snorting chords 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-25-04, id: 560684
Author has written 17 stories | Troy, Lord of the Rings, Lost, Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series, Black Magician Trilogy, Doctor Who, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, and Star Trek: 2009.
β : snorting chords is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm an extremely avid reader, and I enjoy all kinds of plots/one shots. The only thing I ask of writers is not to be too sensitive when it comes to constructive criticism. If there is something wrong, or if something doesn't mesh, I'll point it out and suggest ways you can improve without changing the overall style of your work. I am usually punctual, barring real life complications, and if you have a deadline for me I'll try my absolute best to meet it.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm extremely good with punctuation, grammar and spelling. My pet peeves include the wrong use of homophones and bad sentence structure. I like to reread stories a few times to get a feel for the flow of your prose, and suggest ways in which you can improve this. Like I said before, I'm also extremely honest. I've been complimented on my ability to stay in character as well as make dialogue work, so hopefully I'll be able to help you with these issues too! I'm pretty good at acting as a thesaurus and I have a BIG enthusiasm for history and mythology.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm often blunt which can offend some people, although I will give you reasons and suggestions on how to improve. I'm also not a co-writer. While I can get the feel for a plot and guide you if you hit a roadblock in your story, I don't *know* your thoughts and how you want the story to go. That's up to you. It's your plot, and I'm just here to polish, not completely rewrite.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll work with pretty much anything if I'm familiar with it, although I'm far more skilled when it comes to Star Trek 2009, various DC and Marvel comics and the movie adaptations, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Skins, Lost, True Blood, Buffy, Angel, Roswell and any fandom I've written for really. As you can tell I work extremely well with sci-fi, supernatural and horror genres, anything out of the ordinary. I'm all for angst, smut, het, femslash, slash. Even if I don't particularly ship it (such as Harry/Draco and Kirk/Spock) I'll beta it and give it the same amount of focus as I would anything else. I'm not biased to my own preferences!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not at all familiar with anime/manga or video-games so while I'll be more than happy to offer grammar/spelling help, I know absolutely nothing about the characters or fandom and cannot offer advice on character development. Also, I'm particularly terrible when it comes to writing graphic fight scenes. I'm not a soldier, I have no idea how guns work or how to kill someone.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Alias
Tv Angel
Tv Ashes to Ashes
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Book Black Magician Trilogy
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Doctor Who
Book Harry Potter
Book Lord of the Rings
Tv Lost
Book Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series
Tv Roswell
Tv Skins
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Movie Troy
Tv True Blood
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for