| SirenJunkie 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 7 stories | Third Watch, and Lucifer.
β : SirenJunkie is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hello fellow Authors,
I'm a 4th year (or Senior) at a University in Canada, and I have always been very interested in all forms of literature. I've been a member of fanfiction.net since I was about 13 years old, under various pen-names. I'm new to the Beta-reader experience, but I hope to offer assistance to some of my peers on this site. I'm constantly on the site and very easy to get a hold of. If you want me to look at some of your work, I can usually return a piece within 1-2 days depending on length and the amount of input I have, as well as my school schedule. In terms of feedback, I usually put small suggestions highlighted within the paragraphs, as well as providing comments/suggestions in paragraphs at the end. Please remember, I'm not attacking your work, I'm trying to help and be constructive.
In terms of getting in contact with me, you can email or PM me. Although I prefer to read fics that in areas that are familiar to me, I will take a shot at others as well, just ask! In an email request, please make sure you put in the subject heading "FF.net Beta Request" so that I can easily identify them in my very busy inbox.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
As a Beta, my major strength is in catching spelling and grammatical errors. I'm always fairly put off when I find one in someone else's work, and I'll admit my fics may have the odd typo, and that vexes me even more. I would definitely say I do have an eagle-eye for finding them in other author's work. I read very extensively online as well as novels, so I'm fairly good at coming up with suggestions for alternate wording and story directions. I also have quite a knack for anything descriptive.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I would have to say one of my weaknesses is punctuation. I've improved on it since I've been at University, but sometimes it is still problematic for me. As a writer, I do tend to make the occasional typo or syntax error because my typing sometimes gets ahead of my brain. It's very difficult for me to catch these things in my own writing. Dialogue is difficult for me to write myself, but I can do a fairly decent critique of it.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
Well, I suppose my favourite fanfics are those that are related to Third Watch or Tamora Pierce. In terms of genre, I am very familiar with romance, fantasy and drama.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
There aren't many things that I won't read, I'll try most things at least once.
I can't say I enjoy anything that is super-dark and angry...It's just not my style.
I think mainly I don't like to read fics when I'm not sure of the context, so I try to stick to the categories that I know and love and can relate to.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie Boondock Saints
Tv Due South
Tv Everybody Loves Raymond
Tv Family Matters
Tv Grey's Anatomy
Book Harry Potter
Tv Home Improvement
Movie Indiana Jones
Book Inheritance Cycle
|Game Legend of Zelda|
Movie Love Actually
Movie She's the Man
|Book Song of the Lioness|
Movie Star Wars
Tv Third Watch
Book Valdemar universe
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for