Beta post

Jun. 29th, 2015 01:38 am
silverflight8: stacked old books (books)
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This is the post where you can put your name up for beta-reading or cheerleading help. (Betas usually provide spelling/grammar/punctuation, sentence/paragraph/story editing, character/plot help, etc. Cheerleaders are usually less critical and are focused on helping the writer write the initial drafts of the story by cheering them on, bouncing ideas back and forth, etc.)

If you'd like to put your name in so that an author can contact you, just copy and paste the form here and put it in the comments. Anyone can offer to beta - you don't need to have an LJ/DW account, or be signed up to this exchange, or even have an AO3 account (if you're not participating, under "AO3 name", put that you're not participating so authors know). Don't forget this exchange is anonymous - PM or email prospective betas, please!

Date: 2015-07-03 02:43 am (UTC)
sanguinity: woodcut by M.C. Escher, "Snakes" (Default)
From: [personal profile] sanguinity
AO3 name: sanguinity
Fandoms/lost works I can beta for: Sherlock Holmes, H2G2, Princess Bride. If you don't need domain-specific knowledge, you can ask about other things.
Strengths: From cheerleading/development, to troubleshooting, to SPAG/polish. Can beta for content on mathematics (Moriarty!) as well as an odd assortment of science topics.
Length/rating I can beta: Up to 15K-ish, I guess? Admittedly, you’ll get a very different level of detail from me than if there’s only 1.5K.
What I won't beta: Cannibalism, whump, incest, some kinds of graphic abuse. Feel free to ask about particulars, if you think it might be an issue.
Turnaround: Depends on length and how much troubleshooting you need. If you arrange with me ahead of time, it can be as little as 24 hours for short-to-medium things.
How to contact me: this username at gmail, or drop me a pm.
Anything else: My natural beta style tends to be detailed and candid, but I can also limit myself to particular kinds of feedback, if you prefer.
Edited Date: 2015-07-03 02:44 am (UTC)


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