ShaTTeRedMasK 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-13-04, id: 588897
Author has written 1 story | Gundam Wing/AC.
β : ShaTTeRedMasK is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a college student, currently going for my Masters. I usually read about a book a week. I'm a writer on the side (mostly poetry), but I've grown to enjoy reading more than writing recently.br /

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My beta-reading style focuses mostly on specifics rather than story-wide issues. If I see that there is a topic in your story that you obviously have no real factual knowledge on, I'll point it out.br /

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I request that the writer have a decent understanding of English. I'm willing to beta relatively short stories written by people who have learned English as a second language, but I won't take the time to beta a 20 page story with virtually no grammar/spelling knowledge.br /

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I also prefer that the stories don't come with messed up spacing. If you can't get the story to display correctly on the site I don't want to have to read it.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
-Grammar/spellingbr /

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-Fixing awkward or hard to understand linesbr /

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-Making sure a story flows (I can point out where it doesn't, not how to fix it)br /

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-Making sure the same tense is used throughout the entire storybr /

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-Finding suitable replacements for overly used phrases/wordsbr /

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-Cutting out unnecessary parts that don't make sense in the current location or detract from the story overallbr /

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-I've had a few poems published. While I prefer standard ABCB schemes, I don't mind others

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
-Descriptions (most stories I write are just action and talking; I rarely describe the environment or even what a character looks like)br /

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-If it's a couple weeks between updates, and I'm not interested in your plot, I may stop beta-ingbr /

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-I know above average use of punctuation, but I rarely use things like hyphens, semicolons, etc.br /

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-Story continuity - making sure all parts of the story fit well together

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
-Squick (violence- sexual or not, torture, NCS, BDSM OK)br /

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-Angstbr /

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-Dark ficsbr /

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-Dramabr /

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-Horrorbr /

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-Psychologicalbr /

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-Mental Illnessbr /

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-Drug Use/Abusebr /

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-Power Differential (ie. BDSM, slavery, etc.)br /

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-Yaoi/yuri OK

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
-Mpregbr /

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-Fics where the original gender/sex of the character has been changedbr /

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-Overly romantic mushy storiesbr /

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-Silly/humorous/romance poemsbr /

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-Bestiality of any kindbr /

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-Death ficsbr /

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-Nature centric

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime .hack/SIGN
Anime Angel Sanctuary
Anime Death Note
Anime Digimon
Book Ender's Game series
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
Misc Gundam Wing/Sailor Moon
Book Harry Potter
Anime Weiss Kreuz
Anime Yami no Matsuei
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Crime
Hurt/Comfort