BaltaineShadow 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-09-07, id: 1372677
Author has written 8 stories | Harry Potter, Naruto, Hunger Games, and Dragon Ball Z.
β : BaltaineShadow is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well, I read almost anything concerning Harry Potter and Naruto, sometimes Dragonball as well. I first read a chapter as a whole, then again in order to locate mistakes (spelling and grammar), correct them but also mark the changes in different colours so the authors are able to understand what was wrong. I'm from Germany, so I can help authors whose mother tongue isn't English quite good, I think. (I had to learn the grammar - I should be able to explain it...)
I only want to help :)

Nun ja, ich lese beinahe alles was mit Harry Potter, Naruto oder auch hin und wieder Dragonball zu tun hat.
ZUnächst lese ich ein Kapitel als ein Ganzes, dann nochmals um Fehler in Sachen Grammatika und Rechtschreibung zu lokalisieren. Ich berichtige die Fehler, hebe die Passagen aber auch farbig hervor, sodass die Änderungen für die Autoren nachvollziehbar werden. Da ich aus Deutschland komme, kann ich Autoren, welche zwar in Englisch schreiben, deren Muttersprache es allerdings nicht ist, recht gut weiterhelfen, denke ich mal. (Ich musste die Grammatik immerhin lernen, sollte sie also auch erklären können...)
Ich will einfach nur helfen :)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I figure that I'm quite good at locating grammar and spelling problems. Also I might be able to help with sentence construction problems.
Both in English and German, of course.

Ich denke ich bin relativ gut darin, grammatikalische und Rechtschreibfehler zu finden und zu berichtigen. Zudem bin ich fähig bei Satzkonstruktionen zu helfen.
In Englisch und Deutsch, selbstverständlich.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
It's hard for me to accept that I'm wrong...

Ich finde es hart zu akzeptieren wenn ich falsch liege...

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
As stated somewhere further up: I read almost everything. When I want to help someone with his/her writing/-style I should be able to read everything - it's about finding mistakes, not about my view of the world.

Wie ich bereits weiter oben erwähnte: Ich lese fast alles. Wenn ich jemandem in Sachen Schreiben und Schreibstil helfen möchte, sollte ich auch fähig sein alles zu lesen. Es geht darum Fehler zu finden und zu beheben, nicht um meine Sicht der Dinge.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Some questions tend to repeat themselves, don't they...?

Manche Fragen scheinen sich zu wiederholen, oder?

Beta Preferences
Language: English & German
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Cinderella Story
Movie A Knight's Tale
Anime Air Gear
Movie Aladdin
Book Alex Rider
Movie Anastasia
Anime Angelic Layer
Anime Arjuna
Anime Ayashi no Ceres
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Movie Braveheart
Movie Brothers Grim
Movie Butterfly Effect
Movie Camp Rock
Anime Captain Tsubasa
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Movie Casanova
Anime Castle in the Sky
Movie Catwoman
Anime Claymore
Anime Digimon
Anime Dragon Ball
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Anime Elfen Lied
Movie Enchanted
Book Fahrenheit 451
Movie Fast and the Furious
Anime Fate/stay night
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gakuen Alice
Game Gothic
Anime Haibane Renmei
Book Harry Potter
Movie Independence Day
Book Inkheart
Anime Inuyasha
Movie Kingdom of Heaven
Movie Last Unicorn
Anime Mai HiME
Movie Mamma Mia!
Book Marion Zimmer Bradley
Movie Mask of Zorro/Legend of Zorro
Book Mercy Thompson series
Book Merle Trilogie
Movie Mists of Avalon
Anime Mononoke
Movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Anime Nadia - Secret of Blue Water/ふしぎの海のナディア
Anime Naruto
Anime Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Anime Oh My Goddess!
Anime One Piece
Movie Panic Room
Book Peter Pan
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow
Movie Pitch Black / Riddick
Anime Prétear
Book Pride and Prejudice
Anime Princess Mononoke
Movie Princess Protection Program
Anime Ranma
Movie Ratatouille
Book Rhapsody Trilogy
Book Robert Langdon series
Book Robin Hood
Movie Slumdog Millionaire
Movie St. Trinian's
Anime Strike Witches
Movie Titan A.E.
Anime Tokyo Mew Mew
Movie Tristan + Isolde
Movie Troy
Anime Vampire Knight
Anime X/1999
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