sarcasmkaro 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-27-11, id: 2936029
Author has written 20 stories | Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS, Twilight, Grey's Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and 100.
β : sarcasmkaro is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey guys!

I'm currently interested in being a beta for some time. It usually does not take much time for me to correct and look over the stories I get, but due to the fact that I'm still going to school I have sometimes (really rare) hard schedules which don't allow me to be on time. So if you consider me of being your beta, please don't get frustrated with me when I'm not on time.

I really said 'time' three 'times' in the last sentences? Sorry guys!

As of my beta reading style I don't know what to say.

But I guess I should tell ya'all my methods which I have since a long time:

I get the story, read it and mark the mistakes. After that the writer gets the chance to correct his own, marked mistakes- I'll read over it again and correct the mistakes the writer hasn't corrected or just doesn't know.

That's sometimes a really long procedure but it helps the writer to improve his own vocabulary and grammar knowledge. And that works!

I expect the writer to send me a good, at least normal-lenght story/chapter. I will not accept stories with 500 or so words! If the writer wants to get some advise, he or she can PM me.

But please, if your story is rather short, don't send it to me unless you made it longer!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My biggest strenght is probably my native language- german. So if anyone has to add some german phrases into his/her story I can definitely help.

Other than that I have really good knowgledge of crimes and in general the law enforcement. (I don't know if that should be said here but anyway.)br /

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I'm good at flashbacks and how they need to be written to be good.

I normally write in the past-tense. I hardly write in the present but I can do it and I'm willing to try it in beta reading too.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I sometime's forget the differences between american and british english. It's hard for me to remember all the spellings. We mainly learn british english at school and all the american spelling I have, comes from friends in America, TV series and books.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'd prefer the happy ones. Fluff, family, romance. Happy endings, every character has to be alive (at least the main characters). I have no problem with some injuries or so but there shouldn't be any Character Deaths.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I hate slash, violence and abuse. I can't stand it.

I personally think that it doesn't respect the amazing character created buy producers/professional writers like J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer. It is something other when the character is abused in the book/movie too. But not if the teacher is always nice and then has to be raped or something. I know that this side is fiction and all. But I just don't like it.

I do accept M-rated fiction, but only if it's not too frequently. With that I mean: One or two M-rated scenes are okay. But like three or more? Please not...

Beta Preferences
Language: English & German
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Bones
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Flashpoint
Tv NCIS: Los Angeles
Movie Pitch Perfect
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for