ivory tear 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-29-07, id: 1267961
Author has written 5 stories | Gakuen Alice, Drakengard, and Rurouni Kenshin.
β : ivory tear is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I beta-read as spare time and as an aspiration to help readers promote their writing skills and other aspects. I am someone who greatly loathes reading fanfics that looks as though it was abandoned by its writer and left with too many errors and mistakes, thus I am also doing myself a favor when I signed up here as a beta-reader. I read fanfictions too.

I have no course in beta-reading but I have my wide knowledge in reading and academic skills in English and grammar to be used as basis. Thus I can't assume myself to be giving 100% accurate findings, but as much as possible, I keep it as objective, informative and promotive for the writer's behalf.

I believe criticism, alongside with honesty, should be nothing but realities and facts that is meant to help enhance a writer's skills and capabilities for the better. Beta-reading is objective, meaning emotions and other outside feelings should not affect its outcome. I can be very friendly (I usually am in reality) but my principle for being objective often dictates for me when I critic, with exemptions in giving good points and praise for the writer or if I see enough effort and potential on the writer's behalf, I will not hesitate to say so. I am generous in giving positive feedbacks as much as I am free in giving scathing constructive criticisms.

a. I am more of a perfectionist and strict but that doesn't mean I'm 100% accurate. I'm also direct to the point in criticizing.
b. When I locate an error, I change it to the correct word/phrase or if the writer wishes otherwise.

I expect any documents to be submitted at least 2 weeks or so before publishing date, since I'm often not around fandom to check on any updates. Or if you're just trying my skills then submit it anytime.

That's all...

No lies or flowery words. Just facts on what you can expect from me.

If you think I meet your requirements or you meet and accept my preferences, then go ahead. It's your decision.

NOTE: PLEASE BE SERIOUS IN ACCEPTING ME AS YOUR BETA-READER. I take this task seriously, so I hope you also will. I feel irksome when you accept me and then leave me hanging in mid-air after I've critic; one thing I absolutely abhor is letting my effort go to waste just because I haven't received feedback. So if you can't swallow criticism or you're too sensitive/close-minded to face it, then I'm definitely NOT your choice.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can spot English spelling errors, grammar, subject-verb agreement and basically any other kind of error in language or grammar. I think that covers everything I've learned in English so far. :)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have a tendency to be random... x_x I might pass over an error or irregularities with the flow without second thought...
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I suppose any fanfiction will do. However, knowing something that is familiar to me, such as the storyline of Gakuen Alice or Rurouni Kenshin maybe, will be really helpful in guiding my criticism.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything unreadable, scattered thoughts or "abandoned", uncared fanwork.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Game Drakengard
Game Fatal Frame
Game Final Fantasy: Tactics
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Gakuen Alice
Game Lunar: Eternal Blue
Game Lunar: Silver Star
Game Metal Gear
Game Radiata Stories
Game Rayman
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Game Shadow Hearts
Game Shadow of the Colossus
Game Suikoden
Game Tales of Phantasia
Game Tales of the Abyss
Game Trauma Center
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Game Wild Arms
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for