caelia-canta 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-03-08, id: 1732384
Author has written 2 stories | Get Backers, and Tsubasa Chronicle.
β : caelia-canta is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you're thinking of requesting me as a beta, be aware that I tend to be a fairly brutal editor. If you're looking for someone to pick your story apart to make it the best that it can possibly be, then I'm the beta for you! I like to read stories that are grammatically correct and have minimal misspellings, and I'm sure you do as well- I consider it my job to help your story become one of those that I love to read. I'm also good at finding flaws in logic or story sequencing that may lead to some confusion from your readers- I have a minor in literature (classical literature- a.k.a. Greek and Roman Stuff.)so don't worry if your story is convoluted- I can muddle through! I feel that it's important for a story to reflect the passion the author has for his or her subject, and I also feel that it's easy for a reader to lose that spark that makes each story unique if it's full of errors. I'd like to help you become the writer you aspire to be and to gain the knowledge you need to create a work that your readers won't be able to put down until they've reached the end!

It's important that I be a follower of the fandom I'm editing. I'll be able to more effectively critique your work if I've got a bit of background on the subject! I prefer anime/manga fics, but I have been known to read some game fics as well. My faves are:

Bleach: I prefer Bya/Ren or Ren/Bya, Kyouraku/Ukitake, Ichi/Ishi, and Ichi/Hitsu in this order. I refuse to read Bya/Rukia. Ew. I've also been known to read a Shu/Kira fic every now and again, But Byakuya and Renji and Kyouraku and Ukitake are my OTPs.

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles: Kuro/Fai. Duh.

Get Backers: Ban/Akabane, and Ban/Ginji

Ouran High School Host Club: Tama/Kyo, and Hika/Kao. Please don't make me read Tama/Haruhi, I beg you.

Fruits Basket: Many pairings. I like Hatori... not a big fan of Tohru... dunno why.

Junjou Romantica: All canon pairings, Especially egoist.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have excellent English skills. I hardly ever make a grammatical mistake and never make a spelling mistake (typo, yes- Misspelling, no.). I'm good at enhancing detail to really make a tale come to life. I have a pretty large vocabulary, so I'm good at making stories sound intelligent. Please feel free to take a peek at the two stories I have posted on FFnet to get a sense of my styles. I think that each fandom has a different tone, and I'm careful to respect that. I think I'm also good at assisting in the writing process without overbearingly influencing a piece.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to be a little wordy and therefore may not respond as well to writers with a "cut-and-dry" style. This is not to say that I dislike them, but my own style may cause me to be a bit harsh toward them. I also research as little as possible, so if you'e written an intensely historically correct version of feudal Japan or such like and are looking for a fact-finder... I probably can't help you.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like yaoi quite a bit, so I may reject a het fiction depending on the pairing. I love fantasy, but not sci-fi (for the most part...). I'm fine with AU fics, and find that they can be quite refreshing after reading several of the more canon-type stories. I also am likely to reject any fandom that I myself do not follow. It's difficule to become engrossed in a story that I don't really understand, so I'd prefer to have a background in the fandom. I'm also perfectly fine with reading mpreg.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I just can't read fics based off of anything other than anime/manga, the occasional game, or books. I'm just not a fan of real people fics...
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Get Backers
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for