marixoxella 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-24-04, id: 527214
Author has written 7 stories | Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter, Teen Titans, and Pokémon.
β : marixoxella is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
My username is marixoxella, but you can call me Mariella. I was born in Germany and I speak fluent English, Spanish and German and can BETA for any of those languages. I'm 23, have a BA in politics and a BSc in journalism and am starting my Master's in Politics in Potsdam Univ near Berlin. I'm good with grammar, in college I practically had to memorize the AP Style book, MLA and APA (some Chicago). I will do my best to keep your writing style yours and only focus on grammar, continuity and common sense-type of issues.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm said to be very critical when I beta. My friends always expect me to correct their grammar. I tend to correct a lot of sentence structure and it really bothers me when there are two conflicting tenses in a sentence or paragraph. I'm very good at catching incorrect sentence structure as well as tenses. I can fluently differentiate between 'their', 'there', and 'they're' as well as 'its' and 'it's' & 'too', 'to', and 'two'. :) I usually do fairly quick, good corrections. Sometimes weird-sounding syntax makes me uneasy and will most likely make me want to change the entire sentence, but I'll let you know if I choose to do so.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I guess I tend to want to change sentences that sound fine to the writer, but sound weird to me... So I'll make suggestions to change something that isn't exactly grammatically incorrect, but can be said in a different (better) way.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer Pokemon (among other anime such as, but not limited to Sailor Moon, Card Captor Sakura, etc.), Harry Potter, the Killing, but I'll beta just about anything. I change my likes on a monthly basis. I also like romance and adventure fics a lot (as long as they have a good point and are actually going somewhere, I like stimulating fics). My preferred pairings include but are not limited to; AshxMisty, RonxHermione, HarryxGinny, SakuraxSyaoran, LindenxHolder, as well as all HP/Pokemon/other cannon pairings.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't like yaoi or slash or boy/boy and girl/girl stories. I'll beta the story if you want me to but... it's not my cup of tea. I also don't enjoy betaing mature scenes so M isn't my thing either. Sorry if that's a problem!
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Book Harry Potter
Movie High School Musical
Tv iCarly
Game Pokémon
Anime Sailor Moon
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Suspense