mismantle 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-29-11, id: 3207721
Author has written 8 stories | Shugo Chara!, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
β : mismantle is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
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Basics: Grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I won't mess with anything else unless you /

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Fluency: How well your writing flows. I'll exchange repeated words when necessary and occasionally rearrange a few sentences. Your sentences need to flow smoothly or what your write won't make sense or will be too hard to /

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Characterization: How in-character you keep everybody. But, unless you think you did a horrible job at it and want me to fix it, your story should be /

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*Improvising: If your story is choppy, I can add in lines here and there to help explain the /

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**Just Plain Old Commentary: If you want my opinion of your story, I'll do a 'word-by-word' commentary (which means I'll be writing my opinion on the middle of the story instead of it being at the end like a review). I WILL NOT edit the story if you ask for a commentary; everything you write will stay the same. What I write in the commentary is my personal opinion -not yours or anyone else's- and I WILL be 100% honest with you. You don't have to listen to what I say.

But, I expect you as the writer to send me your BEST -or as good as you think you can get it- manuscript; I don't want some half-baked script. Yes, having a bad day/week/month/year/life CAN affect your writing, but that is NOT an excuse for writing poorly. If you need time to fix your chapter/story, then take the time; don't rush. People are wiling to wait if that means the quality of your chapters goes up.

Betas are here to look at what you think is your best work and say, "You know what, I KNOW you CAN do better; and I'll help you get there." They're not here to re-write your story and let you take the credit for it.

Remember, it's your story, we're just editing it.

*I will not do this unless asked for. If you ask for this, I will put in parenthesis or at the end of the chapter my reasons for doing whatever it is I changed/edited.

** I will not do this unless asked for. This is basically a long review of your story in your story. Nothing will be edited or changed, but I will put up my suggestions at the end of the chapter or on parenthesis.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Correcting homophones; my friends kill me when I correct their typos. Showing and not telling. I'm good at describing scenes and get the point across with only a few words. Plural vs. Mass; one of the most common mistakes I see. Grammar in general. Punctuation; not my greatest, but I know when to end a sentence and start a new paragraph.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Tense shifts: Most likely my biggest weakness.

Over-using commas: I tend to form run-on sentences and put in several commas to make it seem shorter.

Action during dialogue: I'm getting better, but I'm still pretty bad.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Humor, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Comedy, Angst, Horror, Crime, Romance, Friendship, Suspense, and General. I prefer Humor, Family, Angst, and Horror over everything. I'm willing to try out new fandoms that I haven't watched/read if you have a fanfiction you want me to read for. I have a high tolerance for violence, as long as you don't overdue it. Same goes with gore.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Sci-Fi, Parody, Poerty, Yaoi/Shōnen-ai, Yuri/Shōjo-ai, or any romantic same-sex relationships. I do not beta-read 'M' rated stories, stories with explicit sexual scenes, or stories with an excess of strong/harsh language. And I do not beta-read stories which directly insult and/or challenge my beliefs as a Christian. I cannot beta-read stories in any language other than English, unfortunantly.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Anime Black Bird/ブラックバード
Anime Bride's Stories/乙嫁語り
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Clannad
Cartoon Class of the Titans
Anime Code Geass
Anime D N Angel
Anime Death Note
Anime La Corda D'Oro
Anime Princess Tutu
Anime Shugo Chara!
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship