Lupus Silvae 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-07-09, id: 2108130
Author has written 17 stories | Sonic the Hedgehog, Psych, and Okami.
β : Lupus Silvae is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Greetings and Salutations. I am Lupus Silvae, but I prefer to be called Wolf.

I am a hyperobservant editor with an eye for detail, and I WILL nitpick your story. I will point out grammar and spelling errors, reword sentences, remove sentences, tell you where to add sentences, etc. I will tell you if your characters are OOC, if something is unclear, if personality needs work, if a scene needs clarity, expanding, or contracting. If you wish for me to help you, know that all my criticism is to ensure your writing is at its best. I will be polite, but I want you to excel, so details will be a major focus of mine.

Please, if you want me to help, put at least an hour of work into your submission! I am your editor, not your co-author. I will not write it for you. That's your job.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a large vocabulary, and will point out weak words where there could be others. I have an intimate knowledge of how dialogue works. I know my grammar, and how things should be said. Also, the style of how your paragraphs and sentences are aligned is something I have grown to work with.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am prone to getting lost in the story, so my revising process may be a bit slow. I struggle with where semicolons go, as has been pointed out to me many a time. Occasionally, my personal preferences will get in the way of my better judgment, although I try and avoid that. I struggle with first-person stories, since it means I have to keep a charrie in-character WHILE writing, so I tend to make the character's vocabulary bigger than it is.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love a good adventure story, as long as you keep the action going and do not lull for long periods of time. I would love to review a romance, and tragedies are most definitely one of my favorites. I am not afraid to beta a story that surrounds a death, even of a main character. I will beta angsty stories, so long as they are not excessive. I have a bunch of different categories I will beta, as you can see below, but I feel most comfortable in the Sonic the Hedgehog category. Second favorite option is White Collar/Psych. Also, while I will occasionally review outside of my favorite couples in a romance, I would much rather stay within my favorites. Those being Sonic/Amy, Tails/Cream, Knux/Shade, Shadow/Rouge, and Silver/Blaze for Sonic the Hedgehog, Shawn/Juliet for Psych, Neal/Kate or Neal/Lauren for White Collar, Phineas/Isabella and Jeremy/Candace for Phineas and Ferb, Mario/Peach and Luigi/Daisy for Mario, Tony/Ziva and McGee/Abby for NCIS, and Eragon/Arya for the Inheritance Cycle. *whew* That was the run on sentence of the decade, people. For the love of Chaos, do not use a sentence like that in your stories! I am willing to beta couples: Knux/Tikal, Knux/Rouge, and Shadow/Tikal. (I need an explanation for the last one, though. I like the idea of the couple, but I'm not sure how it works at ALL.)
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I refuse to beta anything with a yaoi/yuri couple. Also, I would prefer to stay out of the following couples, as I'm so biased I don't think I could beta them well: Shadow/Amy, Silver/Amy, Sonic/Sally, Sonic/Elise, Sonic/Blaze, and Tails/Cosmo. I do not cuss, so I would prefer the writing to be clean. (Although I make MINOR MINOR exceptions.) No sexuality, please. Also, I'd prefer to avoid anything involving politics. I get enough of that already, thankee.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Inheritance Cycle
Game Mario
Tv NCIS
Cartoon Phineas and Ferb
Tv Psych
Book Redwall
Game Sonic the Hedgehog
Tv White Collar
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship