|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
If you consider me as a beta, please know that I WILL be honest with you, and most likely not try too hard to sugar-coat my observations. However, that's not to say I will deliberately be rude or mean in any way, either. I try to stay in the gray-zone, which means I keep my personal opinions out of my reviews unless I feel they'll contribute to the author's story. Also, I'd really appreciate it if you were fairly proficient in English. Some spelling and grammar errors I could handle, but serious flaws that would make a third grader's book report look like a college thesis essay just bug me. I prefer reviewing a story via rich text document (.rtf) sent to me through email, and any suggestions or grammatical fixes I make are in a different color than the original text so that it is easily distinguishable. Lastly, please be specific with how you would like me to beta your story, such as being a plot beta, spelling/grammar, general, etc.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel in sentence structure and grammatical accuracy, and I'm pretty good at spelling as well. I am also good at thinking of different ways sentences can be worded so that they flow easier. Put shortly, I'm creative and good with English. X3
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Due to the fact that I read so many stories on this site, I have some trouble remembering certain stories if there is a long pause in between chapters. Although I will go back and skim the previous chapter to try to refresh my memory, I probably won't start all over from the beginning unless there aren't too many chapters, so if you're looking for a plot beta, please keep that in mind.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Manga/Anime titles that I'm familiar with: Black Cat, Eyeshield 21, Ouran High School Host Club, Nora, Kieli, Saiyuki (haven't read it all, though), Bleach (up to roughly ch. 415), Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (aka Supernatural Detective Neuro), Trigun, Fruits Basket, and Fairy Tail (anime only). There are others that I'm familiar with, but I've fallen behind in reading the manga and feel that it would, as a result, compromise my abilities as a beta reader. BTW, I LOOOOVE OC stories. X3
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Yaoi/yuri and anything excessively lewd. For a reference, please keep it to a maximum rating of T+ in manga terms when it comes to romance. However, just about anything else I can deal with. If you have any questions, feel free to message me. Blood and gore, language, etc. don't bother me.