ShinMasaki 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-14-02, id: 199806
Author has written 10 stories | Tenchi Muyo, Love Hina, Full Metal Panic, Detective Conan/Case Closed, Karin, Tsukihime, Haruhi Suzumiya series, School Rumble, and Higurashi/Umineko series.
β : ShinMasaki is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a college student of sorts. I haven't been to school in 2 years, but I did take several courses in English and literary writings, specifically creative writing. I am rather competent, in my opinion, as to grammatical abilities, sentence structure as well as word choice.

While I don't particularly have any real expectations from anyone requesting my services to proofread/edit their works, I just ask that it is something that I am familiar with. To speed things up a bit during the edit/proofreading phase, if you are willing to exchange e-mails, it helps. I don't instant message and only operate via e-mail. This regular e-mail exchange during the length of your work(s) allows me to make suggestions, offer tips and pointers, and other various things without taking it re-writing something not written by the original author. This is a learning process for the author as well as the proofreader.

If you have a story you wish to acquire my services to assist with, please send me a sample of the story as well as the genre/series the story falls under. While it is in my capabilities to proofread and edit a work I am not familiar with, it would be much more beneficial for you if it is something I am knowledgeable about, so a little info prior to requesting assistance concerning your work would be great.

I mostly write about anime and/or manga series. I have seen a numerous amount of series and have read plenty as well. The list is somewhat lengthy, so it is probably better if you tell me what you are writing about. For the most part, my stories I write fall under the genres of angst/drama/romance/suspense. I am not skilled at comedy works, nor reflections from a character's point of view. Additionally, if you read my newer stories, you will see that I have moved more to writing in the first-person point of view. Granted, I am known to switch point of views within a story from one character to another, I generally write in first-person which allows an insight as to what that character may be thinking. I am able to write in third-person as my older stories show. However, in my opinion, writing in third-person gets a little bland and becomes more like "this character does this. that character does that." rather than "I went over there and saw this person doing this (description fitting character's personality)." I just feel you can do more in first-person writing, but if your story is third-person, that is fine with me.

Thank you for looking over this and best of luck to all the aspiring fan fiction authors out there, without you there would be nothing to read and enjoy. Many thanks to the producers of the origin for which these stories may come from, without them there would be no fan fiction. Hope to read your works out there, everyone.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
To make this short, I'll just list things off that I am proficient at. I feel I do well in these areas and can help you in these areas as well.

Characterization Grammar (Punctuation / Sentence Structure)
Word Choice Descriptions Sentence Variety First-person Point of View Paragraph Transitions Story Fluidity Dialogue Keeping characters in character true to the series they originate from

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will admit, I am still vying for perfection in my works, however there are still areas that could use touching up upon re-reading the published works.

I am not particularly good at Third-person point of views, in particular. I am able to write in third person, it's just not something I would prefer doing.

Additionally, if you look over my previous works, you will notice that none of them, save one, have been completed. I have a bad streak of unfinished works. Mostly this happens because I don't know what I want to include for the main body section of the story. I am good at thinking of openings and closings, it's just the middle that I get lost in. Either that or ... other things come up. I work on stories normally as I am watching an anime series or reading a manga series. I will begin writing something and then the next episode/issue will come up and something in there will happen or a discovery made or something along those lines that makes what I am writing no longer valid. I am real particular about keeping things canon to the original story as much as possible and I am not particularly fond of AU settings. Albeit, AU stories can be pretty much limitless in content and originality but to me, a fan fiction is a story based on the original characterization and personalities of the characters so I try to keep the stories I write as true to the original as possible while putting something new for them at the same time. That's what fan fiction is about to me.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Anime/Manga based Drama Angst Suspense Romance First-person In-character characters Non-Alternate Universe settings
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Comedy Action (I can do action stories, they're just hard to think of how to portray actions into words when it is meant to be seen visually)
Third-person Alternate Universe stories
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Anime Ai Yori Aoshi
Anime Azumanga Daioh
Anime Comic Party
Anime Cowboy Bebop
Anime Detective Conan/Case Closed
Anime Full Metal Panic
Anime GTO
Anime Haruhi Suzumiya series
Game Higurashi/Umineko series
Anime Karin
Anime Love Hina
Anime Negima! Magister Negi Magi/魔法先生ネギま!
Anime School Rumble
Anime Slayers
Anime Tsukihime
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Suspense