TemporaryUniverse 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-23-16, id: 7995303
Author has written 5 stories | Criminal Minds.
β : TemporaryUniverse is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I don't have a lot of experience as a beta, but I do have a lot of writing experience. I have taken fics before and edited them with the author's consent, but just for myself, as practice. I tend to be very critical, but I am not mean about it. Accuracy and factuality are important to me, realism (even in a sci-fi or AU) is my key for a successful and enjoyable read.

The first thing I do when editing is go through the entire portion and examine the consistency, flow, and dynamics. From there, I read it a second time and can move on to correcting spelling, grammar and the technicalities. I will try to be quick, but thorough, when editing, but I may need some friendly nudges to stay on top of things.


1. Please, label for trigger warnings. If I know it's coming I can deal with it and won't have any issues.

2. I will be as courteous to you as I can, please respect that and do the same for me.

3. You don't have to take any of my edits as requirements, they are simply suggestions to help better your writing and make it more enjoyable for readers. That doesn't mean they are free of errors. No hard feelings if you don't like my changes.

4. I understand that rl can get in the way and sometimes the unexpected happens, but please communicate with me so that I'm not left hanging.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel in grammar, syntax, structure... basically the technical side of writing. I also do well with plot design, and I'm not afraid to tell you what I think you need to hear. I critique well and I will try my hardest to make your fic flawless.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am terrible with schedules and regularity. I could spend two hours working on a fic one day and not write anything else for three. Or I could spend an hour every day of a week writing and editing. It depends on the mood of my muse.

Character-building is not my forte, but it is something I'm working on myself and I'm sure that I can still give you tips.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I adore angst in all of its pure forms. I also enjoy a wide variety of things, AUs, sci-fi, one-shots, gen... Anything and everything, really. If you've written something graphic and intense and aren't sure about it, believe me when I say I've probably read and written worse. I'm not opposed to reading ick, gore, sex, or torture. As long as the poor soul you are abusing doesn't end up dead, I will have no qualms about reading and editing.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will NOT read (major) character death or mpreg. I also prefer to stay away from PWP, or stories that focus heavily on romance for romance's sake, I need plot that isn't related to character's amorous relationships. To me, a pairing is supposed to *add* to a fic, not *be* the fic. (I'm also not that into straight pairings, but not totally against them.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Movie Avengers
Tv Bones
Tv Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tv Castle
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Doctor Who
Tv Good Omens
Book Harry Potter
Book Jedi Apprentice
Tv Leverage
Comic Marvel
Book Maximum Ride
Tv Merlin
Tv Psych
Tv Sherlock
Movie Star Wars
Tv Supernatural
Tv Torchwood
Misc Welcome to Night Vale
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for