Era Daven 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-28-04, id: 695344
Author has written 6 stories | Harry Potter, Simpsons, Wolf's Rain, Kingdom of Heaven, Red Eye, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
β : Era Daven is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I look for story cohesiveness, strong character development, grammar/spelling, realism, and unique plot-structure. Is the story's beginning interesting enough to keep the reader reading? Does the story keep tempo or does it begin to sag in the middle? Is the ending detailed and long enough to satisfy the high-hoped reader? Is the story believable? I concentrate on all of these areas of the story-writing process and strive to encourage the author to shape his or her work to its own singular beauty. Anyone's story has great potential, but sometimes it takes a good editor to help make that obvious.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a quick eye for punctuation, spelling, and grammar. I'm better at catching mistakes in continuity in short stories than in multi-chapter ones but consider myself generally well-skilled with any story structure. Character development also comes quite easily to me.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I admit it: I'm a very slow writer. One may even call me hesitant. I like to take my time during the writing process in order to let my ideas lead me instead of my demanding them to take shape {otherwise, how could my characters ever tell me anything interesting about themselves if I have to be rude and force them to act?}. Just as I prefer not to be under pressure writing, I also do not like to be rushed in reading a great story. I like to make several readings of a story to digest its abstractions and subtleties and to be sure I haven't missed anything important. I desire to give that same careful consideration to your work; therefore, it may take up to a week for me to finish with your story. If you want detail, please be patient!
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to work with fanfiction catagories about which I have some knowledge, especially Harry Potter, Eragon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Wolf's Rain, and Gad Guard; but I can try anything as there are many different subjects that I know well. The best way to find out if I can manage a catagory or genre is to send me an email. Regarding types of fan fiction, I welcome both canon and non-canon stories and almost any pairings. Most of my favorites on this site are romance stories. That said, I'm not entirely keen on slash, though I have read some very well-written stories containing it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Any stories fitting the horror genre or any story that is wantonly violent or sexually graphic I do not wish to read or edit. I also don't care for mary-sues, non-canon stories that are unrealistic, stories that contain incest, and crossovers.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Amelie
Book American Girl
Cartoon Arthur
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Movie Cold Mountain
Cartoon Daria
Tv Dark Angel
Tv Degrassi
Movie Dragon Heart
Tv Felicity
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Anime Gad Guard
Book Harry Potter
Book Inheritance Cycle
Anime Inuyasha
Movie Kingdom of Heaven
Movie Last of the Mohicans
Anime Legal Drug
Book Lord of the Rings
Movie Patriot
Book Peter Pan
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Red Eye
Cartoon Simpsons
Movie Village
Anime Wolf's Rain
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for