Night Foliage 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-09-04, id: 684381
Author has written 11 stories | Tsubasa Chronicle, xxxHOLiC, Hunter X Hunter, Big Hero 6, DC Superheroes, and Gravity Falls.
β : Night Foliage is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've beta-ed before for my friends, as well as for many authors on this site. I'm mostly here for spelling/grammar support, but if you want an opinion and more feedback on your fic, then all you have to do is ask. If you really need to bounce ideas off of someone, I wouldn't mind exchanging messenger screen names if you want to talk in real time. I'm not incredibly harsh (or at least I don't intend to be) with my critique. The easiest way to figure out if you want me to beta is to read one of my fics. That way you can determine if I'm skilled enough, and if you like my writing style.

Fandoms I've already written for: Big Hero 6, Bleach, Claymore, DC Universe, DCMK (Detective Conan and Magic Kaito), Gravity Falls, Harry Potter, HunterXHunter, Inuyasha, Pokemon, Rick and Morty, Tsubasa Chronicle, xxxHOLiC

Fandoms I've beta-ed for: Bleach, Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia, Bones, Claymore, D Gray Man, Fringe, Glee, Gravity Falls, HunterXHunter, Inuyasha, Minecraft, One Piece, Pokemon, Reborn, Tsubasa Chronicle, Wreck It Ralph, xxxHOLiC

When you send a PM, please say something along the lines of "Beta Request" in the title. In the actual message, I would prefer if you gave a quick rundown of the story; series, main pairing, side pairings (if applicable), maybe a quick two sentence summary, and the length. If you haven't finished the story, then please give me a rough estimate on the length, especially if it's a multi-chapter fic and/or if it runs over 10,000. And please let me know if the story is complete or in progress.

Update (2/19/19): It has come to my attention that the mobile app has a PM system that is separate from the website. (As in PMs made from app or website aren't available on both platforms.) I rarely use and check the app, so I apologize to those that have messaged me and have never received a reply. If you were one of those people, please feel free to message me again. A lot of those messages are old enough that I don't feel comfortable replying. However, I will still be using the website as my main platform.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I wouldn't say these are strengths, but I pay attention to dialogue and the character voices the most. These are the areas I concentrate on in my writing and therefore what I concentrate on the most in my beta work. I think that the interaction between characters is one of the most important parts of a story. As a result, I'm not particularly fond of very OOC characters, although I understand that certain plots and universes may require different behavior.

I think that having knowledge in spelling and grammar is a must. And a beta should put a lot of effort into the fic they're editing and should love reading fanfiction. This should be a standard, not a strength.

I will collaborate with an author as much as I can (time permitting), though the author should be the one to set how much, I, the beta, should be involved in the creative process.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer, I'm pretty average. While it may seem like I'm trying to be humble, I realize that there are a lot of aspects of my writing that could be improved. There are a plenty of talented writers in the fanfiction community who are much better writers than me. But that's one of the reasons why a beta is needed, beta's are there to help something that might have been only good, into something great.

I do have a style of beta-ing that not everyone may agree with. For example, I'm more likely to take out parts of a story instead of fleshing them out (unless there is a plot hole). While I realize that descriptions are important, if they are redundant or not adding to the story, then I will probably recommend that you delete them. And though I enjoy dialogue, I'm not a fan of monologue, internal or out loud (unless the character is known for them). I also prefer smaller paragraphs to larger paragraphs. These are a few things that might rub authors the wrong way when it comes to my style as a beta reader.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
The stories I've listed are ones I'm confident in, or at least have reviewed several times over. They're the ones that I have fairly obsessive knowledge of. I enjoy humorous, not crack, stories the most, but I'm willing to beta for most genres.

By the way, for the anime/manga series' I chose, most of my knowledge is based on the manga, not the anime.

And you may want to send me a message first regarding any fics based on the DC Universe. Although I am well versed in many of the comics in this universe, I definitely have series' that I know better than others. At this point, I am more knowledgeable about pre52.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories

-Extreme Angst/GrimDark (especially if the fic doesn't have a happy ending)

-Drama for the sake of drama

-Short fics (under 1000 words)


-OC as main character

I'm good with most pairings. Gender and/or other circumstances don't matter, but I'm not interested in fics where the main character is an OC. However, please message me about any pairings.

DO NOT ask me to review your story. As a beta, I'm here to help develop and check over a story, not add to the amount of reviews for a story.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Artemis Fowl
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Big Hero 6
Movie Brave, 2012
Tv Chuck
Anime Cyborg 009
Comic DC Superheroes
Anime Detective Conan/Case Closed
Tv Elementary
Anime Eyeshield 21
Cartoon Gravity Falls
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Anime Hunter X Hunter
Movie Incredibles
Cartoon Jackie Chan Adventures
Anime Kekkaishi
Cartoon Legion of Super Heroes
Anime Magic Kaito/まじっく快斗
Movie Megamind
Game Minecraft
Anime Mob Psycho 100/モブサイコ100
Anime My Hero Academia/僕のヒーローアカデミア
Anime Naruto
Anime One Piece
Anime One Punch Man/ワンパンマン
Movie Pacific Rim
Game Pokémon
Movie Rise of the Guardians
Movie Tangled
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Movie Wreck-It Ralph
Anime xxxHOLiC
Cartoon Young Justice
Anime Zatch Bell
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for