| juniperwindsong 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 6 stories | Harry Potter.
β : juniperwindsong is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Reading is both my real life job and my favorite hobby. I adore fan fiction, and consider it as valid a form of writing as any other. When I read someone's work, I will treat it like their baby. I keep my comments constructive and will never lambast someone's style or unique take on a fandom. As a beta-reader, I can be as picky or as loose as you ask for, so if you request me to beta-read do be sure to let me know what specific feedback you're looking for or NOT looking for. Examples include: just spelling/grammar/formatting issues; OOC and canon consistency; writing style critiques. If you tell me in advance, I can keep my comments helpful without being overly critical of an area you don't want to change.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I read and edit non-fiction for a living, so by default I notice issues with spelling, grammar, and syntax. As a fan fiction reader, I am passionate about character consistency, so if I'm familiar with the fandom you're writing for I have a great sense of whether a character is acting too OOC.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
My same strength is my weakness. I will always tend to be a stickler about characters being consistent. I try not to overdo this (it is fan fiction after all) but if you're writing a story in which established characters diverge from canon and you don't want to hear about that, I am not the beta-reader for you.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I love almost all story types: novel length, chaptered, drabbles, reader-insert, smut. I do pick and choose what AU stories I will beta (see below more examples), and I don’t do horror. I also prefer stories that are part of fandoms I know, whenever possible.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Actual AUs: not just where a character makes a different choice but where all the characters are suddenly in high school, or vampires, or living in the American west in 1860. Also, Horror pieces (mystery is good, scary is good, graphic gore and violence not so much).
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book A Christmas Carol|
Book American Gods
Book Artemis Fowl
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
|Book Dresden Files|
Book Harry Potter
Book Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Book Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Book Laurie R. King
Play Phantom of the Opera
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean
Book Red Dragon
|Tv Robin Hood BBC|
Book Treasure Island
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for