DianeB 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-18-03, id: 386749
Author has written 95 stories | StarTrek: Voyager, StarTrek: The Original Series, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, StarTrek: The Next Generation, West Wing, Law and Order: SVU, Bewitched, Smallville, American President, X-overs, Numb3rs, Harry Potter, Grey's Anatomy, House, M.D., Bones, Rizzoli & Isles, Doc Martin, and Little Darlings.
β : DianeB is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm fairly easy-going and possess a good sense of humor. I can be a stickler for well-written, well-punctuated work, but I'm willing to assist with that if the writer requests it - though I won't do the work for you. I don't care for people who ask for help and then argue with my advice. If a story looks too far beyond my ability to help make it better, I'll tell you and remove myself from beta-ing your story. If English isn't your first language, I'll grant leeway, especially if I think your English writing creates a unique cadence and gives the story added charm. Then again, if the story makes no sense to me, I'll tell you.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm great at seeing typos. I love stories that use descriptive prose. I'm relatively good with punctuation (except the semicolon; that one gives me trouble).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar is not my strong point. That said, I can usually recognize when something isn't written correctly, though I may not be able to tell you the grammatical rule for WHY.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have a relatively-short attention span that I humorously call my Short Attention Span Syndrome, or SASS. I prefer one- or two-chapter stories over a 29-chapter epic, but I'd be willing to beta 29 *very small* chapters if they're about characters I like. Don't mind AU's, as long as the characters themselves are not acting too far "out of character." Prefer het or f/f scenes, any rating is fine. Am currently in love with John and Anna from Downton Abbey, and speaking of "Abbeys," I love Abby from NCIS. I'd be willing to read Hahn/Torres from Grey's Anatomy, though since the long-past demise of the couple on the show, my interest is not as obsessive. Will always love and be willing to beta Paris/Torres from Star Trek: Voyager and Torres/Seven, also from Voyager, plus I loved Picard/Crusher and Riker/Troi, from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Don't care for m/m, no matter the rating. Don't care for teenage stories, *especially* not teenage versions of any adult that we don't already have backstory on. Don't care for anyone who's been turned into a vampire or zombie.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Doc Martin
Tv Downton Abbey
Tv Grey's Anatomy
Tv NCIS
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Sci-Fi
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship