Death Sleepers 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-05-03, id: 413337
Author has written 5 stories | Harry Potter, Old Kingdom/Abhorsen series, Ultra Maniac, and Inuyasha.
β : Death Sleepers is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
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I'm a 22 year-old female, and although I may not be one of those 'wisened writers', I do know a lot about writing by studying A-Level English, writing my own stories and having been an ATROCIOUS fan-fiction writer in the past...br /br /

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I work by first reading the initial chapter of a piece of work submitted and giving a 'beta taster'. That way you can also get an idea for what I'm like and see if you like my style (since it works both ways). If you like it, reply to me and we'll get to work. It'd be useful if you could tell me of any specific things you feel you need help with. If you need constructive criticism, just say so. If you're looking for a re-write/spelling and grammar checker then please specify - otherwise I'll probably end up rambling and not help with what you /br /

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I'm a very fair critic of other people's work. I have a VERY harsh eye and I am quite nit-picky, but I will present this to people in a constructive way. If you want me to read through your work, I request you do a quick spell-check before submitting ANYTHING. Other than that I guess I'm just trying to help and hopefully progress my own styles of writing too.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am honest, gritty and very very thorough when reading other people's work. I will form an opinion and judge in 3 areas: dialogue, plot and style. These are broad terms, but cover the essential basics and I feel would not overwhelm another writer's personal style. I am also very very fair and open to different things, which gives me a lot of ground to cover when reading your works :)
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I do have a short attention span, and if I am not engaged, I tend to not give good feedback. I don't find this too debilitating, but bear with me. I also have a bad tendency to skim-read when I get bored with a story, but if you feel I've missed anything then I'd be happy to go through and re-read anything /br /

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I also have a tendancy to take someone's work then re-write it how I think it should be written say if there are structural or grammatical errors, so please don't be offended if you think I'm totally massacring your most beloved writing. It's just the way I do things. I'm not always right, of course, but it's what I feel to be the best way to explain myself.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer short stories to long ones, but am willing to get through your mini-novellas if necessary. I would prefer to read something I know at least a little about, so movie-fics are a pretty safe bet. I'll go with anime/manga too, and Harry Potter fics /

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I watch a LOT of films. Anything Hayao Miyazaki would be a pleasure. Pixar related stuff is also a huge plus. Lord of the Rings is another big one I /

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If you have something in one of the categories I've specified but you're unsure if I've seen it (especially anime and films) then I will watch it for you if you request help keeping it in canon with the source material.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I have to admit I'm not a big fan of writer-insert when they are overdone. For example "and Mary went up to Draco (she was soooo hot btw) and kissed him and everyone was like so happy (omg mary is just soooooo cool i wish i was her)"br /br /

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I think I'd probably have to say no to a submission like that, sorry. Unless it's so bad it's funny. In which case, count me in!br /

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Oh, and no Naruto or /

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Sorry, but it's a no.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Akira
Book Alice in Wonderland
Anime Escaflowne
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Book Harry Potter
Anime Inuyasha
Book Keys to the Kingdom
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Lord of the Rings
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Princess Tutu
Anime Spirited Away
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship