|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've been putting suggestions into most of my reviews to help readers with the flow and overall appeal of their story. I generally don't hold back on my criticisms, but I try to be as nice about it as possible. However, I am patient, so if you're new to writing or even the English language, don't be afraid to ask.
The only qualifications are that you know English or Spanish, which are the only languages I understand on a conversational term (although my Spanish isn't the best), and just don't be a jerk, be open to any suggestions I have. Of course, that doesn't mean, take everything I tell you. If you don't agree, say so, but be civil about it.
When asking me to beta read your work, I'd like for you to provide what genre you're aiming for, what you have an outline, and what age group/rating you want it to be. This will help me understand what you're trying to do with your work. It's optional, but I'd also like your address for AIM/MSN/YIM so I can talk with you in real time rather than by PM.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Like I said above, I have some knowledge in how to make your work look good to potential readers. I also know grammar quite well and how to make sentences flow to give your readers the feelings you wish them to feel while reading your work. I also know how to paint a picture in your readers' minds, so if you're having a hard time describing scenery, I'm your guy.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Writing action scenes. I just downright suck at them. I could probably help to an extent though, but not much. I'm also not a treasure trove of canon knowledge, so I'm not the one to ask if you're having problems staying consistent with canon stuff.
If your fic is in Spanish, I can only help with the story. I won't be able to help with spelling or grammar, sorry.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm not into a lot of fandoms. Yugioh, Prince of Tennis, and Beyblade are the only anime/manga I've seen/read all of and Pokemon is the only video game I've played all of (the mainstream series, anyway). I've played a few Zelda games (Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess). I will try my best with Prince of Tennis and Beyblade, which I haven't had any experience in writing fanfics for, but I have written several in Yugioh, Pokemon, and Zelda, so I'm open for those.
As for genres, I'm strongest in suspense, romance, humor, and adventure. Again, action is a big weakness of mine, but I will try my best.
Oh, and I love transformation and sci-fi fics.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Definitely tournament fics, since they center around battles. Just don't ask me to beta read for them, please? I'm not a big fan of explicit sex and gore, either, so no, I'd rather not beta them.
I'd rather not take canon pairing fics for Pokemon since I haven't seen the anime in about 6 years so I'm not in the know for the characters. Aside from that, I'm okay with any type of pairing, whether it be yaoi or different species. Just remember, don't ask me to beta if it's going to include explicit sex.
No poetry either, I have zero experience with it.