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Posted by tealturtlequeen on 2006.10.02 at 00:14
Beta Name: Rain
Beta's contact details: magicalpineapple@hotmail.com
Highest rating you will beta: NC-17
Length of fics you would rather beta: Nothing too long, maybe 6000 words or less.
Genres you will beta: Smut, romance, angst... I prefer slash and gen, but will beta anything.
Any squicks: Bestiality, scat, and M-preg.
Any characters you won't beta: Any are fine, though I prefer Snape, Sirius, Lupin, Luna, and Hermione.
SHIPs you prefer to beta/won't beta: Again, anything goes. My favourites are Snape/Sirius, Snape/Remus, Snape/Hermione, and Sirius/Remus.
About you: I like to think I'm good at spelling and picking up on grammatical errors. I'm pretty familiar with canon, and can help with the overall feel of a story. [:

Offering: Beta Skills

Posted by hecate_below on 2006.09.28 at 00:25
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Beta Name: hecate_below, but call me Kait
Beta's contact details:
this_yourvividrevery@yahoo.com, or on AIM I'm AtaraxiaMourned
Highest rating you will beta: NC-17
Length of fics you would rather beta: I'm good for one-shots, chaptered fics, long, short, drabbles...yeah, anything
Genres you will beta: Anything but femmeslash
Any squicks: Um, anything graphically violent (e.g. blood spurting everywhere), bestiality, rape/non-con, m-preg
Any characters you won't beta: Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley
SHIPs you prefer to beta/won't beta: I prefer Sirius/Remus, Severus/Remus, Harry/Draco, and Hermione/Severus.
About you:
I am a grammar nazi. I'm an English major at University right now, so I know my spelling and punctuation. I'm good at canon, but not so great with the brit-picking. My great strength in writing is character development, but I'm lacking in the action and dialogue department.

Posted by darklocket on 2006.09.24 at 21:27
Beta Name: Darklocket (darklocket)
Beta's contact details:  Leave a comment here,  with your email address, and I'll get back to you, or leave a note on my livejournal.
Highest rating you will beta: R
Length of fics you would rather beta: Shorter pieces, say up to 3,000 words.
Genres you will beta: Romantic, erotic, plotty slash stories, mainly, nothing too fluffy or hard-core.
Please include whether you will beta general, het, slash or femmeslash. Gen and slash, mainly. It depends.
Any squicks: chan, bestiality, incest, heavy BDSM, M-preg, extreme violence.
Things (usually sexual acts) which you will not beta. I'm happier with mainstream romantic slash, rather than kink. I don't mind angst.
Any characters you won't beta: I'm more knowledgeable about some than others. My preferences are for Harry, Draco, Snape, Lupin and Sirius, Ron,  Hermione, in that order, I guess.
SHIPs you prefer to beta/won't beta:  I like Harry/Draco, most Snape ships, Snape/Black, rare pairs, gen.

About you:  I'm good at spelling, sentence construction/dialogue/formatting, etc, and my strengths are in editing and tightening things up.  I have a reasonable grasp of canon, depending on what characters you're dealing with, but I can be a little fuzzy about the details sometimes. :)

Basically, I'm good at seeing what's wrong with your writing, and coming up with a few suggestions to fix it, but I won't hold your hand if you're still on your first draft. Because of time constraints, I'd rather beta things that are 95% finished and just need a quick look-over and a second opinion,  and I need plenty of warning if there's a deadline coming up.

Hi there, my name is Fazkleto. I'd like to welcome you to the Harry Potter Beta-Reader Exchange. All information about this group can be found here. If you have any problems, feel free to leave a comment on my livejournal or email fazkleto@yahoo.co.nz.

I developed this community specifically to put writers in touch with beta readers, and vice versa. I myself have had trouble finding a suitable beta reader through various sites and livejournal communities. I thought it might be useful if I developed a community myself. Not only can you place a form to offer to or seek a beta, you may also place draft chapters behind lj-cut on this community in order to receive constructive criticism on writing style, plot and characterisation. For more information, see the community profile.

The rules for this community are simple.
1. Anybody can join
2. All SHIPs/pairings and genres are welcome
3. No author, SHIP- or genre-bashing
4. Only constructive criticism is given, no one-line responses (in response to those posting a draft chapter on site)

I would like to start off by offering my services as a beta reader.

Offering: (Please put this in the subject heading of the post)

Beta Name: Fazkleto
Beta's contact details: fazkleto@yahoo.co.nz
Highest rating you will beta: NC-17
Length of fics you would rather beta: one shots, I may take on a WIP if you can convince me about the plot.
Genres you will beta: Anything except M-Preg. I'll beta het, slash and femmeslash, though I prefer slash.
Any squicks: M-Preg, Heavy BDSM (Cock and Ball torture (CBT), Internal Enslavement (IE), anything permenantly maiming (such as castration)), watersports and scat, blood-drinking.
Any characters you won't beta:
SHIPs you prefer to beta/won't beta:
I won't beta these SHIPs: Ginny/anyone, Harry/Hermione, Lupin/Tonks (unless its to explain why Tonks was so messed up during HBP (and not just because she was in wuv))
About you:
I'm good with spelling and grammar, and have experience writing original fiction.