Shadow Hunt 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-23-07, id: 1205060
Author has written 5 stories | Harry Potter, and Naruto.
β : Shadow Hunt is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've had plenty of beta reading experience, the total count of all the separate stories I've beta read so far being eighteen. The longest one I've worked on was twenty-three chapters long and two one-shots to go along with it. Thus I have learned to use my natural bluntness to know when to speak my mind while beta reading and be completely honest with it. No sugar coating ladies and gents! I do give harsh (but not cruel) critique at times when it's necessary, but more times than not I'll go on forever about certain parts that I really enjoyed. As for my requirements, I must say that I expect your story to be read over by yourself several times before sending it out to me. I do not want a complete rough draft that has a mistake in every word. That is just a waste of both our time, and I'm quite obsessed with staying within the scheduled turn-in date. I also like corresponding through this site and sending documents through that nifty DocX section they have. Useful bugger, I swear.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Here's what I'm good at: Grammar, cutting out and replacing repetitive lines such as "he said", story flow, POV consistency, suggesting ideas, knowing when characters become OOC, finding any discrepancies in your plot or any minor details. (Ex. you say your character is left handed then later state otherwise), helping with dialogue if needed, and researching.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
And now onto my weaknesses: If what I'm beta reading is too boring, then I have tendency to stop reading it completely. I have to be actually interested in your story to read and fix it; Run-on sentences I won't always fix for you, just point out if I think it needs work; Spelling is not my strong suit, but that's what spell check is for; and keeping tenses accurate I'm completely incapable of.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Multi-Chapter Stories; stories with plots; stories leading into a relationship instead of it already being present; and I love original ideas/plots, but I'm okay if it's not. I read both gay and straight couples, though I usually don't get into girl on girl.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will NEVER beta read any stories with any of the following listed: Play format, song-fics, hardcore angst, tragedies (I don't read so that I can cry), self mutilation, K-rated stories, Mary-sues/Marty-Stus, and OCs in the main pairing. I love AUs, but I'm tired of high school related ones.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Book Harry Potter
Anime K
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Naruto
Tv Sherlock
Anime Steins;Gate/シュタインズ ゲート
Movie Thor
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Crime
Hurt/Comfort