****If you cannot beta back for me or draw me characters, please move on. I am very busy, and as I don't get paid to beta, I cannot accept everyone who requests me. As much as I learn and get pleasure from betaing, I will become a very unhappy person very quickly if this means I cannot work on my own crap. But if you can help me with my crap, then please proceed.***
Hey! In case you didn't read my profile, yes, I'm a Grammar Nazi. But I like to be a helpful one, so here I am. *waves*
I've betaed quite a few stories. I'm currently managing quite a few, but as authors update at different times, I can accomodate much more than you think I can. Believe me, I'm balancing quite a lot at the moment.
In case you missed the first sentence, my strength is grammar. However, I recently joined a new site and I can now concentrate on other elements as well. But keep in mind that if you want help on description, I would stop reading this and look elsewhere, because I'm probably the worst person at describing things in the entire world.
I like to beta because it usually gives me an excuse to read beyond someone's first chapter and to learn how to edit my own work when I get around to it. (Which is hardly ever.) I do like to borrow names from stories that I beta for, but I promise to never steal complete names. But once in a while, I may see a first or last name that I like and combine it with something. If you have an extremely unique name that you do not want me to take, let me know, and I'll leave it alone.
I do expect you to use my suggestions. I will be really annoyed if you post chapters without letting me look at them first unless you sent them to me a month ago, reminded me twenty times, and I still never responded to you. I do have a life, and I'm sure you have one too. Please realize that and be patient with me. Reminders will be appreciated if I accidentally forget you.
Please try not to disappear on me without letting me know where you went. :/. If you're going to put your story on hiatus, let me know as soon as possible so I don't wait for updates. Danke, merci, gracias, xie xie, thanks, etc.
I can edit for US spelling and UK spelling because I used to live in Singapore, so I understand the whole 'spelling is different here' thing and I check countries before I start correcting spelling usually, although I may occasionally forget.
Last but not least, understand that I'm really weird. BWAHAHAHAHA. Just as a warning.