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Post by thesunshinekid »

Name: thesunshinekid, but judith is easier to type

Beta Experience: I'm currently beta-ing for paperkut on, I have tutored in English, and was on the staff of my high school's literary magazine.

Strengths: Spelling, grammar, and diction. I can spot a word-usage error a mile away.

Weaknesses: I'm not as familiar with poetry, and battle the combined forces of emotion and tone with polite indifference.

What ratings will you do?: K-T

What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): I'll do canon, of course, and any non-canon that is written with a reasonable alibi.

Availibility: I'm taking a gap year before going to college, because of my health, so I have far too much time on my hands, and often will get work back to you within an hour or two.

How familiar are you with Fictionpress? From 1-5: I don't personally use Fictionpress, but can figure things out pretty quickly.

Do you write?: I have written a few original stories over the years, as well as short stories for my school's literary magazine and the PTSA's Reflections program. I currently write Twilight fanfiction.

Comments: I don't think I have anything else to say. I'm adverse to non-rating-appropriate language.
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Post by RAWR_its_ashley »

Name: Ashley
Beta Experience: Online, none, but in the real world I'm my school's newspaper editor.
Strengths: Spelling, capitalization, sentence flow... pretty much anything.
Weaknesses: Plot, sometimes. If I don't know where you're going AT ALL, then I obviously can't help you.
What ratings will you do?: Anything.
What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): Anything, really.
What Fandoms will you do?: I'll do anything if I'm just checking for grammar, etc.
Will you do crossovers?: As long as I know enough about the characters you crossover.
Avaliblity: Every day for a couple of hours a day.
How familiar are you with Fictionpress? From 1-5: I don't use Fictionpress, so that would be a 1, but I'm sure I could figure it out.
Do you write?: I write stories and poems in my spare time, and I won my state's PTSA Reflections contest once. I'm also working on my own Twilight Fanfic...
Comments: Even if you don't need someone to Beta, I'd gladly just read & review your stories :]
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Post by dragon-girl »

Can I make a suggestion?

I think it would be helpful if people included a link to their stories, if they have them.

This will help potential betas, because they will be able to see the kind of thing they are going to work on. That way, you don't end up working on a story you don't like.

It will help people looking for a beta, because they can see the way you write, and helps them find someone who portrays the characters in a similar way, etc.
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Post by amoredward »

Name: Amoredward

Beta Experience: I beta for various fanfics, and also any school-related essays and the like for people I know.

Strengths: Spelling, grammar, technicalities. Also, I am usually pretty good at getting a feel for characters (original or ones from the fandom) and when they seem OOC

Weaknesses: Well, I have some personal preferences like longer paragraphs and things like that--if that seems like a weakness.

What ratings will you do?: I will do anything, as long as it is written with class--no hard-core, bow-chicka-wow-wow stuff.

What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): Any.

What Fandoms will you do?: I will beta for most anything--the only thing is if I don't know the series, I need a bit of back-ground info if possible.

Will you do crossovers?: I will do them if they make sense.

Availability: Everyday I check my e-mail and PMs. And I read very quickly.

How familiar are you with Fictionpress?: 2-I've been around there, and will definitely work with original stories.

Do you write?: I write a fanfic here and there, but my own original story is using up most of my time.


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Post by ~Foxiego~ »

Name: Foxiego

Beta Experience: I read and critique all of my friends writing, sometimes daily. I'm basically their go to girl for anything dealing with words. While I haven't done any Twilight beta reading, I'm sure I have what it takes.

Strengths: I love critiquing writing, guessing plot lines, working out better sentence structure, and detail writing. I love details. I have a great memory and can help an author stick with their own personal style (or help perfect one). I can be a grammar Nazi if need be as well. I do not believe in writers block -trust me, I can get it out of you. ;)

Weaknesses: I am big on changing sentence structure, but won't if you ask me not to.

What ratings will you do?: Any and all are fine.

What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): Any as well.

What Fandoms will you do?: I will be strongest at what I know, but I'm sure I can handle something I don't.

Will you do crossovers?: Why not?

Availability: I am free anytime.

How familiar are you with Fictionpress?: Familiar enough. I have posted on there before. =)

Do you write?: Do I write? Hah. You bet. My computer is overflowing with my writings. I now only do original work, but I used to write some very popular twilight fanfictions.

There are three Twilight stories I've written, each extremely outdated in all ways possible.

I am very excited to become a beta and hope you will find me a worthy candidate. =]
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Post by eternalxxtwilight »

I'm writing a story of sorts that has nothing to do with the Twilight series, but I am stuck and need some help, not only with proofreading and such, but with the story line itself. If anyone is interested in helping me out, could you just PM me? Thanks :D

I have found a Beta, but if you are willing to give it a read and make some suggestions about the plot, I would be grateful for the extra help...thanks.
Last edited by eternalxxtwilight on Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

thanks to csblueyes...couldn't find a way to get in touch to ask you for permission...sorry
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Post by dragon-girl »

Name: dragon-girl

Beta Experience: I'm a beta for two people, and I've helped with another piece in the past.

Strengths: I'm a bit of a grammer nazi, but I do it nicely. I can help with characterisation and also plot if you need it.

Weaknesses: I get picky over word-choice and flow.

What ratings will you do?: Any
What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): Canon, or slash if it's believable.

What Fandoms will you do?: Twilight, and others, but check with me first.

Will you do crossovers?: If it's sensible. For instance, I'm betaing one at the moment that is a Buffy/Twilight crossover. Again, run it by me first.

Avaliblity: I check my e-mails every day, and am on the computer for a fairly long period of time. I try to get stories back as quick as possible, but obviously work has to come first.

Do I write? : Yes. You can find my stories here:

and here: ... hp?uid=231
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Post by Athena »

Name: Athena
Beta Experience: some for friends and I am a Doctoral student and have lots of experience writing and reading and "grading" / critiquing...written work.
Strengths: I am a grammar and theme fanatic.
Weaknesses: I may or may not be your target audience
What ratings will you do?: I will do any rating
What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): I will review almost any couples except I will not review any Remus Lupin fan fic that pairs him with anyone but Tonks ( unless it is the early years) or with younger females in the series or any adult / kid relationships (vampires excluded) in any series
What Fandoms will you do?: twilight, harry potter, paranormal, anne mccaffrey, many scifi/ fantasy
Will you do crossovers?: possibly, depends on the crossover
Avaliblity: I could do one or two in the next few weeks, but have much more availability after September 6th ( I have a big exam)
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Post by kat »

Name: Kat

Beta Experience: I've edited a few stories online as well as many school papers my friends have brought to me.

Strengths: I'm strong at grammar and spelling. I also am able to pick up on verb tenses and make sure it all flows correctly. I've been labeled as a walking dictionary and thesaurus so I can normally come up with different words to be used.

Weaknesses: I have some issues in separating paragraphs, but not too much.

What ratings will you do?: Any ratings.

What couples will you do?: Any couples.

Availibility: I'm around all day until school starts in two weeks. Then, I should be on in the late afternoon until evening.

Fandoms?: I'll try anything, but I'm most familiar with Harry Potter or Twilight fandoms.

Crossovers?: If they make sense. If you tell me what sort of crossover, I should be able to give you a better idea of whether it would work or not.

How familiar are you with Fictionpress? From 1-5: Most likely a 2-3

Do you write?: Yes, I've written one Twilight fanfiction and done a few contest oneshots. I've also written my own original story that I finished this spring. I'm also just beginning to work on a new one, but I should be here to help beta anything. :)
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If anyone needs a beta for their writing just send me a PM!
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Post by blackjack_21 »

Name: blackjack_21
Beta Experience: way to many to name
Strengths: open minded, good at spelling, love reading. (haha does that even count?)
Weaknesses: not always perfect grammar
What ratings will you do?: any
What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): I'll do any couples
What Fandoms will you do?: Anything
Will you do crossovers?: Yes
Avaliblity: All the time. (I usually do random stories for people when ever they need a beta)

Just pm me or e-mail me if you want me to beta for you.
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