|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Well, to start off with, I should point out I am a 'Grammar Nazi', if you will. I sound like a loser, but it's a good thing - I promise! In my services, I will be able to provide you with corrections to grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, figurative speech and sentence structure. I am not the quickest beatreader, but I am willing to go over your story if it's plot is interesting. I will not reject any stories, but I have the right to if I feel that I cannot deliver my full concentration and best editing to a story I am no longer interested in. I will happily read any genre with any characters, and I have a good understanding of character profiles and changing minor mannerisms of characters to suit their personas better.
My expectations of you, as the author, is to:
1) Credit me adequately. Editing takes time and effort, and I would like to be acknowledged by your readers for that.
2) Respect edits I make. You are free to remove my editing and replace it, and I won't be offended. However please do not take my editing personally.
3) Keep in contact. If I am to ask questions or provide feedback, I will expect that you reply (I'll be so heartbroken if you don't! X'D)
I have written a fair few fiction pieces and have experience in writing. My native language is English, but I am also able to correct minor Japanese text and add Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana and Rōmaji.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am good at dialog, grammar, spelling and most areas of the English language. I find paragraphing and switching P. is something I can do well, and leaving the chapter on a good ending note (or God forbid a cliffhanger!) a talent of mine. I am willing to add figurative speech if you wish, since that is also something I can provide. I have a good outlook on events in people's lives and a good understanding of psychological side-affects. I am accepting of criticism and won't be offended easily, either :)
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am young and do not have many life experiences. I can only really guess to what something might feel like, or how it may affect your soul and future. I am a little stale with humour, so if you add funny parts into your story and want me to make them funnier... well, I'll try my best. Let's say that. I am easily demotivated and get tired of things if they fail to catch my interest. I am also a speaker of British English, so my use of American and British English may not be consistent. You'll need to notify me on which version you'd like me to edit in.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love dramatic loves stories, since I write them a lot. I do not mind action stories or adventures as long as they are deeper than just a superficial "journey". I really like stories that affect the reader in some way, or have a good moral or philosophy in them. Deep, well-developed, canon and thoughtful characters will also affect my view of the story. I will read lemon and lime stories, and will edit for heterosexual, yaoi (homosexual), yuri (female homosexual), bi (bisexual) or incestual love. Swearing or gore will not phase me also. I will happily go over non-con stories as well, since I'm writing one atm.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Mysteries. I usually can not keep up with them and will only really read them if they are interesting and have more than a cliche "murder mystery". I don't think I'd like to read Mary Sue stories, as they're kind of weird and definitely not SI. I hate those. Sci-Fi is not really my forte, and please, please, please NO MPreg XD