Elioma 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-02-15, id: 6819018
Author has written 2 stories | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ninja Turtles.
β : Elioma is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I mark up the work with everything that comes to mind as I read. I explain every single change I make so you understand what my reasoning was. This allows you to better decide whether my change is valid or whether it was better before. I do not erase any part of your work, but rather make corrections/suggestions in a different color and indicate the part to adjust. I will read at any stage, be it a complete draft or a prospective outline. You can give me instructions if you want (e.g. “just check grammar and spelling” or “I want to know if characterization is strong enough”) or just leave it open and see what I come up with. It is always helpful for me to know who the audience is (e.g. seasoned fans, general public, etc.) so I know how to focus my feedback. I cannot emphasize this enough: this is your creation. You are under no obligation to accept any suggestion I make. The point of my read-through is to offer a reader perspective. Once you have that, it is up to you to decide which suggestions best fit your message and intent. Disclaimer: I am human. I do make mistakes. And my feedback is from one single perspective. I do not bear any responsibility for the consequences of following my advice, whether the results are positive or negative. Your work is your work and the final decision is solely your responsibility.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I hold college degrees in creative writing and have professional experience as a beta/editor. I have a strong grasp of the English language as well as creative convention. I can recognize things that need altered and can usually offer suggestions on how to make adjustments. I am also willing to engage with the writer after the story's first read-through, so writers can contact me afterwards with questions about my comments/suggestions or send it to me all over again to review a revised version.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am very thorough, and that can sometimes be overwhelming to a writer. I can also sometimes come off as harsh, but I never mean it to sound that way. Also, because of the care that I put into the beta process, it can take me a little while to return the draft. I tend to automatically approach a story as though it is completely serious, and for that reason, written humor is often lost on me. Not always, but often.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love relationship stories. Not necessarily romantic ones, though those work, too. I like the stories that are character-driven and really make me feel the bond between characters. I love fluff and backstories, too, but I thrive on hurt and angst.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Not much. I prefer to avoid heavy language and anything sexual, but I can handle just about anything you throw at me. On a sexual level, though, please be aware that I may skim or entirely skip over graphic scenes, but that is likely the only instance in which I will selectively read. Oh, but I will not read anything TMNT 2012 set within or after season 3 since I have not yet even finished season 2. Please respect my paranoid efforts to avoid spoilers.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Criminal Minds
Cartoon Ninja Turtles
Cartoon Teen Titans
Cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship