MrsRuebeusHagridDursley 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-06-07, id: 1370844
Author has written 20 stories | Harry Potter, Naruto, Shakespeare, Fullmetal Alchemist, and RENT.
β : MrsRuebeusHagridDursley 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, I try to be as nice as I can be. However, I won't cut corners and not tell you what you need to fix, because then I wouldn't be doing my job. I'm very nit-picky about keeping characters pretty in-character. Obviously, if it's a crack-fic (those can be great!) I'll be more lenient. Also, what I think produces the best results while a fic is undergoing the beta process, is to send it to your beta (which will hopefully be me!) multiple times. No one's perfect, let the beta (me please?) read it a couple times over, (improving it after each time). For betaing, I like to use the track changes feature on Microsoft Word. If you don't have Word, then I like to highlight my changes. If you'd like me to beta something, I would like it if you at least used the spell/grammar check on your computer first. I don't want to beta something that's just been slapped together. Then it's really like having the beta write your fic for you.

Also, please don't expect edited fics back immediately. I DO have other things to do. I have school (which means homework), my own fics to write, flute lessons, dance lessons, a family, and friends. I do enjoy hanging out with my friends.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I would say that if your have trouble with English, I could help with that. It's my native language, so I'm very well versed in it. I also like to think I'm good at humor. Also, I'm good with punctuation and I'm pretty good grammar and spelling. And, like I've mentioned before, I really like it when characters are in-character, so I think I've gotten pretty good at that.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As far as weaknesses goes I have one word for you. Procrastination. I am a procrastinator. I'm apologizing now if I return things to you after a little late. Also, my native (and only fluent) language is English. I do know a bit of French and Japanese, but not enough to be much help with them. If it's for an anime/manga fic though, I will be able to help with the little Japanese things like honorifics, insults ("Dobe!"), terms like Godaime, etc.

Also, I won't be too much help with romance things. I might be of some help, but not so much. I mean, if you jsut want advice on writing a lemon, I'm probably not the best person for the job.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm very open. Yaoi/Yuri (Slash), Lemons, Limes, Elricest, whatever. I do, however, prefer to beta for fandoms I'm very familiar with. These include, Harry Potter, Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa, xxxHolic, Chobits, there's a whole list of anime/manga ones on my profile. Please state the fandom in your request if you're not sure.

Even if I don't like a fandom, if I know it well enough I'll beta for it.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
As said before, I'm very open. The only stories I won't beta are for fandoms I don't know.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Misc Anime X-overs
Anime Bleach
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Chobits
Misc Digimon/Pokemon
Anime Fairy Tail
Book Harry Potter
Book Les Miserables
Anime Naruto
Anime Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime Vampire Knight
Anime xxxHOLiC
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