lost highway 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-01-07, id: 1411063
Author has written 13 stories | Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Naruto, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, and Star Trek: 2009.
β : lost highway is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, I'm new to beta-ing, but I am known in my group of friends for having a very critical eye for reading. I may not have the best creative ideas myself, but I'm very precises when it comes to reviewing and editing. I usually will read the story for its plot twice through before reading it paragraph by paragraph for issues with coherency and style. I'm pretty critical, but I try my hardest to make sure that my suggestions stay true to what the author has written. Given a story and its length, I can probably have it back to you in three days. Occasionally, it might be a little longer, but usually, I'll be prompt in my suggestions.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at humor and alternate universe stories. I love a good laugh, and I'm pretty good at writing things that make other people laugh. I also love reading AU because it gives an insight onto the creativity of the author. I also write angst, but that's pretty rare. I love reading a good sob story or a heart wrenching one (bad ones on the other hand make me want to edit them). My skills lie in dialogue and action writing.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm willing to beta smut, but since I've never written it and most of it makes me blush, I can't say that I'll do a good job. Also, while torture stories are intriguing sometimes, I don't really appreciate unnecessary blood and gore, which might cause me to be harsher than usually. I also can't stand it when a person decides that they're going to completely change a character (ie. Harry Potter becomes this sweet little boy who has a peachy view of the world). Please try and stay true enough to the character so that I know who it is.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like humorous romances. Actually, I enjoy romances a lot. I also like stories with sad endings. When written well, they can really move you. But mostly, I'm open to everything except the stuff in "not my cup of tea"
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Changing the name of characters (ie. Naruto to Ryukagen Shinshi). Things get a little too confusing for me. BSDM, pain sex, and stuff like that...sorry, not into it, don't really understand the people who are.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Hana-Kimi
Anime Naruto
Anime Wolf's Rain
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship