|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like basic editing: fixing typos, spelling, and simple grammar. I don't mind untangling sentences. As for characterization and plot, I wouldn't deign to tell another writer what to do with his or her story. If you're not sure where your own narrative is going, then who is? That being said, if you want my opinion or suggestions regarding those sort of things, feel free to ask me for them.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good with spelling and grammar. I have a wide vocabulary (which you can see if you have read any of my stories). I have a BA in English. I like to think that I understand the importance of things like flow, symbolism, metaphor, and point of view. This is all subjective, of course. I could be wrong...
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Always staying in character, because sometimes I find it more interesting if a character does something off the wall. Also, my sentences can get really convoluted. And sometimes I have trouble staying in the correct tense (in my own writing, not others though-sometimes I just lose sight of it).
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer yaoi or slash-it's what I write, so obviously it interests me. I like things with plot. I love a heavy dose of romance. Nothing squicks me. Here is a brief list of series/TV shows/books that I enjoy: Anime/manga-Fullmetal Alchemist (including Brotherhood), Bleach, Bakuman, Death Note, D. Gray Man, Black Cat, Hellsing, Code Geass, Blue Exorcist, Black Butler, Soul Eater, and DOGS. TV/books-Game of Thrones (books & Tv), Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, Sherlock Holmes (movies & BBC), Mad Men, Downton Abbey, the Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Black Books, Ripper St., The Originals, Hannibal, and Peaky Blinders. I've also read tons of books-tons. Teen and adult. Ask if you want to know which series...
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Overly cutesy stories where characters grow animal ears/become animals (nekos). Stories involving a character's made-up kids. Stories with the summary "Two girls end up in the world of...(basically self-insertion or Mary Janes))" Mpreg. Stories in fandoms I'm unfamiliar with (duh).