|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My betareading style is incredibly flexible, for I am willing to betaread in which ever way is most helpful to a specific writer, for every writer has unique needs. Anyone whom I'm working for, must be putting as much effort into it as I am. If I'm working hard for you, I expect that you value my opinion, and don't bother to ignore the mistakes I have pointed out every single time you ask for my help. That said, a more specific style of who I am as a beta-reader can be found under my strengths/weaknesses. I also like to discuss someone's story with them on a personal level, but again, not all writers are the same and wouldn't like to do this, in which case I'm okay with that too.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm blatantly honest, and if I don't think that the characters are in- well character, then I have no qualms about saying so. As a writer myself, I know the importance of a Beta whose available, accessible, honest, and devoted to helping you become the best possible writer. As a writer I know what I want in a beta, and strive to be the same for others. Grammatical mistakes are my forte, and I am incredibly flexible. As an aspiring actress/filmmaker, I've made it my duty to study actress and actors, so particularly for movie and television fanfics, I'm quite good at spotting mistakes in continuity regarding the persona of a character. I'm also an active reader, and it is therefore easy for me to spot weaknesses in style or formatting. I also have experience betareading and have experience betareading with different techniques that are unique to each writer's demands/needs. I can also speak Italian on a level that is beyond conversational, and will be a great asset to those who are writing in English when it is not their primary language. This of course is not limited to those speaking Italian as their primary language, but rather all those looking to write in English with the correct grammar.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My spelling skills are pretty much non-existent. However, I can read a word and know that it is not correct, in which case I happen to own a dictionary, a computer with spell check, and a handy portable spell-checker to correct it. Also, once school starts for me again, I'm quite busy, and will have less time for betareading. However, I will make time, to remain assessable to those whom I'm currently helping.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Being a hopeless romantic, I'd prefer to be betareading stories that are specific to my own personal ships. However, being an avid reader, I can appreciate a good story regardless of the pairing. My favorite genres are romance, humor, adventure, angst, parody, and general. However I am willing to read almost all genres. I have no shame in admitting that I enjoy some slash pairings, some incest, and am a sucker for more "mature" fics.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I would prefer not to betaread spiritual, western, or poetry.