| AMango 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 5 stories | Black Cat, Death Note, .hack/SIGN, Evil Genius, and Dexter.
β : AMango is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you're a friend, I'll pretty much agree to anything. If you're a stranger, it'll depend on whether or not I like your story premise.
I warn you, some times I get very, very busy. I'll try to warn any authors I'm betaing for in advance, should I become too busy so that you can arrange a replacement. I'm not going to hold on to your story without working on it for weeks or months just because I'm busy. That's not fair to the author.
I don't think this will ever be an issue, but I'm very good at Japanese. I didn't select "Japanese" on the list of languages I'll beta for just because I'm not experienced enough to address stylistic issues and I really don't have the time for that. But if for some reason your fic has a bit of Japanese, I can make sure it's correct. Or even translate a little something if I love you enough. I also know a fair amount of stuff about culture, if your fic takes place in Japan and you're worried about those things...
Also, it should be noted that I speak American English and use the American spellings of things. If that is an issue for whatever reason, tell me. We might be able to work around it.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
They say you have to know the rules before you can break them. Well, I know the rules very well but also know when it's best to break the rules a bit. If you want something grammatically perfect, I can assure that. If you are worried about a beta ruining your style for the sake of grammar, I can work with that too.
I can try to help you stylistically, if you want. I can't give you a style, only you can do that, but I can give tips that will, hopefully, help you find your own voice.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can't spell. Nope. Can't do it. I can run it through a spell check and make sure you get the right word though, even if it means looking it up in a dictionary.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer something in a fandom I'm familiar with. I love slash, but I'll do any sort of pairing or even no pairing. I'm very easily bored, so I may only accept things that sound interesting to me.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't think any one thing would make me refuse to beta a story. I'm not going to say no to every and any story containing _. I'm really quite open minded. But that doesn't mean I accept everything. If I like it, I'll do it. If I don't, oh well, but it's not because I dislike some random aspect of your story.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
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