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since: 08-11-14, id: 5999558
Author has written 9 stories | Hamatora/ハマトラ.
β : syviki is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hiyas, syviki here! Don't let the newness of this account fool you c: I've been writing for seven years across plenty of accounts, even more fandoms, and hundreds of thousands of words c': If experience is what you want, I've got it wwww/

During any editing process, I strive for maximum reach with minimum content. (Which is like the complete opposite of what happens if you try to engage me in conversation - I talk forever about nothing at all.) If you've got fairly wordy prose, you can probably expect a greater amount of "I think..." vs "I like this" in any feedback from me. It's not quite "less is more", but more "clarity in simplicity". c:

For beta'ing, I have writer-mode or editor-mode. Writer-mode is more "here is what I would do in your place" whilst editor-mode is more "here is what I think is weird". (The former is better for feedback, and the default, the latter is for brutal hack'n'slash.) I'm also happy to focus on anything in particular if need be, just let me know.

If you would like me to /criticise/, I pay a ridiculous amount of attention to form. A lot. Particularly if there's a lack of flow. Imagery? Very carefully scrutinised for context and consistency. I don't accept random things for no reason in my writing and I won't accept it in yours. In my book, epithets are the greatest eye-rolling thing. I wish I was joking, but I'm not. I really, really, really don't like epithets. Please understand.

I'm happy to beta anything! Although I'm obsessed with Hamatora at the moment, and a little more inclined toward the ol' animu and mango, so anything there will be more preferable. c':

Feel free to contact me through any of my accounts any time.

(If I don't reply within two weeks, please assume I'm MIA without internet access, sorry!)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am ridiculously serious about writing. Therefore, I have... OPINIONS. About a lot of things, really, but particularly how best to achieve clarity. Clarity and brevity is what I go for. These opinions mean that I have the ability to be very, very highly critical. (...if you want me to.)

I'm very good at noticing things and continue thinking about those things instead of dropping them, which is good for highlighting internal consistency. (This has been untested over beta'ing multi-chaptered works, since I've never been asked to do that as of now.)

Insert something about having lots of experience here. (I used to dabble in the mystery genre, too, if that's relevant in any way. Shrug.)

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am ridiculously serious about writing. Therefore, I have... OPINIONS. Do you think this is a joke? do you think this is a joke? i have lost so much SANITY just THINKING about writing, hOW DO OPINIONS WORK? and all that jazz.

...I'm kidding. The point I'm trying to make is that they're opinions and not federal law. Also, they can be incorrect or disagreeable if applied to anyone that is not me because, well, opinions. That is all.

Another thing: Since I'm so opinionated about writing, sometimes I can come across as offensive or insulting or whatever when I really don't mean any of it, sorry! ((Opinions, man. Love 'em and hate 'em. Siiiiigh.))

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Emotional dynamics, perhaps? Relationships and change. I've dabbled in a bunch of genres in the past but this is my favourite thing right now, aha. (As well as horror. Yay, horror. Fun times.)

Eh, it doesn't matter. Whatever it is, I'll beta anything! :)

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Nothing I know of right now c:

Just let me know in advance if you're thinking of sending something M-rated. I am legal and very open-minded to preferences but I just sometimes have really bad (read: hypocritical hypercritical) days and... if you don't want me to go off my rails, you /really/ don't want to accidentally land in one.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Hamatora/ハマトラ
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for