Magical Narwhal 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-01-13, id: 4452651
Author has written 3 stories | Harry Potter.
β : Magical Narwhal is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm Magical Narwhal. I'm in high school in the United States right now. My primary language is English, but I've taken five years of Spanish so I'm somewhat fluent in Spanish as well. I'm willing to help out anyone who asks, provided they're actually serious about it. (For example, I won't let people copy my homework answers in school, but I'm always willing to help them understand something. I'm currently helping a lot of my friends with Calculus right now, but the important part is that they asked for help to understand it so they can do better instead of just asking for answers to the homework problems.) With betareading, I only ask that you take my advice seriously, although I respect that you're the only one who can make a change to your writing; that you try to be active if you're writing a longer fanfiction with multiple chapters and that you let your readers know where you're going if you have to be on hiatus instead of just dropping the story without any explanation; and that you ask me to betaread from what I have read or seen since I won't know the characters, basic plot line, or setting without it. As a betareader, I correct spelling and grammar before looking at the piece's content since I find those mistakes distracting, but nobody's perfect. Afterwards, I look at the characters, their development, the situation, and the "voice" or "style". If anything's confusing or could be improved, I make a note of it. Then I send it back to the writer. I'm willing to talk about anything, since that's the way people improve. Like I said, I respect your right not to make any changes; you're the writer.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm great with spelling and grammar. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to that area.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not very good at helping with "voice" or "style", but I'm trying to work on it.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to betaread stories about what I have actually read or seen. It helps to know the characters, setting, and basic plotline so that I can help make your fanfiction the best it can possibly be. I like longer fanfictions because of the character development and the way that the plot is able to take detours here and there, but I'll betaread shorter fanfictions, too. I'm not prejudiced towards them.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
If I haven't read it or seen it, I doubt that I could betaread fanfiction about it very well. Please check with me to either make sure I've read or seen what you wish for me to betaread or give me the appropriate time to read it or see it before you wish to have it posted so I can betaread your work as an informed reader.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Cinderella Story
Play A Doll's House
Movie Agent Cody Banks
Tv Amanda Show
Play Annie
Movie Annie
Movie Another Cinderella Story
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Movie Bridge to Terabithia
Movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Movie Finding Nemo
Movie Footloose
Movie Forrest Gump
Movie Halloweentown
Book Harry Potter
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Tv Life With Derek
Movie Lilo & Stitch
Movie Luck of the Irish, 2001
Movie Mary Poppins
Movie Meet the Robinsons
Movie Minutemen
Movie Monsters Inc.
Movie Parent Trap
Tv Phil Of The Future
Book Princess Academy
Movie Princess Diaries
Movie Ratatouille
Book Savvy
Play Screenplays
Book Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Book Septimus Heap
Movie She's the Man
Movie Singin' in the Rain
Book Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Tv Sonny with a Chance
Movie Tangled
Tv That's So Raven
Book Thief Lord
Movie Toy Story
Tv True Jackson
Movie Underdog
Book Unearthly, Cynthia Hand
Movie WALL-E
Book Wayside School series
Movie Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
Movie West Side Story
Play Wicked
Tv Wizards of Waverly Place
Play You Can't Take It With You
Tv Zoey 101
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for