Jadie Stee 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-21-06, id: 1072191
Author has written 5 stories | Stargate: SG-1, Harry Potter, Batman, and Doctor Who.
β : Jadie Stee is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Though I am new to betareading fan fiction, I have been editing my friend's original stories for many years. I also have a BA in English which I hope somewhat qualifies me when it comes to literature. My style in betareading is to correct grammar and put suggestions or comments in parentheses, giving my overall impression in a final paragraph. If English is not your first language or for some other reason you find it difficult to create well-formed sentences I would also be happy to re-word your work to make it sound less foreign. Otherwise, I will make suggestions but try to leave your writing style as you wrote it.

I will also mention that, while I'm not extensively busy just now, I do have a lot of mini projects I like to do in my spare time. I am currently working on three different fanfiction stories (I work best in spurts, switching between them when my excitement for a story starts to slow) as well as any number of original stories which I hope to one day get published. Added to this i study, work, and otherwise spend my time on activities that take me far from my computer. But I will make every attempt to get back to people with their stories within a reasonable amount of time, hopefully within a day or two, a week at the very most (unless it is really really long or needs a lot of re-wording.)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
My strengths are in in character and scene development, reworking awkward English into cohesive sentences, and basic grammar. I can help with plot, poor wording, and, if asked, offer suggestions when writer's block gets in the way. I can also point out basic literary flaws as well as your story's strengths.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will admit that thorough research is not something I'm fond of. I can beta from an American background with some European experience (I spent a year of college in France and traveled around a bit from there), but I have little interest in checking up on details outside of my experience. So if you write about, for instance, a hospital scene I could help reword it but I wouldn't know if medical details were wrong. I also would probably not be the best choice when it comes to fixing sex scenes.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to beta stories within fandoms that I am familiar with. If I am not familiar with a fandom, I cannot make informed comments or suggestions concerning whether someone is out of character or if certain aspects depart from canon. Within those fandoms I do know, I prefer stories that center around the main characters (for instance, Harry Potter stories that center on Harry). My favorites tend towards hurt comfort or mentor stories. I like romance when the plot does not solely rely upon the romance. I have no problem with slash (or het, or gen for that matter). Though I'm willing to look over works outside my preferences, here is a list of what I like to read best:
Harry Potter- stories that take place during Harry's stay at Hogwarts (not involving time travel to when his parents were alive) and that center upon Harry himself.
Stargate SG1-Stories that center on Daniel and Jack (or if Jack is not there to at least have Daniel).
Lord of the Rings- Currently Legolas is my favorite character, but anything centering on members of the fellowship is fine Star Wars- I rather like reading about Obiwan and Quigon's years before the Phantom Menace, but I haven't actually read any of the books so my knowledge of canon rests solely upon the movies Psych- One of my newest favorite fandoms; I like stories involving Shawn. My favorite pairing is currently Shawn/Lassiter (not that I don't like Juliet...just not so much in a pairing.)
Batman- I prefer stories that center around Dick. I have not, however, read any of the comics or watched the cartoons. My background in batman lies solely in the movies and somewhat from fanfiction. So while I can read for content I can't correct it to make the story more canon.
Pirates of the Caribbean-I prefer the stories that center on Will, if possible with Jack also playing a large role (he is the making of the movies; without his character I doubt they would have been nearly as successful) but really I'd be fine with just about anything.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I prefer not to beta stories that center primarily around sex. I don't mind if sex is present in the story, but not when it overpowers the plot (aside from any other reason, I doubt I'd be much help as a beta in this area anyway)
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Comic Batman
Book Harry Potter
Book Lord of the Rings
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Tv Psych
Movie Star Wars
Tv Stargate: SG-1
Tv StarTrek: Voyager
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for