Mardya 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-13-17, id: 8796280
Author has written 3 stories | Star Wars.
β : Mardya is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I consider myself a critical beta-reader, which means that I aim to read stories that have been polished and edited. In short, I would like to beta-read your best effort. When I send your story back I will have corrected the spelling errors I have found, added questions and comments after each paragraph if applicable. I will not change your wording, as I consider myself a guest in your story.

When I am not behind the screen, typing away at this venture or that, I am busy with my many hobbies and interests. As I do not have a job currently, it means I have a relative vast amount of free time. This will not always mean that work is returned the same day. I often have several projects going and depending on the document, it may take me a couple of days to complete writing my comments.

I am an avid reader and I like to watch series and movies. As a caveat, I am rather fond of canon being canon, and although I don't mind alternative universes I will not beta-read if characters are completely rewritten and become recognizable only because of their canon name.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good at catching flaws in characterization, plot holes and continuity. My grammar and spelling are pretty good, and I tend to catch most punctuation errors.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
English is not my first language, which means that I don't always recognize slang words. I also am rather bad at looking past certain pet-peeves of mine (see the 'would rather not' section below).
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I enjoy stories that involve character growth, as well as stories that cover daring feats. Also, I have a weakness for the swashbucklers/rogue archetype and general 'larger than life' characters so if those feature in a story, I'll be a happy reader.

I enjoy a great many fandoms and haven't listed them all. If the fandom you write for isn't on the list, feel free to PM me and inquire.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Stories that feature characters that go against canon to a degree that it crushes my immersion. I can see the appeal for certain pairings but, for example, pairing Snape with anyone who isn't Lily Evans doesn't work for me. Other examples would be where John Marcone (Dresden Files) happily sacrifices children for material gain, or where Sam abandons Frodo to drink himself into a stupor in the Prancing Pony.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Dutch
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Alias Smith & Jones
Movie Avengers
Anime Battle of the Planets
Book David Eddings
Game Dragon Age
Book Dresden Files
Movie Star Wars
Game Star Wars
Tv Thunderbirds
Book Valdemar universe
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for