Masked-Writer-In-Disguise 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-27-07, id: 1287300
Author has written 27 stories | Naruto, Death Note, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
β : Masked-Writer-In-Disguise is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am very much a grammar Nazi and I have a habit of correcting anybody in that whether I know them or not. My teachers can get up and say something grammatically incorrect and I will correct them. My grammar teachers smile when I do that, but my other teachers look at me funny...

I go through stories at least twice to make sure that I don't miss anything and if anyone is looking for a beta, they have to use more than simple sentences. I can not stand having to read 'Hallie went down to the lake. She got in the lake. She went swimming with her friends'...etc, etc, etc. Please use compounds. That is all I'm asking. Also, one must have a decent grasp of grammar. I can deal with someone not knowing what a preposition is, but I will be correcting you on it. Grammar is very important to me, if you didn't grasp that from the above paragraph. If you don't have a good, or at least basic, grasp, then all you will be hearing is 'The verb should be...' or 'It's "she and I" not "Me and her"' or 'You used a preposition at the end of a sentence.'

For the last part, if you want to know what a preposition is, I can send you a list.

I'm very much for gay rights and I'll read anything in that category. I can guarantee I'll finish beta-ing that specific story. I like homoness!

Yeah that's basically it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have an excellent grasp of sentence structure and the correct grammar usage. Punctuation is also taken note of and corrected. 'Picture Painting' with words is also something that I excel at. I like to make things visual. Its more of a new thing though. I've become better at 'painting', myself, and its kind of become my main style.

That and really long, complex sentences. They've become a recent development as well. I've been reading Thoreau and Emerson and Hemingway and their writing uses lots of extended metaphors and long, complex sentence structure.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I get too caught up in the words and sometime fail to grasp the actual content of the story. That's why I read the story twice or three times.

Also, my corrections or suggestions may be in my style and not your own, but if you do like something I did and want to use it, feel free, but only if I suggest it to you. I get angry when people steal my work.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will pretty much beta anything whether it be rated K or M; it really doesn't matter. Content doesn't matter either. As long as it's not incest, I'm fine with it.

I don't have any specific genres that I's rather beta, but I cannot do Westerns. I grew up on Westerns (they were forced on me) and I will not do it again. Never. Anything else, hit me with your best shot, but i will NOT (NEVER) do Westerns. Don't expect me to change my mind either...Do people even write Westerns on this site?

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta incest that can reproduce (i.e., NejiHinata... Just wrong in so many ways), certain degrees of gore (I'll let you know if I can do it or not), mpreg (there's no physical way a man can get pregnant, so, unless you have a really good reason that doesn't involve turning the bottom into a girl, I won't read/beta it), cliched stories (they have to have a spin on the plot of I'm going to beta them. I want to read something interesting)...That's about it.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Bleach
Anime Count Cain: God Child
Anime Death Note
Book Dragonlance
Game Final Fantasy VII
Book Forgotten Realms
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Naruto
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Adventure
Angst
Fantasy
Tragedy
Hurt/Comfort