chibichocopaws 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-12-02, id: 232223
Author has written 6 stories | Gundam Wing/AC.
β : chibichocopaws is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
First off let me start by saying I will only beta a story that I want to beta. Just because you are asking does not mean I will. If the story has no interest to me then I will have no interest in correcting it.

I was taught grammar by one of the strictest teachers ever. I know what punctuations go where, how to brighten up a bland sentence and how to spell even the most unheard of or complicated words. If you want your story to be completely torn apart limb from limb, but improved a thousand times over, you may come to be. Do keep in mind I'm very strict about grammar, and I will find any and every error in your writing; however, I will also be sure that your story flows to its fullest potential.

I will not read your story as a whole until every nook and cranny of it is emptied and corrected from its pieces of grammatical and spelling error dust bunnies. A story that has many errors turns me off from it really quickly, and I often find myself trying to fix it without even the individuals permission if I find the plot to be entertaining enough.

After corrections are made, I will go back and re-read. Re-reading ones story is one of the most important keys to a successful writer. Chances are I will re-read the story or chapter until I can recite it word for word. This is to be sure that I have not missed any mistakes; for we are all human, and we of course all make mistakes; however, it is my intention to see that no story I beta has one single mistake.

Re-reading the story will also help be sure there is a flow to it. To get an accurate feel of the flow in a story, I often read it aloud. Some may find this funny, and the members of my house hold I'm sure will get overly sickened by hearing me read aloud so much, but I feel it is the best way. It also helps to double, triple, quadruple check on any errors.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My most valued strength, thanks to my teacher, would be punctuation. She had drilled into my head the rules of commas, semi-colons, apostrophes, colons and periods. If you see a punctuation correction on your work, you have nothing to doubt for it will be correct.

Other strengths I have include sentence combination. To me, it is really simple to see a sentence or two that can be elaborately combined into one beautiful sounding sentence.

Another strength of mine is detailing a story. I can describe a simple object, such as penny or a rock and make the description a paragraph or more.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Ironically some of my strengths are also my weaknesses. For instance combining sentences. It is often difficult to predict how a reader is going to interpret a sentence, and at times a viewer can read my sentence and believe it to be more confusing than elaborately beautiful.

I've also been told that, although I'm incredibly descriptive, I can be overly descriptive as well.

I often find it difficult to come up with words to replace over-used words or to find a word better suited for the sentence; however, this issue is normally fixed by my handy Thesaurus.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to read Gundam Wing yaoi. Although the pairing does not matter to me, my favorite is Duo and Heero.

I'm not opposed to reading any yuri fanfiction.

I'd prefer a story with content, meaning: a deep plot, in-depth characterization and much procreated time and energy.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am not a big fan of het fics. This does not mean that I am completely opposed to reading them.

I am not a huge fan of one-shots, or plot-what-plot (pwp) nor pure fluff, but once again this does not mean I am opposed to reading them under the right circumstances.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
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