windspans 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-06-06, id: 964782
Author has written 17 stories | Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XII, Okami, Dynasty Warriors, Sherlock Holmes, and Game of Thrones.
β : windspans is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I do not have much experience in beta-reading, aside from helping some friends, but am planning on improving that. I usually reread the text a dozen times at various intervals, so as to minimize chances of errors slipping by, might poke around asking questions if something isn't clear or could be simpler. Fandoms are mostly Sherlock Holmes, HP, FFVII/XII, KH, but I might consider quite a few others - message me, and I'll discuss it with you.br /

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I will beta both in English and French - I am fluent in both. I'll also help translate, if you need it.br /

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Please run your text through spellcheck before sending it. I won't take the time to beta for you if you don't do at least that minimum.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am an extremely fast reader, and am rather good at detecting grammar/spelling errors. I also have a tendency to go off on epic crossovers, so hopefully I can help you find some original ideas for AUs or crossovers. On the other side, if you prefer sticking with canon, I don't mind either. I like researching for little details, to add to the realism of the story. I'm not afraid to nitpick if something seems strange or missing, and will say what I think, and add in some suggestions.br /

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Also, English and French. I'm ready to beta for both languages, and maybe translate.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am often busy. English is not my first language, so some minor things, may slip by - I also overuse comas, so I won't help much on that particular point of punctuation. Grammar is not my strongest point; I might be able to say something is wrong with a sentence, but not what exactly. I'm also not very good with long-winded, technical descriptions. First-person POV is not what I prefer, I have trouble getting the character to express properly his thoughts/feelings/etc.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Oneshots, shorter stories, although I wouldn't mind the longer too much. I'll do adventure, angst, pretty much everything. AUs and crossovers are good, especially in fandoms I'm very familiar with (HP, FFVII/XII...).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Mpreg - the science student in me just boggles at the idea. Major OOC and Mary Sues are a big no-no. Same for self-inserts. OCs? I'd prefer to avoid, especially if they're main characters.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Air Gear
Book Alexandre Dumas
Misc Anime X-overs
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Anime Black Cat
Anime Bleach
Misc Book X-overs
Book Dark Tower series
Book Dune
Game Final Fantasy VII
Game Final Fantasy X
Misc Final Fantasy X-overs
Game Final Fantasy XII
Game Final Fantasy: Tactics
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Misc Game X-overs
Book Harry Potter
Anime Hellsing
Anime Hikaru no Go
Comic Justice League
Game Kingdom Hearts
Book Les Miserables
Game Okami
Movie Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Sherlock Holmes
Movie Titan A.E.
Comic Watchmen
Anime Witch Hunter Robin
Anime Wolf's Rain
Game World Ends With You
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Tragedy
Western
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship