|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I consider myself a pretty good writer and an excellent editor. I'm a pretty all-around editor, and I can check for almost anything like flow, syntax, grammar, characterization, spelling, word choice, suspense, etc. If it's a series I know, I can usually tell you when you're being OOC. I do tend to be pretty picky, though, so just know that. xD If you request me, you can point out things in particular that you'd like me to pay attention to. If you want me to beta, you ought to be a decent writer already who is looking to improve and/or fine-tune your work. Nothing sloppy, and especially especially no chatspeak or anything. Writing is an art. If you're doing a series, be sure to have in mind a basic plot and theme, too. I'll do both once-overs and rigorous multi-draft editing. As far as genres or whatever, I don't really care.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Like I said, I'm pretty good at doing a general edit. Story flow, syntax, grammar, characterization, spelling, word choice, suspense, checking for clichés or deus ex machinas... That sort of thing.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes, some things that annoy people don't annoy me for some reason, so that might be an issue. Also, even though I can tell you when your word choice is awkward, I can rarely tell you what the perfect word is. I can be pretty picky, too. And I'm not too great at writing action scenes/climaxes.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm good with anything that's interesting, whether it's romance, action, horror, mystery... If you want, you can check my profile for pairings I prefer. I don't mind yaoi/yuri/slash or anything, either. Obviously, I'd prefer fics of pairings I like, though. xD
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not too good with lemon... (You've prolly heard this one before) It's not that I won't read it, but I can't really edit it well, so if your fic is a lemon, make sure there's other stuff in it, too. I'm not that great at doing series I don't know, either, though I'm certainly willing to try. Also, while I'm pretty loose with pairings, there are some that I just refuse to do. Namely the ones that make me feel awkward, like ones with ridiculous age gaps (usually those including old men). So, things like Cross/Allen or Cross/Lenalee or whatever (DGM), no.