Caradryan 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-26-04, id: 618844
Author has written 6 stories | Fate/stay night, Fire Emblem, and Code Geass.
β : Caradryan is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an active, fast-paced reader, capable of focusing on both the smaller details and also the metacognitive aspects of your writing. I assure you, should I take your request, you will not be disappointed. I am less the grammar police and more the ...associate professor when it comes to betaing.

If fanfiction is serious business for you, in that you're interested in telling a story. I am your man.

Credentials include graduate-school level reading and writing - written too many papers and whatnots to count. Writes frequently for various journals at school, and I also edit professional papers for my school's academic publications. I've also studied the structure of fantasy and have some knowledge of general construction based on scholarly essays.

Of course, I still keep an eye on my fandom, and is currently running a blog/site on Fire Emblem analysis and characterization.

I expect to see something that's your best effort. My critique is harsh, and unrelenting. If it's badly done, I will tell you without honeyed words or "well, it's not that bad..." I do this not to injure your ego or to injure your pride, but, rather, consider me a surgeon. I would rather operate on a salvageable fic than to give you the post mortem - after the fic has been published.

That being said, I'd like to point out that I'm one of the most responsible editors out here. Give me a working timeframe and a deadline, and if I take it, I'll get it done. If I see something that I disagree with, I will give you a full rundown, addressing the issue from multiple ways.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Will critique everything and anything through the perspective of a writer, a debater, a fan, and someone who wants to help you.

My singular rule of thumb is known as the suspension of disbelief. Is the story realistic enough so we can infuse fantasy into the more "epic" moments? That, my friend, is my usual angle.

I excel at characterization, metadiscourse, plot, and the more advanced techniques used in writing. My specific focus, so to speak, is in character relationships and fluid, dynamic action scenes. Think of my writing style as a cross between Alexandre Dumas and a novelized version of an anime script.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Grammar and syntax. Ironically, English is not my first language. Don't expect me to catch everything - I'll give myself 70~98% accuracy.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Give me a story. Instead of a snapshot in time, give me a full-length tale. That is all.

(I prefer long stories over shorts. Anything with good character interactions would instantly gather my attention. Many, many bonus points for a true fantasy or romance story though.)

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Dislike yaoi/yuri/slash/incest.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Chinese
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Code Geass
Game Dynasty Warriors
Anime Fate/stay night
Game Fire Emblem
Anime Sakura Wars
Game Super Robot Wars
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship