Caribous 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-04-15, id: 7006090
Author has written 29 stories | Love Live! School idol project, Yuruyuri/ゆるゆり, Maria-sama ga Miteru, Saki/咲, Interviews with Monster Girls/亜人ちゃんは語りたい, New Game!/ニューゲーム, Touhou Project, and Worst Witch.
β : Caribous is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Since I've been a proofreader and copy editor, just getting someone to change "apology for my grammars" might be a waste of my time. That said, I speak a few languages so I might be helpful with finding a better idiom in some cases. I won't beta read something where the characters are obviously so out of character that just the names and cachet of a franchise are being used. I tend to follow non-action manga and anime, so I know many of those. I don't want to do a ton of beta reading at first till I see how it goes.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I was a professional copy editor and reporter and news producer. If someone's native language is French, Russian, Japanese, Danish, German or Spanish I might know what they wrote originally and suggest good translations. I learned from the book Writing Without Teachers by Peter Elbow how to give helpful feedback to a writer.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I might not have the patience for something really long.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer anime and manga and light novels, probably. I read a lot of slice-of-life, relationship, girls' and yuri series as both light novels and manga. I don't like too-OOC stories or huge self-inserts - the kind of thing the OFUM/PPC writers get annoyed at. I don't want someone writing in English to be near-illiterate in it.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There probably are lots of types. The one that stands out is "troll fiction."
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime A Certain Scientific Railgun/とある科学の超電磁砲
Anime A Channel/Aチャンネル
Book A Little Princess
Anime Another/アナザー
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Ghost Hunt
Anime Girl Friends/ガールフレンドス
Anime Is the Order a Rabbit?/ご注文はうさぎですか?
Anime Kotoura-san/琴浦さん
Anime Love Live! School idol project
Anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Anime Maria-sama ga Miteru
Anime New Game!/ニューゲーム
Anime Princess Princess
Anime Rosario + Vampire
Anime Saki/咲
Anime Sakura Trick
Anime Sasamekikoto/ささめきこと
Anime Strawberry Panic!
Anime Strawberry Shake Sweet/ストロベリーシェイクSweet
Anime Strike Witches
Anime Toradora!
Game Touhou Project
Tv Twin Peaks
Anime Utena
Anime Wandering Son/放浪息子
Anime Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!
Anime Welcome to the NHK/NHKにようこそ!
Anime Yuruyuri/ゆるゆり
Anime Yuyushiki/ゆゆ式
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship