Officer-Jennie 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-23-08, id: 1644256
Author has written 4 stories | Naruto, Blue Exorcist/青の祓魔師, and Dishonored.
β : Officer-Jennie is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I read through every paragraph, checking to see if the words themselves make sense together. I'm strict about correct grammar, so the stories will be correct to the 't'. My expectations of the people who ask for my services is that you tell me everything I need to know. What the setting is, will the people in the story stay in character or not, what your future plans are for the story (if you have them at that time), what the relationships are in the story, etc. br /

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Though I have a good grasp of grammar, I'm more than willing to help out beyond simple spelling checks. I've taken multiple advanced English courses, including workshops with published - and successful - authors, and want to apply what I learned from them. I can aid in layering stories, correcting tone, helping find your voice, showing instead of telling, and other such writtery things.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at detail; it's my best friend. I love it when the story can come to life in someone's mind, so I'm very capable of helping people word things that they're having difficulty with. I'm also good at pacing myself so that I don't get behind on work (thanks goes to college man).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be a bit wordy at times. I don't tend to enjoy reading things that are not detailed. I'm also very blunt, which can be taken as mean at times. I'm picky about what I read, so it's not always guaranteed I'll take on a job - if I don't like your writing/tone/voice, I might feel like I'll be too biased to aid you properly. I have anxiety, so sometimes it'll take me a day or two to figure out how to say something to someone, meaning it might take me more time than the average betareader to send you a simple email (I'll be too worried over whether you'll think I hate you to just simply respond to the goddamn email).

Honestly, I need to know about the universe someone is writing in before I can really help them. I can't help someone with a One Piece story - I've neither read nor watched One Piece and will be useless to that author. Utterly. Useless. Even if it's modern day, or some other universe that's not the original one. I don't know anything about the characters.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I read a lot of romance, from K to M. I typically lean towards yaoi over other types of romance. I adore fantasy, and can handle some scifi as well. Historical shit is beautiful. Mythology is my shit too.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
OCs are not my favorite, though, if done properly, I can handle them. I hate Mary Sue stories and will refuse them. I dislike character bashing for the sake of character bashing, and prefer when authors at least TRY to make all of the characters in their stories, well, characters, and not just things that exist in the background because something needs to be there besides the trees.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Blue Exorcist/青の祓魔師
Anime Boy's Next Door
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Naruto
Anime Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for