I'll read your writing and give you detailed feedback on content, voice, internal continuity, and flow, as well as proofreading for grammar and punctuation issues. I'll be most useful for novels, novellas, short stories, scripts, creative nonfiction, blog posts, and school papers (especially history, geology, biology, or creative writing papers). I'm happy to read anything, though. I'm a natural speed reader, so I'll be able to work through it quickly, as well.
I should note that with school papers, blog posts, and short nonfiction, I'll probably end up acting more as an editor or conventional proofreader than a beta reader- there's a ton of overlap between the roles at that length, though.
Training & Qualifications
I'm a natural speed reader, averaging a book a day. I write regularly for school, personal enjoyment, and employment. (I'm paid to blog for a company.) I also used to be an English major in school, though I'm now attending for Geology instead.
Reviews of Mountain
Paddy received Session of Book Recommendations from Mountain
Austin received Help with Short Simbi Survey from Mountain
Alexandra received Session of Book Recommendations from Mountain
Georgie received Session of Book Recommendations from Mountain
Noël received Session of Book Recommendations from Mountain
Mike received Session of Book Recommendations from Mountain
About Mountain Barber
I'm one of the shambling horde of aspiring authors in Portland. (My nonfiction selections? Not too bad. My fiction? We won't talk about that just yet.) I also read really, really fast. (I'm a natural ...speed reader). I also read all the time, so... I've read more books than is really healthy for me. Want a book recommendation? I might be able to help. Need some editing help or some feedback on your writing? I'm not a trained professional, by any means, but I certainly make a decent beta reader or proofreader. I'm also in school for geology, and previously attended college for history/english. (Not the best career decision). I grew up on a little hippy farm, so that translates into an ability to keep at least a few houseplants alive. I know a truly unnecessary amount of trivia. show moreOpen to other proposals
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