excuse.my.muse 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-12-06, id: 1148396
Author has written 18 stories | Passions, Sailor Moon, Smallville, Inuyasha, Heroes, Twilight, and Glee.
β : excuse.my.muse is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I beta-read I like to know what exactly you are willing to let me change. Are you asking for advice on a plot? Or are you asking me to check your grammar and use of verbs? This way I don't over step boundaries. Many a time I will change words or re-write certain sentences because they may not make any sense to me. I will most likely ask your opinion on the change first, but I won't if the change is a minor word. I expect you to have good spelling (I am Canadian, so if you think the spelling and slang may be different between the two of us simply tell me). If you don't know the spelling of a word, tell me and I'll be happy to assist, otherwise it should be done. Lastly, though I am betareading for you, I myself am still a work in progress and may not be able to catch everything. I hope I can help anyone that thinks they need any help at all. I am always happy to beta-read!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I an exceptionally good at spotting grammatical errors, and spelling mistakes (except when it is me that is writing because I am thinking faster than I am typing). Also if I am familiar with the track you may want to take then I can offer assistance in helping you develop your story as you go.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I tend to want to re-write paragraphs, delete paragraphs, or write new paragraphs. Because of those feelings I will constantly stay in contact with out as I beta-read. This way I know I'm not over stepping any boundaries.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have no problem beta-reading any type of story and if you ship another relationship than my personal preferences I am fine. But granted, if you bash my pairings in your story I will probably no want to help. FYI deciding that my preferred pairings not together is not a form of bashing. Bashing is directly saying that the relationship is wrong or horrible. I don't bash other pairings (normally) so don't bash those that I like. (I will tell you if I am not a fan of the pairings in your story) Also if you are within my territory of fandoms (as in Sailor moon, Passions or any other fandom I like or have written about) please remember I am a fan too. I would like to ask that if you 'ship the same ship I do then I only beta-read one shots, or if you contacted me prior to posting for a series. This is because I may like the story and want to be completely separate from the creation. Sometimes however I will offer my assistance because I have ideas for your story as an interested reader.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't read yuri's or yaoi's (gay or lesbian) fanfics. I have gay friends (for people thinking I have a problem with gay people), but I'm not a big fan on slash fanfics. I'll beta, but I don't know how much help I'll be, sorry! Also I do prefer not to begin beta-reading in a story that has already been posted. If I have been following the story I will only offer suggestions, but won't read chapters before you posted them. I'm a fan, and I'd like to remain that way.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & French
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Alias
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Tv Dawson's Creek
Tv Gilmore Girls
Tv Glee
Tv Good Wife
Movie Hairspray
Tv Heroes
Tv House, M.D.
Anime Inuyasha
Tv Passions
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Pride and Prejudice
Anime Sailor Moon
Tv Smallville
Cartoon Teen Titans
Book Twilight
Tv Zoey 101
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for