EdElricFan1001 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-07-07, id: 1231646
Author has written 15 stories | Fullmetal Alchemist, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Danny Phantom, X-Men: Evolution, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
β : EdElricFan1001 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a nitpicky reader. I like things to be perfect, blame my OCD. I'm really good at spotting grammar and spelling mistakes and helping fix them. As I have evolved as an author, I have become pretty good at finding places where stories don't exactly flow correctly and I'm normally good at picking out how to fix those problems. Out of everything that I do, I'm the best at finding and fixing OOC characters. I make a point of knowing all of the characters personalities in a series so that when I write my own works, my characters aren't flawed. When asked to beta something, I normally tell whoever asks to reread their work in a few days after not touching it or thinking about it to see what they can find that they personally don't like. I also strongly request that authors print out their works to proofread them. We precieve things differently on paper as opposed to a computer screen. After you have proofread your own work, I look over it to help fix problems an author can't fix. I like to focus on the muscle of a story, not its bones. I expect works sent to me to be looked over by the author and cleaned up to the best of their ability. If an author can't figure out what to do beyond what they have already done, I am, of course, happy to accept what they have and I promise to do the best I can with it.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am particularlly good with crossover stories. I can do just about anything crossed with Harry Potter. As stated above, I'm good with spelling and grammar as well as characterization. I can spot an OOC character really quickly and help point it out. I'm good at picking out where the story drags and giving suggestions on ways to fix it.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Not going to lie, I tend to push things back as far as I can. I get really busy sometimes and I can't put beta-reading as a first priority. I try to respond to PMs quickly and turn around work sent to me in about three days or less. Sometimes I can get it back in about four hours. It just depends on my schedule. As long as I'm listed as 'active' I will accpet requests that fit the criteria and get stories back as quick as possible.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to have prewritten stories sent to me. It's not necessary, but I like to have a schedule. Oneshots are the most likely stories to be accepted, as they are already written and ready to mostly be published. I do accept chapter stories, but I don't like it when I get chapter one on March 1st, get it back to the author by the 2nd and then don't hear anything at all until June when they finish chapter 2. If you only post every few months, thats fine, but keep in touch. I don't like to be blindsided randomly and then have to refuse to beta another chapter because I have accepted other requests. It isn't fair to you or me.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beat lemons or smut. Sorry, not something I beta. I also don't beta yaoi or yuri. It's not that I don't read it, its not that I'm against it or whatever (I'm not and I read it) its just that I don't feel that I can proofread it the best. I don't do well with off the wall pairings either (e.g. Kaiba and Rishid, Isis and Bakura things lke that).
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Ben 10
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Naruto
Book Twilight
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for