ShadowXene 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-03-01, id: 100074
Author has written 6 stories | Digimon, Gundam Wing/AC, Animorphs, and Inuyasha.
β : ShadowXene is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If anyone is interested in having me beta-read for them, you're very welcome to drop me a line by email. I'd appreciate a brief blurb with the fandom, any applicable pairings, and a basic summary. br /br /

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Any documents I edit I will send back with corrections/suggestions in a different color unless you absolutely do not wish me to do so. However, I firmly believe that the author should have the final say in any changes I may make or suggest. Blind faith may sound nice, but I've been writing original fiction (unpublished) with my best friend for over four years, and while we think very similarly and know each other's characters well, sometimes you want something written in a certain way for a reason, and I understand that.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very much a grammar!Nazi and spelling!Nazi. I'm also pretty good at making sure that sentences vary so that prose flows well and doesn't sound stilted, and 'Thesaurus' is my not-quite-middle-name.br /br /

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I'm also pretty good at poking holes in your plot if you discuss them with me beforehand. I make a fairly good sounding board and do occasionally have interesting ideas.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I may occasionally miss plot holes. It's something I'm working on paying better attention to. I also acknowledge that I'm no good at reading and rereading something over and over again, unless it's been completely overhauled. I can't beta anything I write myself worth crap. I'm fairly good at catching anything I'm going to catch on the first or second run-through, though. After that, if the changes are minor, chances are I may not catch them.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm a pretty big slash fan, and I'm not particularly queasy about various kinks/warnings. I'm okay with betareading anything involving non-con, etc. I do enjoy romance fics, especially with a good dose of action/adventure and drama. I also enjoy family and friendship fic. Romance isn't required though. Genfic is good too.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
While I do read some het, I'd appreciate it if you run the pairing by me first. It's probably always a good idea to check pairings anyway, because there are some slash pairings I'd rather not touch with a ten-foot pole. I'm an odd cookie, and don't generally enjoy reading humor fic, so please don't be offended if I turn it down. Certain types of crack!fic are okay in mild doses every once in a while.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Anime Ai no Kusabi
Movie Avatar
Anime Bleach
Anime D.Gray-Man
Anime FAKE
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Game Final Fantasy X
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Good Omens
Anime Gravitation
Anime Gundam Seed
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hikaru no Go
Book His Dark Materials
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Inuyasha
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Anime Legal Drug
Anime Love Mode
Anime Loveless
Anime Megami Kouhosei
Anime Naruto
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Prince of Tennis
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv Stargate: Atlantis
Anime Sukisho
Movie Transformers
Anime Weiss Kreuz
Anime Wolf's Rain
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship