|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hopefully you're reading this because you feel my writing capabilities are good enough to help your services. If you use me as a Beta, you have the indulgence of having someone incredibly blunt and truthful, as well as someone who scrutinizes for detail. I understand the hard work put into writing, and would very much like to help anyone who feels he or she needs to get something across, but for some reason can't. However, I do expect a half-decent story, and not anything crap-tastic that would just deserve to be thrown on the bottom of the pages of FF.net.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm critical on grammar, spelling, and sentence structure, as well as an enthusiast for elevated vocabulary. But my specialties are any sorts of morbid descriptions (so Silent Hill would be perfect for me), as well as methodical psychology and psycho-analysis (Death Note, Artemis Fowl, Evangelion, etc.), and I have taken a medical terminology class, a few health science classes, a medical laboratory class, an anatomy and physiology class, as well as a few chemistry and physics classes, and so I have a VERY adept library in my head for any story that may require such knowledge (House or anything else).
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Although I really like parody or comedic stories, I'm really thrown out of my element when I have to help with a fun-lighthearted one. Also, I'm fickle about things I'm not enthusiastic about, so if I don't like your story all that much, or if I feel it's kind of cliche or so-so, I may not be very prompt.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Any story is fine, but my best callings are dark, morbid, hateful, and angsty stories, or incredibly comedic. I prefer both extremes, if not a combination of the two. But I can work in the medium range. Also, romance and anti-romance are very preferred.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will do any pairing (if it's a romance), with any of my categories that I assigned, EXCEPT one pairing in the Death Note category. I WILL NOT HELP YOU DO L and Light stories. A bunch of people like that pairing, but I'm sick of it. So I'm sure there's a beta you can bother that will look over that one for you. But if you have that sort of story, and I feel there is much potential to it I *might* look it over if I'm bothered about it enough. However, the only actual circumstance where I don't need persuasion to help with an L/Light, is if either one of them is fornicating or committing some sexual act to the other's corpse. Because that is relevant to my interests.
And I will not Beta a story with a Mary Sue (self-insert), and will be very critical on any original characters introduced into the story. If there are any, I may look it over before I decide to Beta it.