littlejester 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-16-06, id: 972179
Author has written 3 stories | Card Captor Sakura.
β : littlejester is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm picky. Perhaps overly picky. I try to keep the story the author's as much as possible, but if I sincerely believe it's iffy, there will be plenty of red colored font filled with suggestions and a long end note.

I never change your dialogue or descriptions unless it's just punctuation or a typo. If I think it could be worded better, I usually just highlight it and put a suggestion in a text box near it so you can decide if you want to change it. I then send you back two copies of your story. One is completey punctuated and spell checked, the second is one with suggestions and hightlights possible weakness in the story.

I will personally kill anyone who sends me a fic that's completely written in chat speak or l337. Then I'll retype it in English and send it back to the corpse. =]

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Spelling is a fairly strong point - small issues might occur though because I'm Australian and spelling differs a bit from American English. Punctuation is a biggy in my books. I'm pretty good at picking out rigid or iffy sentences that just don't seem to roll of the tongue so well.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As a writer - I'm not so good with dialogue or interesting descriptions and lack original imagination altogether.

As a beta, however, I'm pretty iffy on paragraphing and don't expect me to know the correct spelling of a character name if I'm not familiar with the show/comic/etc.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
One shots are welcome always. Particularly Card Captor Sakura (ExT especially). I'll beta pretty much anything though.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Song fics I'm not too fond of. Poems too - although I'm not sure why anyone would send those. That's about it.

Oh and fics that are written in chatspeak or l337. Definately no.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Bleach
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Book Discworld
Book Harry Potter
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Naruto
Anime School Rumble
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for