| cityangelz 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 6 stories | Prince of Tennis, Ouran High School Host Club, and Harry Potter.
β : cityangelz is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
English is not my mother tongue, it is my main language of communication. I'd like to think that I am effectively bilingual in both English and my mother tongue but seriously speaking, I probably am currently a lot more fluent in English coz it's the language I use more often now.
As a beta, I don't want to rewrite your stories. I can be very relaxed about grammar rules if you tell me that they are there intentionally. Coz seriously, don't everybody just hate how sometimes MS Word has that green squiggly line under your sentence when you know that it is written exactly how you want it to be?
So yes, my beta-ing style is simple. It is more about acting as your final guard and catching those pesky tenses/punctuation/spelling errors that you might have missed because you are just so sick of staring at the same text over and over again trying to check for mistakes. I'll even help you clarify facts once in a while so that you can concentrate on writing. I am online practically 24/7 (or close enough to it) so I can always be contacted whenever you need help.
But, I am also really strict against those whose paragraphing is weird or has such a monotonous sentence structure (all long sentences or all short sentences) or whose writing style just doesn't appeal to me. Certain ways that a writer has of presenting their story turn me off and if I'm your beta-reader I won't be afraid of being blunt with you about it. It is not about 1st person or 3rd person POVs but more about how you write and whether your sentences flow freely or not.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
-Rephrasing a sentence without losing the original meaning
-Sectioning and where to cut your paragraphs so that they are not too long
-Open to discussion
Read my stories to understand my writing style and you can then also judge for yourself my strengths and capabilities.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
-My tenses can be a bit confused and screwy sometimes. But I find it easier to see the same mistakes in others works than my own. I think it is the whole "not having stared at the same text forever"/ "hard to see my own mistakes" thing. So let me know if you think my edits are wrong.
-I'm involved in quite a number of stuff at school so I might not always be able to give you immediate replies but I think I can usually promise a beta-ed copy within 36 hours of sending over to me.
-I can be really blunt and judgemental about certain ways of writing that just don't seat well with me. I think it is mainly a sentence structure thing usually? So ya, be ready to scold me if you think I'm being too rude.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am open to all kinds of genre as long as it is a fandom that I am familiar with.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
My only real no-no are yaoi stories in the shonen manga fandoms. Like, if they are characters from yaoi manga/anime to begin with then I'm fine with it. Other than that, nope, not very comfortable.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime Aishiteruze Baby|
Anime Eyeshield 21
Anime Fairy Tail
|Anime Gakuen Alice|
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hayate the Combat Butler
Anime High School Debut
Anime Itazura na Kiss
|Anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!|
Anime La Corda D'Oro
Anime Lovely Complex
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Prince of Tennis
|Anime Saiunkoku Monogatari|
Anime Shugo Chara!
Anime Skip Beat!
Anime Soul Eater
Anime W Juliet
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for