Lovely Spell 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-29-06, id: 1141535
Author has written 75 stories | Naruto, Harry Potter, Bleach, and Hikaru no Go.
β : Lovely Spell is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have betaed for others before. I don't have a natural detection for spelling, but am good with resources. br /

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I will edit a document by setting in bold my spelling corrections. br /

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If there is a mistake with grammar I will give you a b/n: (beta note) with alternatives to that particular sentence or asking for clarification on what you meant. For example: was it "Oh! Don't stop!" or "Oh, don't! Stop!"? Mistakes of the sort can of course can make an enjoyable experience turn into rape without proper punctuation. br /

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I would much rather all characters be in character. If your story also requires them to be in character, which means it isn't a crack fic or they aren't heavily medicated or inebriated, I will give you a b/n: where I'll include alternatives for word usage or sentence structure. For example: If Iruka were to invite Naruto for ramen in your story and your dialogue for Naruto was "What an enjoyable experience. Yes, let us go together." First I'd laugh then I'd suggest "Ne, ne lets go, Iruka-sensei!" and perhaps other dialogue lines as well or words you might want to change. br /

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I do not expect to write your story for you, but as an author I have a vision of how stories are made. That means that my opinion will be based on my writing experience in fanfiction. I try to offer simple solutions and many alternatives to keep your style intact.br /

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I do not watch English versions of any anime. This means that I can also correct your Japanese usage. I prefer not use any Japanese vocabulary because it can be annoying for a person who does know Japanese to see mistakes that could have been easily avoided by not writing "Hokage-sama-chan-kun" in place of "Tsunade-sama". br /

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It is also bothersome to have to read: "He is so atsui." "Aishiteru Sasuke-kun!" or "I was walking down the tori, and saw a tori right next to a hachi. They were all kawaii flying with their tsubasa in the kaze." -.-''br /

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Unless absolutely necessary, like with names of places or people, I will usually recommend no Japanese. Words that I find acceptable are name suffix, locations, and people's names, other Japanese words for those of us who do not know their American equivalent like Ero-sennin instead of "pervy sage", Hokage-sama/Tsunade-sama in place of "lady Tsunade" or Shinigami in place of whatever the American equivalent happens to be. br /

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If you do decide to use Japanese words in your story, against my better advice, I'll be sure to check my resources and double check spelling and meaning. Also because certain things can be spelled differently I will also provide alternatives. For example: Jounin, jonin, shojo, shoujo and so on.br /

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If you have additional questions please PM me with your questions. To learn more about me visit my profile.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are: keeping characters in character, being able to produce natural flowing dialogue, proper usage of Japanese phrases, grammar and vocabulary. I am a good fact checker. I've been known to rewatch episodes and re-read manga to search for seemingly insignificant details and I'll be glad to do so for your stories as well. Not only do I have access to up to date manga/anime, but I also use various databases and of course wikipedia which I use to cross check facts and details.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer I have a tendency to misspell a lot of difficult words, which proves that although I have a pretty large vocabulary my spelling can be atrocious. I do however make up for it with various spell check tools and a handy dandy dictionary. Commas are my natural enemy. I was taught to use commas for pauses in speech. That means I have a tendency to delete commas that are unnecessary (to me). This sometimes goes a bit overboard and I end up getting rid of most commas. I hunt them ^.^''.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am well known (in my head) for my romance comedy style a.k.a. fluff. I rather read romance, comedy and friendship fics. I prefer one-shots and two-shots.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not like angst, unless it is an angsty comedy (happy endings). I'd rather not do a long story because I am an active writer and do need time to concentrate on my own work.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gravitation
Book Harry Potter
Anime Naruto
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Angst
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship