themusicmarionette 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 09-25-09, id: 2095324
Author has written 4 stories | Neopets, Warriors, Avatar: Last Airbender, and Radio Dramas.
β : themusicmarionette is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I will accept writing of all levels for beta-ing. I will proofread your story for simply grammar if you want me to, or I can help you with character development, plot sequencing, and the like. Or both.

When you message me, please choose which of the following levels you'd like me to go by when I read your work.

Level 1: Simple grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Level 2: Mild critique on characters, plot development, writing style, and sentence structure. I will also tell you what is working and reading well.

Level 3: Moderate to strong critique on characters, plot, writing style, and sentence structure. I will also tell you what is working and reading well, but also with suggestions on how to pull some of that goodness into the rest of the story.

Level 4: I will go completely into your story and examine it to every last detail and tell you what isn't working and what desperately needs changing. I WILL STILL tell you what is good, but the emphasis will be on what needs to be better. I will not be mean or tell you the the story is terrible, but I will pick apart anything and everything that is less than incredibly strong writing. These suggestions are not mean-spirited or meant to put you, your writing, or your story down; the point of this level of critique to make your story the best it can be.

That said, for each level I will proofread for grammar, punctuation, and spelling, as well as the things specific to that level.

If you have any additional requests for specific areas you want help in, just tell me and I'll be happy to do so.

When I suggest any changes, regardless of level, I am not demanding you to change those things. I am just telling you from the perspective from a reader and another writer what could possibly make the story stronger and flow better.

If you don't like a specific piece of critique I give, you can let me know. It will help me to understand what you feel is effectively improving your piece. I will not be offended.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, of course. This applies to all areas, whether it be verb tense, run on sentences/fragments, or formatting. I am strong when it comes to word choice and sentence structure. I can be a great help in a scene that requires a careful selection and placement of /

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I am also skilled with both plot and character development, including plot sequencing and building distinct personalities and values for characters, whether they are OCs or cannon characters.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My biggest weakness is with intense action and fighting. I will be able to tell you when the writing is not flowing, but I may not be as much of a help when it comes to fixing it. I will still be happy to assist with any stories that include action, though if fighting scenes are not your strength or are a major part of your piece, you may want to consider finding a supplemental beta reader.

I am also not great at writing sex scenes, nor am I a fan of them.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love all sorts of stories, long or short, character driven or action driven, cannon or non-cannon, alternate universe or cannon universe. I especially love stories from books and series that I like, which include (but are not limited to) Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra, Doctor Who, Welcome to Night Vale, Thrilling Adventure Hour (Sparks Nevada). I will read your story even if I am not familiar with the series, though please note if I have not watched/read/listened to it, I cannot offer the help of one who has. On the other hand, you might get me interested in a great series!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I do not like stories that are heavy on the sex. Some is fine, but when there is more sex than plot, I'm out.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime +Anima
Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender
Tv Doctor Who
Cartoon Gravity Falls
Book Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Cartoon Legend of Korra
Play Les Misérables
Anime migrated_to_9742
Book Modern Faerie Tales
Book Mortal Instruments
Game Pokémon
Anime Princess Tutu
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for