meruhen 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-01-07, id: 1366732
Author has written 43 stories | Prince of Tennis, Loveless, Care Bears, Fairy Tales, Wizard of Oz, Last Unicorn, Final Fantasy I-VI, and Final Fantasy VII.
β : meruhen is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader, I tend to look at characterization, flow, and style of the piece overall. If you simply need someone to check for grammar mistakes, I am not the person for you. I'll point out where things don't make sense, where transitions could be stronger, where depth in the story would be good.

I'll read a piece over first, to get a good impression (I prefer to read completed things, not WIPs) and then go back in to point out areas where things could be worked on. I do take a couple of days to do so, so something you want done right away wouldn't be good. I'll tell you what works for me and what doesn't.

Characterization is important, so that's one thing I always try to focus on. If something seems out of character in my eyes, I'll mention it. I enjoy working with language and literary/stylistic elements and although I won't rewrite anything for you, I'll point out areas that don't flow quite as well to me and could use some work, and if you'd like, offer suggestions on possibilities to change it to.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very good at working with language in general, especially when it comes to stylistic elements and sentence structure and the style of a work overall and how it flows. Really good with transitions. Characterizations are also important to me and I am always happy to check over something simply for characterization.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Having to check for grammar. A little is okay (and it is good to have someone read over to make sure tenses are the same and to catch typos) but I don't just want to be checking for grammar. Really long detailed plots (I can read things with long, detailed plots and offer feedback on the flow, structure, and how quickly things are moving but I am not good at offering advice on where to move next or what should come after such and such an event).
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll pretty much read anything, with the exceptions of a few. See below. I especially love AUs for any of the categories listed.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't like overly angsty pieces, especially things involving suicide/self-mutilation/rape unless it is a driving force for the fic and handled well. Same with most illnesses, especially cancer. No vampires or werewolves.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Alice in Wonderland
Book American Gods
Misc Anime X-overs
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Anime Black Lagoon
Book Clive Barker'
Anime D.Gray-Man
Book Fairy Tales
Game Final Fantasy VII
Anime Gokusen
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Kannazuki no Miko
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Book Last Unicorn
Anime Let Dai
Anime Loveless
Anime Maria-sama ga Miteru
Misc Misc. Books
Book Neverending Story
Anime Nobuta wo Produce
Anime Only the Ring Finger Knows
Anime Prince of Tennis
Anime Saiyuki
Comic Sandman
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship