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    Potato Peeler: No Longer Available

    WELCOME TO MY BETA PAGE


    UserName: hestiajones

    PI Number: PI:5604525851

    Link to My Old Thread: Just for the Time Being.

    Genre: I'm willing to work with all the genres on the archives as I've a wide reading/reviewing base. However, I may not be the best person to run to for Humour, Poetry and Mystery.

    Ships: My OTPs are James/Lily, Ron/Hermione, and Ted/Andromeda. Oh, throw in Argus/Irma as well. Anyway, I'd be thrilled to work with any canon pairing.

    Non-canon pairing is not really my forte; this would depend on a case-by-case basis. I won’t, however, beta the following pairings:

    Hermione/Snape – Not because it is Student/Teacher; I can’t imagine what would drive Hermione to like Snape that way.
    Ginny/Draco – Nope

    Slash is pretty much welcome. Strangely enough, I am willing to look into Snape/Harry.

    Rating and Warnings: I'm one of those naturally bizarre people who are okay with any form of warning and rating. That said, I could turn nasty ifsensitive issues such as suicide, non-consensual sex, and violence are used just for the heck of it.

    One Shot or Chaptered: At this moment, I am more comfortable with one-shots and drabbles.

    I will however accept chaptered fics on a case by case basis, and only if 3 chapters (or less) have been published on the archives.

    Turn Around Time/Availability: I'm online most of the time. *sigh* Still, I am kind of working, so if RL gets too busy, I could take a whole week at the most.

    Permanent Y/N: Only one-shots and drabbles are accepted at the moment.

    Strengths: Well, I took both MWPP and Character Exploration classes during the last term, and my scores weren’t bad. Apart from that, the one thing I generally care most about is characterization, so that is where my strength lies. My English isn’t bad either, if I may say so.

    I also do a lot of canon research while writing my own fics, and I'm quite OCD about canon spellings and facts.

    I have also come a long way as far as punctuations are concerned, and I can definitely help with sentence structure and tenses.

    As to plot suggestions, and coming up with names for characters/spells/Weasley Wizarding Wheezes products, I am game.

    Weaknesses:

    Briticism is something I’m working on at the moment. However, I assure you I use mostly British spelling, simply having grown up that way, plus I talk to a real Brit everyday. *winks at a certain lady known as Equinox Chick*

    Style: Track Changes. If you aren’t familiar with it already, believe me when I say I can make you fall in love with it.

    Method of Contact: Email. That’s it. Fin.

    Other Information/Qualifications: Right. I’m a cheerful and harmless person normally, but I could get cold and ruthless if you commit any of the following fanon-crimes:

    1) Inappropriate names: I’m sorry, but Sirius never had a girlfriend called Kylie. I believe the Mods would agree.
    2) Getting canon-facts horribly wrong: If you somehow manage to make Sirius’ great-grandfather Arthur’s classmate, I could e-Crucio you. Either me, or the Mods.
    3) Severe OOC-ness: I don’t want you dressing Luna as a “hawt-chick.” And neither do our Mods.

    While this doesn't mean I'm not willing to work on your story, I want to make it clear that you’ll find me being quite obstinate about them.

    Also, please, please research your canon spellings. This includes names of characters and spells, and capitalisation issues. While as your beta, I’ll make sure that you get them right, it’s also your responsibility to research this as you’re writing a story using someone else’s creations. Moreover, if I spend too much time correcting these things (and punctuation and grammar), I can’t concentrate on your characterization and plot.


    PLEASE SEND ME ONLY DOC FILES.

    Please fill out the following form while applying:

    UserName: Your name on MNFF (and on the Beta Forums if they're different)
    Title: Please provide a link if it's a published chaptered fic.
    Genre:
    Ships:
    Rating and Warnings:
    Word Count:
    One Shot or Chaptered:
    Expected Beta Time:
    Permanent Y/N:
    Summary:
    What kind of help are you looking for?:
    Validated One-Shots and Chaptered Fics:


    A True Weasley by ahattab33
    The Sweetest Mistake by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    The Dance We Do by Equinox Chick
    Kissing the Joy as It Flies by Equinox Chick
    Waiting by the opaleye
    Sixth Time's The Charm by Equinox Chick
    It Takes Two by Northumbrian
    A Serene Sensation by Hokey
    What Will Be by Memish
    A Promise to Keep by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    No Contest by Weasley Mom
    Sleepless Night by Northumbrian
    Dancing Queen by Equinox Chick
    Bare by Northumbrian
    Let Me Whisper in Your Ear by Hokey
    Second Chance by WeasleyMom
    Eye of the Beholder by ToBeOrNotToBeAGryffindor
    Until Death (Eaters) Do Us Part by Equinox Chick
    What Mulciber Did To Mary MacDonald by Equinox Chick
    Dancing Queen by Equinox Chick
    Too Rash with the Rash by Karaley Dargen
    First Date Disaster by Equinox Chick
    Until Death (Eaters) Do Us Part by Equinox Chick
    Swimming Lessons by WeasleyMom
    Promises by nitwit_blubber_oddment_tweak_x


    Chaptered Fics:
    Aurors and Schoolgirls by Northumbrian
    Dean Thomas and the Reiver Curse by Equinox Chick
    Lavender Blue, A Gryffindor True by Equinox Chick (last chapter)
    Scenes from Shell Cottage by WeasleyMom
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    Beta please?

    Hi, would you do the honours of beta'ing a Chapter Six of my story?

    UserName: U-No-Poo
    Title: The Gryffindor Gang
    Genre: Next Generation
    Ships: None
    Rating and Warnings: 1st-2nd Years, Mild Profanity
    Word Count: This chapter - 4,800
    One Shot or Chaptered: Chaptered
    Expected Beta Time: No more than a week.
    Permanent Y/N: No
    Summary: Use link above
    What kind of help are you looking for?: Just a general check-over to check if things are all okay. Particular emphasis to punctuation, grammar and canon consistancies.

    Hope you accept!
    ~ Jordana




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    Jordana, as much I would love to accept your request, I'll have to say no. Actually, I am taking a break from betaing at the moment (as stated above) in order to finish pending RL work and my own fics. I'll return after the 15th of May.

    I am really sorry.
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    No problem. I'll ask another beta. Hopefully, I'll be able to use you in the future!

    ~ Jordana




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    Hello!

    I am really sorry to say that I won't be around for quite a while. I have been advised to cut back on typing due to some illness. Well, I am going to be good so that I can jump back to beta-ing.

    Happy writing everyone!

    ~Natalie.
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    Limited Availability

    Sorry for the double post, but our lovely mod seems to be on a holiday. Just posting to say I am available for one or two one-shots. Thanks!!!
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    Nataliiiiieeee, oh Natalie,
    I know I've been a terrible beta for you lately, but I hope you still consider this


    UserName: Karaley Dargen
    Title: Take Me Far Away
    Genre: Marauder Era
    Ships: Nothing so far. It all depends - I'll explain five steps down.
    Rating and Warnings: 1st-2nd and none so far. I don't think I'd write anything that you would be uncomfortable with.
    Word Count: I think chapters for this story would be around 1500-2000 words for the next two or three chapters, and then 3000-4000 words max.
    One Shot or Chaptered: Chaptered
    Expected Beta Time: Two weeks? You can always tell me when something comes up, of course. If anyone should understand, it's me :P
    Permanent Y/N: So, here's the explanation, or sort of... I have absolutely no idea where exactly I'm going with this fic. I might continue it throughout year one, or until the end of year seven, I really don't know. I would love for you to beta it, because I think you're a fantastic writer and you already know the story, which sort of helps a bit. If you decide to beta this, and it gets too long for you, or you are too busy in two months, or you just don't like it/me anymore, I will, of course, understand. If you say it's all too wishy-washy for you already, I'll just go hunt on.
    Summary:
    In his school years, Remus Lupin became known as a "bookworm": Where he went, he usually went with something to read. But those weren't textbooks, as many of his fellow students originally thought they were books of great adventures, of other worlds, that drew him in and let him forget about his worries.

    But how did this boy grow to love, even to need books so much? When Remus Lupin was a child, there was little he could do; his overprotective father never let him go outside on his own, and least of all was he allowed to play with other children. But he had other friends he had his books, to take him far away, to different places.

    Until one day, a stranger arrives at the Lupins' doorstep, and he might not need his books to find a different world anymore after all.
    Basically, expanding the oneshot that this originally was, I want to follow Remus as he starts at Hogwarts. It begins in year one, and it will stay there for quite a while at least.


    What kind of help are you looking for?: Sentence flow and structure, and SPaG in general, though I hope I'm not too problematic there. Feel free to restructure sentences if you think they're hard to read... I think I lack judgement there a bit lately. I use British spelling, if that's important for you.

    And if you have any bright ideas in any way at all (plot, too), I'd always love to hear them.
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    First, I love this story, and if my beta-ing it means you'll be forced to continue it, then I shall take it on.

    Second, there is NOTHING that makes me uncomfortable.

    Third, you're a fantastic beta.

    Fourth,

    I am now UNAVAILABLE for other requests for this month.
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    User Name: Like you don't know...
    Title: No idea yet
    Genre: Marauder Era
    Ships: James/Lily (No, you don't need to schedule a trip to the optometrist. It really says James/Lily.)
    Rating and Warnings: 3rd/5th years - Mild Profanity, Mild Violence
    Word Count: Not finished quite yet...probably about 2000
    One Shot or Chaptered: One-Shot
    Expected Beta Time: However long you want to take
    Permanent Y/N: You'll always be my beta...oh, that's not what you mean. Just a one-shot, m'dear. No promises.
    Summary: Lily Evans has done two seemingly impossible things: she has brewed Draught of the Living Death of sufficient quality to win the coveted Felix Felicis offered as a prize, and she beat Severus Snape to do it.

    Now, what was she going to do with it?
    What kind of help are you looking for?: I need brutal, brutal cliche policing, not to mention the normal IC/OOC stuff. You are awesome, so I know you can do it.
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    Okay, YES YES! This should be interesting.

    James/Lily (No, you don't need to schedule a trip to the optometrist. It really says James/Lily.)
    I was about to.

    Everyone else:
    AVAILABLE FOR ONE-SHOTS AND DRABBLES!
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