JenesisX 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-11-03, id: 368156
Author has written 26 stories | Final Fantasy VII.
β : JenesisX is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My name's Jen. I've been writing fan fiction for over ten years. I write almost exclusively Final Fantasy VII fics, though I have written a few for Marvel Comic's Cable in the past. I'm a dog groomer by profession, but I did also attend and graduate from college some years back. I'm new to trying out beta reading. I have a lot of time on my hands right now, and have recently gotten back into writing fan fiction myself. This should be a good way to keep myself inspired and motivated, while perhaps inspiring and helping out someone else at the same time. Bring it!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a pretty large vocabulary and can recommend better or different words fairly easily. I speed read and still comprehend and catch most typos and other glaring errors (I can read an entire novel in several hours). I am decent at spotting spelling and grammatical issues, though I am not perfect when it comes to sentence structure. I feel my best abilities as a writer are characterization, dialog, and getting into the thoughts and minds of my characters. I love dry humor, even in an otherwise serious story, and can't promise not to get a little silly at times and make terrible jokes. I like to think I am fairly witty... I don't take myself too seriously and neither should you! lol. I will be able to respond pretty quickly right now, since I am out of work with health issues. Hit me! I will always PM you back if you have any questions for me. Don't be shy, I don't (usually) bite.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am not the best at writing fighting/action scenes. I've been told I could stand to get better at describing environments and settings in my own work. I tend to use 'creative sentence structure' at times, so I can't promise to be able to format yours perfectly. I feel weird/embarrassed writing or reading detailed sex scenes, which means I'm not the right person to beta for you if you write a lot of that sort of thing. If you have a lot of technological or scientific information you need looked over for accuracy, that's NOT my forte, to put it lightly.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Final Fantasy VII would be my main focus, and my strongest area by far. I am also fairly knowledgable with regards to the characters and world of Marvel Comic's X-Men and X-Force. I used to be quite the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fan, so my knowledge there is decent also. I'd be willing to beta for other fandoms, but wouldn't be able to assist much with characterization if I do not know much about it. I'm at my best working with character-driven stories, building romances and friendships, writing thoughts and reflections, etc.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I wish to avoid and will probably not read: Very sexually explicit scenes, extremely weird couples that completely lack any cannon or story explanation that is reasonable (Ask if unsure, I'll just politely decline if it fits the bill), same-sex pairings not supported by cannon (nothing against this irl, it's just weird to me to see characters who were obviously not meant to be taken that way suddenly being gay/lesbian just because you want to write a sex scene involving both of them), Mary Sues/anything featuring an OC as a main character or love interest for one, overly silly 'humor' or parody fics, and any work of fan fiction that you clearly have not even bothered to read back to yourself once to check for glaring errors. I'm not here to write things for you... Please put your best effort into your work and check it over before sending it along. I want to help you add the polish that will complete your story, not sit and redo half of it for you. It's YOUR fic, after all. I've got enough of my own ideas for when I want to write. Thanks for understanding! When in doubt, just PM and ask.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv CSI
Game Final Fantasy VII
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Comic X-Force
Comic X-Men
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship