romantiCaveman 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-25-09, id: 1983008
Author has written 3 stories | Storm Hawks, Banjo-Kazooie, and Transformers/Beast Wars.
β : romantiCaveman is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi! I'm romanticistCaveman, but you can call me RC or Caveman. Pleased to meet you!

I believe reading and writing go hand in hand with each other. To be a better writer one must read and workshop the works of other writers of all skill levels. That's why I'm offering myself as a beta-reader. I'd love to help other writers see the strengths and weaknesses, especially those just beginning, and I believe we all need a beta-reader to help bring out the best in all of our writing.

Note that I am not here to proofread your story. A computer can do that. Instead, as a beta-reader, I expect to be here to look at your story from a structural perspective, starting from an outline and then examining it on a chapter-to-chapter basis. I will search for plot holes to repair and pacing to spread out.

I hope you'll choose me to help with your story!

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've taken classes on subjects that I feel are relevant to the work of beta-reading and I've got a full index of tropes in my head that could help with your writing. I tend to love and be critical of Original Characters and I believe I can help you with both characterization and dialogue.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Striking a balance between being too harsh and too soft has always been a struggle for me. As someone who still has trouble accepting criticism on occasion, I tend to try to soften my critique to a point where it's useless. However, I also tend to be a perfectionist who expects similarly from those I choose to critique, and can be a little too harsh on occasion. Beta-reading is very much a learning process for me as well.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Original Flavor, e.g. stories that attempt to emulate the themes and tone of the source material, have been and always will be my favorite. I'd prefer fanfiction that read as if they could be an actual episode of the TV show or an actual sequel to the movie to ones that are significantly different from their source material.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd prefer not to deal with any romance-centric or shipping-centric fanfiction. It's not why I read fanfiction, and it's not a genre I know how to or want to review that I feel is too poorly done so much of the time. The same goes for songfics.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Artemis Fowl
Play Avenue Q
Anime Azumanga Daioh
Game Banjo-Kazooie
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Anime Black Lagoon
Cartoon Codename: Kids Next Door
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Anime Gurren Lagann
Book Harry Potter
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Movie Incredibles
Game Legend of Zelda
Game Mario
Cartoon Megas XLR
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Paprika
Tv Power Rangers
Anime Princess Tutu
Anime Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
Anime Spirited Away
Anime Steamboy
Cartoon Storm Hawks
Cartoon Teen Titans
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for