|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm relatively new to betareading, so I really may not be the best choice if you want "expert" advice. however, if you've read my stories and enjoyed them, you know my writing style, and what I generally thrive for, so if you feel like you want my personal opinion on your work, not just grammar, but also content, pacing, structure, feel free to PM me or request for me to beta-read your story! All I ask for is that you at least put your story through a spell-check engine, such as the one equipped in word or openoffice, the latter available for a free download, so you have no excuses! Once you feel comfortable with the legibility in your story, I'll have no problem in reading it thoroughly and giving you my personal opinion, and any advice I can offer!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Personally I excel in Language Arts and Creative Writing, the latter being not only in imaginative strengths, but also on structure, pacing, character development, and further characteristics of the short story/novel writing process. this means I'll not only check your spelling and grammar (which I can't guarantee will be perfectly spotless), but I'll also advice you on how to make your writing more professional, like the many published short stories and novels you may find in a bookstore. However, you've probably read my stories, and so you'll know I'm not even close to a professional writer, and you must understand that understanding Story Architecture as I like to call it, is entirely different, and much easier, than applying it in your works. therefore, I can tell you what might work better, but it's up to you to apply it as you wish!
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Aside from my amateur ranking and my flawed judgment on grammar occasionally, sometimes overdoing commas and run-off sentences, I also can't guarantee a spotless beta-read. I have my faults, and my lack of experience means I haven't really identified these. however, like I said, if you read my stories you may find my faults easier than I can, and if you still want to run with me, I'll gladly accept your story!
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Personally, right now, I'm specializing in the Rio Fanfic niche. I only started writing fanfic due to a gap I felt was present in the movie, and my own personal subconscious kept itching, until I decided to fix it for myself. therefore, I've read as much *good and decent* Rio fanfic, and learned a ton about the general character personalities, and the usual plot twists and general direction of most stories. However, that doesn't mean I'm not willing to read something new and original, just as long as its legible, and at least minimally interesting.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Personally, anything not Rio right now, well, it's just not what I'm interested in. and if I'm not interested in it, I won't betaread at maximum efficiency. therefore, unless I can find some other stories where I feel there is a serious lack in closure, I probably won't accept any betareading requests having to do with other categories and themes! sorry :(!