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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.


eyesemerald at 2006-10-13 19:41 (UTC) (Link)

You've asked for it...

Hi Kait!
I’m desperately searching for a beta.
I've already posted two one-shots, and the positive posts I received encouraged me to go on.
Now I’m preoccupied with a Drarry-fic with several chaps (don’t know how many it will be, depends on where the story takes me *grins*). I’m not a writing-machine, the progress is slow. I haven’t as much time for writing as I wish for one and – I’m German, so I’m not writing in my first language. But writing in German, which would be a lot easier, is simply boring, it just sounds better in English, if you know what I mean.
And I simply love the English language.
So I’m in search for someone who will criticize every idiotic blunder I’m making (hope there aren’t this many).
You described yourself as a grammar nazi – well this is exactly what I’m looking for…
I’ve already posted the first chap of my Drarry-fic, you can read it on my LJ to get an impression:

Title: Broken Toy
Author: eyesemerald
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters/created/owned by JK Rowling. Wish they were mine…
Rating: NC-17
Summary: After the war Harry’s not the same as he used to be. He has chosen the life of a reclusive, although still famous, highly respected in the wizarding-world and honoured by the Ministry. His well-ordered life will be shaken by a reunion. Life will never be the same as before…
Category(s): m/m partnership, wip, ...
Warnings: Well, after the war there have to be some character’s deaths. Not that I wanted them to be dead, but the fic required them to be… But, they just will be mentioned, never described (shudders)

Broken Toy - Chapter one

Interested? I would be very, very glad…

hecate_below at 2006-10-14 07:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: You've asked for it...

Sure, I'd love to be your beta.

If you'd like me to go over the first chapter to let you see how I work, I will. Or if you'd rather go ahead and send me the next chapter, that's fine too. Just give me a holler over email.

eyesemerald at 2006-10-14 17:53 (UTC) (Link)

Re: You've asked for it...

*jumps up and down*
Mail is under way!!!
a lover, not a fighter
fabien_aybara at 2007-06-22 19:41 (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, so I think you'd like my fic because of the pairings and the slashyness buuut it's meant to get graphic (as in the sex scenes, I don't think I'll have blood spurting everywhere...) and well, there's rape. However, you could always not beta those chapters. I could find someone else since I wouldn't want you to read anything you don't like but I desperately need a beta and it's proving hard to find one.

It's a chaptered fic, most likely to become novel length and I have the first two chapters written and posted in my lj (Links: o1: Goodbye for Now & o2: Making Appearances)

If you think it's worth your while, than please comment back and you'd make me the happiest person ever! =]

You sound like the perfect person to beta my story, since it's more character development than anything else. I think I'm pretty good at dialogue, action and plot, but the story is focused more on the characters and how they change. And blunt criticism is good. I ca take it, so rip the story up if you have to.
ash_1212 at 2009-09-12 02:32 (UTC) (Link)
Just thought I'd comment and see if you were still beta-ing (if that's even a word). I really need someone who is good at grammar, because I'm not great. Also would be good to see what someone thought of the character development in the story (main pairing is Draco/Harry).
westmamma31 at 2015-06-03 19:13 (UTC) (Link)

Need Beta

for multi chapter SS/HG pairing if interested email at LydiaLynn25@hotmail.com, or if you want more information
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