|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm new to beta reading, but I love reading, writing, and editing. I have tons of free time and I'm a perfectionist so I will do my best to make your story exceed expectations. Deadlines tend to stress me out, so if you have strict ones, I'm probably not a good beta reader for you. The only reason I selected T as my highest rating is because I won't read smut. I will do other mature themes as long as smut is not involved. My favorite writing platform for editing is Goggle Drive, although I can edit through virtually anything. I prefer google-drive because you can share documents and more than one person can edit at the same time, so it's easier for me to go through and highlight things that I think should be changed. I tend to write small comments to converse with the writer as I edit, and ask questions about thoughts that you might have on the work so we're on the same page. I've never seen a beta profile with writing platforms on it, but I thought I should mention that so you know my editing processes better before you decide whether or not you'd like me to beta read for you.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am crazy about grammar, spelling, formatting, and sentence structure. I'm not too great at finding fragment sentences, but other than that I'm very good at noticing when one sentence doesn't flow right or a certain word is being used far too often. I rarely use the word "said", so I know a ton of replacement words. I'm also free at almost any time of the day.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I have a hard time beta-reading for stories, characters, or ships I don't know much about. I tend to obsess about writing in-character, and I can be coma happy sometimes. My main weakness would be that I have a hard time being critical since I hate hurting people's feelings. If you want me to beta read for your story, you should probably tell me how critical of an eye to use when reading your work. I can be a better critique if I know what you expect of me.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to stay within what I know, which is fandoms and ships I've seen or read about. Some of my favorites are listed below. Do not hesitate to ask me to beta something that I didn't list, because chances are I will be totally willing to help you out! I am also willing to edit fxf or mxm stories (I'm a huge LGBT advocate so no worries there). I'll also read for non-romantic stories as well. I'm crazy about angst and hurt/comfort, and I really enjoy slow-burn romantic stories and AU's. I love reading stories that have character development involved. I will accept stories from categories I didn't select as long as I've seen the movie/show or read the book, so feel free to send me works from others and I'll let you know if I can beta read for it. I have a hard time editing for characters I don't know very well. ONCE UPON A TIME: Be warned that I stopped watching this show around January of 2017. While I will edit stories taking place after that, I don't know what happens after that so I can't really help with the plot aspect. I will beta for all pairings except Captain Swan (cause ew), although my favorites are: Swan Queen, Regal Believer and Snowing. DOCTOR WHO: I will do any ships, except Clara/Doctor and Amy/Doctor. My favorites are: TenRose / Tentoo, Amy/Rory, and Clara/Danny. LEVERAGE: I will not ever beta for Eliot/Hardison/Parker. I adore Parker/Hardison though, and Sophie/Nate. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: Swarkles, Lily/Marshall, and Ted/Tracy. Enough said. Actually, I don't do Robin/Ted, because ew. FRIENDS: I absolutely adore Mondler. I will not beta thoseguys with anyone else unless it is Mondler endgame. ARROW: I have only seen season one, just a warning. I am not worried about spoilers, so send me anything. Olicity, Merlance. MUSICALS: Elphaba/Glinda, Heather Chandler/Veronica. PITCH PERFECT: Bechole and Staubrey all the way.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta read anything that is mainly smut. I can stand a little bit here and there, but if you need me to help you rewrite or edit any smutty scenes beyond grammar and spelling and such, I will not do that. I will not beta stories with rape, abuse, drugs, or excessive alcohol.