purist, so I get mad if a writer messes too much with the characters or the world. Also, if it is sci fi, I expect the science to be correct. That said, I can suspend disbelief, and am willing to stretch that to a point. For example, if Spock gets emotional, for a good reason that relates to the story, I will understand. If he starts break dancing on a table in the Rec Deck, I probably won't. If you make someone say or do something completely out of character without a good reason, I have been known to stop reading.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am a rather rabid fan of Star Trek, and have studied the world quite extensively, so I can give the best beta readings there. Best is Star Trek TOS and TNG. Not as familiar with the others. Prefer TOS. Outside of sci-fi, I can give pretty good beta reads on Leverage.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't read Slash or horror.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Romanian
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 7th Heaven
Tv A-Team
Tv Golden Girls
Tv Leverage
Tv M*A*S*H
Tv MacGyver
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Tv Touched by an Angel
Tv West Wing
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Humor
Adventure
Mystery
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship