Bartholomew Kamiro 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-24-10, id: 2588267
Author has written 3 stories | Fire Emblem.
β : Bartholomew Kamiro is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
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 Bleach
Anime Buso Renkin
Anime Code Geass
Anime Fairy Tail
Game Fire Emblem
Anime G-Gundam
Anime Gurren Lagann
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Naruto
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