Sammius J. McGennien 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-28-07, id: 593959
Author has written 12 stories | Life, General, Historical, Love, General, Fantasy, Young Adult, Politics, and Friendship.
β : Sammius J. McGennien is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
To all requesters prior to 2018, I apologize for not responding to your messages: my beta reader status should have been changed to hiatus or inactive, but I hope to make up for my mistake by doing well moving forward. I have Bachelors of Arts in English and philosophy and a minor in French. I aim to have an open mind to all subject matter, genres, and worlds as I assist people with their written works. I am relatively experienced with workshopping creative works and am an experienced collaborative reviewer for fiction and nonfiction, which is a fancy way of saying that I have worked alongside people in a professional setting at various stages of the writing process (from brainstorming to final drafts) across fields of study and interest to produce polished pieces of writing. I do not merely edit but instead expect open communication and cooperation so that the writer's intended voice remains intact regardless of whatever changes are proposed or implemented.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have experience with fiction as well as non-fiction. Although I have Bachelors of Arts in English and philosophy, I have reviewed works from a variety of fields, including mathematics, the social sciences, and history, among others. My most comfortable elements of creative writing to explore include character growth and development, world building, and dialogue and narrative. As a beta reader and peer reviewer, I am generally open minded toward any and all works of writing and am willing to work with anyone, provided the effort is mutual. As each individual writer has a unique voice, I am also open to each unique voice. Additionally, I don't have all the answers, but I will openly admit that I do not have the answer and either pursue the answer myself or suggest ways to find it, probably both.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I can get ahead of myself when reading and miss finer details, especially in an online setting as opposed to a face to face setting. Additionally, I don't have the best memory, so I might ask many questions or need time to do some research. Furthermore, I sometimes struggle with time constraints and timeliness, as my life does not currently run on a schedule.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My preferred genres are fantasy, horror, and science fiction, although I will happily consider any and all genres of writing, including (but not limited to) history, romance, and general. I have been exposed to many genres through literature and creative writing courses as well as my own personal interests and welcome the opportunity to further expand my library of genres. Additionally, while I prefer the young adult age group, I am open to reading works aimed at all age groups.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Life experiences have made topics involving suicide difficult for me to handle. That being said, I do not discourage anyone from approaching me with all stories involving this topic but do request patience and sensitive consideration. If this topic is a heavy theme of your work, please consider bringing it to another beta reader.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Fiction Essay
Fiction Fantasy
Fiction General
Fiction Historical
Fiction Sci-Fi
Fiction Young Adult
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship