Ensatsu Kokuryuu 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 12-30-02, id: 317984
Author has written 2 stories | Anime X-overs, and Tales of the Abyss.
β : Ensatsu Kokuryuu is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am somewhat far removed from FanFiction.net and have yet to beta read anyone's work. However, I have provided critiques in some of my latest reviews. My editing experience lies mostly in the critical analysis of essays, but as of lately, I have revised more creative writing.

I tend to provide both constructive praise and criticism. While I believe it is important for me to assist writers strengthen their feeble points, I also like to provide positive reinforcement when an author writes effectively. As such, I tend to surround my criticism with praise.

I expect anyone asking for my help to read my criticism--sometimes people disregard my criticism and only pay attention to the praise. Also, I expect authors to listen calmly to any of my complaints and not to become defensive. I am taking my time to help. Feel free to disagree with my comments, but please do not become hostile or disparaging toward me.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a decent grasp of grammar, but in proofing works, I prefer not to act as simply a human spell check. I include details--both in critiques and in my own writing--to provide readers with a better understanding of the points I am conveying. Furthermore, I make an effort to demonstrate how an author might improve his or her own work rather than simply providing a list of the good and the bad.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I prefer to give praise rather than criticism, to the point at which I sometimes fail to clearly illustrate the weaker points, a result of trying to be gentle. However, in some instances, I do the opposite: I will be unnecessarily harsh and literally hunt (and sometimes make stretches) for supposed errors or weaknesses.

Sometimes I struggle to express my opinion in a clear, precise, and effective manner, which offsets the aforementioned details from time to time. While I may provide details, my organization of said details sometimes leaves my arguments in convoluted messes.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I generally prefer action or suspense over romance, but I favour an interesting plot above all else, regardless of genre--with two exceptions listed below.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No smut and no horror, please. No exceptions.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Anime Bleach
Anime D.Gray-Man
Game Tales of Symphonia
Game Tales of the Abyss
Game Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
Anime Zombie-Loan
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for