| Fen2011 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 16 stories | Without a Trace, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
β : Fen2011 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
So, you’ve written a fic, or perhaps you are thinking about writing one. Some people have great spelling/grammar and are totally confident in their ability to write and characterisation, others are not. I assume you fit into the latter category, well why else would you be searching for a beta reader?
What can I offer? I’ve beta read before, proof read friends’ stuff (undergraduate/postgraduate essays, CVs, covering letters etc). I tend to utilise Word’s ‘track changes’, I think it makes easier for the both of us.
Upon receiving your fic I will quickly scan it, before telling you how long it’s going to take. This can be anything between a few hours to a week or more.
Whilst I have DVD copies of all of the listed shows, many of them are not ‘fresh’ in my mind. I would say the Criminal Minds (original and Suspect behaviour) are my strongest at this point of time.
I'm British, so I tend to edit in British English, if you want US English let me know.
NB: My fics were written whilst I was in 1st year university; I am currently completing a postgraduate degree so one would hope my writing ability has improved since then.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Research! I have a mind full of useless and very occasionally useful information. If you have made a research mistakes, I will point them out, but it’s up to you whether you change it or not.
Sounding board/helping with writer’s block - I have more than happy (read I would love) to help with ideas. I am happy to suggest ideas, but I will NOT write your fic, that’s your job.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Spelling/grammar. Okay, it’s not a huge weakness; I’ve done a number of proofing reading tests and always score highly, but don’t expect me to pick up every mistake. If your spelling/grammar isn’t too hot, do not worry. I am dyslexic myself, whilst I cannot proof read my own stuff to save my life, I can proof read others’ work. I am more than happy to help you, as I know it improved my writing.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Criminal Minds/Criminal Minds Suspect Behaviour/Without a Trace
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Slash, parody, poetry, erotic stuff.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv 24||Tv Criminal Minds||Tv Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Tv Without a Trace|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for