FlipoutPenguin 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-07-06, id: 1003739
Author has written 9 stories | Harvest Moon.
β : FlipoutPenguin is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'll just cut straight to the chase and say I don't mess around when it comes to editing. Even if something I say might come off as an insult, I'm just being truthful so that I am giving my best advice as to how to fix something that I think is incorrect. I constructively criticize. I expect to have ready contact with the author of the story in case I have any questions, which I might. There might be times when I have difficulty understanding something within the writing and need to ask about it. Sometimes I want to be sure I am correctly assessing everything I take in before I try to make any changes and would like to make sure I'm given the go ahead so that I can do everything correctly. Also, anyone who chooses me as a beta should know that even if I feel something is incorrect, I acknowledge that the story is not mine and, if the author so chooses, I will not try to change whatever it is. The last thing that I want to say is that I am a person just like everyone else, so there may be times when I am not so quick on the job. So don't get mad. I'm not a robot...
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I like to think I have a nice, varied vocabulary, though I don't fancy myself a walking thesaurus. I have also been told that my spelling abilities are above average. My best area, though, is grammar and punctuation. I know the differences between "there", "their", and "they're" and "your" and "you're", and I can say with absolute confidence that I never screw them up, EVER. Okay, I won't brag anymore. :D
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I think my biggest weakness is canon. That being said, I'm not terrible at it as long as I know the fandom and its characters well. In my own writing, I usually don't try to attempt anything longer than a oneshot when it comes to fanfiction because I don't trust myself to stay canon, even though I don't really know if I have the ability or not. Feel free to test me. :3
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
In my own writing, I deal mostly with romance and lemon, but I believe I can cover other genres as well. I'm only limited when it comes to my own writing. As long as I'm not the one putting the words on the page, I should be okay.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I really don't care for AU's where there are things like characters from a fantasy universe put into an office setting as coworkers, but I don't mind AU's that experiment with what might have happened if somebody hadn't died or something like that. I also do not want to get into fics where the characters are intentionally out of character in order to make the plot work. I don't do Sues or Stus either, so sorry. Gore isn't really my thing, but I can usually take it. But I still don't prefer it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Fruits Basket
Game Harvest Moon
Cartoon Hey Arnold
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Game Pokémon
Cartoon Recess
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Tragedy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship