Payne N. Uranus 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-08-04, id: 627618
Author has written 9 stories | Code Lyoko, and Yu Yu Hakusho.
β : Payne N. Uranus is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to think that I have a good eye for misspellings, and can work around basic grammatical problems. I ask for an outline for the story, at least a general synopsis or something along those lines, but anything detailed is not exactly necessary. I will make suggestions if I think that something can be expanded upon or rewritten from a different angle, but they don't have to be done. Asking questions is perfectly alright, but if you don't like what I'm telling you, then tell me so, and we'll see if we can fix that. If we are somehow unable to reach a compromise, perhaps it would be best to part ways. I won't help people who are rude. As far as response time goes, it fluctuates greatly. Sometimes I'll be able to get a chapter beta'd and sent on within a day, and others I won't be able to get back to you for a week or so. Strict schedules will be difficult for me to work with, but I'll always give it a try.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
If something doesn't flow, or if something is missing, I'll point it out. I'm not overly cruel, and I won't rip into you and your work, but I will ask questions if I think something is unclear. When it comes to grammar and punctuation, I like to think I catch it right away, and may even offer an alternative to how the sentence is structured. My spelling is fine, but there are words that either don't exist in the English dictionary, or do but are not very well-known, that people may use in their writing. When it comes to encountering these words, I'm not quite sure what to say about them, so I'll just leave a question mark, and leave them to the writer to sort through. Just a minor head's up!

HAVE SEEN COMPLETELY: 30 Rock (through season 5), Avatar: Last Airbender, Aoi Hana, Bleach (through season 7), Burn Notice, Digimon Adventures (through season 1), Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball z (through 4th saga), Friends, Firefly (all episodes and movie), Fruits Basket, Glee, Gravitation, Hikaru no Go, Haikyuu!, How I Met Your Mother, My-HiME, My-Otome, My-Otome Sifr, Naruto (through season 9 and movies 1-3), Naruto Shippuden (through season 2), Ouran High school Host Club, Prince of Tennis (all seasons/OVAs and movie), Pokemon (through season 9 and movies 1-7), Psych (through season 1), Sasameki Koto, Strawberry Panic, South of Nowhere (season 1), Sword Art Online (through episode 25), The L Word (through season 2), Whistle!, White Collar (through season 3), Yu Yu Hakusho (not Eizou Hakusho), Yu-Gi-Oh! (through season 1)

CURRENTLY WATCHING: Bleach (episode 161), Naruto Shippuden (episode 55), Rurouni Kenshin (episode 12), Yu-Gi-Oh (episode 52), Dragon Ball Z (episode 159), Pokemon (episode 471), Digimon Adventure 02 (episode 17), Kim Possible (episode 5), Psych (season 2, episode 11), Sailor Moon (episode 36 JP), The L Word (season 3, episode 1), 30 Rock (season 6, episode 1), South of Nowhere (season 2, episode 1), White Collar (season 4, episode 1)

NEED TO WATCH: Ghost Town Man, Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist, Blood, Card Captor Sakura, Code Geass, Dragon Ball GT, Gundam Series, Haruhi Suzumiya, Angel Beats, Inuyasha, Maria-Sama ga Miteru, Loveless, One Piece, Ranma, Rave Master, Shamen King, Tenchi Muyo, Trigun, Battle Athletes, Special A, Kiddy Grade, Kashimashi, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Saki, Simoun, Taisho Yakyuu Musume...

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My ideas concerning how something should be portrayed may differ from the writer's, as I am a writer myself. So, in that effect, my strength is my weakness. There will be times when I'll suggest a different way of putting things that will go against the writer's intentions or style. It's hard to generalize a complex problem, but I will do my best to make sure it isn't one. I love to compromise. Lastly, I can be rather bad at time management. If I find the right motivation, I can get things done fairly quickly, but as I am constantly bombarded with events in my own life, I may happen to forget that there are people asking things from me. If it so happens that you send me a chapter and I momentarily forget I have it in my possession, don't worry about sounding rude when asking me what's up. Just don't write me off as a bust and go to someone else without alerting me of the change - I consider that to be a very low move executed by a very shallow person. I may have made a mistake, but you shouldn't stoop to my level just to avoid a possibly awkward confrontation. I am a friend and an assistant, not an enemy, so don't be afraid to exchange a few words, whether nice or not.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
First off, when it comes to romance, I am open to anything. However, I'm strangely attracted to certain pairings, at least when the story involves characters from shows I'm familiar with. I'm not going to give any examples, because thankfully, I'm also very flexible with most pairings. Even though it's not my story, I enjoy editing some more than others. This is just what I prefer, not to what I'm limited.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't care for cross-overs. They really confuse me, and distract from the actual editing process.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Aoi Hana/青い花
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Burn Notice
Anime D N Angel
Cartoon Danny Phantom
Anime Dragon Ball
Anime Dragon Ball Z
Game Final Fantasy X-2
Tv Firefly
Anime Fruits Basket
Tv Glee
Anime Haikyu/ハイキュー
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hikaru no Go
Book Inheritance Cycle
Cartoon Kim Possible
Anime Mai HiME
Anime Naruto
Tv Once Upon a Time
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Game Pokémon
Anime Prince of Tennis
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Sasamekikoto/ささめきこと
Tv South of Nowhere
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Anime Whistle!
Anime Yu Yu Hakusho
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Adventure
Fantasy