|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm relatively new to the world of beta-reading, but I've been proofreading for quite a long time. I'm a full time college student, but as of right now I have a fair amount of free time. For those interested in having me beta your stories, simply shoot me an e-mail. Chapters should be sent as text documents (whatever word processor works), and I will correct them in the document itself (with different color text, notes, footnotes, etc.). If you'd like me to beta-read one of your stories, send me a message via FanFiction.net, or simply shoot me an e-mail.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've always found that I'm very picky when it comes to working things. If I'm writing, or proofreading, and there's something sounds a little off I'll spend a decent amount of time working it over until I think it flows. Word choice, coming up with random names/characters/plot ideas, picking up on cliche's or Mary Sue's, character/story development and organizing how a story/chapter flows are also things that I find myself to be fairly good at. Additionally, I'm pretty good with fact checking, and fancy myself quite the historian-that in mind, I'm pretty good with making sure things stay believable for a particular period/
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Very technical grammar is probably one of my largest weaknesses (commas especially). My grammar isn't awful, or even bad, but when it comes to tiny technical aspects of grammar, I'm probably not the best person-assuming of course that you're very picky about extremely technical grammar. Sometimes I get too wrapped up in one aspect and forget to look at the bigger picture, or visa versa, but I'm usually alright at catching myself when I do that.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer to beta something in the book/movie/TV show genre's, but I'm pretty open to anything. Just shoot me an e-mail so I can make sure that I'm familiar enough with that particular fandom to help you out. Off the top of my head, some of the fandoms that I am familiar with are: King Arthur, Harry Potter, Twilight, Avatar (James Cameron's), Underworld, Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean, Batman/Dark Knight, X-Men, AVP, Supernatural, True Blood, Abhorsen series, and a bevy of other things.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Anime is probably the one thing I won't beta-not because I don't like it, but because I don't follow any. I wouldn't have nearly enough knowledge on plot and characters to be able to beta-read your story successfully. As I said before, if you just shoot me an e-mail with your story, I can tell you whether or not I'd be able to beta for you.