|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Ever uncertain about a title? Need ideas to fill time? Not sure if something makes sense, or just want someone's opinion? Well, I've been writing for years, and would love to help out however I can.
Though it may not always show in my writing, I am an extremely critical critiquer. I'm not mean, but I will be honest and read throroughly. As I have been trained to point out the nit-picky things, you don't have to take everything I comment on, but I expect you to honor what I say. I always mark what I think needs help and will explain why I marked it.
I have befriended several known authors, taken their advice in my stories, and would be thrilled to share it with you. Ultimately, it's not just the story I want to help you improve, but your all around writing ability.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Like I said above, I am a very critical reader, and will pick up on and note glaring mistakes as well as those little things that just bug me. I'm good at grammar, so I can help you with that. "When it comes to breaking the rules of grammar, we need to be sure there is a good reason." If you need help rewording something to help it flow better, I'll offer my input.
I also love to help people think up titles for their works. I will be honest, and tell you if your work needs major revision.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Hmm... my main weakness, per se, is a lack of time. I have a huge work load, so I will take a look at your stuff in my free time, as well as do my own things. I will put effort into your works, but please respect my time restraint.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love action/adventure, suspense, angst, friendship, humor, poetry (if well-written), and sometimes romance. I will critique stories in most categories and genres, but I have written for and/or have the most knowledge of Naruto, Gundam Wing, some Rockman.exe, Ryuusei no Rockman, Hikaru no Go, and Yu-gi-oh.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not read anything that is yaoi or yuri. Also, I prefer not to read anything that deals with pairings I don't support (i.e. HeeroXRelena, SubaruXMisora) but I'll read it if it is well-written.
Not a huge fan of mary-sue, but I'll help change it. I won't read anything rated above T; kissing is the farthest anything can go, and nothing creepy. Battle and blood is one thing, but nothing just plain horrific. I tend to avoid death fics, but definitly still enjoy dark stories... within reason.
I abhor most English alternatives for the Japanese names, but I will tolerate it if the story is awesome!