Strudel Ninja 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-31-07, id: 1290146
Author has written 6 stories | Naruto.
β : Strudel Ninja is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well, I started off as a reader, delved into writing, and soon found my passion in critiquing and editing others. I'm always really excited to help someone in need. I have a good eye for grammar/spelling mistakes, and I enjoy giving my input for a story. I'm usually pretty lenient and will let things be, but sometimes I just need to be honest and hopefully I don't prove to be more of a flamer than a concrit reviewer. I will try my best to support and understand any writer who needs a beta.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I personally feel that grammar, vocabulary and spelling are areas in which I am strong and confident. I always proofread anything I write, and I usually find mistakes and correct them within the first reread session. I would love to find new words in exchange for cliché or overused phrases. The dictionary and thesaurus are two of my best friends, believe it or not. ;D I try to be as constructive in my reviews as possible, and if honesty is what you want, I can certainly deliver in a professional way.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I think my weaknesses include being "too soft" with a person. There are some things you can't criticize, but others require the beta to be strong-voiced in order for the writer to fix their mistakes permanently. My honesty can sometimes come off rude, although I do not ever intentionally say something in that manner.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love to read stories of the Naruto domain. I like all kinds of stories. I really do enjoy comedy, adventure, and something that brings a new element to the "table" of thousands of fanfictions. I don't mind a story that has a traditional and common theme, but as long as there is something special, something that makes it unique and memorable, I don't mind reading it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Cliché and over-used stories really aren't my "cup of tea". And as much as I enjoy a really good love story, I don't exactly want to beta a story that is filled with lemons. Same goes with drama; I love a dramatic storyline, but if it's angst angst angst throughout 90% of the story, I can tire easily and lose interest. And like many FFN readers and authors, I hate the traditional Mary-Sue. It's okay to make an OC. It's even okay for a canon character to be friends with the OC. But when the OC takes over the fic and every single canon male falls head over heels for that girl, who is the utmost of perfection...then it becomes a little too "Oh, I've seen THAT before". I don't read those stories, so why would I beta them? I just don't like repetition, is all.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime D.Gray-Man
Anime Death Note
Anime Naruto
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for