| Bartholomew Kamiro 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 3 stories | Fire Emblem.
β : Bartholomew Kamiro is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello everyone! Alright, well some general information about me is that I am fairly new to the site, having joined in October 2010. Despite the lack of stories published I have a fairly diverse background, specializing mostly in RPGs and a few mainstream anime. For further details, consult the list at the bottom. One special note with regards to Fire Emblem; I have played all the NA games so I can beta any of those but not FE6 or earlier. My beta-reading style is a two-part approach. First I will try to look at your characterization and plot development, then I will focus on the grammar and sentence structure. If the grammar really causes a problem I may do the two at the same time. Most beta-readers just do grammar and punctuation, but I'm willing to do more to help your story. Food for thought. A couple things regarding stories I'll beta. I prefer longer, multi-chap stories. I'll read the occasional one-shot, but even then I would prefer it if the one-shot was over 3000 words. I like being able to see how a story and its characters develop over the course of time. I will not do yaoi, yuri, or crack pairings. I have issues with yaoi and yuri, therefore no. Crack pairing can be good for a laugh but they are low on my list of stories I would like to read much less beta.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As I said earlier I beta-read in two parts, looking at characterization and plot as well as grammar and sentence structure. I feel like I have a fairly good grasp on my grammar and sentence construction so if you need someone to proofread your story or help smooth out some choppy or awkward sentences, I can help. I am also pretty good with characterization. I can tell if a character is out of character as well as help suggest ideas for further developing characters. If it's a character I'm not 100% familiar with I will do research to give you honest, helpful feedback. Perhaps one of my greatest strengths though is my ability to keep to a deadline. I can meet deadlines as short as three days if you need me to. That's a guarantee as well; I keep to my deadlines if you have one.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will miss things occasionally despite my best attempts not to. While I can help with grammar, I'm not flawless. My friend has pointed out a few issues with my grammar every now and then but I have improved tremendously as a result. Obviously I am useless with games/anime that I don't even know. I am better with genres such as romance, humor, adventure than I am with genres such as angst. On a romance note, please no overly cheesy romance. Also, I will beta M fics, but if you've basically sent me a porno I'm not going to deal with it.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
As mentioned earlier, multi-chap adventure/drama/suspense are really my forte. Angst not so much. I can do romance but nothing terribly over the top or soap opera like. I also enjoy crossovers and will read stories with OCs.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Once again, no overly cheesy romance or angst. No yaoi, yuri, or crack pairings. No M fics with excessive amounts of sex or torture, rape, etc. You get the picture.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Anime Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ|
Anime Buso Renkin
Anime Code Geass
|Anime Fairy Tail|
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Gurren Lagann
|Game Kingdom Hearts|
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Game Skies of Arcadia
|Game Soul Calibur|
Game Tales of Symphonia
Game Tales of the Abyss
Game Tales of Vesperia
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for