Jay's Island 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 07-18-09, id: 2012717
Author has written 5 stories | Mortal Instruments.
β : Jay's Island is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello :) I love writing, it is a passion of mine. I hope one day to become an author, however I have a lot of improving to do before that day comes. I am not so good at editing my own stories, but I am with others stories. When I'm reading if i catch something I will immediately jot down that it needs to be fixed. I wont force you to make any changes you don't want to because this is your story. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am okay with almost anything, any pairing. I will be glad to help anyone who requests my services and will only turn you down if your story is about something I dislike greatly. I'm fine with Cannon and Non-cannon pairings :)
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
some spelling. I am good at catching spelling errors when I know how to spell the word. If i don't I probably wont find it if spell checker doesn't. Misuse of words. If there is a word in there that should be something else I will most likely catch it and fix it for you :) Content. I am very picky about content. I like things to be correct so if I find something that doesn't match up I will tell you and you can or cannot fix it :) depends what you want to do. If it is a story I know I will be more picky about content, however if it is a story I am only vaguely familiar with I wont be as picky and probably wont catch a lot of content errors. Punctuation. I will catch most punctuation errors but I am sure I will probably miss some. I will make suggestions but will never force you to change anything because it is your story. Tenses. It bugs me when things are in the wrong tense so I will make sure to fix it. Dialogue. I'll make sure the dialogue is paragraphed correctly, the punctuation is right, etc.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Commas. I am notorious for misusing commas. I am fairly good at sentence structure but am not that good. Words I can't spell I will miss if spell check doesn't find them. I have school, homework, and my personal stories I need to keep up with. I may not get back to you in a day or so but I will try to get back to you in at least 2 days. I am human so I make mistakes.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I will do boyxboy girlxgirl. I am fine with gay/lesbian characters. I will do other storys than those on my list, just ask. However If I haven't read or strongly dislike the story/movie/show I will reject it. I will be best at my favorite pairings but I will also do others to the best of my ability. Mortal Insturments. I love that series, know most of it inside and out. I will probably be better at editing Malec fics for they are my favorite pairing. I also love SimonxIsabelle. I prefer Avatar the last airbender, (I'll be best at Zutara, they are my favorite) Infernal Devices is right up my ally, I love that series along with the Mortal Tnsturments. My best for that will probably be JemxTessa or TessaxWill. Series of Unfortunate events. House of Night. (for this probably StarkxZoey or DamenxJack) Glee (perferably Klaine) Pirates of the Carribean (any pairing) etc. Those are my top
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not do: Twilight. I am sorry but those books agravate me beyond end. M rated storys. I can read lemons occasionally but not critque them. I will do incest, however if I really don't like the pairing I will reject it and I'd rather not do incest. I also will not do any type of parentxchild story. I will not read a story that has constant bashing in it. ex) Bashing a certain character so much, religion, culture, etc. I will read bloody scenes, however not a lot of gore. If you story is constantly swearing I will refuse. I don't mind the occational damm, dammit, crap, shit. However if you are constantly going fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, chances are you will end up having a low quality story. I don't mean to sound harsh I just don't think a story needs a contant stream of cussing.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak
Tv Glee
Book Harry Potter
Book House of Night
Book If I Stay
Book Immortals series, Alyson Noel
Book Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare
Book Mortal Instruments
Book North of Beautiful, Justina Chen Headley
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Rocky Horror
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for