Cathartic Trance 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-30-03, id: 335366
Author has written 12 stories | Digimon, Anime X-overs, Van Helsing, Constantine, Final Fantasy VII, and Kingdom Hearts.
β : Cathartic Trance is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I think myself quite a fair proofreader despite my youth. I'm a stickler for grammar, although I may not be sure about one little comma in a text. When betareading, I not only look at the grammar and overall orthography but I also look at the characterization, dialogue and development of one's story. Therefore I would have to know about the category under which you're submitting your fanfic. If you're not looking on tips to improve your general story and just need grammar corrections, then fear not because I'll accept any story in that case.

I also do not intend to completely alter your story, so don't get the wrong ideas about me when I say that I look at the characterization or whatnot. If I find some flaws in those aspects, then I won't change your fanfic; I'll simply give you tips on how to improve it and leave it up to you to decide. If any further help is required afterwards, then I would gladly take on the job, again.

If you wish to acquire my services, then – aside from having to know your fandom – I would have to know how competent of a writer you are. I won't accept clichéd, unthoughtful drivel from a writer who doesn't care about the plot or the characters at all. Mind you, I doubt that most of you who are even searching for a beta are that type of writer, but you really never know. Now, if your portfolio of fanfiction contains some stories that might be clichéd or unthoughtful and yet you haven't deleted them, then just tell me. I would completely understand because, if you haven't noticed, my own repertoire of fanfiction isn't the proudest to look through due to their oldness.

I also do not mean to discourage you if you're new to fanfiction or writing and are ultimately inexperienced. If you have low confidence in your writing and are simply looking for help for improvement, then I will gladly help you do so.

Please be aware that I'm quite a busy girl and that betareading can only be a hobby. I hardly find the time to update my own stories, so just know that it's not guaranteed that I can read your story and edit it. If the situation should occur that I'm far too busy, then I will inform you and you could decide if you want to wait for a day that I'm available or if you'd rather find another betareader. I won't be offended if you do because it's your story and therefore your prerogative.


Vous pouvez me demander pour l'aide pour le fanfiction français. Je viens de Québec, alors, si vous venez de la France, le grammaire et certains mots pourraient être différents. Je ne suis pas la meilleure personne pour chercher de l'aide dans cette langue car c'est ma deuxième langue après l'anglais, mais je peux t'aider avec vos personnages, votre histoire et peut-être quelques certains aspects du grammaire. S'il faut que vous necessitez plus d'information, me contactez par mon courriel.

Notez que je suis habituellement occupée et ce n'est pas une garantie que je peux travailler sur votre histoire. Si cette situation venait de se passer, je vous notifieriez et vous pourriez choisir de m'attendre pour une journée que je suis disponible ou de choisir un autre beta. Je ne serais pas fâchée ou offensé si vous choisissez le dernier car c'est votre histoire, donc votre choix de ce que vous ferez avec lui.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm not particularly sure if I have any strengths or weaknesses in betareading, but just know that I am a very understanding editor and will not alter your story if it does not suit your preferences. I suppose that I have a good understanding of character and plot development and I have a keen eye for spelling and most grammar. I also tend to have a way with words that could improve the flow of a sentence, but I would only do so if you gave me permission.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I find myself confused with certain punctuation, such as the comma in this sentence. :P Therefore, you may not be able to completely trust my judgement in this aspect. Other than that, I don't think there's much else I have to complain about my betareading skills. If you have any complaints, simply say so and I'll put it on my list of things to improve along with my punctuation.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Again, I stress that I would prefer to proofread stories of a genre that I am familiar with (i.e: Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts, etc.) If you are not sure if I know what fandom your fanfic is from, then simply ask and I'll verify such. There's a list of movies and stuff I'm into in my author profile, but it's not a complete list of all the fandoms I'm familiar with.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm mostly open to any story, so try me and I'll see if I want to take on the job or not.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
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Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for