| katiesquilts 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 17 stories | Naruto, Ouran High School Host Club, Gakuen Alice, Vampire Knight, Spirited Away, Death Note, Bleach, Prétear, D N Angel, Count Cain: God Child, Zombie-Loan, xxxHOLiC, and Demon's Lexicon.
β : katiesquilts is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Let me get this straight. NOTHING annoys me more than a story that is poorly edited, although I have to say I do a lackadaisy job on my own stories, just because I don't care for my own stories, since no one reads them anyway. But when I click on a story and immediately notice all those easily corrected and painstakingly obvious mistakes, it ticks me off. As a betareader, I like to fix all those little mistakes and make a story nice and shiny before it makes its way onto the world-wide net./p
Usually, when I beta-read a story, I have the writer email it to me as a whole document, each chapter at a time. After going over it and fixing the mistakes (if any) I save it under a file I have created and then send it back to the writer for them to post. I prefer microsoft, but only because it has a nice, shiny spellcheck and word count. (Now I will also use DocX, as provided by fanfiction.com.)/p
I'll betaread just about any story, even if I know nothing about its genre. I might even be willing to go full out and research whatever it is you are writing about, just to make sure you have all the facts correct. It's funny when you're reading a story and the writer contradicts themselves./p
GetyourZexion: "12 Steps My Ass" chapters 1-6 /p
HidaKakuFangirl: "How Far We've Come" chapters 1-2; "Dear Diary" chapter 1-/p
Rubble: "Haunt"; "No Regrets" chapters 1-5/p
B-Rated: "Vladacula" chapters 1-13
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Punctuation, tenses and phrasing in sentences, and spellcheck are my strongest attributes.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to get bored easily and will put off editing a story if I do not find it interesting. Although, if it wasn't interesting, I'd probably tell that to the author in a very straight-forward way. XD
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I adore romance and action, and even some angst and drama. I'm also a total anime lover, and if you mention a series to me I've probably heard of it, if not watched it for myself. Also, I have an addiction to stories that are at least 5,000 words long. Yaoi and yuri stories keep me alive!
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Cross-overs and the like aren't welcome in my territory, but you can always try and coerce me.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Play Avenue Q|
Anime D N Angel
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Anime Death Note
|Play Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog|
Game Final Fantasy VII
Tv House, M.D.
Anime Let Dai
|Book M or F?|
Anime Nabari no Ō
Anime Natsume Yūjin-Chō
Anime No. 6
Anime Ōkiku Furikabutte/Big Windup!/おおきく振りかぶって
|Anime Ouran High School Host Club|
Cartoon South Park
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime Vampire Knight
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for