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galfridian ([personal profile] galfridian) wrote in [community profile] crossovering2017-08-02 02:52 pm
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2017 Beta Readers Post

Expect your assignments to arrive within the next ten minutes or so.

For now, let's open this year's beta readers 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.

Looking for a beta but none of the volunteers have listed your fandom(s)? You can leave an anonymous comment here listing the fandoms you need help with. Do not reveal other details of your 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.
isis: (snarky)

[personal profile] isis 2017-08-03 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I am [ profile] Isis, and you can contact me by DW PM or by email My beta procedure is to read through the fic and flag everything that sticks out to me, whether good or bad; this encompasses spelling, grammar, typos, repeated or omitted words, confusing bits, amazing bits, awkward phrasing, gorgeous phrasing, plot holes, and basically anything else that catches my eye. I am relatively tolerant of characterization if it seems consistent, so if you're particularly concerned about characterization, let me know. Fandoms marked with an asterisk are ones I last read/watched some time ago and probably don't remember well enough to canon-pick or evaluate characterization.

Turnaround varies depending on length, but will likely be in the 2-5 days range. I will be unavailable August 29-22 and September 19-25. No restrictions on content. I speak American English but am fine with British English, though I may not notice Americanisms, so don't ask me to Britpick.

Blue Castle
David Blaize
Dragonriders of Pern*
Dresden Files* (have only read first 4 books)
Fairy Tales
The Goblin Emperor
Greek and Roman mythology
Harry Potter
The Hobbit (book and movies)
Hunger Games (books and movies)
The Invisible Library
The Lord of the Rings (books and movies)
Old Kingdom
Percy Jackson
Pride and Prejudice
Raven Cycle
Rivers of London
A Song of Ice and Fire
Avatar: TLA*
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
James Bond*
Master and Commander
The Wizard of Oz*
You've Got Mail*
Battlestar Galactica*
Black Sails
due South
The Expanse
Game of Thrones (have not yet seen this season)
The Man in the High Castle
Stargate Atlantis*
The Tudors*
The Witcher (third game and dlcs only)
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[personal profile] isis 2017-08-03 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
PS mods, you have the 2016 tag set linked. This year's tag set is
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[personal profile] morbane 2017-08-09 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)

Please contact me at My turn-around time varies: at least 2 days, but up to 1 day per 1k. I will be frequently online throughout the creation period, so I should be able to tell you within 12 hours of receiving your request if I am able to fulfil the request or not.

I'm happy to offer comments on structure, worldbuilding, characterization, etc, or just spelling and grammar, or anything in between. I can also brainstorm, but it's not my strong suit and I'd prefer to do it by email rather than by chat.

I can't critique art.

Please let me know what kind of feedback you're looking for. By default, my procedure is similar to Isis'; I go through a document adding comments about flow, clarity, things that surprised me, things I particularly enjoyed, etc. I occasionally make Google suggestions or tracked changes for simple errors. I also write a summary of my thoughts before sending the document back.

Google docs, Microsoft Word, or Open/Libre Office are all possible.

Although I am happy to beta read fandoms I don't know, here's what I do know:

Very familiar with / can easily and quickly review:
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift (Music Video)
Black Jewels - Anne Bishop
Blue Castle - L. M. Montgomery
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Captain America (Movies)
Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV)
Deadpool (2016)
Die unendliche Geschichte | The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Dragonriders of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Emelan - Tamora Pierce
Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms
Frozen (2013)
Genghis Khan - Miike Snow (Music Video)
The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison
The Good Place (TV)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Interstella 5555
Kingsman (Movies)
Labyrinth (1986)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika | Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The Martian (2015)
Moana (2016)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Person of Interest (TV)
Push (2009)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Shoujo Kakumei Utena | Revolutionary Girl Utena
Smith of Wootton Major - J. R. R. Tolkien
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Tangled (2010)
Tomorrowland (2015)
Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Wonder Woman (2017)

Less familiar with but have some knowledge:
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Agent Carter (TV)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV)
Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter - Laurell K. Hamilton
Ash vs Evil Dead (TV)
Batman (Movies - Nolan)
Better Off Ted
Boston Legal
David Blaize - E. F. Benson
Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Dogma (1999)
Ender's Game - All Media Types
Eureka (TV)
The Expanse (TV)
The Faraway Tree - Enid Blyton
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Greek and Roman Mythology
Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Heroes (TV)
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Honor Harrington Series - David Weber
The Hunger Games (Movies)
Inception (2010)
James Bond (Craig movies)
Kung Fu Panda - All Media Types
Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey
A Little Princess (1995)
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Malory Towers - Enid Blyton
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Matrix (Movies)
Merry Gentry - Laurell K Hamilton
Mission: Impossible (Movies)
Monkey Island
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Main Video Game Series)
Pocket Monsters | Pokemon - All Media Types
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Sherlock (TV)
Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Star Wars Legends: Thrawn Trilogy - Timothy Zahn
Star Wars Original Trilogy
Tingleverse - Chuck Tingle
Titanic (1997)
Tortall - Tamora Pierce
Valdemar Series - Mercedes Lackey
Young Wizards - Diane Duane
Edited 2017-08-09 22:09 (UTC)
aurilly: (sayid/kate beach)

[personal profile] aurilly 2017-09-05 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
My email address is lj.aurilly at gmail. You can also PM me here at Dreamwidth.

I'm happy to read for whatever you need help with. Just let me know! My only dealbreakers are noncon and death of the fic's main characters. Depending on length, it could take between 2 and 6 days. I can work in Microsoft Word, Google docs, or Libre Office.

I'm happy to check SPAG, internal consistency and logic, etc. even if I don't know the fandom. However, here's a list of requested fandoms I do know:
Wonder Woman
Narnia (books and movies)
Star Wars Original Trilogy and Force Awakens
Indiana Jones
Game of Thrones (TV)
Pride & Prejudice
Back to the Future
Penny Dreadful