Equestrienne Dreams 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 06-21-04, id: 614981
Author has written 84 stories | Immortals, Tamora Pierce, Warriors, Harry Potter, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Protector of the Small Quartet, Loving Annabelle, Misc. Movies, NCIS, Castle, 24, Closer, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Doctor Who, 1776, Babylon 5, Sherlock, Robin of Sherwood, Downton Abbey, Major Crimes, Call the Midwife, Honor Harrington, StarTrek: Enterprise, and Ant-Man.
β : Equestrienne Dreams is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
When I beta-read, I try not to interfere too much with storyline, but I'm happy to be a sounding board if you like. I will make exceptions if the characters are OOC or if original characters appear to be Mary Sues (yes, OCs can be written without being Sues, even if they're romancing a canon character. I've seen it done - several times.) I expect anyone I beta for to be willing to work with me to make their story the best it can be. If the author becomes overly defensive or appears to be ignoring the very foundations of characterization and canon in their story's universe, I will drop that author. br /

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I expect my authors to be canon whenever possible, although I will make exceptions for those who wish to use fanon devices such as shared Head Boy/Head Girls' dorms if I believe they are strong enough to make the story work. Please note that this does not include canon-derived alternate universes, e.g. a Harry Potter story where the pairings are Draco/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, and Ron/Susan, or a Book Five that diverges from canon post-GoF - I have no problem with that, as long as there is no character bashing. When I say 'must be canon wherever possible', I mean 'the established rules of the 'verse and canon characterizations are still followed', not 'must be exactly canon in every detail'. :)

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I am extremely skilled with spelling and grammar and I am a fairly decent Brit-picker. I am extremely well versed in the details of canon (I wouldn't have listed it as a fandom I'm willing to beta for if I wasn't).
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I will admit to having little patience with writers who annoy me, and I am rather demanding in terms of language quality. (In other words, I nitpick.) I am also not terribly strong with editing in terms of plot; my strengths lie in the technical details of writing, and I tend to leave plot developments up to the author unless they register as utterly implausible.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I mainly prefer romance or friendship stories, and for my preferred crime shows, I adore casefiles. I also love long, plotty fanfic novels full of adventure and worldbuilding, especially in fandoms like Harry Potter. I can and will cheerfully beta yaoi, yuri, and het smut.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I will not beta Super!Harry, Dark!Harry, Dark!Hermione, etc... basically, if they're not dark in canon, I won't beta a story where they're dark. I won't beta mPreg. I also won't beta anything that bashes characters not already written as villains.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv Babylon 5
Tv Closer
Tv Downton Abbey
Book Harry Potter
Book Honor Harrington
Book Immortals, Tamora Pierce
Tv Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Tv Major Crimes
Tv Newsroom
Book Protector of the Small Quartet
Book Song of the Lioness
Tv StarTrek: Deep Space Nine
Tv StarTrek: Other
Tv StarTrek: The Original Series
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for