Cloud Auditore Fair 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-03-11, id: 3397656
Author has written 14 stories | Legend of the Seeker, Sailor Moon, and Twilight.
β : Cloud Auditore Fair is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader, I tend to pose questions about the story that come off as unclear or if I think there might be something else to it that could help and such. Editing grammar/spelling is a given, though I'd rather not have to essentially teach you the English language, but I can also assist in characterization and flow of the story. Personally, I prefer not to directly change someone's text because in the end it's up to the writer aside from small edits. So then, anyone that approaches me can expect a pretty easygoing person that will do the best possible to help with the author's story and they can feel free to ask for particular things, which is encouraged. A backstory to your piece is greatly appreciated, so I can better understand it and help with conveying your story. You can expect me to get back to you in a week or less, usually, and I fully expect us to go back and forth until it shines and makes you happy. And me, I /

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If you're just starting a story and unsure what to do with it, I'll help with that too.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Out of studying people and my own habits in my writing, I can help with conveying who a character is by their speech and actions, as I've noticed some people have a problem with that. I can slaughter someone's grammar or not, depending on what the author requests. If I see something too jumpy or too slow-moving, I'm pretty good at making suggestions for the flow of the story. Oh, I can work with stories written in past or present tense and help with someone staying in the specific tense or help with converting to writing in a different tense.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
The only type of humor I can manage is the well-incorporated one simply caused by a character's actions. Or something. I don't even know, so if you're looking for help on it, I am not the best person unless it's cynical. Please ask if I know the universe you're writing about and if I don't, either prepare to explain or get a different beta because if I don't know it, I won't be as good. The only reason I'm leaving it open is because some people want to write stories people can just pick up without knowing that universe. I'm guilty to utterly hating some characters, so there are some stories I just won't be any good for if that character is the center of attention.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't mind if a story is character-driven or a heavy plot-based one. Don't send me something the day before you want to upload it. Please. Your story can be as long as you want, but don't dump over 8,000 words on me at once and expect it in two days.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Having to rewrite entire chapters out of horrendous grammar is something I simply do no have the time for. Long, unnecessary description scenes that make the dried paint on my wall more interesting can make me skip paragraphs of your story... Yup.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Tv Legend of the Seeker
Movie Resident Evil series
Anime Sailor Moon
Movie Underworld
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Fantasy
Tragedy
Hurt/Comfort