| Laelia Sarai 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 18 stories | Jak and Daxter, Fullmetal Alchemist, and D.Gray-Man.
β : Laelia Sarai is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I take beta-ing seriously; I read first for grammar/mechanical errors, then go back and read for continuity, plot holes, and how in-character everything is. Therefore, I expect to be able to work closely with the author to make sure that my edits make sense with the story. I also expect that the author can take constructive criticism without feeling personally attacked; the only way for someone to get better is to accept criticism and learn from their mistakes.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I don't think I'm necessarily better at one thing than others; call me a Jack-of-all-Trades if you will. I feel as though I'm the best at making sure characters are kept true to their personalities (although I won't begrudge anyone a little OOC-ness depending on the plot; I'm guilty of that myself).
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I think my biggest weakness is my comma diarrhea. I tend to put waaaay too many in a story so I'm constantly having to remind myself not to do that. That being said, however, I'm able to notice it in others and fix it when it needs to be fixed. I am also a bit of a procrastinator, so if you need something done quickly, feel free to give me a deadline. I work better when I have a date to have things done.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll accept all genres. I'm not picky; yaoi, yuri, het, lemons, family-friendly, m-preg, long fics, oneshots, whatever. I'm mostly only picky with pairings.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
FullMetal Alchemist: The only things I will refuse to beta are Roy/Ed, Elricest and Envy/Ed. Sorry, I just can't stand these fics.
D.Gray-Man: I'm pretty open to most pairings except for Tyki/Allen and AreKan/Yullen. If you have a Yullen and you feel you've kept both characters IN character, I'll probably read it. My biggest pet peeve is that Yullen fics tend to make Kanda overly Tsundere or turn him into a ball of mush and I can't stand that.
Hetalia: I'm not opposed to any pairing, but I don't really know anything about the Scandinavians or the Asians other than China. I'll accept them, but they may take me a little while longer to beta so I can make sure I know the characters well enough.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime D.Gray-Man||Anime Fullmetal Alchemist||Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for