YearsLate 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-28-12, id: 4280418
Author has written 1 story | RWBY.
β : YearsLate is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I prefer to focus on thoroughly reading and understanding the material I am to help with. In short, editing. If having someone actively tweak your work and offer suggestions isn't your preference, I also like simply discussing world-building, character relationships and character design. These are my personal strengths and what I like to focus on as a writer and creator, and what I offer to you. If you are skeptical but willing, I would gladly discuss some of these with you in PM. While I'm very introverted, I still really enjoy discussing writing despite how new I am to it. I'm fairly friendly for how blunt I am, and happy to talk even if it doesn't lead anywhere.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
First, my spelling is rock solid. I am a fairly skilled editor of my own writing, and even tend to automatically consider how to edit and improve individual paragraphs of other authors, without going overboard and completely changing them. 'Fixing' other peoples works isn't something I like to do, as I prefer to improve what exists and make it work better.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My writing syntax is poor, causing my first drafts to suffer heavily. As well, my writing pace is also rather slow, as I deliberate what I want to write about for a while before I actually start doing writing. Also, I can be rather prone to asking too many questions and asking for confirmation, so if you prefer a beta who doesn't have to ask questions constantly, I might not be the best pick.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My strengths (and interests) are in creating or tweaking character designs, relationships and world settings to be more plausible. Thus I prefer beta'ing for stories with some mild focus on world-building, or on character relationships. Be it romance, drama, angst, comfort/hurt. Continuing, I prefer a more humble scenario with significant focus on characters and their relationships with each other and their world. World history, technological levels, even basic questions like burial practices and taxation policies of a given setting. How two characters interact. Their reputation with their peers. And of course the core design of the characters themselves and what role they serve in the story, and what makes them distinct. These are all things I personally love thinking about on my own time, and would gladly discuss with others.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I like adventure-style stories, but am incredibly bad at offering advice for them because my actual story-boarding skills are nearly nonexistent. I can't create a believable 'threat' within my own stories or even imagination without having to look for inspirations and ideas from others. So assistance in the actual story plot itself, I can only offer a small amount of here and there. I also tend to avoid the genres of the supernatural, high fantasy, as they do not make much sense to me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU/やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている
Anime RWBY
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship