|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello, person! (I'm assuming you're a person.) My name is Paka-Simon-Trevor-Forever, but you can call me Timon or Forever! I thought it would be a good idea to be a beta reader because I love to read, I have a critical eye for spelling and grammar, and can spot cliches a mile away! It'd be cool for me to beta you, because I can tell without even seeing you that you're the height of beauty, brains and talent. If you wish to, er, 'acquire my services as a beta-reader', I will expect you to to want to finish your story, enjoy writing, and not go that dreaded route of OOC. Oh, and I've never done this before- teehee.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I would say that I am best at beta-reading/writing humor, fluff, and send-in fics. Also on my list of things I love to read, but haven't necessarily written yet, are action, angst and mystery.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I would have to say that I am CERTAINLY not skillful at either beta-reading OR writing science fiction- I don't understand half the words they use in those things, as well as being a little scientifically inept. And please don't come with a 'Courtney Punk' (Total Drama Island) story and expect me to be good at it- I won't be. I'm a bit of an IC fanatic.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Well, I would prefer to help with one-shots, action/adventure chapter stories, angst-shots, and send in fics in a few fandoms. The fandoms I will beta are Total Drama Island, Harry Potter, Into the Woods, Fairy Tales, Artemis Fowl and Hairspray. I have only written TDI myself, but I know the other fandoms quite well.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will NOT, under ANY circumstances, beta a smut-only fic. If you read them it's fine, if you write them it's fine, but I will not beta them. Other stories I will not take are: 'I go to hogwarts w/ my cousin jamie and draco falls in love with me and ron falls in love with jamie, oh yeah my names mary' stories, any stories that have characters with supernatural powers (that aren't normal in that universe- but AU stories don't count, as long as everyone has these powers), and anything DuncanxGwen or HermionexHarry. Sorry. I also might not be helpful with slash/yaoi/yuri, owing to the fact that I am usually not too fond of it. I would make exceptions, though, for very well-written stories.