ColorMeCareless 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-19-04, id: 722867
Author has written 11 stories | Inuyasha, Series Of Unfortunate Events, Brothers Grim, Pacifier, 10th Kingdom, Phantom of the Opera, Van Helsing, House, M.D., Titanic, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Star Wars.
β : ColorMeCareless is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader my main goal is to help the author make the plot and characters of the story as believable and accurate as possible. I help authors steer clear of Mary-sues and cliches, unless of course that is what the writer is trying to accomplish. Someone who asks for my help can expect to hear "Why?" quite a bit. I do this only to make sure the writer has his/hers ideas flushed out enough. I find this helps a lot when it comes to avoiding Mary-sues and stories that have a different effect on the reader than the author was going for.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As mentioned I am very good at helping authors flush out their ideas into full plots and fully developed and deep characters. I am very good at making sure the story makes sense and wont be confusing to the reader. I am also quite good at correcting grammar errors.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to overlook spelling errors, but I read and reread pieces multiple times in order to ensure that I have helped my authors to the best of my abilities. If the story is about a subject I am not familiar with then my beta-ing will not be as strong. I will try to help any author with any story if they ask, but I make it clear that my knowledge of characters may not as strong as it could be.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love to work on time period specific pieces because I have a very large historical background and have a very keen eye for detail and accuracy. Video games and comics are another strong suit of mine. It pretty much is a case to case basis. I know a lot about certain television shows, certain movies, certain video games, certain books, and certain comics. The categories that I can offer the most assistance in are listed under my preferences. I try to be accommodating and I will study up on the topic as much as possible to be able to help the authors.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I prefer not to work on high fantasy pieces because I am not very familiar with the genre and I would not be good at helping the author in setting up characters or plots. I also would prefer not to work on crossover pieces because I am generally not a fan of those kinds of works and wouldn't know how to help.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 10th Kingdom
Game Assassin's Creed
Game Batman: Arkham Asylum
Tv Beauty and the Beast, 2012
Movie Brothers Grim
Tv Community
Tv Doctor Who
Game Fallout
Game Grand Theft Auto
Tv Grimm
Book Hobbit
Anime Inuyasha
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Phantom of the Opera
Tv Sherlock
Tv Supernatural
Movie Titanic
Movie Van Helsing
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for