|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm someone who doesn't mind reading work over and over again to get it just perfect. I often check work for my brother, and coursework and assignments for friends. I will get the work back to you really quickly, since I'm on the internet and checking my mail everyday, so expect your piece back either the next day or the day afterwards- often depending on the length of the piece. If I am busy or will be a little late, then I will email and tell you- there's nothing worse than waiting with little information. I am someone who is quite happy to chat about the work- eg where to go next, or any ideas in general, and I don't mind if you don't follow my views, you are the author after all. From you, I would want a nice relationship, and someone who can take criticism, and say they don't like what I recommend politely, rather than having a big go at me.
A little note on my selections for Beta-ing. I've only chosen ones that I an quite confident in beta-ing or could write a story for. I have read and watched a load more manga and anime than the list, but some I just done have as good a grip on than the ones below. And then there are ones like One piece, where I haven't seen or read all of it. So if you want to do a crossover, but your second one isn't on the list them pm me and I'll tell you if I've seen it or not.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very good at checking spelling and grammar- I hate stories that have loads of mistakes, they become hard to read.I can also help with sentence structure to make sure that you make sense, and that your work flows and is easy to read. I quite often come up with interesting ideas which may be helpful. I'll be able to help you keep track of the plot too, as well as help you keep the characters in character. Of course, if you are changing the personality of the character- such as a leaving the group, or growing up type story- then I can suggest whether what you've done is viable with your story line. I'm very good at research too, and don't mind going to find information out for you.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I can't come up with any improvements on pieces that I really enjoyed reading, but I will try my best. I am at college at the moment, and will soon be going to University, so I might not have time every now and again, such as when an assignment is due. However like I said I will inform you if I can't get your work back to straight away. Times like that are not very often since I usually hand the work in before the due date. In fact I'd most likely do your work first since it gives me a break from the assignment.
One weakness would be that I might have only watched the anime, rather than read the manga or played the game, so I might not have seen it all. However if I like your story then I'll make the effort and read the manga. Since I'm in the UK, playing the game might not be possible.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I do prefer long stories that I can get stuck into, but I don't mind any length really. Since I read alot, I can handle Beta-ing works that have a large word count- no limits there, I myself write reasonably long chapters.
I don't mind reading any type of pairing, yaoi, yuri or het. I don't mind how much detail you go into for these scenes, nor highly detailed gore and action scenes.
I really love cross-overs (I'm writing one at the moment) since they don't get enough love on this site, but I will do single themed stories too.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm up for pretty much anything you throw at me. I do prefer some action though, so I'm not into those cute slice of life ones, nor the sappy romance ones. I'm not against romance stories, but I prefer the romance to be part of the story rather than the theme of the story.