Mad-Dan90 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-26-17, id: 9392270
Author has written 3 stories | Overlord/オーバーロード, and Naruto.
β : Mad-Dan90 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a "Beta", I look for the "engagement" in a story, and what would hook me in as a reader. Whether it be the initial concept, the overarching story, characters, and/or a combination thereof. If I am not personally interested in the story, the quality of my own work will suffer as a result. - I normally try to get my Beta work out to the author as soon as possible, so they can expect to promptly get their chapters out for posting. Of course, I cannot guarantee it every time, as I have my own commitments in life to take care of first, but I make it a point to keep people in the loop as to what is going on if that happens.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
In my opinion, I consider my strengths to be in ensuring that continuity is followed, and contradictions and/or continuity errors are caught before a chapter is posted. I do everything within my power to remain in close contact with the author before, during, and after the editing process. I firmly believe, that it is that close cooperation in efforts that ensures the best quality work for all those involved.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
No one is perfect, and in my efforts to get the work done as quickly as possible, some things are going to slip between the cracks. I do my best to avoid it, but be aware that it will still happen. I am only human after all.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
While I am firmly aware that in stories such as Overlord (my current passion), some dark events are a given, I am NOT a purveyor of evil/disturbing things happening in stories simply for the heck of it. Even if there are story reasons behind it, I am also a believer in limits. Knowing where to draw the line. So if your work has hit that line, or crosses it, my interest will wane. So I prefer stories that knows when to balance out those elements, and not go overboard with the evil/disturbing factor.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Stories I will not Beta is done on a case-by-case basis, but my usual pet-peeves includes poorly written or "rushed out the door" work. If I feel like I am picking up too much of the writer's slack, then I will rethink being a Beta. Again, this will be done on a case-by-case basis. - Similar to my "preferred" work, if someone is writing something just to make it as dark and disturbing as possible, then those stories need not apply. To give an example, there was one fanfic that described in nauseating detail, the torture of Ninya from Overlord, by the hands of Clementine. I cringed 2 paragraphs in and stopped reading. Anyone who likes that sort of thing has some serious issues, and I am not into that in the slightest. - I'm sure there is more, but as I said off the top, everything will be judged on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes a blanket statement or position won't fit everything.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Overlord/オーバーロード
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship