Jackycat 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-27-06, id: 1016269
Author has written 4 stories | Harry Potter.
β : Jackycat is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
As a Beta I focus on plot consistancy, compliance to Cannon, and general wording issues. I like to work with the author through im when I'm reviewing and revising the work. I do focus on the cannon of the base work to the point I will have try to have the book (if a book) the story is based on near me for refferences. I can be a bit harsh about plot consistancy but no more than I expect from my own work. I will never downgrade your work, ever. I do expect authors to be willing to listen to constructive critisism, especially about orginal characters. No one wants to have someone calling their character a Mary Sue, and as a Beta it would be my fault too if this happened. Grammar and word usage are also important but most often a secondary concern that is fixed quickly, Thesaurus Syndrome is also a priority to work with also. Thesaurus Syndrome is when an author finds a synonym for a commonly used word and misuses the synonym, its very common and just a personal pet peeve.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have a real ability to work on wording issues and improving sentence stucture and flow. I have an excellent memory and this helps greatly with plot consistancy.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
The nitpicky details of some grammar rules.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would preffer to Beta stories based on works I am familiar with the cannon for or AU for those I am not.

Any other works not in my prefferences please send me a message to see if I can work with it. I will always be open to any other works than the ones listed they are just the ones I know best.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Orginal Character stories with out an Author willing to work on Character development.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book 1984
Book Alexandre Dumas
Book Artemis Fowl
Book Bartimaeus Trilogy
Book Black Jewels Trilogy
Book City of Ember
Book Crucible
Book Ella Enchanted
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tv House, M.D.
Book Inheritance Cycle
Book Inkheart
Tv Law and Order
Tv Law and Order: SVU
Tv Monk
Book Wheel of Time
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for