Error 404-chan 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-08-04, id: 649169
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 Description
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.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Criminal Minds
Anime Fruits Basket
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hot Gimmick
Tv House, M.D.
Book Jurassic Park
Misc Mythology
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Book Princess Diaries
Tv Pushing Daisies
Play RENT
Anime Saiyuki
Play Spring Awakening
Play West Side Story
Play Wicked
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship