|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I beta-read for one fanfic writer before. When I did that, I was emailed the attachment of the story, made my changes in bold, and sent it back. If something else works for you, I would be flexible. I would love to work with someone in creating their story, meaning to get feedback on what I commented on, and really make it an interactive experience. I would really like to give people help.
I really would like someone who is serious about telling a story. I'm not a fan of these things where everyone has kids and everyone in the fandom married each other and their lives are so great. Honestly, I find it amateurish. If you're not saying something, you don't need it to be beta-read. That being said, I am all about a great story. If you've got something to say I would love to help in any way I can. None of this is to, by any means, discourage you from seeking my help. I guess I would turn you away, but I probably won't, since I am really eager to beta for someone.
If you are going to look at my work, it spans something like six years of my life, so not all of it is good. If you're interested in what I usually do, I would read Paging Dr. George, That Was When He Saw Her, Friend of Mine, and if you're looking for something short You Can Breathe Now. I would say Go Ahead, Complicate My Day is about the middle of the road out of all of my stuff.
Every show that I have listed, I am very familiar with. I have seen every episode multiple times and would feel extremely comfortable if I were to write a story for that fandom myself.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I consider myself to be a really good speller. I've always excelled in English in school. I would also say that I have an above adequate vocabulary. As for story lines, I guess I would say I'm good at coming up with some crazy ideas for the innerworkings of a story. I find it easier to help along someone else's creative vision than my own, and I think I am pretty OK at coming up with my things to drive a plot.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I've been told my grammar is a bit spotty. I, for one, think it is perfect, but I do have this theory that everyone has their own grammar rules that they follow. If all you really want is help with grammar, I'm probably not your girl, but I'd be willing to give it a go if you are.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm a sucker for a good romance. For the fandoms I put down, I would say that I would be more inclined to edit something 7th Heaven, but not necessary. I can pretty much get into any ship or pairing; I'm not difficult. (Although, I think that it is necessary for me to disclose that I am more of a Brucas fan than a Leyton fan, but would read either if given the chance. I'm more of a Naley shipper than anything else, so whoever Lucas is with doesn't bother me too much.)
I will read any rating, any swearing, any religion, any whatever. I'm not easily offended by any means.
Pure drama is good, too.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't quite understand anything sci-fi, but I don't know how you could do much of that with 7H or OTH (although I did read this one 7H crossover and there were some alien-creature-things in it and it was brilliant.) I'm pretty flexible as long as the story is crafted with care.