MooseInTheWoods 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-23-12, id: 4378214
Author has written 2 stories | Ella Enchanted, and Harry Potter.
β : MooseInTheWoods is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I love reading stories before they reach the final draft, and there's really no limit to what you can run by me. I normally go over content once to make sure that the rhythm and the style of the story flows properly and that there aren't holes in the plot (I don't make big changes without telling the writer) and then once more to double-check grammar and spelling. Mostly I just change a few words here and there so that nothing gets too repetitive.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm big on tying up loose ends. If something doesn't make sense, or your story is missing an element, I'm probably going to call you out on it (nicely, though, I'm quite nice). Spelling and grammar are a given, though I'd like it if you ran it though a word processing program first. Plot and characterization is what I'm best at, I like to make sure that a character doesn't suddenly become a different person, and that the plot is kept constant throughout the entire story. I'm also quite fast when it comes to going over and getting a story back to you. I normally don't take more than a couple of days, depending on how long it is.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I can be a little over-critical, but I don't normally let that get in the way of allowing your story to stay true to you. I can get really frustrated if I have to point out the same mistakes over and over.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Really, you can run anything by me. Although, if I'm not familiar with the category, I might take some time in the beginning to look it up and familiarize myself with the fan-base. Although, I really love Harry Potter stories, especially those set in the Marauders era, and anything by Gail Carson Levine is my cup of tea.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'm not a big fan of stories that are thought up as you write. Let's face it, those are the ones that ramble on and go nowhere. If it's a multi-chapter fanfiction, I'm probably going to ask you what the plot is, how its going to end, etc. Other than that, I'm open to anything.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Doctor Who
Book Ella Enchanted
Book Harry Potter
Tv How I Met Your Mother
Book Mortal Instruments
Play Romeo & Juliet
Tv Sherlock
Tv Supernatural
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for