AlyKat18 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 01-05-12, id: 3600133
Author has written 11 stories | Song of the Lioness, and Protector of the Small Quartet.
β : AlyKat18 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 24 year old college student who has been working towards both a biology and a zoology degree since 2008. I have been actively, on the privacy of my laptop, reviewing and correcting fan fictions for the better part of two years, and I have finally decided to bring my services to you! Although I have a calling within my blood for science, I have always (well, more like since junior high) had a desire to actively read and write. I have always been an imaginative person, who had had many stories within my heart, if not on paper, since my early years.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
While knowing that everybody makes mistakes, I know I do all the time, I have to say that I am generally good at finding double, or repeated phrases, double or repeating phrases (see what I did there). That usually takes away from the reading experience, and I also know the difference between those repeated phrases and the double words such as "that that" or "had had" within a story. "It was such that that without it, the story had had no purpose to use double words."
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I would have to say that my biggest weakness is my spelling. I have had problems with spelling ever since I started to learn how to write. This was not due to some form of in ability on mine or my teacher's parts, just the simple fact that the school system felt that it would be better to allow me to articulate properly than to insure that I could write my wishes to to a person who would need them, or my poor teachers who had to read my assignments, but I can assure you though, that my spelling has been improving by leaps and bounds, and not just because of modern spell checks. We found out during my freshman year of high school that my spelling had improved to the point in which my English teacher was unable to tell that I had ever had a problem. I attribute this miraculous change to my love of reading that only began after I found the lovely series of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Ever since the moment I opened Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001, I have not stopped reading. Repeatedly seeing the correct spellings of words, and starting to write my own stories have helped me in this regard, but that does not mean that I have perfected my spelling to perfection. But I assure you that while spelling is not my strong point, I will use your stories to help not just you make a wonderful story, but I will also take the opportunity to try to better my weakness.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I seem to really enjoy stories that have a good balance between action, romance, and just good in depth character development. I also enjoy stories that have some fluff. I have read a wide variety of stories. From sweet and short, to stories where the authors make the characters their own. I have enjoyed continuation stories and also completely alternative reality stories.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
The main type of stories that I find not to be my "cup of tea" are pretty much anything that has graphic rape sequences, and too much slang or text abbreviations. A story should have a fine line between proper dictation and just enough romance that is between willing and consensual, or if there has to be rape, it is done in such a way that the reader knows what is happening, but is not horrified beyond belief. When the story is regarding a Dom situation, I know that there will be some interesting situations that will arise, but I am perfectly comfortable with reading situations of that nature.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 21 Jump Street
Movie A Knight's Tale
Movie Across the Universe
Book Beka Cooper series
Movie Benny and Joon
Tv Big Bang Theory
Movie Chocolat
Book Circle of Magic
Book Circle Opens
Movie Corpse Bride
Movie Cry-Baby
Book Den of Shadows
Tv Dexter
Tv Doc
Tv Doctor Who
Movie Ever After
Movie Fifth Element
Book Fifty Shades Trilogy
Tv Firefly
Book Gemma Doyle Trilogy
Tv Gilmore Girls
Book Harry Potter
Book House of Night
Tv House, M.D.
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Book Immortals, Tamora Pierce
Book In The Forests of the Night
Movie Incredibles
Movie King Arthur
Tv M*A*S*H
Movie Megamind
Movie Miss Congeniality
Movie Mulan
Movie Never Been Kissed
Movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Movie Practical Magic
Movie Princess Bride
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Movie Quest for Camelot
Movie Serenity
Movie Seven
Movie Shrek
Movie Sixth Sense
Book Song of the Lioness
Movie Star Wars
Tv Sue Thomas: FB Eye
Movie Sweeney Todd
Movie Terminator
Tv Torchwood
Movie Transformers
Book Trickster series
Tv TV Commercials
Book Twilight
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for