Rutina 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-11-07, id: 1195164
Author has written 2 stories | Kingdom Hearts.
β : Rutina is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, I'm Ruth. I've always recieved good grades in English Language and Literature, and I would love someday to become an Editor, or at least an Editorial Assistant (Or even a proofreader). I have the bad habit of reading a book, then re-reading it looking for mistakes! I suppose my beta-reading style would be:
-Skim-reading and correcting any obvious mistakes (eg spelling or typos)
-Thorough-reading and finding all the harder mistakes (e.g grammer or language)
-Re-reading until confident all mistakes have been noted and corrected -Scanning in corrected fic OR re-write it (whichever is easiest for the author)
-Double-checking my own corrections -Returning to Author (Plus discussion - communication is key)
-Process repeated if neccessary Expectations: I do expect any author to be able to have a grasp of the english language. I refuse to beta any work which uses Text language or computer slang (eg. l8r, lol, or no use of capital letters/punctuation.), unless for deliberate effect. NOTE: I have noticed there are a lot of authors on fanfiction whose first language isn't english, yet still produce excellent work. I also offer my services to those people who are having issues with their sentance flow/or making sense (I DO NOT OFFER A TRANSLATION SERVICE)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good speller, and being creative and a strong imagination. Giving story/writing advice I certainly excel at. I also extremely enjoy improving sentence structure (It's kinda a pet peeve of mine.)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to make a lot of typos, so work may have a short delay to be returned while I am double checking my own corrections (I am utterly competant, however).
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Genre-wise, I do not mind what sort of story I am sent (Horror, Romance, etc etc) Though I would prefer it if I knew the subject you were writing about (I will inform you if I do or do not.) I only advise this because I will then be able to offer advice on characters or plotlines since I am familiar with the subject matter, and help with accuracy etc. I also prefer stories with some form of pairing. My favourite fandoms are Kingdom Hearts, the FFVII FRANCHISE, Kuroshitsuji, Axis Powers Hetalia, Loveless, Fruits Basket, Tsubasa, Death Note, Naruto, etc
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Not picky. Will take anything, but I'm not particularly interested if it has no pairings. KH and Hetalia yaoi is my preference.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime D N Angel
Anime Death Note
Game Final Fantasy VII
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Gravitation
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Anime Loveless
Anime Naruto
Game Super Smash Brothers
Anime Switch/スイッチ
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime Vampire Doll
Anime Vampire Knight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for