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Beta Readers Post

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the new post for beta-readers.

If you are available to beta fic for others, this is the place to comment with a note of what you're happy to help with, for example: fandom, a read-thru for basic errors, grammar/spelling/punctuation, Brit-picking (or other cultures), characterisation, plot, etc. I won't reply to your comments, then if you wish to edit/add to anything, you can do this at any time.

Anyone looking for a beta can refer to this post (which now replaces the old link at the top left of the comm) and PM any of the commenters if they see one who is offering something that matches their need.



It's okay for a beta to say no if they're busy or feel unable to help someone. For those of you here looking for beta help, you can always try someone else on the list if your first choice is unable to beta for you.

Remember, a beta is trying to help make a story better; they're not meant to be criticising the writer. Every suggestion to alter the story in any way is simply a SUGGESTION and the writer can accept or disregard that suggestion as they see fit. If you can't take concrit, be sure to tell the beta exactly what it is you want from their help before you get started. And betas, if a writer doesn't take your suggestions, don't take it to heart; it's their story and their choice what they use or don't use of your concrit.

You all know this comm. by now, and how we like to encourage our members; so please remember that if you can't be pleasant, please bow out nicely - from either end is acceptable - and that should be the end of it. Your mods are here if there are any issues, but if you remember to treat others as you would like to be treated, then we shouldn't have to be involved.

Thanks, guys, and let's get some beta-reading done!

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guineamania
Apr. 17th, 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
So I am happy to help with any grammar etc. but in terms of fandom specific help here is my list of fandoms and pairings:
Les Miserables - e/R, gen, Grantaire/Combeferre(/Enjolras), Eponine/Cosette, Eponine/Combeferre
Arrow - gen, Olicity, Lyla/John, Sara/Nyssa
Flash - gen, Barry/Iris
Legends of Tomorrow - Gen
Supergirl - Mon-El/Kara, gen
Black Sails - Silver/Flint(/Miranda), gen
Glee - Klaine, Santana/Brittany, Rachel/Finn, Rachel/Jesse, gen
White Collar - Gen, Peter/El(/Neal), gen
Chuck - Chuck/Sarah, Chuck/Bryce, I just love Bryce, gen
Man from UNCLE - Illya/Napoleon(/Gaby), Napoleon/Victoria, Illya/Gaby, gen
Daredevil - Matt/Foggy, Foggy/Karen, gen
Jessica Jones - gen
Luke Cage - gen
Iron Fist - gen
Star Wars The Force Awakens - Finn/Poe, Rey/Jessica
Rogue One - Cassian/Jyn, Cassian/Bodhi, I just want Cassian to be happy
Young Justice - Dick/Wally, Wally/Artemis, BatFamily, Gen
Being Human (UK) - Hal, I just love Hal, Hal/Alex, Mitchell/Annie, George/Nina, gen
Brooklyn Nine Nine - Jake/Amy, gen
MCU - gen, Wanda/Bucky, Tony/Pepper, Steve/Tony
Legion - gen, David/Syd, Melanie/Oliver

In general, I will not read sex or crack and will not be much help in betaing those anyway.
I will not be able to beta on short notice due to uni work but I will tell you if that is the case
sandrasfisher
Apr. 18th, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
I would like you to beta read my story please. I am writing a Rogue One story. It focus on Cassian/Jyn. The rough draft is due July 7th 2017. I do hope that's enough time for you to beta read it. Please e-mail me at: cassandrasfisher2525@gmail.com , so I can link you to the story.
thatwasjustadream.dreamwidth.org
Apr. 17th, 2017 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm up for beta'ing any fandom for grammar and punctuation. I can Brit/American-pick, and offer suggestions on things like pacing and such. I can pretty much only offer more fandom-specific beta'ing for H50, SPN and Suits - nothing else has captured my fannish heart lately.

I have a lot of time constraints, so I'd be happier beta'ing short pieces- anything over about 4,500k, I'd have see if it's doable. Shorter pieces, not a problem.
crookedspoon
Apr. 17th, 2017 07:05 pm (UTC)
Looking for betas
Hello, hi, first off, I'm looking for dedicated betas/writing buddies for DCU fandoms (I mainly write Injustice, Arkham Knight, and Suicide Squad-related AUs) and for the Raven Cycle, because I have a number of projects ranging from PG-13 to Explicit that I can't get on with because I lack fandom friends to talk these things over. Knowledge of life in America preferred but not necessary.

My DCU projects are Harley-centric, one of them is a Harley/Joker-heavy AU, the other involves Jason/Harley and is supposed to become Dick/Jason (Fingers to the head). I also write a lot of femslash and stuff in between that could benefit from Ameripickers and spag/word choices and general suggestions.

As for TRC, my works are Kavinsky-centric, mostly Kavinsky/Ronan. I have one WIP that's supposed to deal with sexuality crisis (Reality bites hard) and another that's supposed to become Kavinsky/Ronan/Gansey and full of kinky sex (No sins).



Beta services offered
13 Reasons Why
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: Arkham video games
D.Gray-man
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Game of Thrones
Gintama
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Orange is the New Black
The Raven Cycle
Resident Evil games (except 6 and 7)
Riverdale
Sherlock
Suicide Squad
Teen Wolf (pre-s5 and no Sterek)
Young Justice

Apart from fandom-specific things like characterisation, I can also do sentence/paragraph flow, the musical side of writing, if things sound good, as well as find logical loopholes, details that might not add up, or other things that make a reader pause.

I read any rating, gen, het, slash, poly, but would prefer not to read excessive fluff. On the other end of the spectrum - kink, gore, darkfic - everything is game. I'd also prefer shorter works, say below 5k.

Edited at 2017-04-17 07:11 pm (UTC)
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