furaiz 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-19-13, id: 4733911
Author has written 6 stories | Fairy Tail, Harry Potter, Pokémon, and Worm.
β : furaiz is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I consider Beta-readers as editors. It is not my job to simply look at a piece of work for simple grammatical errors, before the author throws it up on the website. In fact, authors should personally proof-read their work before passing it on to me, because that is a 'must-do' for every single author who has ever posted.

I've seen written work on this website that is so horrible, it's like they didn't even try to correct their own work, no spacing, no paragraphs, endless grammatical errors and so on. I would like to work with someone who has a basic grasp of punctuation, even if they're not overly familiar with English sentence structures. I will still very happily correct any grammar, punctuation and spelling errors that I come across. They're inevitable.

I will not personally correct inconsistencies and continuity errors, because the choice on how to handle these is up to the author. I will point everything out to you, and let you decide the best way to deal with it. I may also offer suggestions as to how you go about correcting such things.

Corrections to pacing, amendments to plot-holes, fixing characterisation and changes to phrasing will be left to the author. I am not there to rewrite your stories. It would be tremendously unfair to actually do so. I will happily point out what could be changed, and leave the final decision up to the author. If I did these changes myself, it would be own writing, which is more along the lines of co-writing, than beta-reading. It's best to let the author correct it themselves.

If you're going to ask me to beta-read, there are one or two things you should keep in mind.

First, I prefer it when a writer actually asks me to check certain things for second opinions or possible corrections. I will still read the whole thing, but will focus on whatever you feel might need working on, even if it's just to ask me to do a quick grammar check.

Secondly, I would like you to ask me how long it will take to go through a piece of work. Since you have the work, the number of words does affect how long I'll be spending on reading it through before I actually start to point out possible fixes.

Thirdly, Be polite. I am going to spending my free time looking through your work, so it's required that you don't get annoyed if I point out errors. You can be annoyed at yourself for making them. Do take my advice, unless there's a very good reason not to. I won't work with someone who refuses to listen to anything. People can be stubborn when it comes to their own works.

Fourthly, I'd appreciate it if you sent me back a copy of the final corrected version, rather than just posting it. However, this doesn't have to be the case if you believe there are no further errors.

Finally, even if changes are minimal or not required, do give me credit, especially as I have still made the effort to double check things through.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Characterisation : I excel at giving different impressions for a wide array of characters. I always try to realistically show how they would interact with anyone else, with their tone of speech, actions and use of words. I even delve deeper into their own personal thoughts and feelings to give a stronger impression to the reader.

Fixing Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling mistakes.

Evaluating tone and story pace. I am also very good at keeping the writing style consistent over every chapter or section of a story. I also excel at matching your writing style to suit the familiar style of the actual canon universe. Unless it's massively AU, you want the feeling to be same in your fanfiction, as it would be reading the real canon stories.

I will always provide constructive suggestions, possible plot improvements or amendments for you to decide on. I won't just tell you something just doesn't work, I will always tell you how you could go about making it better. Anything can be improved.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Descriptive writing is probably a weakness of mine. I'm sure I can write a beautiful sunrise scene or something, but I will always struggle with it. Describing how things look is not a thing I do overly well. I can still do it well, it just takes time. I can certainly appreciate a well written description, and will certainly let you know if I find it good.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
You can try get me to beta-read anything. At the moment, there's some universes I'm familiar with that I would prefer to work in, but I don't mind hopping out of my comfort zone for a good story. I enjoy Fantasy/Adventure/Romance/Mystery stories more than anything else in particular. You can always take a look at my Favourites list, that'll give you a very good idea of what I love most.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't enjoy yaoi or yuri too much(Slash), but if they're readable, I think I can deal with it. You can always try and convince me. If the story is a good idea, I will work on them. Just don't expect me to offer much in the way of gauging those character relationships, because I can't personally identify with them.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Avengers
Anime Bleach
Anime Darker than BLACK
Anime Fairy Tail
Book Harry Potter
Anime Infinite Stratos/IS<インフィニット・ストラトス>
Book Inheritance Cycle
Book Keys to the Kingdom
Book Lord of the Rings
Comic Marvel
Tv Merlin
Anime Naruto
Game Pokémon
Anime Soul Eater
Anime Sword Art Online/ソードアート・オンライン
Anime Toaru Majutsu no Index/とある魔術の禁書目録
Cartoon X-Men
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for