IaithCariad 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-17-06, id: 1030427
Author has written 3 stories | Bible, Kingdom Hearts, and Durarara!!/デュラララ!!.
β : IaithCariad 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 will let you know now that I am a student and as such I am often quite busy with schoolwork and suchlike. If you aren't in any particular hurry to have your story posted (sometimes it takes me a week...) then I would be happy to help you.

One of my favorite things about language is the myriad ways people can use it. On the other hand, things like punctuation and sentence organization make your story easy to follow and more immersive for your reader, so while I will be nit-picky about spelling and punctuation, I don't want you to lose your style in grammar rules (especially the artificial ones-prepositions are perfectly normal things to end sentences with). Many of my corrections you can take as suggestions. If you wrote something a certain way intentionally, I won't eat you if you leave it that way. I'm also very non-judgmental, so if you're nervous about someone reading your work, I'm nice.

You can look at my strengths and weaknesses below and let me know what sorts of things you want me to betaread for. I can focus more on one area if you need it. I can check a fic from any category if you just want me to check mechanics, but for a review that includes content I have to be familiar with the source, obviously. :) And while I would not characterize myself as fluent (read: native-like) in Japanese, I am quite proficient if you would like some guidelines on Japanese usage for whatever reason.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Basic grammar, spelling, punctuation, and general mechanics are my biggest strong points. I'm quite picky about little stylistic elements like repetitive words or awkward sentence flow. On the other hand, I can also be flexible with regards to what you're writing; often mechanics must be sacrificed for effect. I focus on making writing as smooth, readable, and comprehensible as possible while maintaining the appropriate style for the piece. I'm also a stickler for consistency in language, content and perspective-I will catch perspectives bouncing all over the place or awkward dialogue.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Characterization is not my strong point because I have personal opinions that tend to affect my judgement. I try to avoid making too many comments on content for that reason, especially in a world as subjective as fanfiction. I won't mention much as far as characters are concerned unless something glaringly inconsistent pops up. I can also be really slow if you aren't like "FIX MY STORY NOW!"
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
In-character fics are preferred unless you're writing some sort of parody/humor story. I can handle most fics, from dark, angsty, or violent to light, fluffy, or silly, although in general I prefer stories a little lighter on the romance in favor of mysteries or adventures.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm 21, so I can handle just about anything, but I'd really rather not review straight-up smut. (But chances are, if you're writing that sort of thing you won't need my help anyway.) Also, if you are deeply attached to the practice of using the word "orbs" instead of "eyes," we probably won't get along.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Baccano!
Anime Death Note
Game Disgaea
Anime Durarara!!/デュラララ!!
Book Emma
Movie Ever After
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Game Final Fantasy X
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Misc Greek Mythology
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Book Jane Eyre
Game Kingdom Hearts
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Monster
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Movie Princess Bride
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Princess Tutu
Game Shadow of the Colossus
Game Suikoden
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for