Hello! I'm fairly new to beta-ing at the moment, but English has always been my strongest subject and I've beta-ed a couple of stories and really enjoyed it, so now I've opened a thread!
So a little note to start this off: I’m the sort of beta who doesn’t only give grammar help. I leave lots of comments to try and make your story the best it can be, and I tend not to sugarcoat things. While I’m not harsh, I’m always honest. If there’s an aspect of the story you want me to pay particular attention to, say so.
All that aside, my strongest suits are SPaG, plot and characterization. As far as weaknesses go, while I’m a decent Brit-picker for somebody who’s not British, I’m … well … not British, so if you specifically need help Brit-picking I’m probably not your person.
I’ll accept any genre except for Poetry - AU is on a case-by-case basis, but I’ll generally take it. My strong suit genre-wise is definitely D/A, and I love Post-Hogwarts. I dislike Draco/Hermione and Draco/Ginny, so please don’t give those to me, but other than that I will accept any ship and can pretty much throw anything I ship myself out the window if it's necessary for the fic. I don’t beta Professors fics, ever, just so that’s clear, but as far as warnings go anything is fine as long as it’s handled well.
Like the majority of betas on here, Microsoft Word and track changes are my preferred ways to beta, but if you’d prefer something else that’s alright as well. My turnaround time is almost always under a week and generally within a few days, but if you have a specific turnaround time in mind then just say so and do whatever I can to get it to you by then.
So. Congratulations for reading through all this - here's a convenient little form you can use it you'd like me to beta for you.
Username: Your name on MNFF (and on the Beta Forums if they're different)
Story: Story title, linked if you already have one published
Genre: Is it a romance? A mystery? Dark/angst? (Etc.)
Ships: This is short for "relationships." If there is a romantic pairing in the story, tell us who you've linked up.
Rating and Warnings:
Word Count: Remember that the minimum word count for chapters on MNFF is 800-1000 words!
One Shot or Chaptered:
Expected Beta Time: How soon you wish to have a reply (1 day, 2 or 3 days, a week, etc)
Permanent Y/N: If you're looking for a permanent beta (Yes or No)
Summary: Short summary of the story.
Colour change or track changes?:
Has this story/chapter been submitted and rejected before?: