GGElaina 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-28-09, id: 2128954
Author has written 11 stories | Yu-Gi-Oh, Star Wars, Resident Evil, Walking Dead, Supernatural, and Life is Strange.
β : GGElaina is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello. I'm very versatile as a beta-reader. I can complete many different tasks depending on what you want out of your beta-reader. I can do your generic spelling and grammar editing. I take pride in my ability to be a Thesaurus and to find sentence fragments and run-ons. However, I tend to like to be a sort of Muse for the people I beta for and like to put my two cents in about the plot and ask questions. When it comes to fandoms that I am familiar with (listed below) I have a tendency to want to have the plots and characters fit in with the Canon universe unless specified otherwise. So if you were to say make an OC in the Naruto world and they have a quirk that isn't usually seen I will expect you to explain to me exactly how that would work in that particular Universe and if it wouldn't work I would help you to tweek it until it did work. I have extensive knowledge in all of the fandoms listed below and I am sadly a fact sponge so if you have any questions on whether something would work I will know the answer.br /br br /

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I beta a story a little bit more differently than most. I tend to have a little more personal connection with the writers I beta for. I will ask to have the .doc emailed to my personal email to make sure I get it at a reasonable time (my e-mail is open 100% of the time I am online) and I will then read it through several times. Make corrections in red beside the original mistake so you can then fix it yourself to slowly learn of common mistakes and then leave several paragraphs of comments and suggestions at the end after asterisk are placed throughout the story. I don't believe in having someone write something then correcting everything spotlessly then sending it back. I don't believe you learn anything from that and my goal is to hopefully make you a better writer if even a little bit.br /

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I don't expect much from anyone who wants me to beta for them. I do expect that you at least know sentence structure to the point where sentences aren't eight lines a piece and simple capitalization would be nice. Also, in PMs please act as if you were sending something to an adult and not send me messages that look like (OMG! Like this iz the way i rite all the timez!1! Lolz! .) its really annoying... Don't make me think less of you because of that.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm really good with plot and making things seem real. Making a character act and show their canon emotions in a situation you create can be difficult but I'm really good with thinking through things like that. Spelling and grammar is obvious. Going to college soon and having a job there may be nights that I may not be able to get back to you right away but I generally answer all messages within 48 hours but I tend to answer immediately because sadly I'm online way to much these days. I'm very flexible so tell me what you want from me in the beginning and I can do it for you.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm horrible at commas to be honest. I use them overly much and a never know when it's a good time to use a comma over a semi colon and vice versa. And I tend to over think things and be really critical when it comes to making things stay canon unless stated as an AU or OOC fan fic.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm very flexible with what I read. I like all types of things. I enjoy both one-shots, short story collections and novel length stories. I pride myself to be a very open minded person and I'm the same way with the stories I'm able to read. I am into a lot of the darker subjects that a lot of other people really don't like to touch. Gore, rape, violence, incest, homosexuality are all subjects I'm perfectly comfortable reading and writing about. If you can put real feeling behind tough subjects then all power to you. And sadly a lot of my work contains overly dark tones because of the way that I am.

Fanfiction.Net is currently giving me error messages so I'm unable to update my Beta Preferences. The Walking Dead (TV Series) is a big passion of mine lately and I would love to beta read any stories for that particular genre of fanfiction. :]

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm open to everything. One thing I ask is not to send me stories that are either already complete or have more than a few chapters that are already published onto the site. Not only is that a lot of work for me to go through and individually beta each chapter separately (this does not apply to one-shot compilations) but if I find a discrepancy early on in the plot then that means you have to go and take everything else down and waste a lot of time. I like reading stories as they happen so I can focus on one chapter at a time and give my full attention too. Like I said this doesn't count for stories that are a collection of one shots. I love them and wouldn't mind having a 20 chapter story that's a one shot in each chapter, that isn't a problem. A novel already 20 chapters in however would be a bit of a struggle albeit not impossible. Thank you for reading and if you like to request my services as a beta reader PM me with specifications on the story and how you would like to go about contacting in the future.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Ai no Kusabi
Anime Beyblade
Anime D N Angel
Anime Death Note
Anime Dragon Ball GT
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Harry Potter
Anime Naruto
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Angst