zookitty 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-28-06, id: 1155949
Author has written 92 stories | Heroes, Sailor Moon, Stargate: SG-1, Dynasty Warriors, Gilmore Girls, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Burn Notice, Magnificent Seven, Power Rangers, Psych, House, M.D., Supernatural, Scrubs, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Speed Racer, Thunderbirds, Numb3rs, H2O: Just Add Water, Star Trek: 2009, O.C., and Criminal Minds.
β : zookitty is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a Psychology major and an English minor. Psychology is my first love but writing and reading comes in close second. I love fanfiction and would be eager to beta for you. I understand that writers usually desire a quick turn around and will work hard to get your story back to you quickly. If that is not possible for any reason I will be up front about that and will take no offense if you decide to choose another beta.

I will be honest with criticism but not cruel. My job is to help you improve your story, not to berate for any reason.

I use track changes so you can actively see what I have changed and choose to accept it or not if you prefer. I will make spelling and grammar changes, but more global suggestions will be left as comments. I am big on commenting so you will never be in the dark about what I am suggesting.

I am very big on communicating with the author and will gladly talk through whatever issues you are having in your story.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I focus on characterization and style. The fandoms in my preferences are all very well known to me and I will work hard at helping you keep things in character. I also look closely at stylistic choices such as the words you select, length of sentence, ect to help you best get your point across to the reader.

I'm good at grammar, spelling and helping you find unnecessary tidbits that distract from the point of a sentence.

I'm a psych student so I can handle tough issues in stories, but I reserve the right to say no if things get too graphic.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Though I work hard to find grammar and spelling mistakes I am not perfect at it. I am not very good at action scenes, either in writing them myself or evaluating other people's work.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer oneshots or short stories.

I prefer stories that focus on the friendships between characters. I love stories that go in depth on episodes/scenes or explore the characters past. My favorite characters for each fandom are listed below, but I will beta for any character(s).

Criminal Minds: Reid (but I love all the characters)

Firefly: Simon, Mal

Cal Leandros Novels: The brothers Leandros

Numb3rs: Charlie

Burn Notice: Michael, Sam

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Slash or smut

Action focused stories

Romance only. I will beta stories with romance in it, but not if it is the focus.

Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Burn Notice
Book Cal Leandros
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Firefly
Tv Numb3rs
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
Drama
Angst
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship