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Beta readers

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:21 pm
by eternalxxtwilight
Okay, so I figured that since so many of us write, we should have a place where we can come and request for someone to Beta our story. I, for one, would be happy to take on more then one or two stories to Beta...perhaps if I get some response to this I'll post a form type thing you have to fill out to post on here your experience and availably and such...good idea?

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:27 pm
by Alcyone
I know that when someone needed a beta they usually request one at The Fanfiction thread but it would be nice to have a thread just for the betas.

You could use this for a format:

Name:
Beta Experience:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
What ratings will you do?:
What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash):

Then everyone simply reads through, finds the one that most suit them, and PM them a request.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:29 pm
by firefly
I'd include the fandom(s) as well, unless you are limiting this to Twilight only fanfic.

ETA

"Fandoms: Any/many different ones/only the ones I know" is about as useful as not having a slot for fandoms at all. :lol: :lol:

Although, it will probably be easier for those looking for a beta to list what 'verse their story is in.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:32 pm
by eternalxxtwilight
perfect thanks alcyone and firefly!

so everyone who's interested in being a Beta fill this form below out as a new post. All of you looking for one like Alcyone said, just scroll through and pick the one that best suites your needs.

Name:
Beta Experience:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
What ratings will you do?:
What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash):
What Fandoms will you do?:
Will you do crossovers?:
Avaliblity:

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:44 pm
by eternalxxtwilight
Name: here I'm eternalxxtwilight but you can call me Olivia, I don't mind a bit :D

Beta Experience: never online, but every time we have a paper due at school, my friends always send me theirs so I can check it over and go through it before they have to hand it in.

Strengths: flow and making the dialogue and storyline sound natural and appealing, and grammar type things

Weaknesses: Spelling!

What ratings will you do?: anything.

What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): any one you want to think up I'll do although I am a Bella/Edward girl myself.

What Fandoms will you do?: anything you need me to as long as i know it...so ask me.

Will you do crossovers?: I'm not a personal fan of them, but that wouldn't effect my beta-ing...so that was a yes...hehe

Availability:I'm online quite a bit, plus I'm a quick reader.
anything else you want to know you can feel free to PM me! :D

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:46 pm
by Alcyone
<strike>Name: Alcyone. I know that's a mouthful so Alcy for short.

Beta Experience: I've been betaing fanfics for two years and in real life, I'm my class's unofficial editor.

Strengths:Grammar and spelling Nazi. And I'm also good at rewording sentences to help them flow, correct word choice, etc.

Weaknesses: If you can't take constructive criticism, I'm not the beta for you.

What ratings will you do?: Anything.

What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): I'll do them all but the un-canon couples I'll only do if they're well-written. If you decided to break up Edward and Bella just because EdwardxJacob is "better", I'll promptly tell you to find yourself another beta.

What Fandoms will you do?: I know quite a few fandoms, especially in the anime and book worlds, so ask first.

Will you do crossovers?: Provided the crossovers are done well. Once again if you're crossing Sailor Moon with Twilight just because you think Twilight needs a gaggle of girls in short skirts running around, I'll laugh in your face.

Availability: I'm available for a few hours everyday. If you don't get your stuff back the same day, you'll have it back in two days max.</strike>

No longer available to beta.
Currently betaing for three, writing my own things and translating Silly_Bella's stuff to Spanish. I can't take on anyone else. If I can beta for any others, I'll re-edit this post.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:51 pm
by bella109
Name: bella109

Beta experiance: reading friends ideas for books

Strengths: can help with word flow and spelling

Weaknesses: i dont think i have any

Ratings: any

Couples: any

Fandoms: depends on if i've read or heard of it

Crossovers: maybe, depending on if the two things would work well together (in other words, you'd have to let me know what you are crossing over)

Availablity: Depends on the day, but i normally am on most of the time

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:04 pm
by eternalxxtwilight
oh, and if you are looking for a Beta you can post on what you are looking for so if someone sees it they can PM youinstead of the other way around, if that works better for you...

:D

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:10 pm
by Cocoa
This is excellent. Try to keep the chatter off the thread so that the information is easy to find. If you have your request for a beta filled please go back and edit your post to indicate the postition has been filled.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:26 pm
by TwilightDamsel
Name: TwilightDamsel

Beta Experience: I beta all the time. Whether it be fanfics or a friend's book; i beta anything. :]] (Plus i am writing my OWN book, so i've got the whole package ;})

Strengths: Everything, duh. JK. But i don't really have any weaknesses. At all.

Weaknesses: PSHT. What weaknesses? See above.

What ratings will you do?: The real question is: what ratings do you want me to do?

What couples will you do? (canon, un-canon, het, slash): I'll do 'em all! Even if it pains me to see Edward and Bella break up and Jacob and Bella go out, because I mean. Stephenie wouldn't do that to us.

What Fandoms will you do?: Whatever you like. but ask first, so i know what exactly we are talking about.

Will you do crossovers?: It depends. Like Alcyone said: if you cross sailor moon with twilight, i will laugh in your face.

Avaliblity: I'm always available. At all times of the night/day. I'm rarely off of the comuter, so PM me if you like.

Have a wonderful day.


I hope this job interview went well.
And if you don't pick me.
you are severely touched in the head.