| ElfIcarii 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 5 stories | Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.
β : ElfIcarii is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a bibliophile, plain and simple. This means, in general, I read far more than I write - which basically translates to mean that chances are I'll wind up doing more beta work than work on my own stories. br /
If I turn down your request for a beta, please don't take it personally. I might already have a lot on my plate, and I might simply feel that your style and my own are too drastically different for me to do a good job. If you really want to know why, feel free to message me.br /
Please, if you do take me on as beta, if you see something I'm doing that you don't like let me know. I can't change it if I don't know it's a problem - and the story is your art, not mine.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
While I have a strong feel for grammar, I also am aware of (and fascinated by) the fact that languages evolve - and that our own is evolving quite rapidly at the moment. This means I can correct grammatical errors without nitpicking over your comma placement and other things that are mainly style these days.br /
I am willing to beta to the level you want me to. If all you want is a simple spelling and grammar check, I can do that. If you want help with the flow of the sentences, I can help with that too. It's all up to you.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm bad with conversations. If your characters sound stilted when talking, I'm not likely to be able to fix it.br /
If your story doesn't speak to me or I dislike it for some reason, it might show through in the quality of my beta work. Not on purpose; I'm human though, and it's difficult to focus on something you don't find interesting.br /
If you seem to be a beginning writer, I might get over-enthused and beta to the point where my own style winds up showing through. If this happens and you don't want it to, the solution is simple; we just have you go over the chapter post-beta to make sure you're happy with the result until we find the level of beta-ing you prefer.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer longer stories over short ones; I've always had a liking for epics. This is not to say I'm unwilling to beta the occasional one-shot, though.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd like to avoid slash and blatant mary-sues if at all possible...If there's one slash pairing in the background (for instance, Sirius/Remus when the story is focused on Harry & friends) and the other pairings are non-slash, I can deal with that. I don't tend to like stories where every pairing, or the main one, is slash, though.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book Black Jewels Trilogy|
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
|Book Harry Potter|
Book Lord of the Rings
|Book Valdemar universe|
Book Wheel of Time
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for