talcumpowder 's Beta Reader Profile
action: Send PM . Follow . Favorite
profile: p User Profile
since: 08-27-07, id: 1362774
Author has written 16 stories | Kingdom Hearts, High School Musical, and Honeydew Syndrome.
β : talcumpowder is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
This is Reili's editing in a nutshell: I focus on the stylistic aspects of writing. If your work has been translated into English, I can help make it as clear and polished as it maybe was in the original language because I speak Japanese and English so I understand translation aspects.

Also, my writing is focused very heavily on little details of realism. If a situation simply does not make sense, I'll try to help someone work it out and make it better. And I'm fairly decent at grammar, I do work for a newspaper.

And though it says fluent in Japanese, it's more for dialogue purposes than full fics. I read really slowly in Japanese because my kanji is really weak.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are probably stylistic aspects. Like, Oxford commas, flow and dialogue versus spelling and grammar. I've basically been trained to break the rules of grammar when it sounds better.

But mostly dialogue, I think.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Weaknesses? Probably spelling. Somehow I ended up with almost entirely British spellings, so I might change things only to remember that no - that isn't how it's spelled.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Well, obvious preference for non-heterosexual pairings because even though I can tolerate het . . . I'd rather not. AU is preferred to canon in the case of Kingdom Hearts, and if it's Demyx/Roxas I will love you forever. For High School Musical, I'm really fond of Ryan - so if Ryan features prominently in your story there is a good chance I'll love it. My favourite pairing is Chyan (or Rad), but I like lots of other stuff too.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Het, mostly. I'm also not fond of butterflies or moths . . . Though it does take quite a bit to squick me, moths or butterflies are just a big no. Also: if it's in that little section of my profile filled with pairings I dislike . . . Well, I'd rather not.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Japanese
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Enchanted
Book Harry Potter
Movie High School Musical
Anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Movie Road to Eldorado
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Crime
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship