caveat lector 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-22-08, id: 1481457
Author has written 13 stories | Death Note, Soul Eater, Courage: The Cowardly Dog, and Harry Potter.
β : caveat lector is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I always put things nicely. I do point out mistakes, but I'll also tell you if something is good and works well for the fic.
I put notes where I see mistakes instead of just correcting it. That way you get a chance to see if you have some mistakes that you make often. It may be extremely annoying, but it helps you in the long run.
I only beta for fandoms that I'm 100 percent into. I would never beta something where I wasn't completely certain what I was doing. (As opposed to when I'm writing.)
About time and such: If you write very long and complicated stories, don't expect me to send it back to you soon after. I'm a very busy person at times, but I do promise that I'll be just as careful and re-read it as many times as I have to. If you write short chapters/stories, I'll probably get it done as soon as I recieve it, depending on what I have to do.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a good understanding of the human mind and so I'm good at pointing out if there're any flaws in the characterization. Spelling and grammar are of course also something I can do (otherwise I wouldn't be betaing). If you want to, I'll help you out with the plot when you're stuck, but while I do know that we might have totally different taste and such, please keep in mind that I'm mostly into the horror-genre and that I will probably try to add as much conflict as possible in my suggestions. So if you want to write something cute and fluffy, I can't help you on a plot-wise level.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My own punctuation is slightly weird, so I'm thinking that maybe it's not my strongest side. In short: I'm not good with commas and semicolons.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
While I do prefer horror and tragedy, I'm certainly not picky, so you can send me almost any genre. As of now, I can't think of any pairings I'm opposed to, as long as it makes sense in your story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I can't stand OCs, no matter how three-dimentional they are. Nothing personal. High-school-AUs aren't really my thing either, but if it's an original plot I'll do it. And to me, the most annoying thing ever is character bashing, so don't send me that.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Battle Royale
Anime Death Note
Anime Elfen Lied
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Book John Dies at the End
Anime Uzumaki
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for