Contra Mundi 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-25-06, id: 1053023
Author has written 12 stories | Loveless, Count Cain: God Child, Discworld, Harry Potter, Peacemaker Kurogane, D.Gray-Man, Kingdom Hearts, and Fairy Tales.
β : Contra Mundi is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My focus as a beta-reader is on spelling, punctuation and grammar. Depending on what fandom it is being written in, to some extent, characterization. I can be brutally honest and I have a tendency to suggest many other things that can be suited better, though you don't have to take them. I will take apart all Mary-Sue's and/or Gary-Stu's, so be prepared for it. My mode of criticism is that I will talk about the good things, and then the bad things and what needs to be improved on. I don't like rude people or homophobes.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I think that one of the best things about writing is characterization. With it, even the stupidest plot can become the best story. I am quite adept with characters and have quite an array of them. I also tend to have the ability to have a character stay in character. I try to make my writing as fluid as I can and make sure that it all connects. I also tend to research a lot of things and get all my facts straight before I start writing so as not to make mistakes and therefore anger a community.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't have any experience as a beta-reader. That is the one big thing. I have a low tolerance of bad characters and can be quite terrible about them. I tend to suggest a lot of things that I think would fit better, but it might clash with some opinions and if you don't want to go with it, then by all means don't.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to do stories in my area of expertise or stories that are in the fandoms I am well acquainted to. Some of these fandoms include, but are not limited to: Saiyuki, D.Gray-Man, GetBackers, Kingdom Hearts, Hikaru no Go, Final Fantasy X, Loveless, Harry Potter, Godchild, Angel Sanctuary, Count Cain, Peacemaker Kurogane, Crisis Core, From Eroica With Love, XXX Holic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Ouran High School Host Club, Petshop of Horrors, Rurouni Kenshin etc. I specialize in drabbles and not so much chapter fics, since that is mostly what I write, but I can take on chapter stories as well.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not betaread homophobic stories and I would really, really, REALLY prefer not to do Fruits Basket fics (long story; if you really want to know, I can say so in a PM, but be prepared for a long rant). I will do basically anything, as long as I know the fandom well enough. I don't want to give anyone bad advice.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Angel Sanctuary
Book Artemis Fowl
Book Bridge to Terabithia
Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Anime Count Cain: God Child
Anime D.Gray-Man
Book Dalemark Quartet
Book Diana Wynne Jones
Book Ella Enchanted
Book Fairy Tales
Game Final Fantasy X
Anime From Eroica With Love
Anime Get Backers
Book Good Night Mr Tom
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hikaru no Go
Book Inheritance Cycle
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Loveless
Anime Ludwig Kakumei
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Peacemaker Kurogane
Anime Pet Shop of Horrors
Book Phantom of the Opera
Anime Princess Princess
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Saiyuki
Anime Tactics
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime xxxHOLiC
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for