ElfIcarii 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-26-03, id: 333137
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 Description
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 /

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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 /

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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 /

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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 /

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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 /

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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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
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
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship