somnambule 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-19-09, id: 2151197
Author has written 7 stories | Naruto.
β : somnambule is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta reader I offer suggestions for revision as far as spelling and grammar errors, awkward syntax, story flow disruptions, and the like. I'm glad to give my opinion on writing arrangements and I can even help if you're stumped on what direction your story should go. I guess I'm the "you can do it, I can help" of the /

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My requirements would probably just be for people not to turn me into their crutch in place of spell check, and to, err, not suck completely at writing? I'd appreciate that, but as long as you're really putting in an effort, I'm willing to do the same.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Given that I'm still in high school (though I'm in AP, so i'm college level if it's any consolation), I excel in English and writing in general and aspire to it professionally. So it's always a pleasure to watch on and aid other amateurs. Back to strengths, I'm not afraid to share my opinions straight forwardly about a piece, while still leaving everyone with dignity. And I'd definitely be up for giving suggestions for story progression to ward off writer's block, I'm creative like that. I pay attention alot to the flow of a chapter as well as a story as a whole, since that's a challenge for me as a writer at times. I'm also always on the look out for out of character characters, they are my worst enemy and for a short rant on the topic see below, so if you have problems with that I'll be glad to rein you in.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can't promise that I'll always be around but if I've already taken on someone's story I'll be sure to finish it. I can be a bit over opinionated and push my own writing style as the only writing style at times but I'll try my best to watch out for that.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Whether I'm just reading or beta reading, I always love to see someone put a new spin on an old idea. Or something just refreshing and creative. Like an unexpected pairing that turns out to be severely underrated, or a new twist to an ending. Just surprise me and make it seem real and I'll love to beta for you every time.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Hmm, i don't like forced pairings or cliched pairings that have been spun the same way in a story over and over. It's one thing to chose an obvious pairing but it's just sad when you don't have the creativity to at least make it your own. I better not be able to find your basic story by someone else, because i see it so often, it's just poorly written fan service at that point. Speaking of fan service, and while I know that fanfic is often meant to be,don't go so over board with making all of your wildest dreams come true that it isn't even the same character anymore. OOC is my worst enemy. Conscious writers of OOC are my worst enemy. So if we're enemies don't ask for my services. kay? So basically don't bore/anger the beta.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Gundam 00
Anime Loveless
Anime Naruto
Anime Saiyuki
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for