Undercover-Dark-Knight 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-18-08, id: 1719404
Author has written 14 stories | Fire Emblem, Gundam Seed, Castle in the Sky, and Gundam 00.
β : Undercover-Dark-Knight is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well, i read, and I critique (wtih justification). Anything spelling/punctuation mistakes that i do pick up, I'll fix on the spot; grammatical ones (especially one pertaining to tenses)I'll leave be and add in my /

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A little note about my approach to writing fics: I generally tend to write and then leave my pieces to age for a while before going back to it, editing and then edits may mean re-aging. I guess it's a bit like winemaking where you squish the grapes, put 'em in a barrel and let them age (It's not that simple, winemaking that is, but it will do for illustration purposes). As such, my critiques will generally end up focusing on characterisation and strength of storyline more than the mundane spelling/grammar/punctuation.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Characterisation. I tend to be able to make fairly quick but accurate jugdements (wtih justificationcation and acceptable alternatives) on "Yep that's in character", or "No, that's not in character". I'm fairly good at telling the overall strength of your storyline, and by extension places you could cut back/expand on to bring out a more full-bodied piece.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to suck at spelling/grammatical checks, since i make a ton of them personally. Also, my understanding of english and its tenses are a little unusual, so something that I find doesn't make sense may be just that kicking in. I also can't pick up run-on sentences and even when I do, I end up adding to them.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
No, not really. While i do tend to write romance, I'm don't think i'm necessarily good at it, but hey, chuck me it if you want. It's more like anything listed below I won't beta.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Yuri/Yaoi (Guy/Guy and Girl/Girl pairings for those who don't know what i mean) and AU (Alternate Universe). I don't like crackfics (fics with no in-game/in-story support, however tangential), so those as well.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Gundam 00
Anime Gundam Seed
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship