RouJoumis 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-19-01, id: 128604
Author has written 9 stories | Monkey Island, Star Wars, Teen Titans, Misc. Cartoons, and Star Trek: 2009.
β : RouJoumis is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've mostly helped with school papers and the like. I love reading stories, though; so I've decided to try being a beta reader (obviously). My skills are mostly technical (grammar, spelling, idea flow) but I also like to ask questions ("Why did you do this? It doesn't seem to make sense after that last paragraph, it's totally out of the blue" or "I don't understand, who is he talking about?" or "Is this really in character?") I want to help you write a story that's well done, no matter what the subject matter.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm best at grammar, spelling, and the logical flow from one thought to the next. I can be a story-doctor, pointing out weak spots and suggesting different ways to fix them. I can be a bit of a know-it-all, but I'll never tell you that you MUST do things the way I think is best. I'm here to make suggestions, not to chop your work into pieces.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I overuse commas, horribly so, and probably won't catch your own comma abuse. I am not very good at character dialogue. I'm a bit dense sometimes when it comes to motivations - you may have to explain to me *why* person X did Y, or even convince me that yes, it really does make sense. I can be pigheadedly certain that I know exactly the right way to write things; fortunately, I'm learning to rein in my overconfidence :P If you find that I'm a bit too pushy or blunt, please just tell me.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like general stories, ones that aren't just one genre, but that span a wide range of human reactions. SF and fantasy are my favorite story backgrounds, but AUs are a guilty pleasure of mine.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a huge fan of slash, although I won't turn a story down just because of homosexual or non-canon relationships. Lemons are right out, though; I read a few, but not enough to know what makes one good. Mostly I like fluff or deep emotional intimacy, not sex :P
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Ai Yori Aoshi
Movie Back to the Future
Book Brainships series
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Dollhouse
Comic Dominic Deegan
Comic El Goonish Shive
Tv Firefly
Cartoon Gargoyles
Anime Ghost in the Shell
Comic Inverloch
Comic Misfile
Game Myst/Riven
Movie Star Trek: 2009
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Cartoon Teen Titans
Anime Tenchi Muyo
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for