TheFirstWaltz 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-20-07, id: 1357052
Author has written 7 stories | Fruits Basket, and Naruto.
β : TheFirstWaltz is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a careful worker, I guess. I can return chapters or whatever you throw at me relatively quickly... Maybe from two hours to two days. It might go even faster on the weekends. As a beta-reader (which I have done unofficially for some other people), I work mostly with fluidity and grammatical structure of text. My style would probably be straight-forward, perhaps blunt if I'm in a bad mood. I tend to focus on a big issue, talk it out, then help correct it to the best extent I can before moving towards the smaller issues. Even though I'm relatively young, I really try my best to stay grammatically correct whenever possible. You can expect a somewhat antisocial grammar hound reading over your stuff, giving support, telling you what you did wrong or how you could make it better, and then disappearing until you need me again. I don't need constant contact or evenly-proportioned waiting periods between chapters. I can work on anything from rhythm in poetry to 6000+ chapters. I am fine with helping people who don't speak English as a native language, but write in it.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good with grammar, punctuation involved with that, spelling, advanced vocabulary, descriptions (adjectives, participles, and adverbs), formatting, flow, rhythm, and procrastinators. I can work with pretty much anyone.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weakness would be reading or writing a bit too quickly, and missing some tiny things in editing my own stories. I used to be bad with comma and semi-colon use, but I've fixed that. I can't work very well with people who think they will be always right. I know I will make mistakes, but for me to edit well, we need to put our egos away, please. I also can go a bit nuts if your grammar is absolutely abysmal. But I'll try my best not to bite anyone's head off.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would love to beta romance, humor, or whatever comes to mind. You can check my pairing preferences if yours is among them. But I don't mind anything really... I'll try not to be biased if you give me a fic that is of a pairing I don't support.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not so good with editing lemons, and that's pretty much it. Also, as to those of you with extremely short chapters (350 words or less), I can understand your ways, but I would prefer editing one normal-sized chapter that was updated every month than a short little thing that I would have to beta every night, 24/7. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO POEMS.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Book Discworld
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Galaxy Angel
Anime Ginban Kaleidoscope
Anime Haruhi Suzumiya series
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Love Hina
Anime Lovely Complex
Book Maximum Ride
Anime Naruto
Anime Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Anime Princess Mononoke
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Anime Tokyo Mew Mew
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for