|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta, I try to be as nice as I can be. However, I won't cut corners and not tell you what you need to fix, because then I wouldn't be doing my job. I'm very nit-picky about keeping characters pretty in-character. Obviously, if it's a crack-fic (those can be great!) I'll be more lenient. Also, what I think produces the best results while a fic is undergoing the beta process, is to send it to your beta (which will hopefully be me!) multiple times. No one's perfect, let the beta (me please?) read it a couple times over, (improving it after each time). For betaing, I like to use the track changes feature on Microsoft Word. If you don't have Word, then I like to highlight my changes. If you'd like me to beta something, I would like it if you at least used the spell/grammar check on your computer first. I don't want to beta something that's just been slapped together. Then it's really like having the beta write your fic for you.
Also, please don't expect edited fics back immediately. I DO have other things to do. I have school (which means homework), my own fics to write, flute lessons, dance lessons, a family, and friends. I do enjoy hanging out with my friends.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I would say that if your have trouble with English, I could help with that. It's my native language, so I'm very well versed in it. I also like to think I'm good at humor. Also, I'm good with punctuation and I'm pretty good grammar and spelling. And, like I've mentioned before, I really like it when characters are in-character, so I think I've gotten pretty good at that.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As far as weaknesses goes I have one word for you. Procrastination. I am a procrastinator. I'm apologizing now if I return things to you after a little late. Also, my native (and only fluent) language is English. I do know a bit of French and Japanese, but not enough to be much help with them. If it's for an anime/manga fic though, I will be able to help with the little Japanese things like honorifics, insults ("Dobe!"), terms like Godaime, etc.
Also, I won't be too much help with romance things. I might be of some help, but not so much. I mean, if you jsut want advice on writing a lemon, I'm probably not the best person for the job.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm very open. Yaoi/Yuri (Slash), Lemons, Limes, Elricest, whatever. I do, however, prefer to beta for fandoms I'm very familiar with. These include, Harry Potter, Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa, xxxHolic, Chobits, there's a whole list of anime/manga ones on my profile. Please state the fandom in your request if you're not sure.
Even if I don't like a fandom, if I know it well enough I'll beta for it.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
As said before, I'm very open. The only stories I won't beta are for fandoms I don't know.