NYKevin 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-24-11, id: 3018644
Author has written 1 story | StarTrek: Deep Space Nine.
β : NYKevin is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First and foremost: I do not take requests with deadlines. If you have a deadline, please contact somebody else. I'm a fan of a broad swath of sci-fi and fantasy. I focus on dialog, research, grammar and mechanics, and overall plausibility. I will review your work holistically, with an eye for those issues in particular.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have strong dialog skills. I can hear the characters' voices in my head and know exactly what they would say. I'm reasonably good at researching things and verifying that numbers and other details make physical sense. I'm a native speaker with a fair grasp of English grammar. I tend towards a more intuitive understanding of grammatical problems, but I can certainly make sure your writing is idiomatic.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm bad at long extracts of descriptive prose. I tend to find it boring, but that makes it harder to get inside of a character's head. I'm uncertain about my ability to foreshadow things effectively without giving too much away. I'm also not very good at inventing new characters from scratch.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
What If? stories, when they're done well. Stories that hew close to canon. Believable, well-written OCs.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Erotica. Random divergences from canon. Characters acting weird for no adequately explained reason. OCs who are just there to fill space. Self-inserts.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Doctor Who
Game Dragon Age
Book Ender's Game series
Movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Cartoon Gargoyles
Game Half-Life
Book Harry Potter
Game Mass Effect
Game Portal
Comic Questionable Content
Misc SCP Foundation Mythos
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Other
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Misc X-overs
Cartoon Young Justice
Book Young Wizards
Movie Zootopia
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Crime
Friendship