whale queen

Beta/Proof Read Offer!

Hi guys, I’m Kate! A lot of you don’t know me, I’m sure. But I’m a long time reader of fanfic and I’d love to try to give back/say thanks by offering to proof/beta read for anyone who is interested or in need. I’ve been looking for a way to be a contributing part of the fandom and as I’ve never been the best at thinking of my own stories, I’d love to offer my language and editing skills to those who are!

I’m willing to just be another set of eyes to pick out typos or an assistant with making sure the story flows. Style, mechanics, ficlet, or multi-chapter, you name it, and I’m willing to help.

My Qualifications:

  • 3rd year university student majoring in English and History with honors in both disciplines (my focus is in modern British and American poetry and the history of modern Europe).
  • I have a portfolio of classwork in writing and composition all across the spectrum– creative writing to technical writing, you name it I’ve written and edited it.
  • 6 years of experience writing and editing academic papers (essentially, I’m incredibly well versed in picking out little typos and things).
  • Several academic appearances at research conferences for papers I’ve written, several academic awards for both creative and academic writing.
  • I’ll be on break from the beginning of May through the end of August, so I’ll have a decent bit of free time which amounts to a pretty quick turn around.

If you’d like to know more about my degree, academics, or qualifications please ask, I’d be happy to tell you!

I’m also willing to offer tips/advice for anyone who would like help writing in English if it is not your first language. My university offers an adult mentoring program for members of the community who are learning English as a second or third language and are having trouble picking up the nuance of slang/colloquial speech. I’ve assisted with this program and I’m more than happy to offer that experience to anyone who would like it. (I will say, though, that my only other language proficiency is French and I’m only conversational. I’m also about two years out of practice with it. So I won’t be much help translating anything.)

If you’re interested, send me a message! I don’t bite and I’d love to show my appreciation for all the amazing authors in the fandom!

college jams

college jams

  1. First Day of My Life // Bright Eyes
  2. Now Is the Start // A Fine Frenzy
  3. Campus // Vampire Weekend
  4. Are You What You Want to Be? // Foster the People
  5. Ambling Alp // Yeasayer
  6. Float On // Modest Mouse
  7. Okay Alright I’m Alive // Bahamas
  8. You and All of Us //Hoots & Hellmouth
  9. 5 Years Time // Noah & The Whale
  10. Home // Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
  11. Savannah // Relient K
  12. Midnight City // M83
  13. Send Me On My Way // Rusted Root
  14. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy // Queen
  15. Come On Eileen// Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  16. Cameras // Matt & Kim
  17. Paris // Magic Man
  18. Anna Sun // WALK THE MOON
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Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff

Fave book series: Lightbringer series, 

Fave fictional character: Commander Sam Vimes, Deadpool, Captain America, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Pike Trickfoot, The Iron Bull, Paladin Danse, Antimony Carver, Futaba Sakura

Fave flower: Alyssum, bluebell, lily, hydrangeas, 

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Coffee tea or cocoa: Black coffee

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Dream trip: A tour of visiting historic sites in Europe, especially preserved Renaissance-era art in Italy, especially in Florence and Venice!

Last thing Googled: critical role store

Blog created: July 2014, but I had another one for a few years before that that I remade because my family found it lmao

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What I usually post: Selfies, whining about my life, fitness updates, moralizing

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