| Kuroi Atropos 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 12 stories | Yu-Gi-Oh, Lord of the Rings, Bleach, Stargate: Atlantis, Star Trek: 2009, Avengers, Hunger Games, and Mission: Impossible.
β : Kuroi Atropos is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm aiming to be a professional editor, so I'm very open to any and all categories as I'm mostly interested in the author's POV and twist on characters. The fandoms I know I have down pact, and the ones I don't I would love for the authors to introduce me to them.
My beta reading style is pretty intensive, it's the type I like to receive. I'm fairly meticulous about punctuation and grammar but can see the room for artistic leeway. I have the tendency to jot down changes and shift around paragraphs to help with flow, and can make fairly extensive BUT DOCUMENTED changes. My attitude is very back and forth as I consider author input on alterations a must to keep a story true to your vision/style while I help you consider the reader viewpoint. I feel that authors provide the words, inspiration, characters, and plot outline while I'm the sounding board, plot hole catcher, and spit polish. I love working with open minded authors who don't cry foul when I tear apart their 'baby.' I recognize that it's your story, but it has to be readable. I am of the opinion that if you don't want anything touched, you shouldn't be talking to a beta anyway. Otherwise it is my pleasure to provide another pair of eyes to help you go over your work. :)
I have no particular issues with most pairings or story types as long as there is actual story. I really want to volunteer as a beta because I'm tired of seeing amazing stories and characterizations with little to no grammar, punctuation, and structure. Plus the more practice I get, the better!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Honesty is my main strength. I don't BS and just say 'OMG IT'S AMAZING!' I am also very clear on what part of a story is bothering me as a reader. I can tell you what I think doesn't fit where and why.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have the tendency to take a while, normally going over a project multiple times to ensure my work is satisfactory and I have caught as much as I can. Given my hectic life this means sometimes it can take a week or two, but I will keep you updated as I go. I will also be very vocal if I believe that something is truly horrible. Directness isn't always a good thing.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I am very open, and have few problems with any type of story if it has at the very least a plot. I am willing to read and work with pretty much anything so long as there's characterization. I don't even care if it's OOC, though I will insist on improving that as much as possible unless it's an AU with justifiable reasons for the adjustments.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
RPF, aside from that I will look at anything so long as the author is willing to work through things and it's got a decent plot. Even Mary-Sues are fine as long as there's more than goo-goo-gaa-gaa-me-like-you-stay-away-mine!
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender|
Movie Big Hero 6
Movie Boondock Saints
Book Guardians of Childhood series
Book Hunger Games
Anime Irregular at magic high school/魔法科高校の劣等生
Game Kingdom Hearts
Anime Log Horizon/ログ・ホライズン
Book Lord of the Rings
Movie Mission: Impossible
|Movie Pacific Rim|
Movie Rise of the Guardians
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Samurai 7
Movie Sky High
Tv Sons of Anarchy
Movie Star Trek: 2009
|Tv Stargate: Atlantis|
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv StarTrek: The Next Generation
Comic Teen Titans
Tv Veronica Mars
Comic Young Avengers
Comic Young Justice
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for