alyssssab 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 11-20-17, id: 10012281
Author has written 4 stories | Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Mean Girls, and Avengers.
β : alyssssab is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I have beta'ed for my friends mostly so far, though I am currently looking for an author to have a beta exchange with. I am writing a new fic and looking for somebody who will beta for me while I beta for them. I use Jami Gold's beta reading worksheet to beta read and would prefer somebody who gives feedback in a similar depth to that. I prefer to exchange via email as well, emailing word documents (.doc or .docx) back and forth with comments added through that software. I have quite a bit of spare time at the moment so if you send me your story you're looking at a 1-2 day turnaround for in depth feedback. I am also happy to look at one chapter as many times as needed for it to be publishing ready. I love to work with any story but I will be most able to help with ones from musicals/books/movies/tv shows I've read/seen. The list below is not exhaustive in that regard, so feel free to shoot me a pm and ask me if I know your fandom!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am thorough in everything I do. Grammar, OOC-ness, Mary Sue's, plot development/loose ends, story arc, staying true to your intent, etc. Like I said, I use Jami Gold's worksheet to beta (you can google her name and "beta worksheet" to view a copy) and it helps me do a complete evaluation of every story. I will never suggest a change (other than basic grammar) without explaining why I think the change should be made.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I am impatient with poor grammar. Some mistakes are inevitable and expected, but if you haven't spell-checked and edited your own work, then you shouldn't be asking me to read it. Remember: a beta-reader is somebody who reads your work after you've made it the best it can possibly be.

My feedback will be in depth and largely curious: if you haven't really thought through what you've written, my critique will seem harsh. As I said above, I will never propose a change without justifying why I think it should be there.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Like I said above, any story with depth and thought put into it is great. I will work better in terms of character interpretation for stories/fandoms I know, so please feel free to ask! I am a huge musical theatre nerd so pretty much anything from that realm is a fair bet for me, other than video games and anime/manga.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't want fluff, I don't want meandering stories without purpose (this includes pure smut), and absolutely no incest, ever. Preferably no gender swaps of characters either.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Play Book of Mormon
Play Dear Evan Hansen
Movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Play Grease
Movie Hairspray
Play Hairspray
Play Hamilton
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Play Legally Blonde
Play Les Misérables
Play Newsies
Tv Parks and Recreation
Play RENT
Play Seussical
Play Sound of Music
Play Wicked
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Angst
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship