|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello! I'm Reina, and if you're looking for a beta for your creative, needs, I'm your girl. There are a few conditions for employing me here on FanFiction.net before you read further:br /br /br /
1. I will NOT beta for you if you are not willing to take some criticism. I won't be too harsh, but I don't want to start an argument that won't benefit either of us. Remember that what I say is a suggestion, and not me hating on you or your writing.
2. No sudden requests. If I am already beta-ing one chapter, please ask if you can send the next. More than one thing at once stresses me out.
3. Let me know if you have more than one beta, and if you would like us to be in contact with each other. If I am going to be editing with someone else, I'd like to be in contact with them. Not a necessity, but preferred.br /br /br /
Anyway, over with the formalities :) I promise that I will be very dependable, I work hard at anything given to me. A couple days with a chapter is all I need, sometimes less. Thanks for looking at my profile. Now, continue to my list of strengths...
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Description. That is one of the things I greatly excel at. If you feel your story is lacking in substance, or needs more reaction from characters, I'm good with that. I'm also pretty good with grammar, though I'd like it if you did spell check before hand :).
If you need help with angst or drama, including fight scenes, I'm your girl. Also, when it comes to conversation, I'm pretty good at picking out alternatives to commonly used words (e.g: said, asked, thought).
I also take Japanese. Have been for two years. If you are having culture issues or want some words or advice, I know a lot and can help you out. When I go to Japan this summer, I'll definitely know enough to help out :)
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Writing conversation. Though I can come up with good alternatives to saids and askeds, I leave conversation up to you. I can suggest what they should say, and fixing up the format you use, but I don't like writing conversations. I feel that actions speak louder than words.
I'm picky. If I don't like something or can't figure it, I linger over it. Let me know if you feel I'm spending too long looking at a chapter, or not long enough. I might miss something the first couple times, which is why I read chapters three times through.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Romance, Angst, Drama, Action, POST-APOCALYPTIC, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Alternative Universe.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
NO Yaoi/Yuri. I don't care if I have to work lemons but no same-sex stories. No disrespect, but I don't think I'd work well with it. No crossovers or self-insertions. I don't like first person POV either. Songfics and one-shots are things I would also not really want to work on, but if they're good ideas, I'll take a look and let you know what I think.