Lazula Videl 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-23-14, id: 6139725
Author has written 2 stories | Dragon Ball Z.
β : Lazula Videl is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I review bodies of writing, the main things I aim for are efficiency and proper grammar.

Efficiency to me means making the writing as pleasant to read as possible. When I say pleasant, I don't mean "happy," I mean painless. Painful things are: not using paragraphs, overly long sentences, too many commas, thesaurus overuse, overt spelling errors etc. Mainly, clearing away unnecessary excess and polishing. However, I make a strong effort to not change the tone.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good at identifying problems with and fixing grammar. I am good at things like knowing where to put commas and semicolons, rewriting sentences to flow better while keeping the original intent and tone, and picking certain words that fit better than others.

I am also good at identifying subtle, unofficial "rules" in English that make things sound better, like the order for adjectives: opinion-size-age-shape-color-origin-material-purpose, then the noun. "Quirky little new blue shoes" flows more naturally than "New blue little quirky shoes."

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I do often miss little misspellings, like if a word has one letter out of place.

A lot of the stuff I write that isn't an actual story (like this) can be overly formal sounding, but my writing doesn't read that way. Usually.

Sometimes things that I read can fly over my head ('cause I'm a little slow sometimes), and I have to read them over and over to understand it.

I have a habit to sometimes use the same words or phrases too closely together.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I don't have any particular preferences in favor of anything.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Lemons (I'm not sex negative I just can't edit that stuff seriously lol), stuff about real people, overly-weird stuff like butt babies... everything else is fine.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Dragon Ball Super
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Game Gravity Rush
Cartoon Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Anime My Hero Academia/僕のヒーローアカデミア
Cartoon Steven Universe
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for