lilahri 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-22-06, id: 1013336
Author has written 1 story | Harry Potter.
β : lilahri is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Being a beta reader is new for me, so I'm not sure what my style is quite yet. I know that I enjoy writing very much. In addition to that, I spend an unhealthy amount of time reading FanFiction. I decided to become a beta reader because I figured I it would be a better use of my time to help out the authors of the stories I am reading, instead of just reading and leaving a review. When I've edited stories for friends, I make it obvious what my corrections/changes are (different colored font, notes, highlighting, etc.) so that you can choose to keep your original work if you'd rather. I work well when an author explains their expectations of me from the start. One expectation I would greatly appreciate is a time frame/deadline of when you need to hear back from me.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My main strength would be my ability to catch technical errors (punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, etc.) within a story. Also, I can't stand wordy sentences or long, drawn out paragraphs so I will work on helping you condense your work to be as concise as possible. Another one of my strengths would be that of recognizing when a character is in or out of character for that story (i.e. If you are writing an AU then I would make sure you kept your version of that character in character for your version of the story... hopefully that made sense to someone else besides me). Also I am very passionate about character development, because I feel that you can't truly appreciate a story until you love/hate the characters. Because I care about well-written characterization so much, I am willing to go the extra mile when it comes to understanding a character. I will re-read a book, re-watch and episode/movie, or do some research on a particular topic in order to make sure what I write is accurate and realistic. I will do the same for any author I beta for.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will be the first to admit that I have no talent for writing fighting scenes. I can appreciate violence, and I know when I'm reading a good/bad description of a fight (I've seen/read my fair share of violent movies/books). My input for any fight scene will not extend much further than stating whether I felt it was believable or not.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Since I don't have a wide variety of beta experience, I am not sure what I am better at and what I totally suck at. What I can tell you is that I enjoy both one-shots and multi-chapter fics. I have read a vast amount of fanfictions, both AU and canon, so I can recognize clich├ęs and over-done plots like a shark smells blood. I am most comfortable with stories for Harry Potter, Twilight, Fullmetal Alchemist (first series and Brotherhood/manga), Merlin (BBC series), Soul Eater (anime only, haven't read the manga), and Avatar: The Last Airbender. You can look on my member profile to see my favorite couples. I am also very comfortable with most crossovers. If it's a crossover between a story I'm familiar with and a story that I am not familiar with, I will be sure to familiarize myself with said unfamiliar story before I beta your crossover (I don't know if I've ever used that many variations of the word "familiar" in one sentence before... I think it might be a record).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Again, not much experience. So at this point in time I do not know what my cup of tea is. I don't speak any language other than English (and American English at that), and I am not familiar with cultures outside of America. I am always willing to do research though. I've read a few Slash fics, but I've never tried my hand at writing one, so I'm not sure how well I'll be able to edit one. I am always looking to improve and expand my writing experiences, so I'm willing to try out anything really - even if it's only to check over your grammar.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Harry Potter
Book Kingkiller Chronicle
Tv Merlin
Anime Soul Eater
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for