melbelle310 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-22-07, id: 1225412
Author has written 38 stories | Avatar: Last Airbender, iCarly, High School Musical, Sonny with a Chance, Camp Rock, Het Huis Anubis/House of Anubis, NCIS: Los Angeles, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Scorpion.
β : melbelle310 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I will generally read over something at least three times if I am editing it, so I will take a minimum of 24 hours to fully check it. I'm still a student, so if it's during my semester, I will take at least a week or two depending on the document length because I don't have a ton of time to sit down and work on it. The first read is a straight read so that I have an understanding of what's happening, the second is for glaring errors, and the third is for smaller almost unnoticeable errors. I call this third read a look at the "essence" of the writing. I am open to betareading for just about anyone. My only real expectations are that if you have access to a spell-check program, you use it, and that you at least try to spell the characters' names correctly.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a strong eye for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, including as it applies to dialogue. I can also spot holes in the plot, like instances where the author may have forgotten an important piece of information.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My weaknesses lie mostly in the area of characterization-I will at times fail to spot a moment of 'out-of-character-ness' within a story.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Couples I ship for (found in my stories and in my profile) tend to be closer to my preferences, but I am willing to betaread for just about anyone. Usually, I'm more comfortable with cannon, couples, but I will read some non-cannon couples. Always let me know what fandom/couplings you would like me to beta for when you send a request so that I can let you know if I have an issue with it upfront.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not want to a story where you've written yourself in - sorry!
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Movie Another Cinderella Story
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Movie Camp Rock
Tv Castle
Tv Hannah Montana
Tv Het Huis Anubis/House of Anubis
Movie High School Musical
Tv iCarly
Tv NCIS
Tv NCIS: Los Angeles
Tv Scorpion
Tv Sonny with a Chance
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Poetry
Adventure
Angst
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship