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weasleytook ([personal profile] weasleytook) wrote in [community profile] crossovering2016-08-05 04:37 pm
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2016 BETA READER POST

There is still plenty of time left in the writing period, but some of you may already be finished (or close to it), or you may just want to get a beta reader in place for when you do finish. So, if you need a beta reader or would like to volunteer services, please use this post!

While we do not require stories to have a beta reader, we strongly recommend it.

If you're volunteering as a beta, please comment here! Tell us:
  • Which fandoms you can work in (full list of Crossovering fandoms)

  • How to contact you: email, @Twitter, Tumblr, Skype, PM on LJ/DW, etc.

  • If you're offering SPAG, worldbuilding, character, or plot help ... or all four!

  • An estimate of what your turnaround time is

  • Your dealbreakers, aka what you won't beta, e.g., violence, non-con, cheating, mushrooms, talking animals, etc.


If you're looking for a beta, you can leave an anonymous comment here listing the fandoms you need help with. DO NOT REVEAL YOUR INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT.

Anonymous comments will be unscreened and can be replied to by beta volunteers with their contact info.

If you're looking for a beta and are worried about revealing your assignment, you can email the mods and we'll act as go-between on your behalf.

We hope everyone is enjoying the writing process so far, but if you need any assistance, feel free to comment here or e-mail us and we'll do what we can.
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[personal profile] htbthomas 2016-08-06 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
Fandoms I can work in:
Agent Carter
Alias
Arrow
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Back to the Future (Movies)
Being Human (US/Canada)
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Daredevil
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Firefly
Forever
Galavant
Golden Girls
Indiana Jones series
iZombie
Jessica Jones
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Killjoys
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Leverage
The Librarians
Limitless
The Listener
Lost Girl
The Man from UNCLE (2015)
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Merlin
The Middleman
Miraculous Ladybug
Orange is the New Black
Pacific Rim (2013)
Parks and Recreation
Person of Interest
Preacher
Push (2009)
Pushing Daisies
Psych
Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater
Sense8
Spy
Star Wars - All Media Types
Supergirl
Tangled
Veronica Mars - All Media Types
Wynonna Earp
Zootopia (2016)

Contact: PM on Dreamwidth/Livejournal/Tumblr - all htbthomas

Offering: SPAG, character, plot

Turnaround: 1-3 days

Dealbreakers: None
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Offer

[personal profile] morbane 2016-08-06 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
I'm "Morbane" at both AO3 and at gmail - email is preferred.

I am happy to beta for SPAG / flow / general sense in fandoms I don't know. However, my canon familiarity is as follows:

Pretty familiar:
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Black Jewels - Anne Bishop
Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV)
Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms
Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Labyrinth (1986)
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika | Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Person of Interest (TV)
Push (2009)
Tangled (2010)
Tomorrowland (2015)

Vague / some familiarity:
Agent Carter (TV)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) - season 1 only
Animorphs - Katherine A. Applegate - some books only
Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Boston Legal
Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Discworld - Terry Pratchett - some books only
Doctor Who & Related Fandoms - Doctors 9-11(incomplete) only
Ender Series - Orson Scott Card
Firefly
Greek and Roman Mythology
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Howl's Moving Castle - All Media Types - movie & book 1
The Martian - All Media Types - movie only
Marvel Cinematic Universe - haven't seen Dark World or Hulk
The Middleman (TV)
Paprika (2006)
Pocket Monsters | Pokemon - All Media Types - early games/movies/anime only
Sherlock (TV)
Smith of Wootton Major - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Social Network (2010)
Star Wars - All Media Types - Episodes IV, V, VI, VII only
Supernatural - up to season 8
Young Wizards - Diane Duane - some books only


Turnaround time: Please estimate at least 1 day per 2k, though I may be faster depending how I'm going with other commitments. I probably won't be able to help with any story above 15k unless you want only the lightest of checks. I will not be able to look at any new stories after September 20, due to Yuletide.

I will beta any subjects/themes, but I appreciate getting a heads-up about uncomfortable content, such as infidelity or torture, and especially, graphic violence involving hands.

I'm most comfortable working in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, but I can be flexible if there's another format you prefer.
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[personal profile] lirin_lirilla 2016-08-07 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandoms:
Agent Carter (TV) haven't finished 2nd season, but can do so if needed
Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Hamilton - Miranda
Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
The Hobbit - All Media Types
Indiana Jones Series
Jurassic Park (Movies)
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Marvel Cinematic Universe haven't seen Incredible Hulk & Iron Man 1-3
Mission: Impossible (Movies) haven't seen the 3rd one
National Treasure (Movies)
Now You See Me (Movies)
Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Sherlock (TV)
Star Wars - All Media Types
Tangled (2010)
Tomorrowland (2015)
X-Men (Original Timeline Movies)

Additional fandoms, for which you'll need to allow extra time for me to review canon if you need more than I-read-it-several-years-ago familiarity:
Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Ender Series - Orson Scott Card
Firefly
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Leverage have only seen the first few episodes
The Martian - All Media Types have only seen the movie
The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien
Star Trek: The Original Series

I'm also willing to look at stories where I'm familiar with some but not all of the fandoms, in case you can't find anybody who's betaing both/all of the fandoms you're writing.

Email me: lirin.lirilla AT gmail

Offering: Pretty much anything! Just tell me which things you're looking for assistance with. (I particularly enjoy nitpicking phrasing and flow.)

Turnaround time: I don't want to guarantee less than 4 days due to unpredictable health issues, but I may very well be able to turnaround much faster, even within 24-36 hours. Just ask!

Dealbreakers: Sorry, I don't beta sexual content. (This isn't totally hard and fast. If it's in a small section you don't mind me skipping or otherwise minor, that would probably be okay.)
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[personal profile] seal_nonnie 2016-08-07 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandoms: Fullmetal Alchemist (only familiar with Brotherhood/manga), Discworld, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, A Song of Ice and Fire, Avatar: the Last Airbender, RWBY, Steven Universe, Numb3rs
Contact: email me at bakingfiasco@gmail.com
Offering: SPAG and worldbuilding
Turnaround time: around a day right now, but will probably go down after August 22nd; I'm unsure how much it will go down, but there's a significant chance that I'll only be able to read and edit for significant lengths of time on the weekends.
Dealbreakers: Explicit sex, torture, gorey violence
Edited 2016-08-07 15:49 (UTC)

[identity profile] meatball42.livejournal.com 2016-08-07 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandoms:
Agents of Shield (up to end of S2)
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Doctor Who and Related Fandoms
Kingsman
Leverage
MCU
Merlin
Miraculous Ladybug
NCIS
Sense8
Star Wars Original Trilogy or Ep VII
Supernatural
Torchwood

How to contact you: Email me at booksmart1@msn.com with your current wordcount and fandoms.

Offering: SPaG is second nature to me, though I'd ask you not to send without doing a basic Word Doc spellcheck. What I can offer for characterization will vary by fandom and the characters you chose, but I did only pick fandoms where I have seen most or all of the canon and generally have a strong grasp on things. I'm good at sentence and paragraph flow, pacing, basically being nitpicky (though I will turn this up or down as requested :)

Turnaround: Will vary based on length, when you email me, and how much work the story needs.

Dealbreakers: I won't beta long torture or rape scenes without H/C, or long psychological violence.
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[personal profile] aurilly 2016-08-07 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandoms: I'm happy to read about fandoms I don't know, but if you're looking for canon or characterization checks, I am familiar with the following: Narnia, Fairy Tales, Craig Bond movies, Pride & Prejudice, Back to the Future, Inception, Indiana Jones, MCU, Alias, Game of Thrones, Heroes, Lost, Sense8

How to contact you: lj.aurilly at gmail

Offering: Just let me know what you're looking for, whether it's SPAG or internal logic, or pacing/flow or characterization or American picking or...

Turnaround: Depends on my work schedule, but usually 3 days.

Dealbreakers: anything requiring an AO3 warning; txt files (I'm all about track changes and comments, Word is my favorite but Google docs is okay, too)
Edited 2016-08-07 22:35 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2016-08-11 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Fandoms I'm really familiar with:

Doctor Who (9, 11, 12)
Flo from the insurance commercials
The Big Bang Theory
Castle (though only up to the end of the 4th season)
due South
Firefly
Golden Girls
Leverage
The Librarians
Once Upon a Time
Quantum Leap

I am willing to beta for fandoms I'm not familiar with if you don't mind I won't be able to check for OOC.

Contact: Tanya@flickguy.com

Offering: Grammar's my thing, but I'll help you with whatever you need.

Turnaround Time: Usually a few days for a shorter fic. Longer for longer. I also won't be able to beta until after the first of September because I'm in the middle of a huge edit of a big bang story that's due at the end of the month.

Dealbreakers: Pretty much any kink you have to warn for, excessive violence, torture--especially of animals