|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello there. I'm more or less new to this Beta-reader system, so please pardon my inexperience. I'm willing to beta most generes and fandoms, although it would be preferable that your story was from a fandom which I know of, so that I'm also able to help with characterization and the like, not just grammar and punctuation (which in my opinion, can be done via microsoft word, or whatever other program you use). I would most likely read the story/chapter, and give you my comments on the general effect of it all, and if there are any grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors. If I know the fandom, I would then also comment on characterization, and if you wish, suggestions for all of the above.
I have my life, and you have yours. I'd most appreciate it if you weren't pushy with how long I take to beta a chapter or a story. I would, as far as possible, try to reply within three days. However, things do crop up, and please be patient if I can't reply within that time frame.
If there's anything else you'd like me to do, feel free to drop me a line via the messaging system, my livejournal, or an email (the latter two would be much preferred. My username and email address can be found on my profile page), and we can discuss it. And even if there's really nothing, you're always welcome to come talk, or make idle chit chat. I won't bite, promise.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm relatively strong with grammar, tenses, punctuation and the like. Also, characterization, if I'm familiar with the fandom (even more so if I write for it). I'm not always able to contribute effectively to plot, but I'll try my best, aye?
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm Singaporean, and therefore spell in British English. I'm able to spell with American English as well, although not as fluently (I might fluctuate between the two, at times). My spelling is also not the best, but as we're all doing this on computers, its nothing a little spell-check program can't fix, I hope.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Any fandom which I know of would be very nice, and no particular preference for genre, although romance, humor, drama, and friendship would be very nice. Horror is less preferable.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Explicit content (be it gore or sexual acts) aren't really an issue for me, although fem!slash is less preferred. However, homosexuality isn't an issue.