Wilhelm Shadow Iikari 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-01-13, id: 4454310
Author has written 10 stories | Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ, Harry Potter, and Pokémon.
β : Wilhelm Shadow Iikari is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When it comes to proofreading and critiquing, I tend to be somewhat strict but also encouraging towards newcomers. Thanks to my experience as an editor and book critic, I will be able to offer some semi-professional services as a Beta Reader. If I spot more than 3 spelling/grammar mistakes in the first sentence, I will not read it, so make sure to at least spell check and grammar check your first sentence if the rest of your story looks like a bomb hit. As for editing, if you do not make it known to me about your punctuation preferences... like having no quotation marks for dialogue... then I will attack the story and fill it up with all the required punctuation and fix all grammar and spelling mistakes (or at least point it out, if I am running low on time). For my more mature authors, you can come at me with whatever genre/theme in the adult category as I do not discriminate between them.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I read faster than the average English Literature Major student. Also, although my reading speed is ungodly, I am able to spot spelling errors right off bat. I excel especially in finding potential in the author, and directing them towards the best possible genre route. I am good at rating a story for the right audience(s). I have a library full of suggestions in my head to help improve a story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am often too biased towards spelling and grammar perfection and thus may sometimes not realize the author's intentions for some words to be misspelled. On the other hand, if the story is very much to my liking, I will often forgive small errors, and thus not fulfill the proper requirement of a beta-reader. With stories that the author him/herself labels it as "boring" or "junk"... this happens: I may sometimes get carried away with suggestions and editing that the author's story may end up having only 25% of original content written by the author; which is only good in the sense that the story looks a lot better, yet it loses its authenticity and genuine form since less than half of it is written by the original author.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance, Tragedy and Mystery Genres. Also, stories written in first-person POV will have greater interest to me. Stories with a lot of detail and setting will have more priority than a fast-paced story.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will absolutely not read any SWPs (Sex Without Plot), nor any nonsensical humor (humor that makes no sense and in general is not funny to everyone except for the author and a minority of readers that is not visible). I do not like most sci-fi stories, especially those with mecha-genres.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Korean
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ
Anime Bakuman
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Anime Genshiken/げんしけん
Anime O-Parts Hunter
Anime One Piece
Anime Polar Bear's Café/しろくまカフェ
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for