MarieAlexander 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-08-09, id: 1999934
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β : MarieAlexander is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello everyone! I am very close to an English major, and am currently taking an Editing and Proofreading class. Editing is a field I hope to go into in the future, and would like to try it outside of the classroom here on fanfiction. br /br /br /

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I am open to whatever sort of editing you are looking for, whether that be substance editing (helping with the content), or proofreading for grammar, typos, and punctuation mistakes. I can do as much or as little as necessary, though realize that I do not consider being a ghost writer to be necessary. ;)br /br /br /

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Unless you were to specify otherwise, I would be using track changes on Word. It would be the easiest, as I could both show you what I am doing (so you can ignore me if you wish - I'm only the beta) and add comments. br /br /br /

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The length of time I would need will vary depending on the story, and that can be worked out on an individual /br /br /

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I am an American (from Minnesota to be exact), so my English is American English. Since I hope to beta for stories that take place in America, I think that can work in the favor of those of you who live in another country and would like to place your characters in an accurate setting. br /br /br /

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Everyone has their own personal style, and I would love to help you bring that to the forefront.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
For substance editing, my strengths are in pointing out awkward wording, inconsistencies, and where more description is needed. I also have a good sense for when a character is being written out of character. br /br /br /

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Proofreading is something I have done quite a bit, and am therefore very familiar with it.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am terrible at spelling. I can generally look at a word and know that it is spelled incorrectly, but will likely need a dictionary or spell-check to correct it. Misplaced modifiers are not my specialty, and I unfortunately don't always catch them straight away.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I have not yet found my niche, so at them moment I am open to most stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I would prefer not to beta stories with graphic sexual content.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Alpha and Omega series
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Firefly
Book Host
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Book Mercy Thompson series
Tv Merlin
Tv Numb3rs
Tv Supernatural
Tv White Collar
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship