MarySBarros 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 08-02-12, id: 4171288
Author has written 3 stories | NCIS, Twilight, and Mentalist.
β : MarySBarros is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm addicted to reading and writing. I understand the need to make a story as good as it possibly can be and I love to help people doing so.

I have a good domain of English, Spanish and Portuguese. I've been a writer for about three years, but I have nothing published on FFN yet because I write mainly in Portuguese and I don't have any story completed.

As a betareader I help as much as I'm asked to, not more, and hopefully, not less. I work with anyone as long as they can take a critic, can explain me what they need me to do and above all are really commited to work on a story.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm good at exploring the characters' emotions and relationships and put all that into the text. I have a good knowledge about medical situations (such as pregnancy and labour - I have a knack for fanfictions where somebody gets pregnant).

I enjoy improving people's stories because for me a well written story in terms of content and grammar, vocabulary and structure, etc., gets the reader's love and attention into it much more easily. I already betaread for about two years. I enjoy it a lot. I'm a perfeccionist, I only stop when I'm proud of what I did.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My domain of English and Spanish, even though is good, has its limits, since I've never been to an English speaking country and I don't spend a lot of time in Spanish speaking countries, even though I go there from time to time. English is the language I'd like to betaread the most, to help non-native English speakers or people who have trouble with the language.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm a native Portuguese speaker and I can manage Spanish very well too (I find both very alike). My domain of English, however, is still a little limited, even though that's the language I'd like to betaread the most, so I'd prefer working with non-native English/Spanish speakers or people who have trouble shaping the text or putting the characters' emotions into the prose.

The stories I'd rather betaread are from the following TV shows: NCIS, NCIS:LA, CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, Castle, The Mentalist, Perception, Forever, Elementary, Bones, Criminal Minds, Nikita, Intelligence, Scandal, Leverage, Arrow, How I Met Your Mother, Switched at Birth, Downton Abbey, Mixology, Ghost Whisperer, Once Upon A Time, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, Game of Thrones; Bands/Artists: One Direction, Guns N' Roses; Movies/Books: Twilight, Fast and Furious, Unearthly, Sandra Brown's. My favourite kind of stories (the ones I like to read and write and I've handled more) are definetly romances, the angsty ones, fluffy ones, with sex scenes and especially the ones where somebody gets pregnant and where you can see a lot of love and couples fighting their obstacles togheter, action is welcome too.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I can't think of a type of story I wouldn't betaread, if you want my help just show me the story and I'll tell you if I can help with what you need or not.

People who write very, very good English/Spanish maybe won't need my help, but if even though you speak an awesome English/Spanish, I can always help with other aspects.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & SpanishPortuguese
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Cartoon Archer
Tv Arrow
Tv Beauty and the Beast, 2012
Tv Big Bang Theory
Tv Bones
Tv Castle
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv CSI: Miami
Tv CSI: New York
Movie Dirty Dancing
Movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Tv Downton Abbey
Tv Elementary
Movie Fast and the Furious
Book Fifty Shades Trilogy
Tv Forever
Tv Game of Thrones
Tv Ghost Whisperer
Tv How I Met Your Mother
Tv Intelligence
Book Jane Eyre
Tv Leverage
Tv Mentalist
Tv NCIS: Los Angeles
Tv Nikita
Tv Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Tv Originals
Tv Perception
Tv Scandal
Tv Sleepy Hollow
Tv Switched at Birth
Book Twilight
Book Unearthly, Cynthia Hand
Tv Vampire Diaries
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for