|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hey there! I'm Lil' Hedgepig, an aspiring author here on Fanfiction. I love writing when I can find the time, but usually, I don't have much in the way to read, so I thought that Beta-reading might make a good hobby, where I can help another author like myself out. Teamwork gets everyone where they need to go, and sometimes, it takes a willing person to sit down and survey your work before you're confident enough to release it to the public! Maybe I could be that person? I have always had a passion for reading, and of course, writing. I have been almost always at the top of my class in English, and am currently in an AP English Language class. I have people tell me that my vocabulary is way up there, and that's their opinion, but I do think I could suggest something that would better suit a scenario or even just a single word. We're all human here, and that means none of us are perfect. I'll put all my effort into looking over and returning you all the elements that expect of a good beta-reader, and God-willing, even better.
I'll always try to be the friendliest and most helpful in trying to aid you in improving your story, but the best way to improve is to constructively criticize. So, I'll suggest certain things just for your consideration, as it is your story, but you do have to also consider my opinion. I will probably always love your story, even if it seems I don't. I love suggesting my little ideas, and will help with whatever else you can think of, besides, I'm here to help you! I hope that maybe you'll select me as your beta-reader, and together, we'll make you into one of the best authors here on Fanfiction!
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I feel as if I do a pretty good job at helping people move forward with things, and that applies to stories. So, if you're just unsure on where to go with it, or you want an idea or opinion, I'll be you're guy! I'm above average on word choice, as I have a pretty extensive vocabulary (just ask my schoomates). I'm really friendly and accepting of people, and I know how hard it is to even press the post button on that new chapter you just wrote, so don't worry, I'm a single guy, so you won't have to be fearful of acceptance or denial. I'll just do my best to give you the proper feedback you need.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm probably weak on proofreading for punctuation, such as commas and apostrophes, but misspelled words and anything else I'm fine with. Another probably would maybe be my time constraints. I'm a nineteen-year-old freshman in college, so I'm usually pretty booked, but I always have some free time somewhere in there, but I'd ask if you would bear with me.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm usually accepting of every story, as I believe that credit is due to those who earned the credit, but it might be hard for me to give you suggestions, or pay my full attention to a genre I'm unfamiliar with, but I'm not afraid to learn! As long as it is a story you're proud of, I'll be here to be proud with you! I do prefer fictions that exist in the realm of video games most of all, maybe then, movies, also, I do have a few other preferences in terms of other categories, but their minute, so I won't bother listing them here, It'll just sound like I'm nitpicking.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am a firm believer in that if you want to be a writer, you have to appreciate your work. So, I will NOT take in works that you cooked up in three minutes with no firm story, horrible punctuation, or you simply goofed off and wrote a three hundred word story for the heck of it. I know many want-to-be writers here are not as equipped in the skill of writers as others, but if you tried your hardest, I'll try mine! Also, try to keep stories that contain lemons to a minimum. If it's just a smut fic, don't even show it to me.