Kitarra 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-10-06, id: 1044006
Author has written 2 stories | Beyond Good & Evil.
β : Kitarra is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an avid reader who believes that stories should be good. Fanfiction is a fantastic tool to stretch one's authorly muscles, and if I can help someone to become a better author, fantastic.

As far as expectations I have of anyone "wishing to acquire my services" -- I expect one to have a plan, and not simply to be writing for the sake of hearing the keys click and reviews gush. I need to get the feeling that there is a purpose to the story.

I also expect the story to have a compelling hook into the canon it's based upon. Original characters can be done well, but I believe they have to earn the right to be central to a story.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a pretty tough editor, but I give constructive criticism. I have a very good understanding of spelling and grammar, although to be honest I'd rather not be looking things over for basic mistakes.

I'm mostly looking to help people with things like dialogue, pacing, and characterization.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will have relatively little patience for stories that feel aimless or that are full of basic grammatical errors.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Adventure, intrigue, mystery and romance are all appealing to me. I especially adore unrequited love and redemption storylines.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything that abuses its canon. Crossovers that make no sense.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Angel
Anime Battle Angel
Game Beyond Good & Evil
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Book Cadfael
Book Diana Wynne Jones
Book Dresden Files
Book Earthsea Trilogy
Book Enchanted Forest
Tv Firefly
Anime Gunnm/Battle Angel
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Movie Master and Commander
Misc Misc. Books
Book Peter Wimsey
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Song of the Lioness
Game White Wolf
Game World of Darkness
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for