|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm new to being a beta reader, but I always try to do my best in keeping my own works error free, and have helped proofread some of my friends' writing. I guess you could say that I'd love to help others improve their writing too, and I think being a beta reader could accomplish this. Unless I get overloaded with requests (doubtful) I'll probably accept all. ;D
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm quite good at spelling, or at least I'd like to think so. I'm also gooding at spotting areas where writing may be a little weak, or repetitive. Hence the reason I don't want to put too much here, or I'll actually /become/ redundant myself.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses are two things: one, is that when I myself am writing, I write fast, and thus make a fair amount of typos. Normally I catch them, but there are times that a few of them slip me by. Note, this can also be viewed as a strength, because I have practice in going over my own writing to look for mistakes. My second weakness would probably be grammar. Yes, I can write well and use proper grammar, and I understand it. But in my writing, I tend to be very stylistic. For instance, I just used a conjuction at the beginning of my previous sentence, which is a 'no-no' for people stingy about proper grammar. For me, I feel like sentence fragments, conjuctions starting a sentence, etc., are perfectly fine when used as emphasis in the story.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
About the only stories I'd prefer are ones in a fandom that I'm familiar with, and for that, you'd have to ask me beforehand. However, if I've written a story for that fandom, then don't worry about it. Obviously, I'll know it then. ;D
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd prefer not to beta any MA content stories. If it's only violence, I am fine, but I'm pretty shaky about the 'explicit' stories (isn't it called lemons or something?), and would prefer to avoid them. If I know you are a really good writer, I may be willing to, but it's still /highly/ unlikely, and I think I'd just prefer you don't ask. Overall, don't bet on me agreeing to beta those (but like I said, if it's only violence, I'm good.) Also, if you have an OC for a story that is basically inserting yourself into the fandom, I will lose heaps of respect for you. I will probably still beta, but I may not be as thorough.