Nami James 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-31-06, id: 1125570
Author has written 8 stories | Inuyasha, Instant Star, Misc. Books, Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
β : Nami James is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I take being a beta seriously. It's not my own work I am going through so I often pick up on grammar, spelling of characterization flaws I would not pick up on in my own stories. What I look for is small details that just seem off to me as well as checking spelling or looking at how a certain word has been used. I try to see every fic through the eyes of both a writer and a reader as best I can. I really have no expectations of anyone who wishes for me to beta for them. The only expectation I really have is that you try you best to bring your story to life. If you can do that then I will help you to improve in the miner mistakes that writers tend to miss. After all, isn't that what a Beta is for?
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths in Beta reading are that I can usually find the flaws in the story that typically an author would not want there. Spelling errors and grammar mistakes often can confuse the reader from the story as they try to figure out what the author means by it. I would say that one of my strengths would have to be that I am often able to pick up on what the author/authoress means and help to better portray the visual they are sending out by picking up on something they missed and letting them know.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses as a Beta would have to be that I can get pretty sidetracked with life so getting through a story if I have a lot going on is sometimes difficult. I'll often be busy with life, or other fic's so it generally takes me some time to not be distracted enough to give on honest opinion. Though I do try, my mind often wonders.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
The type of stories I would prefer to Beta over others would be Het - Male/Female, Sesshōmaru/Kagome, Spuffy, or Jommy pairings. Though I'm always willing to try new things. I'm also willing to Beta crossovers depending on genre.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Something that would be 'not my cup of tea' would be Yaoi/Yuri/Slash. Though I do at times make exceptions. Like with any Inuyasha based fanfic and so on. If you are not sure then just ask me and I will answer you truthfully. I can be pretty open minded to different things.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Tv Bones
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Caitlin's Way
Tv Instant Star
Anime Inuyasha
Book Outlanders
Anime Sailor Moon
Book Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries
Tv True Blood
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for