| alyssssab 's Beta Reader Profile
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 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.
|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
Book Harry Potter
Tv House, M.D.
Play Legally Blonde
|Play Les Misérables|
Tv Parks and Recreation
|Play Sound of Music|
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for