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01 May 2017 @ 10:34 am
HBB Beta Sign Ups  

Most people will already have their own beta reader, but hey, maybe they want to try someone new. A beta reader is a person who reads another person's written work with a critical eye, with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story before the author posts it up. All participants must get their fiction beta’d by at least one person.

Beta volunteer: Can we get some lovely volunteers to help our writers out? Betas are love, so comment below with the following text! Comments are unscreened.

Need a beta: If you are in need of a beta, then drop a note or just directly contact someone that volunteers below by replying to their comments.
punch_kicker15punch_kicker15 on May 2nd, 2017 04:25 am (UTC)
User name: punch_kicker15
Email: punch_kicker at ymail dot com
Preferred Fandoms/Pairings: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Elementary, most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I have a passing familiarity with early seasons of other shows (Arrow, The Flash). I am totally cool with reading for a fandom I don't know, if you just need to see how well the story scans and don't require deep canon familiarity from your beta.
Is there any type of fiction you would prefer to avoid beta'ing? non-con, slavery, graphic violence.
What are your strengths as a beta reader? Catching the odd little typos that spell-check misses, suggesting when a scene might need some expansion (or when it's kind of repetitive and could be cut).
What kind of turn around time can someone expect from you? one week for Little Bang, two weeks for Big Bang.

Edited at 2017-05-02 04:36 am (UTC)
jesterlady: sg1jesterlady on August 12th, 2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
Would you be up to being a beta for a SG1 fic? Just want a second pair of eyes that will catch my typos and grammar errors and any inconsistencies in the story.
punch_kicker15punch_kicker15 on August 13th, 2017 05:49 pm (UTC)
Sure, I'd be happy to help out. Send it to punch_kicker15 at ymail dot com whenever it's ready.
jesterlady: AliceHattergrinjesterlady on August 13th, 2017 07:04 pm (UTC)
Will do! Thank you!
upoffmykneesupoffmyknees on May 2nd, 2017 06:55 am (UTC)
User name: upoffmyknees
Email: myonetruelove00@gmail.com
Preferred Fandoms/Pairings: I will beta anything, but prefer shows that I am familiar with as it allows me to be sure that the characters are true to themselves. But overall I am open to anything.
Is there any type of fiction you would prefer to avoid beta'ing? nope, but I'm really good with smut
What are your strengths as a beta reader? I'm very good with grammar and also with helping when a writer gets stuck and doesn't know where to go.
What kind of turn around time can someone expect from you? Never more than a week. My days off vary week by week and usually I can get it done on my first off day.
ghostonfilmghostonfilm on May 4th, 2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
figured it was okay to sign up as a beta reader in both places!

User name: ghostonfilm
Email: aghostonfilm@gmail.com
Preferred Fandoms/Pairings: ASOIAF/GOT, almost anything involving Jon, Sansa, Robb, Bran, Asha, Daenerys.
Is there any type of fiction you would prefer to avoid beta'ing? 100% smut (some smut is fine); Stannis ships; Lannister-centric. Ask about particular kinks.
What are your strengths as a beta reader? I'm good at talking through logistical problems/writing blocks, thinking through characterization & character arcs, giving a reader's impression of pacing etc, SPAG.
What kind of turn around time can someone expect from you? It really depends on what you want. Something in-depth will take longer than a basic SPAG check. I'm happy to work at any stage of the process: brainstorming, outlining, partial draft, full draft. Happy to cheerlead/be accountability partner as well (I'm writing too).
little_firestarlittle_firestar on May 30th, 2017 08:47 am (UTC)
Anyone interested in betaing a mini-bang for the NCIS:New Orleans fandom? There's no need to know anything about the show- as it's a sequel, I'll be providing a summary of what went through before- as my mian concern, considering that I'm not a native speaker (yep. I'm Italian, guys!)is grammar and sentences structure.
Red: addison glassesred_b_rackham on June 6th, 2017 11:17 pm (UTC)
Did anyone contact you for this? I don't know the show (I think I've watched maybe one episode ever) but I could do a basic beta if you still need it! :)
little_firestarlittle_firestar on June 7th, 2017 07:41 am (UTC)
Thank you very much, that'd be much welcome, as the only person willing to do that would agree only if the story was already finished... and I'm kind of in high sea this year around... No need to know anything about the show, as grammar and structure are my main issues.
Red: hawkwidowred_b_rackham on June 8th, 2017 06:42 am (UTC)
Okay cool!! :D I'll give it a look for you. :) My email is redbessrackham87 (at) gmail (dot) com
little_firestar: clint smirkinglittle_firestar on June 8th, 2017 07:25 am (UTC)
thank you very much! would you prefer one chapter a time or the whole thing when (if) it will be finished?
Red: gi friendsred_b_rackham on June 9th, 2017 07:00 am (UTC)
I'm good with whatever you'd like me to go over. :) Small chunks, big chunks, whatever!