Reader in the Corner 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-08-06, id: 1130457
Author has written 1 story | Twilight.
β : Reader in the Corner is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love to read, but years of doing so mean that I'm very familiar with the characteristics of good and bad writing. Thus, I would be glad for the chance to help a wonderful story idea avoid being overshadowed by poor writing. I take all responsibilities seriously, including that of a beta to return work promptly. Unless something drastic is going on in my life, you should expect drafts to be returned with comments in less than week.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a native English speaker. Since I'm used to well written and edited work, I'm certain to remark on typos, from missspellings to improper word usage, as well as simply odd phrasing, whether it is due to syntax or the connotations of specific words. I have very good grammar and knowledge of obscure words and turns of phrase.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not incredibly familiar with the canon of many of the fandoms I read in, so don't expect help in that area. I also don't believe myself experienced enough in writing to offer advice on themes or plot, beyond the most basic problems that a reader might catch.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to beta stories that I would willingly read for amusement, which luckily enough is a fairly broad range. Gen and romance (I read yaoi and slash romance as well as het) are among my favorite genres primarily because I enjoy works which focus on the characters, rather than pure action or drama.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I cannot tolerate Mary Sue type stories or poorly written works contructed purely of cliches. If it is not a story I see any hope of enjoying, I will not force myself to read it in order to serve as a beta.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Final Fantasy VII
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
Anime xxxHOLiC
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for