Versus 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-22-04, id: 615756
Author has written 4 stories | Naruto, and Gundam Wing/AC.
β : Versus 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 fairly good writer. (I hope...)

I have plenty of things that bother me, especially when it comes to homonyms. (Your, you're, there, their, they're, etc.)

As for spelling, I'm pretty good at recognizing spelling errors. And if I think the word looks fishy... Well, that's what the dictionary's for!

All in all, I'd be glad to help someone in editting their writing. What are fellow authors for anyhow?

I like pointing out spelling mistakes in any form of media. It entertains one to the extreme. However, I've been bashed in the head too many times for "ruining the moment" by pointing out a spelling mistake during a movie/music video, etc...

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I pride myself in thinking that I am a competent enough writer. With this in mind, I'd probably fare well as a beta reader.

I can easily identify the difference between you and you're, etc, so if anyone has problems with that, well... I'm there for you.

I've had experience editting multiple essays and I pride myself in the fact that I don't usually miss blaringly obvious grammar errors. I like to be thorough when looking through someone else's literary works.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not from an English-speaking household, thus my sentence structuring can be a little unsteady. Sometimes, if I'm not thinking right (usually this is after intense study sessions or late into the night), I may totally disregard a sentence that sounds like mumbo-gumbo.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer fanfiction of something I'm familiar with. A fanfiction from an anime such as XXXholic will not get much of a response from me. Sometimes, I may cringe away from stories with pairings that I don't like.

Pairings that are guaranteed for me to beta-read:

Gundam Wing: Anyone x Wufei (...I really like Wufei...)
Weiss Kreuz: Aya x Ken, Yohji x Ken KKM: Conrad x Yuuri (I'll probably jump up and down with glee if you were to let me beta this...)
Saiyuki: Gojyo x Hakkai

Note: The fics I choose to beta-read are not LIMITED to these pairings. I support other pairings as well. The above pairings are a 100% GUARANTEE yes.

As you can tell, I like yaoi/shounen-ai. But... I'm willing to read het, or a non-pairing story.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Any story with an OC. I'm sorry, but any OC to me that has ANY interaction at all with any character of a story immediately stands out as a Mary-Sue/Gary-stu to me. I can't stand OC's, and even though beautiful literary works could be created through a story of an OC, I really can't stand trying to read them.

Anything with explicit detail that contains a pairing I do not support. I'm fine with cuddling, coddling, kissy-kissy, but that goes as far as I can accept when it comes to the act of making love... Yeah, not that acceptable for me.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
Anime Kyo kara Maoh!/今日からマ王!
Anime Saiyuki
Anime Weiss Kreuz
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for