NateDaMartian 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-19-11, id: 2757131
Author has written 4 stories | Hunger Games.
β : NateDaMartian is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have a critical eye when it comes to writing because of how long I've been doing it. I am a huge perfectionist when it comes to looking over my work. My tendencies to "over-kill" stem from the habit of not only replacing minor mistakes, but adding in several more lines of either dialogue or description. One of the greatest writing teachers I've ever had the privelage of learning from always told the class to "revise, revise, revise" in order to become effective speakers and writers. It is this quote he figuratively pounded into our skulls every afternoon that caused me to develop the incessant need to revise and strategize carefully when I wrote. Long story short, revising is impeccable to me, and I feel it is my duty to continue that wise man's legacy and educate the masses on the wonders of...wait for it...REVISION! I don't have a style per se, but I do like to read over the material several times out loud to see if it makes sense. I tend not to trust Auto-correct to do my job, as I feel it is lazy. If I feel some words need to be replaced with simpler or more complex variations then I will see fit to do so. I try not to mess with dialogue or character description as I feel it is not my property. Unless I ask beforehand, I lay off on such things. I am an efficient worker, and I expect a degree of competence on the other end as well. I don't mean to sound like a party pooper or anything of that nature, but if there's a job that needs to be accomplished, I like to take things seriously when working on a collaborative scheme. I like to see maturity and professionalism.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a critical and observational eye, and I can easily immerse myself in the world and understand the thoughts and atmosphere of the characters within. I try to put a mood on the scene whenever I look through it, that way I can suggest or come up with ideas that I can talk about with the author if need be. I am quite imaginative, and I am up for any discussion or debate surrounding ideas that could and could not work. Dialogue and scene conception are important to me, because I know it is important to the author. If there needs to be more drama or comedy, I can make something work within the guidelines.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am a professional crastinator, and this means that unless you impose a deadline, chances are I'll get to it when I have time. Please, it is important you supply me with information regarding deadlines or guidelines...I NEED some lines, people. Also, expect an interrogation. I like to ask questions in order to delve into the world I'm editing, especially if I'm not familiar with the subject matter.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I do enjoy my fair share of horror and tragedy. If the story is dark or tragic, I'd love to be involved. I'm also a big sucker for fantasy and sci-fi, so if you need some help with that, I'm the guy. Anime is something I've recently been getting into, and although I'd need to watch the series if the job entitles it, I think it would be interesting to delve in that culture. Humor and parody is something I'm also into, I like to make people smile. If there's any culteral references needed, or your comedy is a bit stale, I can help with that.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am not keen on Romance or Friendship, especially mature one-shots. Don't get me wrong, if there's an odd pairing I'm interested in, I'd like to help out, but if it's something that's been done a thousand times in the past, then I'd rather not. It needs to be fresh and new for me to make it work. The weirder, the better. Challenge pairings are great.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Clockwork Orange
Movie American History X
Tv American Horror Story
Movie American Psycho
Movie Battle Royale
Game BioShock
Misc Book X-overs
Movie Breakfast Club
Tv Breaking Bad
Movie Bridge to Terabithia
Movie Butterfly Effect
Movie Chronicle
Movie Cloverfield
Anime Darker than BLACK
Movie Deadgirl
Anime Death Note
Movie Donnie Darko
Movie Elephant
Movie Fight Club
Movie Friday the 13th
Movie Ginger Snaps
Movie Halloween
Game Halo
Book Hunger Games
Book Inheritance Cycle
Game Last of Us
Movie Let the Right One In/Låt den rätte komma in
Movie Lost Boys
Anime Monster
Misc Movie X-overs
Movie Orphan
Movie REC
Movie Star Wars
Tv Supernatural
Movie Taxi Driver
Book Terry Brooks
Movie Underworld
Tv Walking Dead
Misc Wrestling
Movie Zero Day
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for