|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Greetings and Salutations. I am Lupus Silvae, but I prefer to be called Wolf.
I am a hyperobservant editor with an eye for detail, and I WILL nitpick your story. I will point out grammar and spelling errors, reword sentences, remove sentences, tell you where to add sentences, etc. I will tell you if your characters are OOC, if something is unclear, if personality needs work, if a scene needs clarity, expanding, or contracting. If you wish for me to help you, know that all my criticism is to ensure your writing is at its best. I will be polite, but I want you to excel, so details will be a major focus of mine.
Please, if you want me to help, put at least an hour of work into your submission! I am your editor, not your co-author. I will not write it for you. That's your job.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a large vocabulary, and will point out weak words where there could be others. I have an intimate knowledge of how dialogue works. I know my grammar, and how things should be said. Also, the style of how your paragraphs and sentences are aligned is something I have grown to work with.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am prone to getting lost in the story, so my revising process may be a bit slow. I struggle with where semicolons go, as has been pointed out to me many a time. Occasionally, my personal preferences will get in the way of my better judgment, although I try and avoid that. I struggle with first-person stories, since it means I have to keep a charrie in-character WHILE writing, so I tend to make the character's vocabulary bigger than it is.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love a good adventure story, as long as you keep the action going and do not lull for long periods of time. I would love to review a romance, and tragedies are most definitely one of my favorites. I am not afraid to beta a story that surrounds a death, even of a main character. I will beta angsty stories, so long as they are not excessive. I have a bunch of different categories I will beta, as you can see below, but I feel most comfortable in the Sonic the Hedgehog category. Second favorite option is White Collar/Psych. Also, while I will occasionally review outside of my favorite couples in a romance, I would much rather stay within my favorites. Those being Sonic/Amy, Tails/Cream, Knux/Shade, Shadow/Rouge, and Silver/Blaze for Sonic the Hedgehog, Shawn/Juliet for Psych, Neal/Kate or Neal/Lauren for White Collar, Phineas/Isabella and Jeremy/Candace for Phineas and Ferb, Mario/Peach and Luigi/Daisy for Mario, Tony/Ziva and McGee/Abby for NCIS, and Eragon/Arya for the Inheritance Cycle. *whew* That was the run on sentence of the decade, people. For the love of Chaos, do not use a sentence like that in your stories! I am willing to beta couples: Knux/Tikal, Knux/Rouge, and Shadow/Tikal. (I need an explanation for the last one, though. I like the idea of the couple, but I'm not sure how it works at ALL.)
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I refuse to beta anything with a yaoi/yuri couple. Also, I would prefer to stay out of the following couples, as I'm so biased I don't think I could beta them well: Shadow/Amy, Silver/Amy, Sonic/Sally, Sonic/Elise, Sonic/Blaze, and Tails/Cosmo. I do not cuss, so I would prefer the writing to be clean. (Although I make MINOR MINOR exceptions.) No sexuality, please. Also, I'd prefer to avoid anything involving politics. I get enough of that already, thankee.