Mellie D 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-19-06, id: 1094800
Author has written 8 stories | Reba, Princess Diaries, and West Wing.
β : Mellie D is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I typically like to have an entire story sent to me so that I can see the arc of the characters/stories before I make suggestions. If they're not complete, I like to have a write who knows where they want to go with the story, but they just aren't sure how to get there.
I beta by reading the entire story first, then go through and correct grammer and 90% of punctuation. However, I am a comma splicer - I love to add commas semi-colons and hyphens! I am a fan of any Julie Andrews movies and beta for Princess Diaries and The Sound of Music, typically.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I've been told that I add characterization to stories very well. I also tend to add arcs to a story if they don't have them. Ie - have a little comment about something being wrong in the begining and having it fixed by the end. I tend to catch most gramatical things and fill - in - the blanks as needed. I can do quick turn arounds, work permitting
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I do get super busy with work. So I'm not always a quick turn around - it just depends on who's asking, how big the story is, and what my schedule is looking like. I don't tend to catch all of the punctuational errors - but I catch most of them. As I said above, I'm a comma splicer.
If it's possible - because of my own writing style, I tend to add a hint of romance wherever I can. Granted - if it's not called for, I won't do it...but I do tend to add tender, quiet moments to characters.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
The Sound of Music Princess Diaries One Special Night Reba Anything esle that I've sceen a lot shows or movies. Just have to ask me
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Horror (except tongue - in - cheek)
Anything I don't know.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Princess Diaries
Tv Reba
Movie Sound of Music
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for