| Riyue 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 2 stories | Harry Potter, and Naruto.
β : Riyue is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
What I think is important in a story:
1) For any story, spelling and grammar is of course of utmost importance. We may not be professional writers but that does not mean we can be careless. When a work is uploaded online (it is much like being published), it should be of the best quality. We owe that to our readers and to ourselves.
2) Everyone has different writing styles but we must remember that we are writing fanfiction. This means that we are taking some aspect of the original (be it characters, places, events) and thus what we take from the original must stay true to its original form.
3) The storyline is of course what drives the story. Characters and descriptions are important but it's the plot that keeps readers interested (or else it would be like reading a biography). However, when we are writing we are so concentrated on the whole picture, we may not notice plot holes or contradictions.
What I would do as a beta-reader:
a) check for spelling and grammar
b) ensure that characters are kept in characters
c) descriptions based on original (events and places) are accurate
d) check for plot holes/contradictions
e) deviations from the original (the creative part) is reasonable
My beta-reading style:
Besides actual spelling and grammar errors, I would not make any direct changes to the original text. However, I will check for all the things I listed above and include them on the side as recommendations and questions. It is not my work so out of respect for the author, I will not make any direct changes. It is to the discretion of the author whether my recommendations are used or not.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
If I was beta-reading someone's work, I will do it very carefully. Sometimes, I may go a little overboard... so don't be alarmed at the edited version that comes back. Whether you take me up on my suggestions is totally up to you. Of course, sometimes, more than one edit is required.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will admit that my biggest flaw is that I may take awhile to get back to you. Of course, as a writer waiting for the edit to come back so you can publish your story, that will prove to be very annoying. But if I am chosen as a beta-reader. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. If for some reason I am unable to return your work within a reasonable time frame, I will definitely contact you.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
For me to perform effectively as a beta-reader, I need to know the original that the fanfiction is based on. So I will only beta-read stories that are based on orignals that I am familiar with. So if I have the honor of being chosen as your potential beta-reader, please contact me and I will let you know if I am able to step up to the challenge.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta-read stories where I am unfamiliar with the original.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Game Final Fantasy IX
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy VIII
|Game Final Fantasy X|
Game Final Fantasy X-2
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Gakuen Alice
Book Harry Potter
|Anime Honey and Clover|
Anime Hunter X Hunter
Anime Mai HiME
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for