CaptainKodak 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-20-12, id: 4143611
Author has written 1 story | Jurassic Park.
β : CaptainKodak is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Expectations - My style as a beta reader is related to my feelings on fanfic in general. When I read fanfiction, my major expectation for it is that it be as close in quality to professionally published fiction (profic) as possible, and for you to have an already fully-completed novel that I am able to read in order to gauge your writing skills. Therefore all criticism I give will be with an eye toward raising your stories to professional caliber. Expect me to comment on and correct everything from spelling and grammar to character psychology and motivations to plot structure and scene description if I feel it's warranted. If I feel something is not working, I *may* write an *example* alternative to show you how I feel it might be better done, but I don't expect you to use it; it's just to guide you and give you an idea of what to write on your /br /br /

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If you are interested in me betaing for you, send me a PM through the site messaging service, explaining a bit about who you are, what your story is about (especially *how long* you think it is going to be) and requesting that I look at your story. There are times when I can't take on more new stories, or when I can't take on things other than one-shots-I do this in my spare time and to strengthen my own writing skills, and oftentimes real life gets in the way. Also, there have been times when someone's contacted me, but as we've corresponded it's become clear that our approaches are too different and we really wouldn't work well together. So-ask first. :)br /br /br /

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I am willing to beta stories outside my fandoms; however, I won't be able to critique canonicity of said stories, obviously. Also, I generally prefer not to beta for authors who are under eighteen years of age.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are grammar, spelling, description/imagery, character motivation, improvisation, and psychology. I also have an eye toward realism; if I don't think something is realistic I will say so. Due to my basis in martial arts and my current training for the military, I'm am quite proficient with using both my body and tools as weapons, therefore helping to plot out fight scenes.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Smut. I'm fine with heavy fluff and suggestiveness, but I'll be the first to admit that when it come to writing about sex and such, I'm slightly uncomfortable.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Generally I like stories that probe deeply into the characters, or attempt to expand the world in which they are set in a new way. A lot of works that I have are passing fancies, and as such, my interests are always changing. If you're interested in having be beta, then go ahead and contact me with your base plot and category and we can talk.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Yaoi, Yuri, Seme, Uke, Hentai. Basically the extremely explicit stuff is out. Think about it this way. If I'm sitting in the back of the professors hall, starbucks, or some other place, is your fic going to suddenly have me an outburst of shortness of breath or make obnoxious squeak noises? Also MarySue's are not what I'm interested in writing about.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Tv Battlestar Galactica
Game Fable
Anime Fairy Tail
Tv Firefly
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Tv Game of Thrones
Movie Jurassic Park
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Naruto
Game Pokémon
Tv Psych
Tv Supernatural
Book Warriors
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship