L. Soule 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-28-08, id: 1536517
Author has written 6 stories | Tales of Symphonia.
β : L. Soule is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My name is Leon, and I've been writing for the past 7 years of my life. I'm not the most talented or inspired writer, but I do try my best. I'm not exactly sure why I enjoy proof-reading... I suppose it's because it's something I'm experienced at, and comfortable with.

I find myself more focused on grammar and spelling than content. I don't have a handle on most popular fandoms, so my knowledge tends to be irrelevant. Even when beta'ing a fic for a fandom I'm familiar with, I find myself hyper-focused on the actual presentation of the fic. I find content can be a very controversial thing to edit, anyway. Every author has their interpretation of their fandom, and so forth.

I'm the type of editor who prefers to be directly involved with the writer. If possible, I'd like to speak with you in real-time rather than over e-mail. That way I can confirm or explain changes if necessary. I have AIM, Yahoo!, MSN and Gtalk for this purpose. My aliases can be found on my author profile.

Finally, I just want to say that I'd be pleased to beta just about anyone's fic. It doesn't matter if you're just starting out, or if you're a veteran. The idea here is to help you be the best writer that you can be!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Problems with punctuation or grammar? I can clear them up very easily. I'm also pretty handy with a thesaurus - no purple here - so what you mean will be conveyed.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Timeliness. I like to have at least a week or so to look over things. That way, I can triple-check if need be.

Also, content. Read above.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm really not too picky at all, so feel free to disregard this.

While I greatly enjoy pairings of all kinds - het, slash, femmeslash - I definitely lean toward writing slash. In particular, most of my experience revolves around Zelos/Lloyd, Ban/Ginji, Akabane/Ban, Gin/Kira, Aizen/Gin, Shinichirou/Nanami, and Nagase/Gaku. Naturally, this leaks into editing as well. I'm most familiar with the characterizations of the characters listed.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anything with an extremely pronounced character voice. If I'm not familiar with the character speaking/thinking often, I might sacrifice his or her voice for the sake of grammar. No one wants that.

No incestuous relationships, or explicit depictions of rape or suicidal acts.

No self-inserts. At all. I will eat you.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Get Backers
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Cartoon Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Anime Sukisho
Game Tales of Symphonia
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship