Ecrire 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-20-05, id: 836878
Author has written 12 stories | Naruto.
β : Ecrire is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Mostly I'm a grammar beast. I don't accept 'kool' spelling, not even for effect, unless it's a characters pronunciation that forces you to use it. I can also help with plot and character, and general writing skills if you ask. People don't tend to like this so much, so I only do it if you ask.
Otherwise I will check your grammar (you already have spell checks use them,) and make sure things make sense overall.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, but I don't worry about things like split infinitives. It's so a matter of preference.
Writing style, vocabulary building, using actions to describe characters instead of simply describing. I am both an English Lit grad, and an English Language teacher, and now I'm multi-lingual with English-French. I'm working on spoken Japanese and Korean.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not into a lot of emo or angst, unless it's well thought out and written and has some sort of logical link to the original character/story. But in that case, you don't need me do you? I can be bossy, so you need to be able to ignore me when it doesn't suit your idea. I don't take being ignored badly, it's your story not mine.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
No real preferences, except I'm against huge angst-fests and most slashfics. I lack the appropriate sense of humour unless they are already really well written. I do like crackfics though, a good crackfic is welcome anytime. What's the difference between a slashfic and a crackfic you ask? For me a slashfic has some sort of sexual relation which is shoved in the reader's face without any background or realism needed, and is almost entirely written for imaginary voyeurism. Crackfic, is humour. Coming out of left field, fresh and crazy, shaking up old ideas with new thoughts funny. I like funny.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Self insertion, friend insertion, people from real world ending up in the fictional world. Those don't need betas. They're just fun and shouldn't be torn to bits by grumpy grammar generals like me.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Air Gear
Anime Detective School Q
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Gunslinger Girl
Anime Hana Yori Dango
Anime Naruto
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Anime Ranma
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for