|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a reasonably busy job hunter who loves her fanfiction. I like to help people make their stories better. However, make sure you check my preferred fandoms before sending me anything; I will not beta stories in fandoms that I am not current on. I would prefer all stories be sent to my e-mail address (which can be asked for by PM) in either a Microsoft Word Document or a Microsoft Word Rich Text Format. No, my computer doesn't recognize Works, sorry. If you don't have Microsoft Word, a DocX through this website would be ok, and as a last-ditch effort, you could put the text of your story in an e-mail, but that should be an act of desperation.
As a courtesy to me and to speed things up, run your story through a basic spelling and grammar checker on your word processor before sending it to me. You can find such things free on the internet, just search for them.
While I am accepting requests to beta, I am not accepting very many requests as I have several of my own fic commitments. If I am innundated, you'll get a PM back that I won't be able to get to you in any reasonable length of time. Try back later!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My trusty MS Word points out most grammar and spelling mistakes to me, and if I know the fandom, I'll probably ask about backstory and canon errors. I also look for wordflow, typos, description, inconsistencies, logic flaws, and loopholes.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My MS Word doesn't do UK English and will automatically correct it to US English. If you're writing for a UK fandom, this won't help you, though I can just check your story for things other than spelling. I will also be asking you a lot of questions about problems I perceive. If these problems come up over and over and over again I will ask you to correct them before I beta further. This may come across as snippy and sometimes I can appear sarcastic. I try not to be, and I will try to be polite, but if your ego is easily bruised, you don't want me to beta you.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My current fandoms are Heroes, Sky High, Supernatural, Dollhouse, Torchwood, Leverage, Burn Notice, Firefly, Fringe, Dr. Horrible, and Criminal Minds. These fandoms I am completely current on. I am less familiar but still reasonably current on NCIS, CSI:, Dr. Who (new series), the new Star Trek, and X-Men movies. I am flexible with story genres.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
As this time I am not going to beta multi-chaptered fics, though I would beta the first chapter of a multi-chaptered fic.