Kat Bee Dee 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-30-08, id: 1488601
Author has written 19 stories | Enchanted, Misc. Movies, Night at the Museum, Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Practical Magic, Warehouse 13, and Little Witch Academia/リトル ウィッチ アカデミア.
β : Kat Bee Dee is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I like to nit-pick at stories until they read fluidly. I tend to cringe at petty mistakes, and I love to criticize you until your story is good. Don't take it wrong, I'm not mean, I just want to work with you until your story is as good as you dreamed it would be. I am also a writer and know that my stories have flaws of their own--you may think that because my stories aren't perfect that I won't be able to help you, but that would be false information because I am ever-working on my own stories as well. I am my own worst critic. If you would like me to beta for you I would be delighted to do so! But you have to expect a few harsh words, and be willing to accept them and use them to make your work better.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am a thorough reader, I don't skim, I don't skip every other word in order to finish reading your story faster. I am good at spelling and grammar and will go through a story with a fine-toothed comb until it's clean of those minor little errors. I'm good at keeping my characters in character throughout an entire story, and I like to say I have a unique writing style. I'd like to help you develope your own too.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
When writing my own stories I tend to think faster than my fingers move and occassionally leave a word out of a sentence. It's a recurring problem in my own work that I am trying to fix. This however will not affect my beta work because I am not re-writing your story for you, I am trying to find problems like that and fix them. I also tend to drag a little bit in my own plots, I'm working on that as well. Nobody's perfect, right?
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I LOVE any movie with Nicole Kidman in it, so if you come to me with a request for one of the films she is in I doubt very seriously that I will refuse. she is my all-time favorite. I tend to have fandoms based on the actors or actresses in them, so if you've written a piece for a Sandra Bullock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Penelope Cruz, or Amy Adams movie (depending on which movie) I will probably be very inclined to beta for you! I love children's movies, specifically Disney films. I love musicals! I also like books of all sorts, I don't find too many books that I actually dislike--it's just a matter of whether I've read it yet or not. Oh! And I thoroughly enjoy films by Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann!
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I don't like the homo-sexual thing--not that I have anything against these people in reality, but characters in movies and books that are blatantly straight should not be re-written as gay or lesbian. People seriously need to realize that there is a difference between two people of the same gender being very close friends--best friends!--and being a lesbian or gay couple. I don't care for the Japanese manga stuff or anything that is from a show on Disney Channel [Hannah Montanah; Wizards of Waverly Place; Suite Life of Zack and Cody]. I also hate Camp Rock, High School Musicals 1-3, and any other Disney Channel Original movies. Save those for the fanatic 10-year-olds.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 101/102 Dalmatians
Movie Australia
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Tv Bones
Movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Movie Cinderella
Movie Cold Mountain
Movie Doubt
Movie Enchanted
Movie Finding Neverland
Tv Grey's Anatomy
Book Harry Potter
Movie Lion King
Movie Little Mermaid
Movie Mary Poppins
Movie Mean Girls
Movie Meet the Robinsons
Misc Misc. Movies
Misc Misc. Plays/Musicals
Movie Monsters Inc.
Movie Napoleon Dynamite
Movie Night at the Museum
Movie Practical Magic
Movie Sound of Music
Movie The Music Man
Movie Titanic
Movie WALL-E
Tv Warehouse 13
Play Wicked
Book Wicked
Movie Wizard of Oz
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Angst
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Spiritual
Tragedy
Crime
Family
Hurt/Comfort
Friendship