|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love to read, what more can I say. I usually dissect what I'm reading as I go, although if something is really well-written I will often find myself just reading and appreciating. If that happens I'll re-read it and give it a more critical eye the second time around. I have proof-read for roommates, peers, and family members, but I have never officially done anything through this site. Hopefully that will change soon.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I would say spelling is my number one strength, although spell-check should mitigate some of those errors. I think grammar is also a strong point, although perhaps not as much as spelling is. I'm I'd like to think I'm a pretty well-rounded who can do a bit of everything. I'm not afraid to be critical but I will try to work with you and tell what I think does or does not work.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Weaknesses? I'm stubborn. I will try to work with you but in general I am a very stubborn person. It hasn't been an obstacle yet, but I'm just putting it out there. I'm in college and things can vary a lot so I can't guarantee I'll get back to you immediately, although I will try to do so.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will beta something I know. I know Dungeons and Dragons (Faerun and Dragonlance) and amongst animes: Rurouni Kenshin, Yu-Yu Hakusho, Bleach, and Yu-gi-oh. If you have somehow stumbled across me and are interested in utilizing my services for whatever reason, PM or however you contact people on this site and ask. I read a fair bit so there are bound to be series I haven't mentioned (I guess Harry Potter is popular and I have read all of those so it is up for review as well) that I will help you with, you just have to ask me about them. I don't know if these are popular but I will also do X-Men (general anime/movies, although I'm not too up-to-date with the comics), Ender's Game, Assassin's Creed, Armored Core (don't know any of the backstory but would be willing to give it a shot), Halo, the Matrix, Metal Gear Solid, and Final Fantasy Tactics. If want you are writing about isn't on my list and you are really dead set about having me as a reader (although I'm not sure why that would be the case) just ask.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No yaoi, no yuri, no slash, anything in that vein of writing. I'm not really a romantic reader, either. If it's interwoven as a part of something else, fine, otherwise, not so much. I'm not familiar with angst, either, so I wouldn't expect too much of me there, either. As I said before in the preferred section, if you're not sure ask. Genre qualms aside, if I cannot read a couple of sentences without being forced to butcher them for grammar mistakes, I won't do it. Get someone else to clean up your grammar first. Also, write well and utilize proper English. If you can't capitalize the first words in your sentences or use punctuation with the slightest idea of what is correct, don't bother asking me. I don't want to scare anyone away, I just don't want to hold your hand as you learn how to write. I'm here to help those who can write improve their writing ability.