|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a beta reader, I'll do my best to help you improve your stories and, in the long run, your overall writing. I'll point out things that don't make sense, help you fix an awkwardly phrased sentence/passage, check for accuracy against both canon and real life, and point out your strengths in writing. I'm pretty friendly and I'm careful about how I word my suggestions and advice, I never want to come off as harsh The only thing I ask in return is credit in a footnote in your story when it's posted! I can beta via DocX, e-mail or Google Docs - whichever one works for you. Just PM me to get started! [What to include in the first message: characters/pairings, genre, a brief summary and your expectations of me as a beta reader (such as help in specific areas)]
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My greatest strengths are spelling, punctuation, and picking out passive voice. I'm also pretty good with characterization (although I won't comment on it unless you ask me to) and I'll help with word choice sentence structure so that your writing flows consistently. On top of that, I have training as an EMT (USA) and I'll help you make sure that any injuries are treated with accuracy! I also like to research stuff, so I can help with that too.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm easily distracted and may forget to return chapters to you once in a blue moon; if I don't respond within 2 days please, PLEASE send me another message. Pacing is not one of my strong suits, so I can only tell you as a reader if your story is moving too slowly or quickly and it's up to you fix it for the most part. I also tend to be a bit nitpicky when it comes to stories about other cultures when the writer is not of that culture. I will point out a faux pas if I see it (such as someone speaking while signing, or a Japanese character walking and eating at the same time).
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
For TRANSFORMERS writers: I'm really good with Bayverse and TFP/RID 2015! TFA is a little rocky, and MTMTE is so complicated that I'm bound to have missed something... But I'll still read for all those universes! Don't worry about spoilers :) For TMNT writers: I'm good with the TMNT films and TMNT 2012. I've watched (almost) all of 2k3 (skipped BTTS), and I'm pretty good with that. If your fanfiction is about Quarry especially I will love you forever. But no comics or '80s series focus, sorry! For TEEN WOLF writers: I prefer AUs or "slice of life" fics for this fandom. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what's going on in this show anymore, and I haven't even watched any of S5... For YOWAPEDA writers: I haven't read the manga, but I'm familiar with the anime! For NARUTO writers: I haven't finished the manga, but don't worry about spoilers. For DMMD writers: I'm really only interested in Mink/Aoba or Aoba and his family content. IN GENERAL: There are many characters that I'm not especially familiar with, but I'll let you know up front if I don't know the characters you're writing very well.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No incest (tcest included), rape, explicit abuse, non-canonical abuse or family death, really explicit smut, Knock Out/Breakdown, Arcee/Optimus, Megatron/Optimus, Chromedome/anyone except Rewind, Raph/Casey, Leo/Karai, Jack/Bunny, Pitch/Tooth, Jack/Tooth, romantic Toudou/Makishima, Rin/Haru, Sousuke/Makoto, or fics centering around IDW Drift, Rodimus, Ultra Magnus, Prowl or any ships involving those four. (I don't mind if they're secondary characters/ships; I just don't like them very much.) *All the ships listed are only a No as romantic pairing; platonic is completely fine.