OolongSingy 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-30-07, id: 1409750
Author has written 4 stories | Mai HiME.
β : OolongSingy is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm extremely thorough and accurate, and having been employed as a copy editor in the past, I take the task very seriously. I am happy to correct grammar and usage errors, assist with sentence structure and to a certain extent, give pointers on plot and character development.

If you want to engage my services as a beta reader you should keep the following things in mind:

You should have at least run your story though a simple spelling and grammar check using your writing software. If this hasn't been done, I'll send it right back to you :)

I will not wrestle with problems that arise from you not having a basic grasp on proper writing and basic English skills, nor will I re-write your story for you. If I receive a story in this state, I will send it back to your for revision until it reaches a point where I can reasonably work with it.

My writing tool of choice is OpenOffice, and this is what I will use to mark-up and correct your story. I can accept stories in any format that OpenOffice can open, but if your story is not an .odt file, please send it to me with minimum formatting so it's not all screwed up when I open it. I suggest you have an editor capable of opening .odt files, as this is what you will get back from me.

Please do not ask me to speed beta something or beta it for you at the last minute unless I happen to really, really like you. If you have to think about it, then answer is probably no! ;)

Please be thick-skinned and serious about improving your writing as I will sink my teeth and claws into whatever you give me. I will not be overly harsh, but you will get unvarnished feedback and only genuine praise!

At the same time, I do not expect you to take any subjective suggestions I have to be directives or in any way written in stone. At the end of the day, it's YOUR story.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Excellent eye for grammar, usage and sentence structure. I also happen to pretty much be a human thesaurus and I grasp the subtle shadings of word meanings very well, so if you're using something in a way that's even slightly off, I will tell you

I have good experience with writing erotic scenes, so if you need help with one, I am happy to advise!

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will not catch every single error you make 100% of the time, particularly if I have been reading several revisions of your story. You know how it is when you look at something you've seen over and over it's easy to miss the mistakes. I will not be offended if you have another beta reader you use for check and balance, in fact, I recommend it!

No one can be versed in all the different fandoms written about here, and my interest in anime tends to be a bit narrow, so I will not be able to advise on how in character or in canon stories that fall outside my experience are. If you're not sure if I'm familiar with something, ask.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read yuri and erotic fiction, with or without plot. Of course, it doesn't have to be ecchi for me to read it! I will happily read any story relating to an anime I am familiar with, which is a decent-seized list
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I really have zero interest in anime like Dragonball, Naruto, and similar shonen-type anime, and would prefer not to beta it. I also have no interest in reading erotic stories that are overly violent or pornographic or feature rape or forced sex as a plot device.

I will however read hetero and yaoi stories as well as non-erotic fics!

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Kannazuki no Miko
Anime Mai HiME
Anime Yami to Bōshi to Hon no Tabibito/ヤミと帽子と本の旅人
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for