JustMeMusing 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-29-15, id: 6890731
Author has written 3 stories | Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
β : JustMeMusing is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a secondary science teacher in Victoria, Australia. Throughout high school, my essays were described as 'fluent' by my teachers (not very helpful feedback, but at least I'll be able to point out where a story is disjointed or not flowing very well!). I'm reasonable with other languages & can follow their grammar patterns which I believe allows me to understand what the author is intending to say. I can then adjust it to suit an English speaking audience if needed. I will presume that my role is to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation & flow. I will try to point out if I believe something is 'out of character' but I will not edit the storyline. I prefer to be a proofreader, rather than a story editor. Your story may inspire me to come up with 'what if's which I will send to you for consideration, but I will never change the actual story/content. If your piece relates to a particular show, I'm happy to watch it (if I'm able) to help me understand what's going on.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am an English speaking Australian who has good spelling & grammar and I can usually find typos quite easily. As I mentioned before, I am fluent in my writing and will alert you when a sentence or paragraph gets too wordy or goes off track.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I get distracted with real life & don't necessarily check my messages every single day. I don't like to change other people's words - it's your story, not mine. Whilst this may be a good thing, it doesn't necessarily help you improve.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Currently, I'm loving Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries - but to be honest, any type of mystery is welcomed. In TV land, I'm also a fan of NCIS (all types), CSI (all types), Dr Blake and a bit of old school (80's & 90's) TV shows like JAG, Charmed, Simon & Simon (gee that's old - where did that come from?!), Charlie's Angels etc... I also love a bit of drama/soft soap/mild romance - Anne of Green Gables. Basically anything that can be shown in prime time TV, I'll watch! In reading, I love Terry Pratchett & Anne McCaffrey, having read & purchased most, if not all their books in all their different series'...
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Horror, brutal/violent.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Discworld
Tv Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for