| Error 404-chan 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 8 stories | Saiyuki, Harry Potter, Ayashi no Ceres, and Fruits Basket.
β : Error 404-chan is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm a college student who writes fanfiction occasionally for fun. I'm a bit of what people call a "grammar nazi" and I've been reading my genius friend's essays all year, so I feel like beta-reading should be my strong suit at this point. I'm a fast reader, but since I'm a student I will be on less often during the school year. I will still get things done, though, and if there's a problem I will always let the author know. It's important to note that I spell and speak American English, which may differ from what some people know. I can generally recognize the differences in spelling, though, and if I don't then I'll look it up. The categories I'm available for are very specific and a bit of a motley assortment, but they're all things that I know well enough not to be confused by. They're things that I've been really into at some point in my life.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have good grammar skills. I'm a good speller (and generally always have been - if I don't know a word, I'll look it up,) and I have a decent vocabulary. I'm also very used to reading things over for awkward wording, because a friend of mine has me proofread her essays - and let me tell you, those things are long and complex. I notice a lot of things that people miss, such as the fact that it's generally "conscience" and not "conscious". (See what I mean?) I'm in college, so on top of the large amount of writing practice I've had, I'm also very hard to offend. Or, at least I like to think so. I won't be offended at having to beta any M-rated material.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I make stupid mistakes and typos in my own writing, but I'm sure if I were reading someone else's work they'd be much less frequent because I would be concentrating on not making any mistakes. Also, I used to overuse commas, but I think I've mostly stopped doing that. Only time will tell as far as that goes.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
No real preferences. I'm a romance fan, and I tend toward drama myself, but I love humor as well.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a huge fan of yaoi, but I'll beta it if you really need me to. As I said before, I won't be offended, I promise.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Tv Criminal Minds|
Anime Fruits Basket
Book Harry Potter
|Anime Hot Gimmick|
Tv House, M.D.
Book Jurassic Park
|Anime Ouran High School Host Club|
Book Princess Diaries
Tv Pushing Daisies
Play Spring Awakening
Play West Side Story
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for