chane 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-08-08, id: 1468993
Author has written 10 stories | Hetalia - Axis Powers, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games.
β : chane is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello, my name is Corvis. And I have a horrible habit of making everything longer than necessary.br /

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Expectations: I don’t have a lot of expectations. The most I expect from you is for the story to be interesting, the major plot points to be planned and an overall idea of what the story should be like. I’ll understand if you don’t have each individual chapter planned out. I can even help you with that.br /

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Intentions: I have no aim in beta reading your story other than to help you present the best possible work you can to the public. My only goal will be to assist you in any way possible and as much as possible, and if I’m not meeting this expectation, feel free to tell me.br /

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Languages: I’m multilingual, so I can beta read more than just stories in English. Although English is the only language I’m fluent in, I’m strong in German, French, Russian, Welsh and Cornish. I’m also diligently studying Japanese and Dutch and I’m pretty fluent in them. There’s a full guide on my Member Profile under “Languages”.br /

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Process: When beta reading a story, I’m going to be going through it three times or more. The first time, I’ll be looking for quality of content and overall tone of the story. On the second go, I’ll be correcting any spelling and grammar mistakes. On the third try, I’ll be double checking my own work. It is my belief that you should return anything someone gives you twice as good as the original.br /

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What I'm like: As a beta reader I'll be critical, but fair. I’ll give you as much feedback, critique, ideas and suggestions as possible. I’ll be honest, if I didn’t like it, I’ll tell you, if I did, I’ll tell you. And I won’t just say it was bad/good, I’ll explain, because you need to know why. I don’t believe in pointing out only the bad points, I think you need to know your strong points as well so you know what you’re doing right and what you should keep up with. I may sound a little harsh, but I don't mean to insult anyone. If you want me to beta read a story, you may want to check out my stories first.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Characterization: I am especially good in characterizing OC’s; I will try to keep their character realistic and their behaviour natural. I may tend to drift out of a character's personality and make them slightly OOC, so please correct me if I change your character, I do not mean to do so.br /

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Sensual: I think I'm adept at describing scenes, in which you want to get across feelings or a picture you may have in your head that you want to explain to the reader. The sense of feeling. I'll be able to work out how to make it sound reminiscent, idealized, sorrowful, negative or positive views in the voice of the narrator.br /

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Details: One of my pet peeves in writing has to be spelling and grammatical errors. I cannot simply leave the errors there without at least commenting on how and why you should correct it. Repetitive sentence beginnings also strike a nerve, unless it’s intentional. I have a large vocabulary, so I can always suggest similes and other vocabulary words.br /

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ESL Stories: ESL Stories or stories written by writers with ESL “English as a Second Language”. I can usually interpret what you’re trying to say quite well, and I’ll correct it for you. If I feel the sentence/paragraph wasn’t strong enough after said corrections, I’ll revise that as well.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Action Scenes: I have a hard time with describing, sometimes, what the character is doing, action moments are not a strong point and I mostly work within their train of thought. br /

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British English: I use “BrE” or British English instead of American English or “AmE” in my writing, and a combination of both in my speech. BrE is the English used in the UK, while AmE is the English used in the US. Links to an explanation of the differences can be found at: http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English#Differences_between_British_English_and_American_English and http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_differences. The difference isn’t that great, but it’s mentionable. br /

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Interest: If it doesn't interest me, chances are that I'll pay less attention to it then I should and may over look things within the plotline. The only thing I’ll promise is that it’ll be spelling and grammatical error free.br /

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Length: I have a problem with length, as evidenced by both my Member and Beta Reader Profile’s. I will tend to make sentences, paragraphs and stories run long. br /

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Pacing: I tend to turn a blind eye to pacing. And, sometimes, when I’m lost, the pacing will get slow, lingering in one plot point longer than necessary. Other times, if I’m really excited, I’ll make the pacing go along too quickly, sometimes bypassing important plot points.br /

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Writers Block: If I can't understand it or get in to what I am reading or the narrator, I tend to run out of ideas. Sometimes I simply cannot think and I'll try and get past this as soon as possible so as to not inconvenience you or keep your reader's waiting. If I think there’s no solution to the problem, I’ll tell you if I think it best to find someone else or if I’m going to let a friend of mine check it.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Alternate Universe (AU): Only for Hetalia stories. I will only beta read stories for Hetalia, such as it taking place in a school setting or pirates or something. I don’t think I’m capable of beta reading AU’s (but you can try, we can see how it goes, if it doesn’t work out, I’ll tell you).br /

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Canon: I prefer to keep within the original plotline of a series. Because this way, I’ll know already the details surrounding it and I’ll be able to help you a lot more.br /

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Characters: I’m rather picky with my character choices. For Harry Potter, I prefer it to be Marauder-central or otherwise within that timeline, Tom Riddle and the Weasley’s. For Hetalia, I prefer the Allies, the Nordics and the Germans; however I'm very open to other character categories unless I don’t know them that well.br /

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Genre's: I prefer to read romance and friendship, something sweet, but I also enjoy angst and hurt/comfort. I'm open to horror, adventure, general, tragedy and drama. All in all, I'm open to any genre there is but a few, as a preference. But if it’s a good read, I’ll read anything!br /

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Length: I will beta read for any story length, no matter how many words there are per chapter or in the story overall. I’ll beta read chaptered stories, one-shots, two-shots, three-shots, anything. br /

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Pairings: I’m open to all pairings. Straight, shounen-ai, shoujo-ai, crack or canon pairings, I’m open to all types of pairings. As long as it’s believable and I can imagine it or you can get me to believe/imagine it, I will beta read that pairing. In fact, I love crack pairings.br /

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Ratings: I'm open to all ratings. br /

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These are preferences; I'm always open to reading new things. I hope to improve beta reading story as much as I hope I'll help you to improve.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Crossovers: I will not beta read for Crossovers unless you have a clear idea of what you want to do with your story. Also, it must be between the fandom’s I do beta for. Otherwise, I’ll be very, very lost.br /

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Limited knowledge: I only know certain fandom’s well enough to beta them, however, I do know about others and I can attempt it. It's best to PM on this first. I will especially shy away from anything sci-fi or with weird stuff going on that doesn't make much sense, unless you're aiming at humour.br /

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Narrator: I prefer that I know the narrator; therefore I'll be good in OC's or characters that I like and know well.br /

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Otherwise, I’ll read it! Feel free to just PM me about it, figure out a way to get it to me, and let’s get started!

Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime 07-Ghost
Anime Baccano!
Anime Bleach
Anime Dogs
Anime Durarara!!/デュラララ!!
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Book Hunger Games
Anime Karneval/カーニヴァル
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship