SilverExcel115 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-04-16, id: 7712979
Author has written 5 stories | Red vs. Blue, Halo, BioShock, and RWBY.
β : SilverExcel115 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm willing to be a little lax on grammar, I'm not the type to turn down a good story for a couple of misspellings. That being said, if your story contains sentence breaking errors and what I end up reading looks like something you spat onto the screen with no organization or thought put into it, then we have a problem. I'm not expecting you to be perfect, but at least follow the basic grammar skills that everyone was taught in school. I am a character, setting, and first impression person, that's what I feel is the most important bit of a story. I look for characters and the setting first to determine if I would want to keep reading. All I ask is for the story to make sense, be interesting to an audience, have some sort of logic placed into it, and I want to see human characters. Human as in, not 2-D self-inserts, but instead, 3 dimensional people with emotions. I don't need their life stories, but I do need to be able to bye their character as someone I would meet in real life.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm always willing to look at a story, as well as willing to provide help and advice to the best of my ability. Writing a good story is not the easiest thing to do, and we all need a little help from time to time. I do best with characters, starting with who they are and how they affect their surroundings. I also like a well paced story, don't rush anything, and don't drag anything, doing too much of both can throw the story pretty badly. I also know what a good fight seen should look like, it took me a bit, but now I've gotten to a point where not only am I satisfied, but my readers as well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not much of a corrector. I don't do small changes to your grammar, that's not my job nor shouldn't it be, if you have grammar, I'll let you know but it's your job as a writer to fix those on your own. I have no experience writing LEMONS and I am just getting started in Rommance, so don't expect a lot there. I hate rapid changes in point of view, I kind of view them as stupid so please, keep those to a minimum. Finally, the one thing I hate the most is having my hand-pulled, most readers aren't stupid and they don't need to be told everything. Going back to the POV changes, you don't actually have to tell us, I think most of us would find it more interesting if we used context clues.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Stories that take place in things I actually care about, I'm going to include crossovers to make it easier. Basically anything with Halo, RWBY, Danny Phantom, Metro, and Call of Duty slapped onto it will get a guarantee look at. I have a weakness to anything that contains military stuff. I'll look at pretty much any genre, but I'm a partial to humor, romance, drama if you think you can pull it off, action, adventure, and sci-fi. I'll take all ratings, as long as they're written in legible English. I would also prefer that the author has a relatively consistent update schedule.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Stories that I won't read are stories based on things I have no interest in. It doesn't mean I won't look at it if a summary interests me, but it will definitely hinder my opinion. Also, if your story is amazingly short, as in less than 1000 words for your first chapter, you can expect me to never even bother looking at it. I tend to shake my head and sigh when I see angst in the cover. I also don't like to read gay or lesbian stories too much, I don't have anything against them, I just don't find that kind of content entertaining to read.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Game Battlefield
Game BioShock
Game Borderlands
Game Call of Duty
Game Crysis
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Game Dead Space
Game Fallout
Game Halo
Book Harry Potter
Movie Jurassic Park
Game Killzone
Game League of Legends
Game Mass Effect
Game Metro 2033
Misc Red vs. Blue
Anime Rosario + Vampire
Anime RWBY
Movie Star Wars
Cartoon Teen Titans
Game Titanfall
Cartoon Young Justice
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for