Napoleonic 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-02-02, id: 276010
Author has written 6 stories | General, Fantasy, and Life.
β : Napoleonic is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a brand new addition to the Beta Reading ranks here at Fiction Press. Actually, I've never Beta Read before anywhere so I'm just a brand new addition in general. Considering this, I don't have much of a beta reading style yet. I have edited others' works before, although in more of a technical capacity than content-wise. However, I would like to give it a shot. I've been reading and writing since forever and I think looking through other people's pieces might help me with issues that I have with my own stuff.

If you're interested in asking me to Beta for you, you can probably expect great encouragement as well as constructive comments. I'm not a mean editor; it isn't my goal to make you feel belittled, but enthused to continue, to patch up what you've written and make it the best it can be.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm fairly good with the mechanics of writing and spotting typos. I also like to invest myself into the stories I read, this would probably help with character development issues since... Well... If I have difficulty caring about the character, there's probably something that can be done to make it more well-rounded. I'm also an ideas person. Talking out things and brainstorming is one of the best ways to get out of a rut, and I'm fairly good at prompting. At least, I've been told.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Plots. I'm not very good at planning out plots for myself so I doubt I would be much help in terms of putting things in order for others. Although, I wouldn't mind trying to help out, so I urge you to give me a shot. Practice makes perfect, after all.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Considering I'm just starting this beta reading business, I think I would like to stick to Short Stories for the moment. I will read basically anything. Some authors I enjoy are Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Dennis Lehane, Judy Blume and Micheal Chabon, to give an idea of what I usually read. I'm not too squeamish, so something of a graphic nature, either sexually or violently, won't bother me. Of course it should be written well, or else I might advise that it be taken out. :D
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Poetry. Not because I don't enjoy it, but because I'm not very well versed in it, nor do I have too much experience in writing it. Although, I have slowly been growing attracted to sonnets. I also probably wouldn't be much help with Science Fiction or High Fantasy writing, also because I don't have much experience with it. On a more personal note, I would probably steer clear from Religious pieces or works that include Suicide, Cutting, or too much Teenaged Angst. I find a lot of that unnecessary, to be perfectly honest, and it's rare that someone can put a spin on it to make it both relevant to the story or interesting in general.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Fable
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction General
Fiction Historical
Fiction Humor
Fiction Mythology
Fiction Play
Fiction Supernatural
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for