| Pandajoy 's Beta Reader Profile
Author has written 1 story | Harry Potter.
β : Pandajoy is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
|Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Hi, I'm Pandajoy. I have been on FFnet for a couple of years now, and have accumulated quite a bit of experience in the fandoms. I'm always reading stories and internally correcting (if needed) the writing, so I thought I might as well make it official and offer my critiques through beta-ing. I only ask that as a writer, you have an idea for the plot of the piece you are working on (I'm not sure about drabbles). If you have a general idea of where your story is going, then I am willing to read it and even supply ideas if you're willing.
As for some history? Well, I'm currently a full-time student in a pretty prestigious women's college in Massachusetts. I went to boarding school before that, and over-all am a very educated woman who takes her grammar and story-writing seriously (though, I am still human and do make occasional errors). I've loved reading since I was little and have always been a fan of make-believe. In fact, I have been working on a children's novel for about three years now and hope to one day have it published.
As for my personal life? I'm the youngest in my family, the only girl with three older brothers. I think this allowed me to understand guys better than most girls my age when I was growing up. I am a social girl who likes to meet new people and to share and discuss ideas with others. For the most part, I am laid back and a natural negotiator, but am capable of being quite passionate and persuasive when need be. Human dynamics are fun and I love to explore them in real life and when applied to literature.
As for my general knowledge on life and all the great things that come with it, well... let's say that I know a little bit about a lot of things. I'm not an expert in any particular area of study, but probably still know a lot more than the average Jo(e) out there. I watch the news and read the paper every day :D Also, I'm not afraid to use reference books, and that always helps when I come across something that completely stumps me. I ask a lot of questions too, at the expense of looking stupid, but it always works out best in the end.
|My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
-careful, thoughtful reader
-friendly, understanding, and HUMAN :)
-I'm great with dialog, setting up scenes, actions, tones, and working with descriptions
-tenses. I know how to use them properly.
-good with using words appropriately
Otherwise...I'm just very confident about my writing and my critiques. People have been praising my writing since first grade, so I must be doing something right. :)
|My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
I'm not 100% familiar with everything to do with the English language. It is a complicated and tricky beast that I don't hope to ever completely master. But, for the most part, I can manage to make it sound good 8)
I am not a good critic for poetry, sorry.
|Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I work best with third person narratives, but I'm fine with first person as well. I've never actually read anything in 2nd, so I cannot say much for that.
I'm not comfortable with graphic sex scenes, plus I don't think this site even allows 'lemons'. But I'm fine with blood and guts.
'Fluff' is O.K., but only if it's in character.
In fact, I prefer 'in character' more than 'OOC'.
|Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
-stories that consist entirely of letters/journal entries
-stories with song lyrics throughout them. I find these annoying. :/
-stories written in the present tense. Also find these annoying.
|Content Rating: Fiction K » M
|Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
|Cartoon Avatar: Last Airbender|
Anime Black Cat
Anime Eyeshield 21
|Book Harry Potter|
Anime Wolf's Rain
|Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for