|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I signed up for beta because, to be honest, when reading fanfiction it can often not make sense. I occasially read things that I can't understand because of poor grammar or errors in spelling. As a Beta-reader, I wouldn't just skim through stories, I would read them properly. I have done some private Beta reading before for unfinished stories, but I'm currently out of work. Don't be afraid to mail me with a request!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I used to read for hours when I was little, and I still read many book series today, as a result, I really love reading long stories! I don't mind poems either. Also, being the manga and anime freak that I am, when I say that I'll beta for an anime or manga, I will not let up! Even if it's a character I don't know too well, or don't particularly like, I will do my research thoroughly! I'll only beta for Hetalia - Axis Powers, Twilight, Fire Bringer, The Host, House of Night, The Sight, Ouran High School Host Club, Maid-sama Yu-gi-oh, Yu-gi-oh GX or Yu-gi-oh 5D's fanfiction.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to refuse to read stories that aren't paragraphed. I know it isn't a good thing to do, but I have my reasons. Usually, it's because I can't tell who is speaking because, in general, it all ends up crammed together. And it makes the story look rushed. It sounds kind of stuck up, I know, but my English teacher used to nag me for cramming together speech in Primary School (UK. I believe it's Elementary School elsewhere) And, by gosh, I'm glad she did.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Long or short stories, it really doesn't matter! I like ones with alot of detail and feeling in the writing. I can do BOTH Yaoi or Het.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Diary written forms, they usually don't make sense. I may beta one if it's good with alot of detail, but it'll be a rare exeption. Also, I'd prefer that it wasn't a Yuri fic, Yaoi is okay, but I'm not entirely comfortable with Yuri. I also can't stand characters that are OOC for no reason. I can understand if that's the theme of your story, perhaps the character is normally carefree and happy and you've decided to change the theme to dark or sinister, maybe for a horror AU fic, I don't mind, but mindless rambling about this, that and the other, claimng to be 'random', please. Just reconsider.