Shavaineth 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-20-04, id: 636434
Author has written 7 stories | Slayers, Harry Potter, Inuyasha, Dungeons and Dragons, Misc. Games, and Sailor Moon.
Shavaineth is a registered beta reader but is currently not accepting beta reading requests: on hiatus/vacation.
Shavaineth has left a vacation message:
I am currently very busy and have limited time to beta read. I will continue to consider stories for beta reading, but I will be pickier about the projects I take on and slower getting feedback to the authors.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am very analytical in my approach to betareading, which means I tend to ask a lot of questions (some of which may seem a little strange) about why you may have chosen to do things in a particular way. Apparently this can be a bit intimidating to people since with all the comments it can occasionally look like I ripped up the story and didn’t like it at all. Trust me, I’m opinionated and blunt spoken enough that if I don’t like something I will flat out tell you. What I’m doing with the comments is simply what I want people to do with my story, picking it apart so that everything that needs to be communicated to the reader gets into the story. I believe this makes for a stronger story because the author at least has thought through all the circumstances and responses of the characters in order to come up with the best possible story.

In any case, I prefer to present my comments and suggestions (both positive and negative) in a thoughtful and reasoned manner. I expect thoughtful and reasoned treatment in return from the author. I am aware that sometimes it can be difficult to see a story that you have poured your sweat, blood, and tears into commented on by somebody else, but that doesn't mean I want to be lashed out at because I took the time to offer you my honest opinion on the story.

And finally, I expect some level of readability in the story. I'm not asking for perfection, just don't ask me to read something that is gibberish loosely disguised as the English language due to massive spelling, grammar, punctuation, and spacing issues.

If my style of betareading still interests you or if you have further questions for me, please feel free to e-mail me and we can discuss any questions, comments or concerns you may have. Please note that while I can be a simple proof-reader if necessary, I prefer not to.



My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a third generation writer so I've been editing and critiquing stories, articles, and newsletters in one form or another for quite some time giving me a significant amount of experience to draw on. My strengths as a writer tend to be in drawing out the little details of thought and expression that add depth to a story. This is also what I try to offer to the people I beta-read for.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest weakness as a beta is that I can be a little prone to focusing on the aspects that could use improvement and tend to forget to give kudos to the parts that are already well done. Also I am very analytical about how I deal with a story, which I've found comes off as somewhat abrasive to some authors. And lastly, without my trusty spell checker, my spelling can occasionally be a bit on the pathetic side and I won't always catch spelling errors.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I tend to favor more action oriented stories though I'll read just about any story I can get my hands on if the character development interests me. Overall I'm pretty flexible about content.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I have no desire to beta stories that contain extended graphic sex scenes of the sort usually found in the paperback romance novel. Beyond that as long as it's not a splatter-fic or trying to convert me to a new religion, I'm okay with most stories.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 13th Warrior
Tv Angel
Anime Bleach
Movie Boondock Saints
Tv Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
Anime Chrono Crusade
Book Coldfire Trilogy
Anime D N Angel
Tv Dark Angel
Book Dragonriders of Pern series
Game Dungeons and Dragons
Anime Escaflowne
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy X
Game Final Fantasy X-2
Game Final Fantasy XII
Anime Fruits Basket
Book Harry Potter
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Inuyasha
Game Kingdom Hearts
Movie Labyrinth
Book Lord of the Rings
Book Marion Zimmer Bradley
Anime Naruto
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Anime Prétear
Movie Princess Bride
Anime Princess Mononoke
Anime Ranma
Anime Rurouni Kenshin
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Scrapped Princess
Movie Sky High
Anime Slayers
Anime Spirited Away
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Anime Trigun
Book Valdemar universe
Anime Wolf's Rain
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for