Sentinel Slash Virtual Season Interview with EagleEye

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Title: Sentinel Slash Virtual Season Interview with EagleEye
Interviewer: Sentinel Slash Virtual Season
Interviewee: EagleEye
Date(s): 2000?
Medium: online
Fandom(s): The Sentinel
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EagleEye was interviewed for Sentinel Slash Virtual Season for her role as a beta reader.

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See Sentinel Slash Virtual Season Interview Series.


I think writers usually better betas because they can usually come at the story from a different angle. Is there a natural ability, yes I think so. There are just people who should NEVER beta stories. As for background, it really depends upon what you're betaing for. If you're a grammar Beta, then you really need to know your grammar. Personally, my strong point is content/continuity. While I may missing half a dozen grammar "things", if there's an action that doesn't work, i.e. one sentence they're upstairs in the loft bedroom, next sentence their making love on the couch without having physically gone there, then I'll catch it. My eyes just catch on stuff like that.
I'll read just about anything once, except Death stories. I tend to enjoy stories more if the characterization is close to the show. I.E. no pretty tittys or Baby Blair stories.
I never know how an author I'm betaing for the first time is going to take my suggestions. Being a writer myself, I've found that, usually, if an author doesn't like my style of writing, then he/she won't like my style of betaing. I can beta stories that I don't like, i.e., Death stories and Domestic Discipline, but if the author and I don't see eye-to-eye on how the characterization should be, then we're not going to work very well together.
So far, TS is the only fandom I write in, but I've been known to beta in Stargate, Herc, Xena, Houston Knights, Due South. I've done time as a proofreader for a Highlander Zine, and currently I'm Asst Editor on a Gen TS zine.