Dalrynn 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-28-10, id: 2272919
Author has written 1 story | Naruto.
β : Dalrynn is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I read with a critical eye for grammar and spelling although I do not profess to be an expert. I enjoy a good story with well-developed concepts. In fact, if the concept is good enough, I might even be able to overlook grossly negligent grammar and spelling. Trust me, if I can point it out, it’s most definitely grossly negligent. I’ve read so many good stories here that just seem like a little proof reading would have made them great instead of just good, whether it’s the choice of wording that may have made it flow a little more smoothly or atrocious spelling. This is where I would hope I could be helpful as a beta reader. My goal as a beta reader is to help encourage those who are just looking for someone to proof their work.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I hold a graduate degree in which I excelled in my technical writing classes. Be warned - my degree is in accounting, I work with numbers so my A's were the result of hard work and A LOT of proofing. I like well developed concepts with no loose ends. I once won a poetry contest, which totally baffled me as I have never considered myself creative in that sense (accountants aren't typically creative individuals).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Punctuation is probably my greatest weakness. I'll be honest, I suck. If Microsoft word's spelling and grammar check didn't catch it, I probably won't either. Grammar and spelling aren't exactly my strengths either but I somehow made it through graduate school, so I must have a passable working knowledge. I watch for blatant errors with a critical eye but if the error is a subtle usage of grammar that only a literature expert or what forum trolls would call a "grammar nazi" would catch please don't count on me to catch it either.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like reading just about anything but my experience with fanfiction so far has been limited to Naruto. If your audience doesn't have to be familiar with your category or genre, I'd be happy to read anything. If you want someone familiar with the category, right now I'm most familiar with Naruto but please NO kakaxsaku pairings.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
NO kakaxsaku pairings
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime +C: Sword and Cornett
Book Alexandre Dumas
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Book Harry Potter
Anime Shinobi Life/シノビライフ
Anime Vampire Knight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for