| AmericanWildDog 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 9 stories | Underworld, and Hellsing.
β : AmericanWildDog is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a fairly new beta and writer. I believe in constructive criticism over insulting honesty. You can also expect a little brutal honesty if needed. Any and all spelling and grammar errors will be addressed first and foremost. Next I focus on the portrayal of the characters and how the plot moves along. Too fast or too slow? I'll be sure to tell you. I consider character development to be the most important part of the plot. I will constantly ask 'why' a character makes a decision and how it affects the other characters around them. Be warned I can be very critical and scrutinizing on fics with OC's. I've had too many bad fic experiences to just let someone's OC get away with ruining a story.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am quick to point out and fix spelling and grammar errors. Pacing is another strength of mine. No matter the flow of the story I will interject and let you know where changes can be made. I'm quite gifted with pointing out plot-holes or past mistakes. (For example: Character A suggest using mind control to make Character B forget a horrible past but later into the chapter Character A just doesn't do it and it is never explained why they didn't.) I will make you explain what is happening, why it is happening, and how. Unless it needs to stay a mystery for later chapters I will be /br /
I will read over your story again and again to make sure you get the revising you need.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
In general, I have a hard time being too harsh even if it is necessary. Despite my believing in brutal honesty I still have a hard time putting people down. Needless to say if your fic is honestly so bad then just don't expect a beta of any kind from me at all. It's easier to say nothing at all for me. br /
As said above, I am a little biased against OC fics. Please do not let that scare you off though! I have read plenty of fics with good OC's and I will tell you how to improve yours if needed!br /
Sentence transitions are not my strongest point. br /
Also, due to work and school I am not always available ready at a moment's notice to beta
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am not too picky. While I do prefer fics in which I have actual knowledge of, I would love to look over a fic of something I haven't seen if only to give a spell check here or a "you might want to split this sentence up into two parts" br /
That being said I do prefer stories with accurate character portrayals or anything with a 'twist.'br /
Genre doesn't matter. Tragic? Romantic? Funny? Adventure type? Let me see them!br /
Family and friendship bonding is a personal /
As long as you make an effort I don't mind what your writing style is. Just make sure you actually put spaces between the paragraphs
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If your OC replaces a canon character in the story entirely then find someone /
No song fics br /
I do not prefer incest. Warrior cats fandom, I realize that many of the cats are related in some way or another so this is the only /
Fics were a character is humiliated for the sake of the plot are not entertaining to me. Unless the character absolutely deserves it.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Comic 30 Days of Night|
Cartoon Codename: Kids Next Door
|Book Guardians of Ga'Hoole|
Book Harry Potter
|Anime Highschool of the Dead|
Game Silent Hill
Anime Wolf Children/おおかみこどもの雨と雪
Book Wolves of the Beyond
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for