|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta-reader, I prefer to be professional with my clients. If you ask to be casual with you, I will. You could surely trust me with timing, if that is what you wish. I check my e-mail every single day; whether it be at school, home, or my cellular device, I will receive it within a few hours or less.
I kindly correct grammar, typographical, punctuation, wordiness, informal/formal usage, and spelling errors for your story/chapter. If I feel that it is needed for the success of your project, I will also give footnotes on word preferences or descriptions for word usage. I do not strongly prefer a single word repeated many times in a single chapter, so I will most likely tend to correct that.
I am fully aware of many Anime shows, manga, video games, TV shows, books, etc. I have familiarized myself with many, so just PM me about your category and I will PM you back if I know it. If I do and you would still like to have me as your beta reader, then I thank you.
Also, there are some rules I would like to clarify with my clients:
#1: To approach me, you must do it with respect and friendliness. Rudeness will not be acceptable.
#2: If you feel that I am wronged in a correction, suggestion, or criticism that I did, feel free to tell me.
#3: Give my beta-ing credit on your work. That is all I ask for.
#4: Do not insult anything I do.
#5: Do not be afraid of me. I may seem strict and sound like my mother (did I just admit that?) but I am quite amiable
If I also take an interest to your story, I will praise you for it. If I do not, well, I will not comment.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As already revealed above, I correct grammar, typographical, punctuation, wordiness, informal/formal usage, and spelling errors for your story/chapter. I will strike out superfluity, add details, and also foot notes on your descriptions, or lack thereof. I catch those faults quite easily with my sharp eyes, so you may not have to worry about those.
I re-read a chapter several times to sometimes notice a mistake I missed on my last reading, making me cautious. I prefer to be accurate on these matters.
I fluently speak English, Tagalog, and bits of Spanish.
You can also count on me to be quick with your beta-reading and expect to receive it in a day or two, a week at the most. That is, unless it is a story with many chapters and long passages (say, ten chapters) which may take me an extra day or three.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
If a story/chapter is in an entirely different language, I cannot beta-read it. If it is in Spanish, I will only understand bits and parts of it.
Please be patient with me, for I am only human. There may be a mistake I might have missed that a much more skilled reviewer than I catches and comments on. Please forgive me for that if it were to happen.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
For single categories: Naruto, Ouran High School Host Club, Pokemon, MapleStory, Harvest Moon, Fruits Basket, etc.
As for genres, I prefer Romance, Humor, Angst, Drama, Tragedy, and Poetry.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta-read:
#1: Smut, or in other words, "lemons"/"limes"
#4: Pedophilia; actually, I might do KakaSaku if it's really good
#5: ACTION SCENES, ACTION WORD USAGE, ACTION DESCRIPTION
#6: Anti-Catholicism; I am a proud Catholic and I do not tolerate bashing against my religion
Other than those, I am free to do whatever :)