belager 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-22-09, id: 650294
Author has written 5 stories | General, Life, Sci-Fi, and Friendship.
β : belager is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am very critical and blunt, but I also like to compliment. So, if there is even the slightest chance of something wrong with your story, you will know it, and if there is something I like, you'll know that too. I love to use the Track Changes and Comment features of Word's Revising toolbar, so be prepared for a lot of color on you document, and keep in mind that a lot of color does not mean bad, it just means I'm writing down absolutely anything that might be of use.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am proficient with grammar, spelling, and other writing protocols such as dialog structure. I can distinguish awkward from natural-sounding sentences. I can also analyze for how well you use story elements such as characterization, plot, and details (and I will do this whether you want me to or not).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I read more fiction than I write, so when a story gets to a certain quality level my experience may no longer be of help. I can sense when something may be cliche, but sometimes I can't tell for sure. I am also not so familiar with genre-specific conventions outside of science fiction and fantasy.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My favorite genres are scifi, fantasy, and anything in between. On occasion I also like reading about impossible things happening in the real world, mystery, and adventures, but I don't read these as much. I will read other things, but my feedback may not be as useful. In general I like stories with a touch of humor and/or romance, but these qualities are not necessary for me to enjoy a story, and certainly not for me to edit it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I get put off by morbid, gory or bloody stories. I am not squeamish, but I do not take pleasure in paragraph-long descriptions of dead bodies, rotting flesh or regurgitated fluids, and I will unconditionally recommend that you remove them if you send me a story with them, whether they were actually good or not.

I also am so picky when it comes to explicitly sexual details in romance that I cannot be counted on to properly evaluate M-rated sections of romance stories. Just don't trust me with lemons, and please warn me if they are there. I'll gladly take a look at the rest, though.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
All Fiction
All Poetry
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Friendship