harvestsunlight 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-16-11, id: 3345281
Author has written 2 stories | Warcraft, and Aliens/Predator.
β : harvestsunlight is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm generally considered (in my real, non-fanfiction life) to be a very good editor and proof-reader. Thank you Mom for pounding grammar and spelling into my head. I will beta stories that interest me in fandoms that I know something about and feel I can do justice. I can be a stickler about details and will re-read chapters multiple times to catch mistakes and ensure continuity and style. I'm very honest in my opinions, and will not hesitate to share them if I think it will better your story/writing.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm excellent when it comes to spelling, grammar (though the proper placement of comas drives me nuts), using the correct words in the correct context (there, their, they're), maintaining tense, expanding vocabulary, and generally improving the flow of what's written. I'm also good at brainstorming to help work through writer's block.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can and will sometimes over-think stuff. I also have a life, own my own business, etc., so sometimes I can turn around chapters very quickly, sometimes I can't. I will try though. Some people will take issue with just how honest I can be in my assessments. I'm not a mean person, but I won't sugar-coat it either.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I enjoy both short oneshots and long multi-chapter stories. I generally prefer stuff that has some meat to it, not airy nonsense. I'm all for inventiveness and using one's imagination, but if your plot doesn't come across as remotely plausible (within the context of the realm it's written about,) I'm probably not going to be interested. I don't shy away from tough subjects, foul language, blood and gore, or explicit sex.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I have no issue with Yaoi or Yuri, though it's not what I typically write or read. Can I beta it? Yes. Is it my forte? No. I'm not into torture for the sake of torture, or abuse/rape that doesn't have a purpose to further the plot. For that matter, HAVE a plot. I don't want to beta things where I don't feel I have a good grasp of the story or the characters. In any of the fandoms I'm willing to beta for, there are characters and/or story lines I'm more familiar with than others. If I don't feel I can do it justice, I won't force it. Also, cross-overs just aren't my thing.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Movie Aliens/Predator
Game Dragon Age
Tv Game of Thrones
Movie Labyrinth
Movie Pitch Black / Riddick
Movie Prometheus, 2012
Tv Revolution
Movie Thor
Game Warcraft
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for