Zeus-tfc 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-22-11, id: 3453885
Author has written 8 stories | Teen Titans, My Little Pony, and Mass Effect.
β : Zeus-tfc is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm an avid reader of stuff. I love characters and most of my own stories rely heavily on what the characters are feeling or /

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As far as beta-reading, I'm still settling into a style, so there isn't much to say. If you would like to utilize me, please be clear about what you expect. If you are looking for only spelling and grammar, I can certainly help, but others might be better suited to help /

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Spell-checkers are ubiquitous, so I would expect a certain base-level of quality in anything sent to me. I realize this doesn't preclude the 'rouge angles of satin' problems, but if you can't even run text through a spell-checker, why are you sending it to someone to read?br /

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I work full-time, and have other responsibilities and obligations. Be warned that your story might not be my top /

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I like to think that I'm nice. I've been wrong before, but until you tell me differently, I'm going to assume I'm going to be nice about any feedback or critiques I may offer. It's hard enough to send something you've put blood, sweat, and tears into out for public consumption without having immediate negative feedback. I'm not going to try to crush your spirit or tell you to stop. I may ask questions to try to lead you to thinking about what you're writing differently. If asked, I will be blunt, but that isn't my way.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been told that dialog is my strong suit. I like to think I make my characters talk in a real way. It's important for characters to have their own voices. While I'm not an overly good speller, I can usually tell when something is wrong, and I'm a proficient spell-check user. While was never overly good in english&comp, my grammar is actually pretty good. I don't have much experience, but am confident in catching most egregious grammar issues and awkward phrasing.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have issues writing action. The words always seem flat on the page to me, and lacking dynamism. I can tell you if your actions scenes are logical and understandable, but don't expect much in the way of helpful suggestions.

I also struggle with story flow and cohesiveness. Again, I would probably identify problem areas, but lack suggestions.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm fairly open with regards to genre and subject matter, but I prefer if stories have a clear arc or beginning-middle-end. If your plan is to keep the story going ad-infinitum, I'm probably not the one for you.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I might be persuaded to read explicit stories, but I would prefer not to. I don't have anything against explicit material, but I don't think I'd have much to add. Also, I'm not comfortable with rape in any situation. Stories including that subject should probably be given to someone else.

Also, as above, I'd prefer not to read stories which are on-going in perpetuum. I usually feel those types of stories lose their way and meander endlessly.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Batman
Anime Big O
Game Borderlands
Anime Evangelion
Game Final Fantasy I-VI
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy X
Game Mass Effect
Cartoon My Little Pony
Game Persona Series
Cartoon Teen Titans
Cartoon Tick
Game Wild Arms
Cartoon Young Justice
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for