ScarredNotBroken 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-03-11, id: 2820046
Author has written 40 stories | Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Diagnosis Murder, Alex Rider, Fairy Tail, Hyouka/氷菓, Big Hero 6, Chronicles of Narnia, and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
β : ScarredNotBroken is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I prefer to use Google Docs so I can make notes as I go, but I can work with other modes if that does not work for you. Please send me a PM with a short summary of the story and what you would like me to read for. Please DO NOT just send me your story up front.

Please be specific on what you would like me to read for. If you are not, I will go through it with a fine-tooth comb, and you may not like what I have to say. If all you want is grammar and spelling, then tell me. If you want help with word choice and structure, then tell me. If you want the 'works', then tell me.

For clarification, the 'works' would include:

-Grammar and spelling

-Word choice



-Plot consistency

-Characters (Both staying in canon, and OCs)

I am also available to help with individual scenes, if all you need is a little input on writing a certain part of your story. Having trouble with making some dialog work? Send me the scene with some context. Can't seem to get the right emotional feel? Ask me about what you can change to get the emotion you want.

***I DO NOT believe in just 'fixing' everything for you. If you want me to read for you, you'd better be ready to learn something along the way. Betas exist to help you become a better writer, not to do everything for you. That being said, I will ALWAYS offer suggestions on HOW to change things; I will never leave you to figure it out for yourself. If you're not sure what to do with a suggestion I make, then ask. That's what I'm here for.***

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
Grammar, detail/description, dialog...
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Spelling is not my forte, but I do my best.

I am blunt. If you can't handle someone that doesn't beat around the bush making suggestions, you might want to look elsewhere. I try to be kind about it, but I don't sugar coat, either. You've used the same word five times in one paragraph? You're gonna hear about it (with suggestions for a different word, mind you).

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm pretty much open to everything except the things listed in the next section. :) I will take pretty much any genre and any rating, one-shots or chaptered or scenes.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not take stories containing slash or incest of any kind. I will not read explicit sexual content of any kind.

I am not a fan of gender-bent, but depending on the story, I might be convinced, so don't be afraid to inquire.

Aged up/down that aren't stories set in the future/past. They usually end up being a poorly written trope. You can inquire, but don't be surprised if I say no.

I am not a huge fan of romance (usually too cheesy for my taste), but, once again, don't be afraid to inquire. Romance is usually hit or miss, and sometimes depends on the fandom.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Alex Rider
Movie Big Hero 6
Book Chronicles of Narnia
Tv Diagnosis Murder
Anime Fairy Tail
Anime Hyouka/氷菓
Cartoon Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
Anime Natsume Yūjin-Chō
Anime Rave Master
Anime Snow White with the Red Hair/赤髪の白雪姫
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for