Allebasi 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-31-07, id: 1339023
Author has written 3 stories | Warcraft, and Bartimaeus Trilogy.
β : Allebasi is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm just some person who annoys the heck out of his older brother. I read a story, editing a long the way, repeat, repeat, and so on until I decide the work is fully edited. You can expect me to make your story grammar correct, more detailed, and more thorough. Possibly more, possibly less.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm insane about grammar, and drive my brother insane (i.e. he clobbers me with a piece of printer paper) about it. Just because a computer claims a sentence is a fragment does not mean (in my opinion) that it doesn't work. One word sentences are very useful for dramatic effect. Details are another thing I love to add (brother clobbers me again). Being thorough sounds so much better than just skipping over something. For instance, which do you like better:
NOT THOROUGH: "I liked the smell of pie in the air."
THOROUGH: "I loved that waft of my grandmother's baking cinnamon apple pie about in the air."
Thorough is much better, right?

While I doubt I'll be adding to your masterworks, irony is one of my favorite tools. While I don't nail it into my fanfics, I use it a lot in my regular writing.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm prone to overconfidence, especially when I'm finished. Certain I'm done and all that. By the way this does affect you if you want me to edit your work because I might decide I'm done editing when I'm not. But hopefully I won't.

I also make a lot of typos. But who doesn't?

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love action/adventure/humorous stories (esp. with irony in them). I can (and probably will) add lots of battle details to battles. Duh. And if I haven't mentioned it yet, I love irony, a good tool for humor.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not like (and will not edit) romance mushy gooey stuff. DO NOT send me a romance story. I have enough adjectives in my head to make a detailed scene, but it would probably have way too many metaphors and alliteration.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Game Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Book Lloyd Alexander
Game Mario
Book Pendragon
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Game Tales of Symphonia
Game Warcraft
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Fantasy