Zarajulem 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-28-08, id: 1784508
Author has written 10 stories | Dynasty Warriors, and Harry Potter.
β : Zarajulem is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello! I was a betareader before but I went on a hiatus for years after that. However, I am proud to say that I am back! If you're asking why, it definitely does not have to do with the fact that I am on an endless crusade of finding a job and hence, need something to do to fill up the hours of being unemployed. Of course /

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I tend to be quite flexible in betareading - we can do the whole Google Docs/MS Word editing thing, or I can read through your story and simply tell you my thoughts. It's up to you how thorough you want me to /

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My only expectations of those who wish to take me up on betareading are that 1) you are okay with criticism, and 2) you are not expecting me to overhaul your entire story. What the second point means is that I have faced several authors who could manage decent English when talking to me in PMs, but write their story without any effort and make mistakes literally every two words, which is a burden for me to correct. I want people who seek a betareader for support, not because they are lazy to do their own /

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I can be straightforward and blunt if you need me to be, or I can be really happy and not be harsh on you if you can't handle that sort of thing! I really don't mind, because my aim is to make you feel comfortable while working with me!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at making a character more, well, in-character, if you have problems with characterisation and/or I know your fandom well enough. Or if you feel that your original character is two-dimensional, flat, boring, etc, I can help you with making them more developed. Characterisation is my forte!br /

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And so is grammar, spelling and vocabulary, but I guess that's obvious given the fact that I'm a betareader.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not really good at fighting scenes, so if you particularly have trouble with those, don't worry, I can still help; just don't expect me to revolutionise your work to suddenly become the next Joe /

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I'm uh, not really good with sex scenes. I'm okay with reading them, and if there are errors I'll correct them, but I probably won't help much in trying to make it super sensual and erotic or stuff like that..br /

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Also, depending on the length of the chapter/oneshot, I can take quite a while to edit your manuscript. It's quite a no-brainer given that some works need more time due to the number of corrections to be made, but I'm also saying this because punctuality is not something I would boast about. I'm on time for the most part, though. And if I have to delay your chapter, I'll inform you in advance.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer stories that are within the fandoms I'm in, or at least in works that I'm familiar with but not necessarily in the fandom of. I also prefer stories that are regarding characters or pairings that I love, although that's just a preference and I will not say no to the rest!br /

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Also, YES I do BL and yuri!

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not do BDSM, noncon, squick, rape, or gore. No extremely graphic violence either, although 'extremely graphic' is quite subjective. However, everything is on a case-by-case basis and I might still accept your story if I like it/you enough!br /

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Also, there ARE a few pairings which I absolutely cannot stand.. I'm not sure if I'll be able to beta those, as petty as it is. But this entire situation has probably like, a one percent chance of happening..

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Oh, one more thing. If I find that your original character becomes a little too Mary Sue/Gary Stu-ish for my tastes, I am likely to lose interest and inform you that you may need to work on your characterisation (which I can also help you with). They're one of my pet peeves...

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Malay
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Tv Big Time Rush
Movie Captain America
Anime Digimon
Game Dynasty Warriors
Game Ensemble Stars/あんさんぶるスターズ!
Book Harry Potter
Game Harvest Moon
Book Hobbit
Game Idolmaster
Anime Koihime†Musō/恋姫†無双
Anime Letter Bee/テガミバチ
Book Lord of the Rings
Game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Anime Pita Ten
Game Pokémon
Book Princess Diaries
Anime Shokugeki no Soma/食戟のソーマ
Anime Show By Rock!!/SB69A
Game Suikoden
Movie Thor
Misc Vocaloid
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship