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    Newbie Willing to Beta YA Fantasy WITHOUT a Swap!

    Hey everyone,

    I'm new here and well below my 50-post SYW limit (and I don't plan on being a drive-by poster), so I thought I'd offer up beta services as a way of giving back to the community in advance. I am interested in reading YA fantasy only, and I've got a very keen proofreading eye. I can spot pretty much any grammatical, punctuation, spelling, or even spacing error. I'd love to read your polished 80,000k or less YA fantasy novel for content/plot/general picture/characterization/stuff like that. You just tell me what you're looking for (as long as it's not line-by-line editing). My forte is dialogue, so if you need help with that, I'd love to help out!

    Just PM me if interested! I can turn it around within a week or two, if not sooner.

    Thanks!
    ~Monnrella
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    PM me anytime!

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    Oh, I've got good vibes coming from you already. Hurry up, people. Offers this good may not last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryn View Post
    Maryn, smiling (see the dimple?)
    LOL

    And here I am, without nothing to send out to be read. *facepalm*

    Anyway, Monnrella, thanks for
    the offer! It's very nice of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Violeta View Post
    LOL

    And here I am, without nothing to send out to be read. *facepalm*

    Anyway, Monnrella, thanks for
    the offer! It's very nice of you.
    I plan on being around for awhile, Violeta! As soon as you finish your work of art, PM me

    Also, everyone, I have a project right now (a fun one from geagar), so I'm closed to others for the moment. Thank you!
    ADRIFT (49k YA thriller) -- near to submission and still open to betas!

    There's always something else YA hiding out on my hard drive, too....

    PM me anytime!

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    I'm available again!
    ADRIFT (49k YA thriller) -- near to submission and still open to betas!

    There's always something else YA hiding out on my hard drive, too....

    PM me anytime!

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    Thanks Monnrella

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    Did you really beta-read a full-length novel in the space of five hours? Damn. You're good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geagar View Post
    Thanks Monnrella

    Wonderful critic, I now have much work to do. I am indebted to you.
    Very happy to do it. It was my pleasure. Thank you for sharing Angelica and her world and story with me.

    And yup...five hours Fast reader and commenter!
    ADRIFT (49k YA thriller) -- near to submission and still open to betas!

    There's always something else YA hiding out on my hard drive, too....

    PM me anytime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monnrella View Post
    Very happy to do it. It was my pleasure. Thank you for sharing Angelica and her world and story with me.

    And yup...five hours Fast reader and commenter!
    You're a machine!

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm closed again. I've got two great projects in store for me. Exciting day ahead!

    Thanks to everyone who submitted

    ~Monnrella
    ADRIFT (49k YA thriller) -- near to submission and still open to betas!

    There's always something else YA hiding out on my hard drive, too....

    PM me anytime!

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    exciting DAY ahead? Dude, I am seriously impressed! I had a friend that didn't know he was a speed reader. He thought it normal that he could read novels in a couple hours. Thought everyone could do that. I'm just curious becuase I've tried to take courses in speed reading, and I never get any traction. Do you have a secret for being a quick reader? My life would be so much more enjoyable if I could double my current speed: which is right now, generally, 10K words an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa View Post
    exciting DAY ahead? Dude, I am seriously impressed! I had a friend that didn't know he was a speed reader. He thought it normal that he could read novels in a couple hours. Thought everyone could do that. I'm just curious becuase I've tried to take courses in speed reading, and I never get any traction. Do you have a secret for being a quick reader? My life would be so much more enjoyable if I could double my current speed: which is right now, generally, 10K words an hour.
    Well, I don't think I'll quite be able to finish today
    ADRIFT (49k YA thriller) -- near to submission and still open to betas!

    There's always something else YA hiding out on my hard drive, too....

    PM me anytime!

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