|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a perfectionist by nature, and I naturally write in an intelligible and discernible fashion so as to make clear what I am typing. I always use correct spelling, punctuation and composition and I excel at filling in the 'holes' that more often than naught wind up in many a story line. I have had to compile military operation reports in the past, as it pertained to my job as a squad leader under the DKO, so I feel that a simple story would be no challenge at all. I inherently speak Deutsche (German)and Yiddish (Euro-Semitic language), but am capable of speaking fluently in English, fairly well in French, Dutch, Austrian, Polish, and Danish, and am somewhat capable of speaking in rudimentary Russian, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic and Serbian. However, I can only read in Deutsche (German), Yiddish and English. I will currently accept any kind of story to work upon and will willingly work on anything pertaining to cartoons, video games, and war; so long as it isn't related in any way to a majority of anime, television shows, or comics. This may change later on, depending on whether or not I am comfortable with the subject's make-up and the intended /
For a picture of my writing style, I suggest you read this story: s/6022164/1/The-Little-Doll-of-Doom
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel at correcting spelling and punctuation errors, filling in gaps and tying loose ends, saving a hopeless plot, and polishing as well as fine-tuning to create an enjoyable read. I have also experienced more in my short life than many men have in their entire existence - so it's easy for me to work with anything deep or introspective.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Too much of a perfectionist; I constantly must stop myself from redesigning an entire story to fit the image I have placed within my mind. Oftentimes I am very blunt about whether a story is worth the time and effort it takes to create it. Another problem I have is the fact that I often take to long in doing things; primarily due to work. This means that sometimes, it will seem that I have given up, when in fact I have just not had the time.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I excel at stories that involve any form of fighting, as well as stories that involve adventure, horror, suspense, spirituality, humor, family/friendship, and super-naturalism. I am also willing to work with the category of romance, but I must forewarn you that I only do REAL romance, the kind of love I have experienced - not the generalized 'it feels good, so it must be love' romance.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I refuse to do anything with an original character unless that character is practical and realistic; no super-powers, no mastermind-tactician/super-genius, no one-man-army - just a normal human/whatever-the-hell-it-is. I also refuse to work with anyone unwilling to hear what needs to be heard; ie, the story is terrible and your grammar is atrocious.