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    Asking for a betareader.

    I know people here have seen a story I have posted revisions on more than once. I need a betareader to make sure the grammar of a story reads correctly. I used clarospeak, and claroread se, the past week (I discovered clarospeak recently which is free in the chrome webstore). I don't want to give up on the story and as people would say: "abandon the story." I want to check it from a grammar standpoint. What I used which is clarospeak is free on chrome (besides on consulting a book on paragraph sequence and logic). It enables me use color backgrounds (overlays), type words out loud, format the text for dyslexia, read it out loud, and highlight text. I am reluctant to post it in the forum section's fiction workshop since I feel people have seen it, and won't be enthusiastic reading something I posted more than twice (I was told to write flash length stories from a person I consider in good regard). Even though the plot and theme changed drastically I feel this particular way, betareading, is the best approach. What I mean to ask from a grammar standpoint is that I want to check that it reads normal. As we know I am special in that I have a disability known as dyslexia, and since I write despite the disability. If anyone is to give feedback on how the sentences read, not correct my grammar for me I understand (since that is a lot of work). Then I am interested in hearing from you. Taking in mind I have a condition of dyslexia. The story is science fiction and has around 5500 words. I am posting this earlier than I had anticipated but will give plenty of time. Again I am not expecting lots of corrections. Because writers cannot be expected to be corrected on their grammar with extensive revisions (it is all the work of one person). I am asking someone to tell me if true that the grammar mistakes are few. It is a simple yes or no if the grammar in general worked for you (maybe quoting examples). It's up to the reader if they want to comment on anything else such as plot, dialogue, and characterization. So the spag should be few and far between if you want to make some helpful suggestions. Or in the case it is not, tell me that. That is all, I hope someone can read it for me since I am blind to my own writing.

    If you have a story that you want read I can also read something but providing my own general impressions. I don't expect you to do the grammar work for me again I repeat. I did all I could with programs and persistence. We can this do this by email if you are interested or my pm. Pm me if you want to do this favor. Thank you. Glass.

    An alternate title to the one I am using: Age of the Telepath
    genre: science fiction
    word count:5860 words
    Telepathic detectives are in charge of changing people with the help of art. With the lofty expectations he must live up to his grandfather's expectations, only then will he get to own the painting. If he succeeds he will bring his grandfather back to life.
    Audience description:n/a. (not applicable in this case and I don't want to post it as it is a revision to a story that has been read in the workshop)
    expectations: a cursory look of the manuscript to confirm it is corrected and fixed as a final draft. If not provide examples where I did things wrong such as confuse a reader or the logic didn't click or the grammar is off.
    Timescale: 1 week and 2 or 3 days for this project. Can be extended on request.
    Available formats: any that are needed or that the person agrees to.
    Other information.
    No adult themes, can be rated pg 13.

    Thank you for the favor as always as I appreciate the favor.

    I posted the story in the writer's workshop for those interested. If you wish you to make comments you can do so there as well.
    Last edited by Theglasshouse; March 24th, 2019 at 02:52 PM.
    I would follow as in believe in the words of good moral leaders. Rather than the beliefs of oneself.
    The most difficult thing for a writer to comprehend is to experience silence, so speak up. (quoted from a member)

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    *'cuz i r limited*

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    Thank you for volunteering -xXx-. I appreciated the first of your feedback -xXx-. If you ever need a helping hand I am willing to give you a opinion on any writing project you have. I am not busy most of the time. That's why I could handle giving people feedback on long writing projects. I don't do much betareading. Thanks for being willing to sacrifice your time to read it. It's not easy for people who need to work. +plus a reputation point.
    I would follow as in believe in the words of good moral leaders. Rather than the beliefs of oneself.
    The most difficult thing for a writer to comprehend is to experience silence, so speak up. (quoted from a member)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theglasshouse View Post
    Thanks for being willing to sacrifice your time to read it.
    time management can be tricky.
    this is not a sacrifice of my time.
    you are helping me learn too.
    no worries,


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