| hennaravenclaw 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 3 stories | Harry Potter.
β : hennaravenclaw is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I just want to help improve the general quality of your stories and help you with any queries that you have. I am naturally mild and gentle, so rest assured I will be encouraging and will not tear you down. I value effort far more than natural talent. I offer only constructive criticism, and I will try to gift-wrap it so that it isn't as hurtful. I will not try to make radical changes unless the story is really horrible, since I respect everyone's individual ideas and writing style.
As for expectations, I don't really have any except that stories sent to me should preferably be spellchecked and have a reasonable standard of grammar and punctuation. I'm not asking for perfection (this would be hypocritical because I can't achieve it anyway), I just want to be able to focus on things like plotline and characterisation instead of having to constantly change spelling and/or grammar.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am willing to do lots of research to help make the stories I betaread for more interesting and realistic, and I can help with sticking to canon. I am also reasonably good at editing for spelling and grammar, although I prefer not to have to do too much of this.
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Although I try very hard, I am not particularly good at punctuation, especially colons/ semicolons etc. Also, when creating OCs, I know that I tend to be a bit extreme with both the flaws and the strengths, resulting in unbalanced characters, and thus might not be the best person for this kind of character.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would prefer stories from fandoms that I am familiar with, namely Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Stories with angst/fluff/romance or darkfics also appeal to me.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I am fine with yaoi/yuri, but I will not betaread any stories of an overly sexual nature (i.e. anything beyond kissing is not OK). Also, I would not really want to read very "triggering" stories, although mild descriptions are fine. I will not under any circumstances betaread for any Twilight story. Love triangles are alright, but stories in which everyone falls in love with the same boy/girl are unrealistic and I would prefer to not betaread for these stories. Chatfics are not preferred.
|Language: English & Chinese
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Book A Child Called It|
Book A Little Princess
Book A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy
Book Because of Winn-Dixie
|Book Black Beauty|
Book Dairy Queen
Book Delirium, Lauren Oliver
Book Harry Potter
|Book House Rules, Jodi Picoult|
Movie How to Train Your Dragon
Book Hunger Games
Book Millicent Min, Girl Genius/Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time/So Totally Emily Ebers
|Book My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult|
Book Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Book Percy Jackson and the Olympians
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for