WeepingCadaver 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-04-09, id: 1958680
Author has written 7 stories | Naruto, Elder Scroll series, Blue Exorcist/青の祓魔師, Zombie Survival Guide, Shiki, and Dark is Rising Sequence.
β : WeepingCadaver is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First of all, I'm blunt and I WILL tell you what's wrong with you writing/story (as well as what's right, because who doesn't want to hear what they're doing well at?). I will also work diligently to help you improve your writing; after all, that's what a beta-reader is there for, right? If you want me to focus on something specific (for example, whether you want me to focus more on plot than grammar, or the other way around, or if you want me to look at your characters and characterisation, etc.) then you just need to tell me, and I'll do it. I'm at the service of the author, after all, I'm just here to help.

I always highlight things that I change and I will ALWAYS give a reason/explanation as to why I changed what I did, or took something out. I will also highlight things that I want to make a suggestion on, or suggest an alternative if I think it might need one. I will always try to be as explanatory as I can be, and I always try to make everything easy to understand to avoid misunderstandings. I want to help the author improve his/her writing, but I'm not going to just give a person a person praise; I'll give advice and (although it sounds harsh) critiques.

NB: I'm from Australia, and so I use Australian English, however I know the conventions of American and British English well enough, so there should be no issues there.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Basically, I'm a good all-rounder when it comes to beta-reading. I'm not perfect with grammar, but I am good enough to pick up most mistakes and give pointers on how to fix things. My specialties, however, are characterisation, dialogue and technique, but I'm not weak when it comes to description or plot either. So yeah, like I said, I'm a pretty good all-rounder (I can thank my English background and always needing to learn more for that).

Languages that I can also beta-read in are: English, Japanese, Chinese and basic French.

The only language I like more than English (which I love) is Japanese. Damn it's a beautiful language. Just sayin'.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Deadlines. Generally speaking, when something gets sent to me to beta-read, I'll get it back to the author within two days (even better, I usually get it done and sent back within 24 hours); this is because if I leave it I sometimes forget to do it. But at least you can be mostly confident that you won't be parted with your story for long.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have no real preferences, though I can say that I would like whatever I get sent to be readable; it doesn't have to be amazing, but I don't want to need a translator sitting beside me trying to figure out what the hell it's saying.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will beta anything you're willing to throw at me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & ChineseJapanese
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime 07-Ghost
Movie 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant/내 사랑 싸가지
Anime 15: Meisetsu Kougyou Koukou Rugby Bu/15 明刹工業高校ラグビー部
Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
Movie 28 Days Later
Movie 28 Weeks Later
Anime 5 Centimeters Per Second
Anime AIR
Anime Akira
Movie Aliens/Predator
Movie Amadeus
Game Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Anime Arakawa Under the Bridge/荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ
Movie Aristocats
Book Artemis Fowl
Game Assassin's Creed
Anime Attack on Titan/進撃の巨人
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Ayatsuri Sakon
Movie Battle Royale
Anime Beast Master/ビーストマスター
Anime Beelzebub/べるぜバブ
Game BioShock
Anime Black Cat
Anime Black★Rock Shooter
Movie Blade Runner
Movie Blair Witch Project
Anime Bleach
Book Blood Ninja series
Anime Blue Exorcist/青の祓魔師
Game Calling
Book Carrie
Movie Cast Away
Anime Castle in the Sky
Anime Cat Returns
Game Catherine
Book Cell
Game Chaos Legion
Anime Clannad
Game Clue
Movie Constantine
Book Cujo
Book Dark is Rising Sequence
Game Dead Rising
Anime Deadman Wonderland/デッドマン・ワンダーランド
Anime Death Note
Book Deltora Quest
Book Discworld
Anime Dogs
Anime Donten ni Warau/曇天に笑う
Book Dracula
Anime Durarara!!/デュラララ!!
Game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Game Elder Scroll series
Anime Elfen Lied
Anime Eyeshield 21
Game F.E.A.R.
Game Fable
Game Fallout
Game Fatal Frame
Anime Flame of Recca
Anime Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gamaran/我間乱
Anime Gantz
Anime Ghost Hound/神霊狩
Anime Ghost Hunt
Anime Ghost in the Shell
Anime Ginban Kaleidoscope
Book Good Omens
Book Green Mile
Movie Grudge
Book Gulliver's Travels
Game Halo
Anime Hell Girl
Anime Hellsing
Anime Highschool of the Dead
Game Higurashi/Umineko series
Anime Honey and Clover
Book Insomnia
Book It
Book Journey to the Center of the Earth
Anime Karin
Anime Kimi ni Todoke/君に届け
Anime Kimi to Boku/君と僕。
Anime Kurosagi/クロサギ
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Movie Labyrinth
Game League of Legends
Game Legacy of Kain
Anime Letter Bee/テガミバチ
Book Long Walk
Anime Lovely Complex
Anime MÄR
Game Marvel vs Capcom
Anime migrated_to_9742
Book Misery
Anime Mononoke
Book Monster Blood Tattoo series
Anime Nabari no Ō
Anime Naruto
Anime Natsume Yūjin-Chō
Book Needful Things
Game Nier
Anime No. 6
Anime Nurarihyon no Mago/ぬらりひょんの孫
Anime One Outs/ワンナウツ
Game Penumbra
Book Pet Sematary
Book Picture of Dorian Gray
Movie Pitch Black / Riddick
Anime Princess Mononoke
Movie Ring/Ringu
Anime Rookies/ルーキーズ
Anime Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
Anime Shiki
Book Shining
Anime Sket Dance
Anime Soul Eater
Anime Spirited Away
Anime Steamboy
Book Through the Looking Glass
Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Anime Togainu no Chi/咎狗の血
Anime Tokyo Babylon
Anime Toradora!
Book Treasure Island
Movie Treasure Planet
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Anime Vampire Hunter D
Game Vampire: The Masquerade
Tv Walking Dead
Book War of the Worlds
Book Wind On Fire
Anime X/1999
Anime xxxHOLiC
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Book Zombie Survival Guide
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
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship