| MsQuill101 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 7 stories | Naruto, and La Corda D'Oro.
β : MsQuill101 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've decided to beta-read because I can't write nearly as many stories as I would like to, and I think it's a shame people with good ideas are held back by having weak grammar or vocab. I can and will try my best to help you flesh out your story. I don't really have many expectations of people who want to work with me - so long as you're willing to write, I'm willing to read; so long as you're willing to accept criticism, I'm willing to correct.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar: tenses, sentence structure, etc. Spelling, typos, over-used words, awkwardly placed words. Although I've stated my category preferences, I'll beta-read for anyone as long as it's just grammar. If it's a book or anime or movie I haven't watched or read, I can only promise you perfect English, but I won't help with content. Even if it's one I've watched or read, I won't interfere with the story at all unless you want me to. I prefer third-person narration, but anything's fine really. I tend to favour descriptive writing, but it's up to YOU how you want to write your story.
As an added plus point, my Japanese, although far from fluent, is way better than your average Japanophile. So I can point out if you're misusing Japanese words in your fanfics... but then again, the ones reading them probably won't realise even if they're used wrongly.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Among my biggest weaknesses as a writer are keeping characters in character and making a story funny - but then again, as YOU are writing the story, that's your responsibility. Besides that, I can't explain why grammar is the way it is, so please don't ask me why your sentence is wrong and mine is correct. My grammar is (not trying to be boastful) nearly perfect, but I never learned English - I just know it. So please just trust my judgement.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
As you can see from the genres I chose, I prefer light-hearted fanfics like romance and humour. Fantasy also creates lots of descriptive opportunites :) but really, nothing specific.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Definite no-nos: angst, mystery, suspense, supernatural. If you're writing anything for this, don't bother asking (especially angst, ugh. The others MAY be negotiable). And no mindless smut, no matter with what sexual orientation. I'm not a same-sex coupling fan, so I'm not 100% sure I can write for one, but it's probably doable. That's about it, so I hope to hear from someone soon! ;P
|Content Rating: Fiction K » T
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book Artemis Fowl|
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Book Diana Wynne Jones
|Anime Faster than a Kiss/キスよりも早く|
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
|Book Harry Potter|
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime La Corda D'Oro
|Anime Midori Days|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for