samshair 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-07-09, id: 1796656
Author has written 22 stories | Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Final Fantasy VII, Angel, Firefly, and Chuck.
β : samshair is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta, I intend to make sure people are not only in character, but that you have a good, understandable, grammatically correct fan fiction to publish! When editing stories, I like to read over it a few times, take the opinion of the writer, and myself on the story, before trying to change anything. My expectations are very simple. One: Be able to accept criticism on original charactersbr /

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Two: Be fairly confident in their style, and not be relying solely on my judgments and suggestions.br /

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Three: Be willing to thank me for my work at the top of the story, once it is posted!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Well, honestly, my expertise is as a geek. I know all there is to know about TV shows, anime, or books, if I like it. Keeping everyone in character, getting timelines straight, and stuff relating to the fandom itself. Of course, I should also be good at stuff like grammar and actual writing structure. I am. I enjoy writing comedy and drama, so I have a good eye for that kind of story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Weaknesses include: I'm not THAT experienced. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so reading over a short story could take me longer than it would others. I tend to be biased towards certain pairings in stories, which usually leads to me not wanting to edit a Cloud/Aerith story, for example. And finally, I spell colour with a 'u'. Yeah, I'm Canadian. Some people may find they don't want their American writing to have British spelling in it...
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would like to beta for comedy, drama, romance, and any kind of drabble. I enjoy reading over OC stories, just because, so yeah. Also, I don't know if I'm supposed to say this, but I only know a certain amount of fandoms. Probably meaning just under 100. No, it doesn't include Naruto.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't want to beta for yaoi, unless it's canon (i.e: Kurt Hummel, or Willow/Tara or Kennedy). It's not that I hate you, it's just I'm not a big fan of that kind of story.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 13 Going on 30
Movie 17 Again
Tv Angel
Movie Aquamarine
Anime Azumanga Daioh
Tv Big Bang Theory
Misc Buffy X-overs
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Chuck
Anime Death Note
Game Final Fantasy VII
Tv Firefly
Tv Glee
Movie Hairspray
Book Harry Potter
Game Harvest Moon
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Kiki's Delivery Service
Game Legend of Zelda
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Comic Pearls Before Swine
Anime Spirited Away
Book Twilight
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