| Palo112 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 4 stories | Final Fantasy VII.
β : Palo112 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I don't have much experience beta reading. I do it for my writers group, in person, but we rarely get new material. However I'm always willing to give it a try. br /
If you're looking for someone to correct grammar and technical stuff I am not the person for you. It's not my forte. I am happy to read something and then tell you if it flows or not but do not ask me about punctuation. br /
If you send me you're file I will read it over and make notes (in the file if needed) and get them back to you within a week. I'm a college student and I'm in the theater department so I don't have a massive amount of free time. br
Also I can't promise to be nice. I will do my best but proper criticism means getting you're feelings hurt sometimes. If you send me something that is super generic I will give you pointers but don't expect me to like the story.br
Final thing, this may be a fan fiction site but I am perfectly happy to read original stories as well. I like new stuff.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My biggest strength is with character development, especially if it's from a first person perspective. I'm also good at realism, keeping characters and situations realistic. I'm decent at dialog and keeping drama to a minimum. What I really love to do is brainstorm. I love being presented with an idea and sitting down to iron out all the details. Unfortunately for me I'm better at doing this with other people's stories than I am with my own. This is why I'm a Beta.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Plot! Me and actual plots don't get along so well. I have a tendency to let my characters emotions get all the limelight and whatever is actually taking place gets shoved in the back seat. This isn't to say that I can't work on them I just can't come up with my own most of the time. Also as stated before I'm no good with grammar. Sometimes I can spot it but usually I won't.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'll read pretty much anything as long as someone has put some thought into it. I would definitely prefer something that I know but if I don't t I'll do my best. I like stories that are slightly realistic, I don't mean set in the real world but at least try to keep the characters in something resembling actual human nature. My favorite will always be FFVII, especially with a Cloud Tifa pairing but that doesn't limit what I'll enjoy.
I should also specify that I know a lot more universes than what I have marked, mostly the obscure ones like any of the Barbara Hambly books or the Hikkatsu! manga. If you're story is pretty obscure don't be afraid to send me a PM to ask if I know it.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Graphic Yaoi(boy/boy) or Yuri(girl/girl) - if you want to make them gay/lesbian I would prefer that at least one of the characters was that way to begin with but sometimes it's okay if they're not. What I can't stand is serious sex scenes between them. Same thing goes for Lemons, I'm fine with them as long as it's an interesting scene and not fantastically graphic. If I want that I'll go look at porn.br /br /br /br /
Twilight Stories - Vampires are not true love individuals. If you fall in love with a vampire you should know full well you're going to die at the end. This applies to any supernatural/mortal pairing but supernatural/supernatural is usually fine. If it sounds like Stephanie Myers I will not read it.
Rape or Snuff Stories - Not okay, not sane, not touching it.
Punishment Stories - Stories in which the author feels that the characters need to be punished at all times. Let's not relive the David Tennant Dr. Who again please.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime 20th Century Boys|
Book Beka Cooper series
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy VII
|Game Final Fantasy XIII|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for