I'm Iris. I've been writing for over ten years, both fanfiction and original. The best part of reading, for me, is the chance to dig into what a story is doing and ihow/i it's doing that - word choice, point of view, double-meanings.
I'm interested in polishing stories, in making them say what the author wants and discovering awesome things the author didn't intend. At the same time, I'll point out what aspects I think are really good, like a turn of phrase or the way the story is told from inside a character's head - it's hard to improve when you don't know what you're doing right. I am *not* interested in hand-holding, or just telling you how ~wonderful~ your story is - I cheerfully discuss the both the failings and successes of published novels on a regular basis, and I hold fanfiction to the same standard.
I'm not a good choice of beta for anyone just starting out with writing, or someone who doesn't want constructive criticism.
Please also keep in mind that while I can be harsh about a story, whatever I say about the story is about the *story*. It's not a reflection on you or your writing skills - goodness knows that I end up writing crap on a regular basis too, I just make the decision not to post it.
Aside from what's in my preferred/not my cup of tea sections, I'm happy to beta things that involve consenting adults - gen, het, slash/shounen ai/yaoi, femslash/shoujo ai/yuri, polyamory, open relationships, etc. If it's something with an unusual kink, ask first. I also enjoy well thought-out AUs. Hetalia-wise I'm not a fan of Nyotalia, since I want to read about the canon characters, but genderswapped characters who act like their regular canon selves are a-ok.
If you're interested in having me beta for you, make sure you run your story through a grammar & spell checker first, and then double-check it yourself. They're available free on the internet, and in writing programs that are free on the internet (like Open Office). I also expect that you will use a standard English, spelling and all, in any PMs. (Don't sweat a couple typoes or Australian vs Canadian English, but I'm not interested in working with anyone who writes e-mails like "So I herd your doing beta stuff now so can you plz beta for me?")
I also need you to be clear about what you want - if you want me to give extra attention to something, like flow or comma use, you need to tell me beforehand.