lynniejames521 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-22-08, id: 1642816
Author has written 3 stories | Instant Star, and South of Nowhere.
β : lynniejames521 is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm Kaitlyn as some of you know. I write for Instant Star, but I'm willing to beta any of my favorite shows. I love to read. I keep up with more than a few fics on this website. I'm the walking thesaurus. So any word that needs replacing, i can do it (well, most of the time). I'm awesome at giving my opinion on a certain outlook on the storyline, as I'm extremely opinionated. But I'm also very open to other ideas and concepts that are different and unexpected.. And I'm impatient and quick, so my beta-ing will be quick and efficient. No delays unless otherwise noted. Sometimes, though, I can get carried away with my writing style, so don't hesitate to tell me that you don't like what I've done. I don't get offended very easily.

What to expect? Well I would expect that anyone I beta for will be open to constructive criticism and editing. I will have an opinion on how you word things and thoughts and actions of the characters. That's just how it is. If you're not willing to hear them, I'm not interested. But that doesn't mean that I want to change your work. I don't care if you take my advice, just be willing to listen.

I love to read romance, just nothing to cheesy and corny. I hate fluffy one shots that have no meaning. Sorry, i don't mean to offend anyone. But i do like one shots, just ones that actually pertain to the storyline. I feel most comfortable with Instant Star, especially Jommys, but I'm one to try new things, so anything I have listed will be okay.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm extremely good at giving an opinion. I know all four semi colon rules, so I'm good with them. I love to find unique words for commonly used words like the word said. I like to find unusual ways to say it. I'm the walking thesaurus (see above). I'm also good at finding run-ons, as they are my petpeev. I'm good at breaking up long paragraphs into shorter ones for longer chapters. I love to write chapters in different character's points of views in the first person and I'm really good with third person omniscient (not limited, able to write the thoughts of characters. Limited is acting as a third party and writing strictly what you see). I'm also good at pointing out info flaws, like when someone says one thing in one chapter and another in another chapter. I can usually find them and correct them.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
sometimes my dialogue can be awkward and stiff, but I'm trying really hard to work on that... and I'm not too good with commas because I often place them where I want them, rather than where they need to be.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
All of the ones I've checked are really safe with me, that's why I checked them. But if I have to choose, I'd choose romance suspense/drama. I love to read humor and I could probably beta it, but I'm still a little green when I write with it (however, I do use heavy sarcasm).
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
please no porno in words and please no twilight.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Instant Star
Tv One Tree Hill
Tv South of Nowhere
Tv Wildfire
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for