northtreker 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-14-13, id: 4664270
Author has written 3 stories | Life Unexpected, X-Men: Evolution, and Star Trek: 2009.
β : northtreker is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello, I'm your friendly neighborhood northtreker. I've written a few of my own things (although the closest I've come to published was one performance of a play of mine at a community event) and now (because I got incredibly bogged own) a few things for here too. I love to write, and to read, a would love to read and help you write your own stuff. I'm pretty responsive, although I probably won't be the fastest beta reader out there but I am pretty thorough. I'll give functional as well as stylistic advice, but I would never rewrite anything. Ultimately, it's your story. I also harbor no illusions that I'm always (or even particularly often) correct. Take what advice you want, discard the rest, or all of it. It really won't bug me.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a decent vocabulary and am marginally well versed in modern grammar. I'm good at showing some of the more basic "show don't tell" tricks that makes prose pop a little better. I'm also very good at detail, I keep track of plot consistencies and can help keep things coherent. I'm also reasonably good at maintaining established character from works I'm familiar with. All that and I come with an ego you can more or less fit in your average wheelbarrow.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I got into fanfic writing because masters courses were taking up so much time that I couldn't work on my novel. I need a writing exercise to keep in practice, and, after years of reading fics, writing one (or a few) seemed like the natural choice. But this also means that I probably won't be able to get to you the same day. Within a week, unless your drop ten thousand words on me, should be doable, but I probably won't be the fastest beta in the world.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
No, I'm interested in pretty much everything.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Racism, even fantastic racism really wears on me. As does character bashing. I'm more the Vonnegut school: I don't really believe in villains as such. I think everybody has reasons (even if they are only justifications for themselves) for why they do what they do, and, more to the point, why their side _is_ the good. Consequently, I have a hard time for the evulz characters seriously. Other than that I have no real hangups.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1984
Book A Christmas Carol
Book A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy
Book American Gods
Book Anansi Boys
Book Animorphs
Tv Arrow
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Cartoon Beetlejuice
Book Beowulf
Book Bleak House
Tv Brimstone
Tv Burn Notice
Book Catch-22
Book Catcher in the Rye
Cartoon Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Clive Cussler
Cartoon Code Lyoko
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Cartoon Daria
Book Desperation
Book Edgar Allan Poe
Anime Ergo Proxy
Game Fallout
Cartoon Family Guy
Tv Farscape
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy X
Game Final Fantasy XIII
Tv Firefly
Game Grandia
Cartoon Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
Game Gunstar Heroes
Book Harry Potter
Game Heavenly Sword
Tv House, M.D.
Book Hunger Games
Movie Inception
Movie Independence Day
Movie Indiana Jones
Book K-PAX
Anime Last Exile
Tv Lexx
Tv Life Unexpected
Tv Lost Girl
Anime Naruto
Cartoon Pirates of Dark Water
Play Shakespeare
Book Sherlock Holmes
Book Slaughterhouse-Five
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Anime Spice and Wolf
Comic Spider-Man
Movie Star Wars
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly/Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Comic V for Vendetta
Movie WALL-E
Tv Warehouse 13
Comic Watchmen
Book Wheel of Time
Anime Witch Hunter Robin
Comic X-Men
Cartoon X-Men: Evolution
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for