StudentofDust 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-27-07, id: 1362645
Author has written 51 stories | Harry Potter, Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!, His Dark Materials, Naruto, Azumanga Daioh, Fullmetal Alchemist, South Park, Push, Sekirei, Elfen Lied, Lord of the Rings, NCIS, Vampire: The Masquerade, and My Little Pony.
β : StudentofDust is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've been doing amateur beta-reading for about two years now, so I have plenty of experience in that area. If you're worried that my grammar or spelling skills aren't up to par, fear not- in my six years of taking middle and high school English classes (including AP English in both my junior and senior years of HS), I haven't made below an A in any of those classes.

As for my style... I usually base the amount of time I spend reading something on two factors: how many stories people have requested that I read, and the amount of homework I have to do (yep, I'm a college freshman). So, I'll probably get back to you within two or three days, with my suggestions on improvements.

Please, be polite when you ask me to look over something for you. Also, don't message me excessively, asking me if I've finished reading your fic. If you do that, I probably won't accept beta-read requests from you in the future.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Strengths, eh? Grammar, spelling, punctuation... basically, everything that's required of being a (good) beta-reader, I can do.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I don't really have many weaknesses when it comes to something like this. My main one would probably have to be my unfamiliarity with a lot of the categories that most people tend to write about. If I don't know much about it, my ability to effectively give you tips is limited unless I can find time to research that particular storyline, so I can actually give helpful pointers. The only other thing some people might not like is the fact that I can be overcritical at times. I'm a novelist, with my first book to be published in the near future, and I did all the beta-reading myself... needless to say, I've gotten pretty good at it. So if I sound overbearing when I'm telling you about what you could fix about your story, I apologize ahead of time.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Pretty much anything you send at me, I can beta-read and give you advice on.

Also, I prefer romantic fics. Don't ask me why, but I'm a complete sucker for romantic stuff.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not too big a fan of yaoi fics, but if I'm feeling up to it, I will read some yaoi stuff. Other than that, I'm pretty much open to everything else.

Also, I'm fine with reading stories that have cursing, just make sure the language isn't excessive. I will read stories with sexual scenes/overtones in them, but as with yaoi, it will be on a case-by-case basis.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1984
Anime Ai Yori Aoshi
Misc Anime X-overs
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Azumanga Daioh
Misc Book X-overs
Misc Cartoon X-overs
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Cartoon Family Guy
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Cartoon Futurama
Movie Godzilla
Cartoon Godzilla: The Series
Book Harry Potter
Book His Dark Materials
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Cartoon My Little Pony
Anime Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!
Movie Push
Movie Saw
Cartoon South Park
Game Vampire: The Masquerade
Misc Wrestling
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship