Lyla Calm 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-18-09, id: 2118855
Author has written 12 stories | Harry Potter, Honey I shrunk the kids, Ultimate Gift, Maximum Ride, Little House on the Prairie, and Chronicles of Narnia.
β : Lyla Calm is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm 17, I've been homeschooled for 11 years, and I've had much experience editing and helping my younger sisters with schoolwork. Maybe that doesn't qualify me to be a betareader, but too often I read works of fanfiction in which the characters are totally out of character. Grammar and spelling are definitely important in any written work, but the shaping of the characters' attitudes, actions, and words should, for the most part, reflect the true author's intentions when he or she wrote the book series/wrote the movie script. Anyone wishing to acquire my betareading services must be open to constructive criticism and willing to accept new ideas. I look forward to helping aspiring authors with their work through betareading!
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
In general, I excel at the grammar and spelling aspects, but the most important part of being a betareader is knowing the characters in a story well enough to be able to tell what they would do in a given situation. In any work of fanfiction, if a mentioned character is well-known in the series, the readers should be able to tell who the character is before the author even states the character's name. The author should shape the characters in such a way that the characters' actions and words tell the reader who the character is.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Sometimes I forget about tiny details, such as something a character said in passing in one of the books. Many of the tiny details are important to the entire series, so I'm trying to work on that area.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
My favorite stories to betaread would be fics based on the movie Tangled, specifically the pairing of Eugene and Rapunzel. I also love to read/betaread Maximum Ride stories, specifically Fang/Max romance. Stories based on the TV show Psych is another of my favorite categories to read/betaread, specifically the pairing of Shawn and Juliet. I'm open to most other books and movies, but the specified categories and pairings are my favorites. Too often I come across Maximum Ride stories in which the grammar and spelling are poor-but more importantly, the characters are completely out of character. I think betareading such stories will give the author a better understanding of the Maximum Ride characters at large.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not judge or criticize anyone if they read or write M-rated stories, but I prefer not to read, write, or betaread anything above T-rating. Also, any stories that have strong references to the supernatural (other than references to the One True God), I prefer not to read, write, or betaread such stories. And I believe that homosexuality is wrong, so I won't betaread any slash stories.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » T
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie A Cinderella Story
Movie Agent Cody Banks
Movie Aliens in the Attic
Book American Girl
Movie Another Cinderella Story
Movie August Rush
Book Bridge to Terabithia
Movie Camp Rock
Tv Castle
Movie Cheaper by the Dozen
Movie Day After Tomorrow
Book Faerie Path
Tv Hannah Montana
Book Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
Book Harry Potter
Movie Honey I shrunk the kids
Movie Lake House
Movie Lion King
Book Maximum Ride
Tv Psych
Tv Sonny with a Chance
Movie Tangled
Movie Ultimate Gift
Tv Wizards of Waverly Place
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for