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18 May 2012 @ 05:49 pm
We noticed that few members were looking for a possible beta for their works, so we decided to create a post where people can offer their help!

If you want to be a beta:

First off, thank you so much for offering to be a beta! Secondly, make sure you leave a comment to this post with the following information:

Name/Alias: Your lj name or what you'd like to be called
Contact information: If authors should contact you by PM, email, or other
Best time to contact: When is the latest you want work to be sent your way?
Highest rating you're willing to read:
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: gen, het, slash, romance, angst, dark, etc.
What you will NOT read: anything that you don't like or bothers you

Handy dandy copy and paste form:

If there's ever a time period where you're not able to beta (you don't have the time, don't have internet access, etc), please leave a comment to your original one to let us know!

If you are looking for a beta:

-- Please look through the comments below to find a beta that works best for you
-- Contact the beta using the appropriate means
-- Try not to wait until the last minute, that's not fair to your beta at all!

If you have any questions/comments/concerns about this post (and this post only), leave a comment here.
cd_modscd_mods on May 18th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Questions/Comments/Concerns about finding a beta? Leave a comment here!
Luxorien: sam omgluxorien on December 13th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
So, I've been thinking...what if someone is asked to beta their own Christmas present? :O
cd_modscd_mods on December 13th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
That's a good question! We're about to make a mod post about it now, but basically we ask if you need a beta, contact us first and we can match you up with one.
Luxorien: sam omgluxorien on December 13th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
Oops. D:
(ノ⊙ω⊙)ノ~『✧~~✧』fuckyeah on May 18th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Name/Alias: Tatiana (fuckyeah)
Contact information: Best way is through LJ PM, or email (alexieldefanel@gmail.com)
Best time to contact: Up until Sunday night
Rating you're willing to read up to: NC-17
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana, Gwaine/Morgana, Gwen/Morgana... pretty much everyone and everything.
What you will NOT read: Stories with serious gore (I don't mean just a lot of blood, but like, skip-roping with intestines), infidelity, euthansia (those last two are serious squicks of mine, sorry :x)
Comments? I tend to make suggestions when I beta, so if you just want me to look over spelling/grammar/punctuation only, let me know?

Edited at 2012-05-19 12:20 am (UTC)
tambear13tambear13 on June 9th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Name/Alias: Tam.
Contact information: PM me first!
Best time to contact: Anytime at all!
Rating you're willing to read up to: NC-17
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: All, well not Gaius/Uther - but everything else is good!
What you will NOT read: I'm good with everything I think - don't really have any squicks! :)
Comments? Just let me know what you want, I usually just do SPaG, but I can do comments and suggestions if that's what you would prefer - don't mind it all - Just tell me what you want! :)
moonflower999moonflower999 on April 9th, 2017 12:03 am (UTC)
Gaius/Uther Ok by me!
I'll do those!
Luxorien: pic#118847125luxorien on December 13th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
Name/Alias: Lux
Contact information: PM or luxorien@gmail.
Best time to contact: 24 hours before you want it back
Rating you're willing to read up to: NC-17
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Any pairings or genres are fine. I'm especially comfortable with action, adventure, gen, canon, and episode-related fic. I don't mind romance, I just wouldn't be much help, er, fluffing it. But I could certainly check it for mechanics.
What you will NOT read: Mpreg squicks the hell out of me, as does RPF.
Comments? Can lend a hand with Old English or Latin incantations (though I'm a little rusty).
Because life is a circus: s5 readingissy5209 on January 6th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Name/Alias: issy5209/elissa43
Contact information:email (elissanguyen@aapt.net.au)or LJ if functioning!!!
Best time to contact::anytime, taking into account time-zones!)
Rating you're willing to read up to:Pretty much anything
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over:again, anything
What you will NOT read:mpregs I do not "get' and non-con
Comments?Whatever you want, if its just checking spelling or grammar or comments

Edited at 2013-01-06 12:47 am (UTC)
Silent Thinker: proofreadinspired_being on February 4th, 2013 06:22 am (UTC)
Name/Alias: inspired_being or Annie
Contact information: PM me and I’ll give you my email.
Best time to contact: Best not later than Sunday night or early Monday depending on your time zone. Say Monday 6pm AEST (Melbourne)
Rating you're willing to read up to: All
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: I'll work with most pairing, though I avoid Uther pairings.
What you will NOT read: I mostly avoid m-preg and the usual yucky kinks
Comments? I use ‘track changes’ in MS Word so you can accept/reject. I’m great for SPaG, culling, flow and characterisation. I’ll be happy to work on ideas with you as well.
digthewriterdigthewriter on October 2nd, 2013 03:25 pm (UTC)
Name/Alias: digthewriter
Contact information: PM me for my email address
Best time to contact: ANY
Rating you're willing to read up to: Up to R
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Merlin/Arthur only or "solo" characters. Like Just Merlin or Just Morgana...etc.
What you will NOT read: Higher than PG HET
Comments? I need two days at least for a 1000 word drabble. The shorter the drabble, the faster the turnaround time.
witty_teacupwitty_teacup on November 25th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Name/Alias: Witty_Teacup (Witty, Teacup, any variation of that name)
Contact information: PM or Email (unseenvisibility@gmail.com)
Best time to contact: Any day is fine
Rating you're willing to read up to: PG-13 (I'll read higher on occasion. Ask me about it, and I might surprise you.)
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: I'm pretty cool with most pairings/genres.
What you will NOT read: Mpreg, RPF, Serious gore (I'm talking ripping out organs and strangling people with them, scooping out eyeballs and putting hands into blenders, not just a lot of blood or violence)
Comments? I'm a pretty fast beta, to be honest. I can probably get edits back to you within an hour, maybe less depending on the length of your work. I typically look for spelling/grammar and anything that sounds a little awkward. If you'd like suggestions on what to change or anything that's not writing mechanics, let me know!

Edited at 2013-11-25 02:02 am (UTC)
brunettepetbrunettepet on December 15th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
Name/Alias: Brunettepet
Contact information: Brunettepet@gmail.com
Best time to contact: I live in Texas, so central time USA between 9 AM and 6 PM (the mister's work hours).
Rating you're willing to read up to: NC-17
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/pretty much anyone, Arthur/pretty much anyone. I prefer Arthur/Merlin, though
What you will NOT read: Incest, infidelity makes me queasy and bloodplay does, too, torture for pleasure, and scat
Comments? I'll check for spelling, grammar, continuity, punctuation and I'll help with flow.
BottledGrace: Misc: Fucked-Up Girlbottledgrace on February 9th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
Name/Alias: Reanna (bottledgrace)
Contact information: PM me!
Best time to contact: Anytime is fine, but try to give me 24 hours before you need it back.
Rating you're willing to read up to: NC-17
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Anything :)
What you will NOT read: noncon, RPF, incest, fetish gore, extreme torture, a lot of really ooc crying makes me really uncomfortable
Comments? I do SPaG, continuity, style, tone, characterization, and suggestions. Mix and match what you want me to do and let me know, okay? I can do as little or as much as you want.

(edit: messed up a tag!)

Edited at 2014-02-09 01:41 am (UTC)
waywardhalos on November 7th, 2015 06:37 pm (UTC)
Name/Alias: Waywardhalos
Contact information: waywardhalos@gmail.com
Best time to contact: any time
Rating you're willing to read up to: I'm good with any rating
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Anyone EXCEPT Arthur/Morgana, or characters Uther's age and older/characters Arthur's age and younger
What you will NOT read: bad endings, major character death
Comments? SPaG is my default editing, but I may make suggestions regarding awkward-sounding word and phrase choices, so you can specify whether you'd welcome this or would rather not deal with it
Schweetheartschweet_heart on July 17th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
Name/Alias: schweet_heart
Contact information: PM me or email underthenameof AT gmail DOT com.
Best time to contact: Whenever - I'm in NZ though, which means I might not be online when you are, so best to give me at least a day or two before the deadline where possible.
Rating you're willing to read up to: NC-17.
Pairings/Genre you're willing to look over: Most of them, I think, although as far as pairings go I'm partial to Arthur/Merlin. As long as it doesn't hit one of my squicks I'm pretty open to possibilities.
What you will NOT read: M-preg, sexual violence (abuse, non-con, etc.), age-play, underage sex, incest, D/s dynamics, alpha/beta/omega dynamics, extreme gore, scat, watersports. Basically if it involves unequal power dynamics or unusual bodily fluids, I'm out.
Comments? I do SPaG mostly, but I also tend to leave comments about plot/characterisation and occasionally suggest rewrites or revisions. I'm happy to bounce around ideas with you or just chat about the story in general if you get stuck. I have some background in Old English and Latin so can help with those if necessary, and have a working basic knowledge of the UK legal system if anyone needs help with that kind of detail as well. I'm not British but in NZ we have fairly similar spelling/vocab so I can do minor Brit-picking too.