Dauthi 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-02-00, id: 15126
Author has written 21 stories | Card Captor Sakura, Digimon, Golden Sun, Mega Man, Pretty Cure, Mai HiME, Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!, Azumanga Daioh, and Simoun.
β : Dauthi is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I started writing when I was 8 or 9, having found this site (ff.net) early from its inception. I took a hiatus for almost two years, and have recently started writing again. In the small stint that I have returned, I have had the pleasant surprise of quite a few people telling me how much my stories have influenced them, and how glad they are that I am writing again. Although my opinion of my old writing is not particularly high, I cannot help but appreciate the fact that it has made a difference in some peoples' lives. And I want to continue doing that through editing as well.

I tend to beta-read like an assault rifle. I take each paragraph and write my commentary on it if I feel needed, comb through the entire piece, and THEN go back and read the story as a whole. After that I add my comments at the end. I don't delete anything from the original, not even to correct a mechanical mistake. I like talking on IM, (AIM or MSN or GoogleTalk) but e-mail works well too.

If you give me a time frame to get back to you in, I can probably do it. Otherwise expect a wait of 1-2 weeks.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can probably spot any mechanical error you make. If your story is unrealistic and out-of-character, I can notice that easily. I'm good at offering alternative versions of sentences.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am less good at pinpointing exactly what seems so awkward about a certain paragraph, or why a chapter throws me off in a certain way. I probably won't spot any incongruent details with the canon (i.e. the specifics of making a Pactio in Negima)
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Dramatic or character-based stories tickle me more than action/adventure types. I'm only listed for 2 fandoms, but I'm willing to read others as well, I just won't be able to give as good a review as I like.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!
Anime Simoun
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for