|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, I'm Scott. Um, pretty much just check out all the preferences stuff and you'll get a gist of what I'll read. If you want to get a sense of my writing style, just go ahead and sample one of my works. I currently have four to chose from. I'll beta read for anyone, so long as it's in English, really. D
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a careful eye for detail, and will let you know if I find any grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors. I can help you vary up your sentence structure. (Instead of having your characters continually say things, they can also shout, ask, et cetera.) I can help you add figurative language and other literary devices to help jazz up your writing. I am especially good at recognizing character traits, and I can help if I feel your dialogue or actions doesn't reflect how a character would tend to act. (The Doctor doesn't go around bitch-slapping people, and Stefano doesn't talk like a stereotyped gangsta, for example.) And I am really good with dialogue; I can make it feel 'real'.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm terribly blunt. It's not that I'm trying to be mean. I'm just obnoxiously honest and frank. I'm also a terrible procrastinator, so if you want me to read it by a certain date, you'll have to keep on my case about it.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love a good crackfic, crackfics are always good. I like sci-fi stuff, a lot, as well as horror and thriller stories. I enjoy very lighthearted and fun stories, very dark and unsettling ones, and basically anything but romance. I also enjoy whump fics. I'll do oneshots and multichapter fics. Anything with a plot, really.
And as far as Doctor Who is concerned, I currently am exclusive to the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. Preferred companions are Martha, Donna, Amy, Rory and River.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Romance! No romance! Okay, casual stuff within a story generally of another genre are one thing. But I don't to be given a oneshot that might as well be called, "Two (Or More) Characters Having Sex For Entirely No Reason!" No deathfics, unless the death is canon. (I'll read an alternate version of The Angels Take Manhattan, but don't you dare ask me to read something in which Rick, say, dies. Or Daryl. Do not kill Daryl!) And, please, if you're going to give me a hypothesis for a Twelfth Doctor, make it make sense if it's supposed to, unless it's a crackfic. And no stereotypes, unless it's satirizing said stereotypes.