simplicity-0o1 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-17-06, id: 1029898
Author has written 3 stories | Gundam Seed.
β : simplicity-0o1 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First of all, I like stories where there is a very well rounded character, plots that are not cliche, use of correct grammar, and lots of character development. If your story does not meet any of those requirements and you ask me to be your beta reader, I will give back very harsh critiques.

I would also like to mention that "..." bugs me to no end. Whenever I see an author with a Author's Note at the beginning like this:

"So...this is my story...I promise you it's actually a very good story...please read and review"

When I read something like that, I just want to grab the author's head and smash it against a wall. I would have much rather preferred it if it had been either in full sentences, or a new line rather than the "..."s. If I see a story with an author's note like that, I close it immediately.

Another big factor (for me) is the summary. The "..."s in summaries makes me want to grab my hair and pull them straight from the roots. Thank my lucky stars that I'm very good at containing myself, or I'd be bald by now.

So back to summaries; if you are going to ask me to beta your story, I would like to see what you would put in as your summary too because I feel that summaries can make the difference between having 10 readers or 1000 readers. I like summaries that help draw readers in. It doesn't have to be long, just something that leaves the readers intrigued.

Lastly, I need an author who would actually finish their story. I will be committed as long as you are committed. If you do so not update your story, I will bother you. *evil smile*

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths is something I need to think about. For now, I can say my strengths is finding illogical/ill-placed events/character/etc. in a story. I think timing is very important in a story.

Say in a romance; if you take the characters' relationship too quickly, the readers will feel that too. But if you take the characters' relationship to slowly, the readers will eventually get bored because they'll be asking "When will they finally get together already?"

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses; I have many, I can promise you.

I think my major weakness is grammar. I do not have a University major in anything within the language range. I write using what I know and feel is right. So if you are looking for somebody who can edit your grammar mistakes, I'm not your cookie.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like romance, science-fiction, historical-fiction, and fantasy. I would also like to beta stories where there is already decent grammar. I always believe that grammar does not matter if your story is good.

Also, if you have Microsoft Word or such applications, don't expect me to correct your spelling. Spelling mistakes is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There's not much that I dont like that isn't already listed. I can say I don't like all the work I have to do for real life but I don't really think any of you can help me with that.

So if you don't think I'm a downright b1tch, feel free to message me to be your beta reader. I'm always opened to anybody and everybody (for the time being). You just have to keep in mind that I will be a very unsympathetic reviewer.

BTW, you might want to pm me to ask if I've read/saw that praticular fandom before. I don't think I can do much beta-ing if I don't know what's going on. If you do choose me to be your beta-reader and I have not read/seen that fandom before, you can give me a sypnosis of the background and I'll do some research on it as well so that I can do my best to beta your story.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Anime Beyblade
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime D N Angel
Anime Evangelion
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gundam Seed
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Loveless
Anime Naruto
Anime Noir
Anime Witch Hunter Robin
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for