A.Steele 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-02-07, id: 1251191
Author has written 4 stories | Fruits Basket, Inuyasha, CSI: Miami, and Black Jewels Trilogy.
β : A.Steele 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 pre-college English major, preparing for an eventual career as a librarian (I've already got the glasses down), and I love Fanfiction.net as a source for great stories and people. The first thing I would beg is not to judge my betaing by my posted fics- they were started in middle school and I just haven't been able to bring myself to admit that they're crap and need some serious help. Which is one of the reasons I enjoy betaing- it's very satisfiying to help someone polish things off to be enjoyed by the public, and I love a good story. I like to become attached to the stories, and I won't lie, I enjoy the benefits of being one of the first people to know what happens next.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar is something I try very hard to be accurate with. It a shame when a perfectly good story is being dragged down by poor punctuation. I also like to make sure that all the points of a chapter were reached: you know, if you say something and forget to go back and explain it, that's something I like to avoid. I'd also try my best to keep all the information accurate w/o changing the author's intention, like ages, appearence, or some other obscure info the author isn't sure about. Personal pet peeve: when someones eye colour is no longer the same half way through for no apparent reason.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not extremely talented at remembering obscure names, for one thing. If this maids name is that, and this footman's name is this, it can all get very confusing, and you'd be surprised how much people accidentally type the wrong name, so if I beta for you, please supply me with a list of characters, if they're OCs. It would be much appreciated.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance and humor are the genres that I love! Wit is something that's very hard to come by, and it's great to read stories where author has a good sense of humor. I do not begrudge unusual couples, including yaoi/yuri/slash or whatever you want to call it. I have a list of most of the animes I've seen as a part of this beta pro, so if you're looking for a more expert opinion on wheter or not you're getting OCC, please check and see if your anime/manga is on that list so that I can help you. If it's not and you still would like me to beta, it would mostly be spelling and grammar.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Angst. The world is already full of unhappiness, do fanfics have to be too? If there's a lot of death or gore happening in your story, please just pass me by. I'm not talking about spats between people, or the evil villain finally dying, or temporary obsticles, I mean things like, "Oh, my family is dead, my house is gone, I have no where left to go, I think I'll kill myself." and that would be the end of the story. -.- Who needs that? I'd love to beta stories, but please don't make it emo-land.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Black Jewels Trilogy
Anime Bleach
Book Clive Barker'
Anime Count Cain: God Child
Anime D N Angel
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Her Majesty’s Dog
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Kannazuki no Miko
Anime Naruto
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Samurai Champloo
Anime Spirited Away
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for