|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I've never done beta reading before, but I'm always up for volunteering to proofread my friends' work so I think I could be good at this. I've been writing for years now and people say I'm quite good at it. I've done about ten months of co-op at a local newspaper and apparently I've done well, so know that you can trust me! I'm pretty much an objective, non-judgmental and flexible person, so I'll respect your creative choices if you wish and just proofread grammar/spelling etc. or I can also give you my thoughts or opinions on your plot and/or characters as well. Like I said, I'm pretty flexible, so I'll work with you based on your needs! My OTPs are Chenzel and Gelphie... I also love Harry Potter, Glee (though I haven't finished it) and Orange is the New Black, and a handful of musicals including RENT, Phantom, Les Mis, Hairspray, the like... I used to watch Supernatural and I used to be obsessed with Criminal Minds. Pairings I'm okay with include, but are not limited to: Vauseman, Shelby/April, Faberry, Finchel, Brittana, Morgan/Garcia, Reid/Prentiss, JJ/Emily, Hotch/JJ, Hotch/Haley, Harry/Luna, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Neville/Luna, Sirius/Lupin, Tonks/Lupin, Dean/Cas, MoJo, Mark/Maureen, Erik/Christine, Marius/Eponine... Any basic (no offense) straight pairings I will read, but will likely not be interested in whatsoever. I won't judge you for RPF (obviously) as long as it isn't something like One Direction...
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am an excellent speller. Been that way since forever. So if you're terrible at spelling... I am the beta for you, lol. My grammar is pretty good as well, however I'm not a complete expert. I am pretty well-versed on basic writing conventions, though. I'm also very thorough and analytical when it comes to writing characters' personalities... one of my biggest pet peeves is when people write OOC. But again, I'm flexible, so if you want to portray a character in a certain way, I'll respect that.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I think my weakness would be that I'll probably either be too nitpicky or not nitpicky enough. I think it will just depend on the type of work you're writing. I'm also very much a lesbian, so while I won't completely rule out reading hetero/slash fics... they are not my strength, and I am easily grossed out by penises. Lol. Another weakness would be that sometimes I have trouble making up my mind... so in some cases, I would advise you not to ask me to make decisions for you. But depending on the situation and your preferences, I will make decisions for you based on my opinions. I'm just weird that way!
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Femslash, definitely. If there isn't smut I might get a little disinterested or encourage you to write it if I feel like the story needs it... perhaps another weakness? Lol. Also, definitely romance. Fluff! Angst is my specialty as well, although I like happy endings. I'll also prefer stories from fandoms that I have at least some general knowledge of; or else I probably won't be that helpful in terms of plot/character. Otherwise, I'll read anything if we're just talking grammar, etc.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No really graphic or kinky het/slash... No BDSM or obscure kinks, please. No judgment - it's just not my field of knowledge, lol. I won't read self-harm stories, or anything too violent or graphic... If rape is involved in the story, I think it would be okay as long as it's not completely morbid and described in horrific detail. No incest. No anime or manga, please. Also nothing too, too depressing, please... but again, I'm flexible. If you think you're going out on a limb by messaging me, just do it anyway! Depending on your story/style of writing, I might be okay with it. There are some hetero pairings that I ship or am okay with, and same with gay pairings. You'll just have to ask! But please no Fiyeraba or Glindayero or whatever the fuck the ship name is... No Mark/Roger... also no obscure Wicked RPF pairings please, like Kristin/Eden. NO Jadina or Elizabeth/Josh. NO Shuck, St. Corcoran, or anything involving Will Schuester.