hennaravenclaw 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-07-13, id: 5215856
Author has written 3 stories | Harry Potter.
β : hennaravenclaw is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
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.
Beta Preferences
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
Book Wintergirls
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for