ardentes 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-24-08, id: 1724751
Author has written 1 story | Yu Yu Hakusho.
β : ardentes is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I do mostly editing. I also give style suggestions, such as when to add details and whatnot. I have been pretty busy so please be patient and I promise to get back to you. I tend to high light changes. I make suggestions when a sentence feels clumsy or poorly worded. I expect you to give me a few days to get back to you. I also expect you to take my suggested changes seriously. I don't expect you to agree with me on everything, and if you only change a few things, you won't hurt my feelings. I also do not use vulgarities in general speech unless I feel like no other word fits. I don't care if you do or not. I have read a lot of yaoi, and I enjoy yaoi. I can help with lemons but am not good at them, unfortunately. I try to do what is asked of me. I will research and help in whatever ways I can. I do not like being pushed, but sometimes my memory is faulty and I will forget if I have sent something.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a grammarian at heart. I am picky about how things are worded and will help you find better ways to word them. I love brain storming with authors. I find it lots of fun. However I'll put my two cents in and stop if that is what you ask. I usually do basic editing, such as changing 'they're' to 'their'. I highlight my changes so you can track them. I tend to be lax with my editing unless you ask me to give you more suggestions and want feedback specifically on something I did not give you feedback on. I am more than happy to shift my beta styling to the individual but the person asking for my help should be respectful that I do have other obligations. However, I usually only need at most 3 days. I'm flexible and will edit however you ask me to.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am not an anime buff when it comes to anything that is not YuYu Hakusho. I know an extensive amount about Kuroshitsuji, Weiss Kreuz, and Hellsing. I am not perfect with wording things and may sound rude when speaking to you. I highlight suggestions, which can be annoying as well. I can also be too nice. I tend to hate chapters less than 1,000 words. I have ADD, which means sometimes my thoughts are disjointed and don't make as much sense to others. I can ask too many questions. I also am not a professional, so I may make mistakes. Please forgive me for being human.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
YuYu Hakusho pairings are the best. I love romance stories between Hiei and Kurama but that is just me. I'm special that way. However, any story in YuYu Hakusho is fine with me. I also enjoy YuYu Hakusho/Inuyasha crossovers, or just Inuyasha, but Kagome cannot be the central romance theme. Please glance at my favorite stories to get a taste of what I like. I enjoy YuYu Hakusho the most, Inuyasha is a recent read for me and I have been enjoying it. I can also do Kuroshitsuji, Hellsing, Devil May Cry, Black Blood Brothers, Weiss Kreuz, Demon Diary, Pandora Hearts, HunterxHunter, Rurouni Kenshin, and Code Geass. I will do movies as well, such as Sweeney Todd, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, but don't choose romance movies. For books, again Twilight(would prefer crack-fic for this series though), but also anything from Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I'm fine with. 1984 is okay with me too. Any of the older classics are fine as well, but don't ask me to beta a fanfic about Walden Pond please! I enjoy Mythology and will do any fanfics about any mythology as well.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I refuse to do any stories where Kagome is the main character and love interest if the story is beyond 'k+'. I am not a big fan of Kagome. I am also not the biggest fan of Keiko but she doesn't whine like Kagome does. I am not very diverse. Please don't send me Mature stories until you've read some of my favorites. I do like Keiko/Yusuke pairings but it has to be excellent before I'll consider it. No Naruto! I mean it! I have not gotten into it and don't think I ever will. I also do not edit serious Twilight fan fictions. I find Twilight amusing and consider it a book I enjoyed when I was 14-17. Now, I do not find it as entertaining, except when reading crack stories.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Black Blood Brothers
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Code Geass
Anime Crimson Spell/クリムゾン・スぺル
Anime Demon Diary
Anime Hellsing
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Anime Weiss Kreuz
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for