|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I signed up for this site in order to not only publish stories, but to read them as well! I'm always delighted to get requests when somebody wants me to proofread their work, and I do my best to go into the story with an open mind. If you request me to read a story for you, however, I do have a few things to mention. I will always ask questions before accepting about the style of platform you'd like me to beta on, the story, and your thoughts. I always respond to requests within a day, and once I begin I will work as quickly as possible, to make sure your material is always ready to be published. Please PM me for more details, as I can change my style in accordance with your requests. Anything else about me can be found by either contacting me, or checking my writer's profile. *I swear, I'm not as cold as this profile sounds, the writer's profile is a bit more friendly sounding*
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can read incredibly quickly (and by that I mean INCREDIBLY quickly), and can retain and process information at a similar speed. I can easily single out errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and tense, and am able to determine plot holes and other such inconsistencies fairly quickly. I like pretty much any type of story, so whether it's angst, fluff, or simple adventure, I'll always be open to reading something. I can stomach most any type of genre, and CAN accept and read for pairings that aren't necessarily my own. Any density of material is good as well. *Pulls out Silmarillion* It's cool, I swear.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
While I'm able to read quickly, and fix stories, I can be overly critical if the writing style does not suit my way of thinking. I also have a tendency to fix stuff and then give mini grammar lessons. Although I try to keep an open mind, I'm usually predisposed to be more critical on stories with an OC as the focus, simply because it's so hard to find well done stories centering on OCs. My apologies in advance for this if you have an OC and are somewhat sensitive to criticism. I'm working on it, though!
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love the short story side of the Fandoms. Mainly because that's what I write. I do, however, read long stories as well. It really just depends on the writing. In addition to that, I typically read just about any genre. Fluff? Go ahead. Enough fluff to choke a whale? Go AHEAD. Angst? Sure. Slash? I'm game, but only to a certain extent. Torture? Cool. As long as they don't survive incredibly implausible injuries, because I do my research in that area.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd really rather not read any fics that are incredibly explicit. If you know what I mean. No mpreg please. It's really not my thing. On a similar note, romance isn't really something I'm into, but I make exceptions for certain fandoms. If you have questions over which pairings, or fandoms, PM me! I HATE the "Girl/Boy falls into *insert world here*" genre. I'm so sorry. I just refuse to read that. That's about it, though. Anything else is usually something I'll take.