|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am an avid reader, particularly of Transformers fiction. I'm very detail-oriented, with an excellent eye for grammar, punctuation and spelling. I edit *everything* I read anyway, it's not something I can stop, so I may as well use it constructively, eh? I have a tendency to auto-correct any typos and improper punctuation I find, but I can curb that if necessary and simply inform where mistakes are made. I can easily switch between English and American English spellings, though I default to English.
I expect anyone who considers my services to be able to take critique well, as I try to help writers improve their skills. I also expect the story to be run through a spell-checker at the very least. Let me know what you want me to do, whether it's just spelling and such, or if you need help with plot and characterisation.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am very good with spelling, grammar and punctuation. I'm a fast reader, so I can get stories/chapters back to the author rather quickly. I can get into the minutae of series that I am most familiar with (Transformers, Star Wars) or that I can quickly and easily re-familiarise myself with, such as Sailor Moon, Rurouni Kenshin, Inuyasha, YuYu Hakusho.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not so great with humour or romance, though I enjoy both immensely. I can occasionally get so caught up in the details that I forget what I was originally trying to convey, though when I do another read-through, I will usually correct that. I can also be blunt and very picky. I try to be tactful, but it seems to avoid me more often than not. I'm also not so great at bouncing ideas off of, but I try if necessary.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I adore stories with dark themes and/or smut, but I'm happy with pretty much any genre. For Transformers, I'm most familiar with G1 and Prime 'verses, along with the newer of the IDW comics (MTMTE and Lost Light, mainly). I can and will work with Animated, but really prefer not to. For Star Wars, if it's Legends X-wing/pilot related, you're golden. I can work with Jedi, but not with as much detail. I love Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, YuYu Hakusho, and Rurouni Kenshin as well
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If it's not Transformers, Star Wars, or Gundam Wing, I won't read slash/yaoi fic unless the premise is simply amazing. I don't know why, it just really turns me off.