Missed Nin 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-12-07, id: 1276867
Author has written 10 stories | Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Generator Gawl, and BioShock.
β : Missed Nin is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I write and edit my own stories more to practice creative writing than as a tribute to fandom, and I'm doing a degree in English Literature next year. This means although I'm patient, I'm not going to skimp on criticising features of a story and I expect people I'm betaing for to be able to accept fair criticism. I'm not the kind of grammar nazi who's overpedantic about dialogue tags: I'm more likely to tell you to vary the way you describe this character and not to weigh your writing down by spending a page setting a scene.

Over the years, I've beta'd for various people, and I've got something of a set format for doing so: I'll comment in brackets within the text with specific corrections or queries, then write a paragraph or so in review at the end of any sections I feel need it. I like discussing stories and critiques I'm making, and I'll happily look over as many drafts of a chapter as are written.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at noticing how a writer uses vocabulary and sentence structure, and so at pointing out repetition and other flaws there as well as just general grammar. I'd say I'm a pretty competent editor, too. And... yes, I do know Latin.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I might well not notice every last missing dialogue tag in a piece. If absolute grammatical perfection is what you're after, I'm unlikely to be your best choice of beta-reader. Also, if what you want is straightforward suggestions and error-correction, you might get frustrated with "this is my opinion on..." and "why don't you think about...".
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Anything that's based on a interesting premise, be it a crossover or self insertation fic written with unusual flair, or an alternate reality or previously unseen backstory.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Derivative romance, any improbable crackfic that the author hasn't made convincing or plausible, anything that I'd find too boring to read myself.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Latin
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Game Final Fantasy X
Anime Generator Gawl
Anime Naruto
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship