|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not sure what they mean by who we are as beta readers, but I'm a college student, on the Dean's List, with a 4.0 average in English, and a crazy, anal History professor besides, who makes us write and rewrite papers countless times until they're perfect in grammar and prose. I should be able to pick out most of your mistakes, and I typically like to know the plot ahead of time as far as is possible as well as know a little about the subject the story is based on. This helps me to pick out minute mistakes that may later adversely affect your plot, and/or contradict the canon storyline of the series.
If you would like me to beta for you, I ask that you read through this, and my regular profile, to see my likes and dislikes. Then, send me a message, and the first chapter of the story if you have it completed. If it's not yet written, don't go and write it up just for me...I mean, I might not be able to be your beta. I'd just like to pre-screen the story wherever possible. I'll get back to you as soon as I can, letting you know if I can beta, or if not, why not.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm a perfect speller, so anything you misspell or mistype I will pick up. I also have a huge vocabulary(not seen here, because I'm not trying to write a book here, lol), so if you use a word one too many times to describe something, I can easily interchange it and spice up your story. If you've seen my stories, you can see that I have a very good handle on the
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend not to be the greatest with commas and semicolons, because I use commas or ellipses way too often in my sentence structure. Other punctuation I'm great with, but throw some commas at me, and I'm not going to know how to fix your sentence. I also have a problem with repetition in my own writing, and while I haven't seen myself lacking in my abilities to pick it up in the writing of others, still, I'm not fully confident that I'll be able to know that you talked about that vibrant red hair, or that evil personality 4 times already in the last 5 paragraphs.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to beta something in the romantic, tragic, or horror genres. I typically like sad, dark stories, that completely mess with your head and leave you completely confused and screaming your brains out by the end...stories that might not necessarily leave you with a happy ending. And I'm also a hopeless romantic, so anything with romance- that isn't too mushy or quick because then it's just unrealistic trash- is a great read for me. I'd love to help you beta any of those, but I'll consider other stuff of course, depending on how well it's written, and how well thought out your plot is.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Yaoi or yuri. I will NEVER beta one of those, because I don't believe in that...stuff(insert expletive here). I also can't tolerate a story written with almost complete illiteracy. And if you haven't thought out a plot and it's worthless trash, or if you use a bunch of OCs, I can't do that either. Sorry!!