kijani 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-27-04, id: 661065
Author has written 18 stories | Inuyasha, Harry Potter, JAG, and Prétear.
β : kijani 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 creative writing major, and I love to read and write. I've been reading and writing for quite a while, and I like ALMOST everything (of course, I'll clue you in on that a little bit later...I did say 'almost'...). If you want me to go over something, that's great! I'm not necessarily the sunshine and daisies type, though. I can be very critical, but I try to balance things out, and I want you and your readers to get the most out of your works.

If you send me anything, please send it in a word document...but try to avoid saving it as docx (Microsoft Office 2007 is the devil, and my computer will not be able to open it). You can send your stuff through email as an attachment, as long as I can open it and it doesn't show up as Wing Dings we'll be great. IF you send me anything, please make it a readable font. You know the type: times, arial, verdana...nothing that will make my head hurt, please? :D

That said, if you send me anything, expect a lot of comments. I am a big fan of constructive criticism. If I like your story, I'll let you know. If I don't, you'll know then, too. I like to comment on everything. Literally. Flow, characterization, plot, dialogue...I try not to leave anything out. If I make comments, which I will, they will be very specific. Like I said, I want both you and your readers to get the most out of your work, and I'll do my best to make sure that happens.

Please, for the love of all things that are good in the world, do not send me something that will make the little grammar monkey in my head explode. Proofread your work before you send it to me. If you didn't, I'll be able to tell, and it will make me sad. Very sad. If English is not your first language, that is fine. Just let me know. I'll still be more than willing to help you out. But if English is your first language, please be mindful of that when you send your work. It's a big pet-peeve of mine.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Dialogue and flow my favorite things. I tend to pay very close attention to them when I am going over your work. If something doesn't strike me right, I'll let you know. Here's what I'm looking for:

Dialogue: I LOVE dialogue. Love it. If your dialogue is confusing, out of character, or otherwise strange in the context of the story, you will be sure to know.

Flow: Plot holes are the devil. I don't like them, and they are confusing. If your transitions or dialogue or any other element of your story mess up the flow of the piece, it is likely to make my eye twitch, and I'll be sure to let you know. This can totally debunk your entire story, and it makes me very sad.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Characterization: I'm less likely to notice if something is slightly fishy with your characterization. My mind just doesn't grasp the character issues sometimes. Now, if Inuyasha decides to cower in the corner like a little sissy girl instead of fight and there's absolutely NO explanation for it, I'm gonna notice. What I don't latch onto is the little changes. I even have this problem in my own stories. I've been working on it lately, but it's not exactly my strong suit.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will read just about anything (see below), but I've written a lot of Inuyasha, JAG, Gundam Wing/AC stuff. I'm also an avid follower of Moonlight and Blood Ties...so if you write any of those, I'll definitely enjoy looking over them for you.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
MPREG is a no-no. I don't like it. At all. Ever.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Walk to Remember
Tv Blood Ties
Tv Charmed
Game Final Fantasy VIII
Anime Full Metal Panic
Tv Gilmore Girls
Anime Gundam Wing/AC
Book Harry Potter
Anime His and Her Circumstances
Anime Inuyasha
Tv JAG
Movie Last Samurai
Tv Moonlight
Anime Prétear
Anime Princess Mononoke
Tv Psych
Anime Ronin Warriors
Anime Saikano
Anime Sailor Moon
Anime Spirited Away
Book Sweep
Comic X-Men
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