Athenian Affinity 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-21-02, id: 217063
Author has written 8 stories | Digimon, Beyblade, Yu-Gi-Oh, Fruits Basket, and Kingdom Hearts.
β : Athenian Affinity is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have experience beta-reading for several fanfic writers, two of which are published on this site. I generally prefer beta-reading one-shots, but will beta read multi-chaptered fics, provided I am given ample time between chapters. For instance, it would be difficult for me to get back to in a timely manner if I were sent a lump sum of ten chapters to read. I enjoy reading other people's work and like to help them polish it, however I usually just make suggestions in regards to changes that should be made, especially in the areas of readability, sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and flow.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am quite good at picking out any grammatical or spelling errors. I also have a knack for sentence structure, and more specifically what sounds 'right' in the context of a story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a beta my main weakness is being quite 'gentle' when giving constructive feedback - although I don't know if one could really call that a bad thing. My weaknesses as a writer are easier to pinpoint. I procrastinate, badly I might add. I also find that I need to add more elements to most of my fan fiction to make it 'fully realized'. Sometimes I also go overboard with descriptive detail, at the expense of leaving the characters a little flat.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm open to almost any genre, the fandoms I prefer to beta are usually the ones I write in myself, although as long as I know the fandom I would beta it. I think it is important for a beta to at least have a basic knowledge of the fandom, especially in regards to characters.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Please no incestuous pairings that are portrayed in a positive light, although I'm not against a dark fic with that sort of subject matter. I also don't like beta-reading obvious Mary-Sue fanfics.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Death Note
Anime Escaflowne
Game Kingdom Hearts
Game Legend of Zelda
Game Star Ocean
Anime Yu-Gi-Oh
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship