mysticLegend11 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-05-07, id: 1189420
Author has written 15 stories | Inheritance Cycle, Prince of Tennis, Bleach, Yu-Gi-Oh, Naruto, Supernatural, Lord of the Rings, Dragon Age, Legend of the Legendary Heroes/伝説の勇者の伝説, and Hunter X Hunter.
β : mysticLegend11 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am absolutely brutal with a red pen--although more with original stories than fan fiction. I guarantee you that you will not find a single returned page without a red mark on it. I will accept everything that the author put more time into creating than me into editing. Although I've only been editing for over a year, I know what I'm doing, at least more often than when I don't. ;P

My only expectation is that the author will listen (although not agree) to my advice and show improvement in the areas that I highlighted.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
1. I check my e-mail multiples times everyday, so I guarantee you a quick return (maximum of two days.) If I don't reply, the chapter probably landed in my spam folder.
2. I am very opinionated, so I will offer critiques in both the writing style and the plot. If you have any problems or questions about plot (pacing, organization, characterization) or prose (diction, syntax, conventions), I will be happy to answer.
3. When checking for grammatical and spelling errors, I sometimes deviate into grammar lessons and occasionally refer to my aesthetic sense of beauty, so correct me if I make a mistake.
4. I am very familiar with OCs and epic stories. As with vignettes, mostly relating to canon characters, I have not shown the same proficiency with.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
1. I personally fail at writing canon, although I've been improving steadily.
2. I subconsciously tend to avoid AU, for some reason, so I may not be familiar with those.
3. I tend not to have a lot of patience and don't often emphasize the areas in which the author is doing well--but I'm working on it.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer OC stories, although I will often settle for canon parody. As for everything else, as long as it doesn't butcher the art of literature, I'll work with it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Explicit yaoi, yuri, slash and het make my eyes bleed. (Emphasis on the explicit. I tend to be pretty liberal as long as it's not NC-17.) As with Sues, if it's born out of ignorance, I expect the author to improve. If not, then I politely decline (unless it's a parody.)
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Absolute Boyfriend
Anime Bleach
Anime Cat Street
Anime Claymore
Anime Escaflowne
Anime Eureka Seven
Anime Fairy Tail
Anime Hikaru no Go
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Last Exile
Tv Legend of the Seeker
Tv Merlin
Anime Midnight Secretary/ミッドナイト・セクレタリ
Anime Naruto
Book New Jedi Order
Anime Prince of Tennis
Anime Samurai Champloo
Anime Skip Beat!
Movie Star Wars
Tv Supernatural
Anime Vampire Knight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship