Lady Feather 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-06-03, id: 433842
Author has written 16 stories | FAKE.
β : Lady Feather is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am 63 years old, lots of life experience. I beta FAKE stories for two people regularly at the moment. [One Dee/Ryo, the other Drake/JJ] When I beta I normally read through the chapter first, to determine where the story is going. Second read is to find and mark glaring errors, contradictions in plot, etc. I normally don't do less than 4-5 reads on a chapter.
For FAKE: I love Dee and Ryo the most, but do have a big soft spot for JJ and Drake. Rose is a challenge. I perceive him as extremely sharp and conniving. See him as very bi, but willing to try new things. He is. For SAIYUKI: Just love them all.
For WEISS: Tend to ignore Omi and Nagi unless they are paired.
Bikky and Carol would be a nice change, as would Lai and Lass.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Details! If you have a story that is already in progress I WILL read the previous entries to make sure I am keeping with your version of the character. I surprised the one person I am working with by reading her story over before I would beta her chapter. It is a looooong story too. She has a second story and I am continually re-reading parts to make sure everything is on track.
If in doubt I will ask for clarification. I do spellcheck everything. Will also look up meanings if I am not sure. Use the thesaurus reference site regularly, as well as their dictionary site.
I try to keep the work no more that 2 days. It gives the author a fast response to work that is fresh in his or her mind.
I'm normally online at least 12 hours a day - I have access at work with no problems. If you have questions, I'm available either at work or at home in my sewing room. My laptop is between my sewing machines and always on when I'm in there.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Tend to miss some verb tense errors, especially when getting into that strange land of present perfect, past perfect, etc. I ain't perfect! Tend to have phrases I use that aren't proper English and sometimes will allow them to slip by if they are used. Tend to be a bit timid and afraid of angering my authors by offering alternate suggestions, but it still doesn't stop me. Suggestions are usually accompanied by apologies in advance. Nothing is said to belittle or demean the author. I write too, so I understand the value of someone else spotting my errors.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Love doing emotional stories. Prefer intelligently adult stories in real-life settings.
Will do PWP [Plot? What plot?] stories if in good taste. In fact, some of them can be quite enlightening and entertaining. Yaoi no problem, even preferred. Physical violence, but only if integral to the plot; have used some myself. Same with rape scenes. It must have something to do with the story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Recreational use of drugs by ANY of the main story characters. Will not do. Don't even think about it.
Chibi-type characters. They are definitely not characters I even WANT to think about.
Any of the FAKE detectives acting unprofessionally. Or like love sick high schoolers. Please.
Sex, rape, or extremely violent scenes just to have one. That's not good taste - that's Hollywood.
Mpreg - nope.I've only seen one story that bordered on realistic.
No pedophilic relationships.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime FAKE
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Mystery
Parody
Angst
Suspense
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship