Rachgraceh 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-04-13, id: 4768519
Author has written 5 stories | Two Princesses of Bamarre, and Labyrinth.
β : Rachgraceh is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
At this point in time, I love reading fairy tale and myth based stories, fantasy, especially Jim Henson's Labyrinth, and Disney. I would prefer not to beta stories from fandoms I'm not familiar with, simply because I wouldn't be a good judge of whether or not everyone is in character. If I beta-read your story, you'll get a critique of sorts where I'll go through, paragraph by paragraph, touching on grammar, spelling, details, characterization, dialog, etc. I try to keep an even balance, both pointing out what could be changed, as well as finding the author's strong points and helping them use those to the best of their advantage. I also like to mix it up with a little humor, so expect some goofing around in my critiques. Please note that like you, I have a busy schedule, and while I would love to help everyone who asks, I may not always have time. I will always respect you and your work, and I ask that same respect for me and my time in return.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm very good at descriptive writing, and setting a mood. Basically show, don't tell. I have a lot of fun helping others cultivate this. I also have a good grasp of grammar and spelling. While I'm not a "Grammar Nazi," I will be quick to point out errors in that area. I put a lot of thought into how to make characters and their actions and emotions believable. I can also help with varying sentence structure and the over use of words. I'm also good at keeping the language consistent with the time period. Nothing is more irritating than reading things like "cool" and "What's up?" in a medieval story.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I said above that I have a good grasp of grammar, which is true. However, I have a tendency to let somethings slide, such as run-on sentences, as I think sometimes they flow better. See? I'm pretty sure that last sentence was a run-on. I tend to use commas to excess and semi colons? What are semi colons? My point is, If you're looking for someone to go through your story with a fine toothed grammar comb, you may want to find someone else. I'm very detail oriented, and can get nitpicky. I never mean it in a mean way, and as I said before, I try to keep a balance between what I like about what's been written and what needs changing, but keep that in mind.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love the cute, cozy, fuffity, romantic stuff, so give me all you've got! Humor, family and couple dynamics, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi are all wonderful fun! I'll beta K though T, so long as suggestive themes are kept to a minimum.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No smut or cursing please. Light suggestive banter or illusions between married couples is fine, but I don't want any details.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Aladdin
Book Alice in Wonderland
Movie Alice in Wonderland
Movie Alice in Wonderland, 2010
Book American Girl
Movie Barbie
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Movie Big Hero 6
Movie Brave, 2012
Cartoon Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Movie Despicable Me
Cartoon Disney
Tv Doctor Who
Book Dragon Slippers Trilogy
Book Ella Enchanted
Book Emma
Book Fairy Tales
Book Frankenstein
Movie Frozen
Movie Gnomeo & Juliet
Book Goose Girl
Misc Greek Mythology
Book Hobbit
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Anime Howl's Moving Castle
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Kiki's Delivery Service
Movie Labyrinth
Movie Megamind
Movie Monsters Inc.
Movie Mulan
Tv Once Upon a Time
Anime Ouran High School Host Club
Movie Phantom of the Opera
Movie Princess and the Frog
Movie Princess Bride
Movie Sleeping Beauty
Book Sleeping Beauty
Movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Movie Sound of Music
Movie Tangled
Movie Tinkerbell
Book Two Princesses of Bamarre
Movie WALL-E
Movie Wreck-It Ralph
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for