TheSaintRyan 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-13-07, id: 1259316
Author has written 14 stories | South Park, Jet Grind Radio, Death Note, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Teen Wolf, and Life With Derek.
β : TheSaintRyan is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a Beta-reader, I can only describe myself as honest. I have quite a firm grasp on spelling and punctuation, verb tense, everything I may need to look for in your stories. When I beta, I generally read through the full document, just to get the general feel of the story, then I'll go through again and, completely manually, search for errors in spelling/punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. I then repeat my process two or three more times, to make sure it all flows and to (hopefully) make sure I haven't missed any errors. I'll then add comments to the bottom on what could be improved, and the positives of the document. Out of someone wishing to acquire my services, I would expect them to be committed to staying on top of things and updating with me before any one else. I would expect that they be reasonable, and willing to discuss things on a further level than "Oh, change this". I would expect that they aren't afraid to ask my why I changed a certain word to a synonym, or why I switched sentence A and sentence B around. After all, I am here to help, to aid, not to shred up your piece and send it back with no reasons.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I would say that I am definitely good with being reasonably prompt, thought it may slip my mind sometimes with schoolwork and all the drama that accompanies it. I am rather apt with spelling, and so far in my time of beta-ing have only gone back and seen one missed word. And I give HONEST feedback on each chapter of each story; what I like, what I don't. I won't lie to you and tell you how great you are, I'll actually say "You know, this could use a lot of work, and your verb tenses are kind of off, and the plot doesn't seem to be going anywhere" or whatever needs to be said.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I would say that my biggest weakness is my forgetfulness. I have in the past gone through someone's piece several times, and then forgotten to send it back to them until they asked why it was taking so long. I try my best to keep the original author's writing style, but sometimes I may also get ahead of myself and add a bit of my own voice into something I change.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm very open to anything. Anything from G rated to NC-17 hardcore. I like new experiences. No pairing in any fandom is off limits.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I suppose if I hadn't heard of the fandom, and found it unreasonably hard to find information on it, I would have to turn it down because I can't exactly gauge the characterizations or originality, can I?

Also, any very very obvious Mary/Gary Sue characters, unless used in jest, because it is rather boring and not very productive if you character is perfect at the beginning of the story, and stays that way.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
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