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Title: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: aimsame on Mon, Jul 11, 2005, 07:03 AM
I vaugely remember something about where to find a good beta program for fan fics on the old board. Is there something that most of you guys use?If so would you be kind enough to share? Thanks




ETA:
Please visit this link (http://vindiesel.hu/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=255141#p255141) in the current thread to read about using Google Documents for a collaborative beta feature.
Thanks!
Elaine:)




ETA:
A Note to the Betas:

There have been a few posts about what it is to be a beta, about what's expected and what they are expected to do for you as a writer and to improve your storytelling skills. On top of all the great things that a beta reader will do for us, I'd like to add one more thing.

A beta reader should be well-versed on VX's Fanfic Rules. Sometimes when we're writing, it's very easy to get so carried away with with what we're doing that we may forget simple things like what makes up the mandatory header, where the line is between an 'R' rating and an 'NC17' rating, or that we may have crossed the line on age of consent for example. This is where having a beta poke you with a note or two before something is posted can really come in handy. So betas, take a moment to reacquaint yourself with VX's fanfic rules, here (http://www.vindiesel.hu/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2270).

Thanks,
Elaine:)
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Post by: Silsin on Fri, Jul 15, 2005, 03:54 AM
hmm I always use a living beta - JsV is 'betaing' my stuff...
Sil ;)
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Post by: aimsame on Fri, Jul 15, 2005, 06:11 AM
personal proofreader huh. Sounds like a plan.  :b Thanks!
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Post by: Jassiki on Sat, Jul 16, 2005, 06:49 PM
what are beta programs?
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Post by: riddickulously obsessed on Fri, Jul 22, 2005, 05:05 PM
yeah I was wondering the same thing.

-Ro
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Post by: toughbaby on Fri, Jul 22, 2005, 07:20 PM
Betas are people who read your fics and gives you helpful hints, and tells you what may be misspelled and out of place, or missing.



There is no system really. You simply ask someone to be your beta. I will make this thread into a beta thread. Where you come here, and can either say you want to be a beta or ask someone to be YOUR beta. Okay?

I am free to be a Beta if anyone needs some help and a proofreader!

Tasha
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Post by: riddickulously obsessed on Fri, Jul 22, 2005, 07:51 PM
Okay thanks!  I knew about a person being a beta, but it sounded like maybe there was some type of program out there that would scan your story.  It could never be as good as a live person though!

-Ro
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Post by: Jassiki on Sun, Jul 24, 2005, 04:28 AM
Quote from: "riddickulously obsessed"
Okay thanks!  I knew about a person being a beta, but it sounded like maybe there was some type of program out there that would scan your story.  It could never be as good as a live person though!

-Ro



thats what i was thinkin to..


Ya i will need a beta, once im finished with the first chapter (its a PB story)
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Post by: Sheila on Sun, Jul 24, 2005, 09:27 AM
Quote from: "Jassiki"
Quote from: "riddickulously obsessed"
Okay thanks!  I knew about a person being a beta, but it sounded like maybe there was some type of program out there that would scan your story.  It could never be as good as a live person though!

-Ro


thats what i was thinkin to..


Was thinking that too.  :laughter
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Post by: toughbaby on Mon, Jul 25, 2005, 03:44 PM
Nope, all you have to do is ask me, or someone you know to read over it, and tell you what you are missing. Send it through e-mail, they beta, and that is it.

Tasha
Title: Beta reader?
Post by: Gio on Mon, Aug 01, 2005, 03:37 AM
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Where you come here, and can either say you want to be a beta or ask someone to be YOUR beta.


Well, I'm definately in a need of one trustable... (No trust issues, heh heh...  :hit2 )

Anyway, my former reader told me that I was a petty little bitch (  :evillol ) and decided that he doesn't like me, so now I'm in a need of a new one.

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I am free to be a Beta if anyone needs some help and a proofreader!

Tasha


Tasha...?  :candle Please?
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Post by: toughbaby on Mon, Aug 01, 2005, 12:31 PM
Sure Gio, I will be your beta. Send me an e-mail and we will discuss it.


Tasha :)
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Post by: Rachel on Mon, Aug 08, 2005, 05:18 AM
If anybody is stuck for proof-reading, it is my job, so I'll be happy to help out :rule
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Post by: toughbaby on Mon, Aug 15, 2005, 12:46 AM
Thanks Rachel for your assistance!


 :write
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Post by: Reeba on Mon, Oct 03, 2005, 07:14 AM
Hello there,
I already sent toughbaby a PM, but maybe it's not a bad idea to ask here, too.
My native language is German, not English, so I am in need of a beta reader (as soon as my first chapter is finished). I'm writing the whole story in German and translating it afterwards, and I will see to not forcing anyone who's interested in proof-reading it into too much work, but still there may be some grave mistakes or funny sentences... just the way it is when you simply or mostly translate from one language into another (even with a 4 pound dictionary on your knees).
So I really would be very, very grateful for any kind of help :-)
Thanks to all of you,
greetz, Reeba
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Post by: Montgomery Burns 13 on Mon, Oct 03, 2005, 09:01 AM
Hi Reeba,

If you still need somebody to review your fanfic, PM me and I'll do it (unless it's a songfic, that is).
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Post by: Reeba on Mon, Oct 03, 2005, 09:12 AM
Hi Montgomery,
this is very nice, thanks for your offer:-) I sent you a PM.
Greetz, Reeba
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Post by: freekyjynx on Thu, Nov 24, 2005, 08:24 PM
Ok, I'm trying to get up the nerve to post my 1st ficcie... anyone interested lemme know... I have quite a few chapters so far... but it's at a stall right now b/c my hubby is off of work and I just find it hard to write when he's home, but after he's back to work (don't know when that'll be actually), I expect it to roll along again.

~Jynx
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Post by: DieselFan05 on Thu, Jan 19, 2006, 06:41 AM
OK PEOPLE PLEASE HELP I HAVE A NEW FIC POSTED
AND I NEED THE BETA ITS CALLED "UNDYING LOVE" AND "LIFE'S VERDICT"
THANK YOU
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Post by: ladylilith on Sun, Jan 29, 2006, 11:23 AM
Hi!
I'm trying to write a fanfic ... but is all in spanish , I'm translating to english, is very difficult and I wonder if any of you ( the english native speakers) can help me and be my beta reader- corrector- teacher- anything else ...

Thanks
Title: I will be a beta reader
Post by: angscott on Sun, Jan 29, 2006, 09:09 PM
If anyone is in need of a reader let me know I would like to help whoever needs it.

Thanks

Angie
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Post by: ladylilith on Tue, Feb 07, 2006, 12:26 PM
Hello, it's me again :lol
I'm writing a new fanfic, completely in English and I need a beta reader  of support, because I already have one. My English is not very good, that's why I hope that you could help me.
Thank you.
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Post by: beth913 on Tue, Feb 07, 2006, 07:48 PM
Ladylilith - do you have a reader yet?  I am a teacher by trade and would be happy to edit your work.  But since it would be my first editing, you may want to see if anyone else with more experience would do it, as well.
Title: Seeking a Beta Reader
Post by: beautifuldoglover on Mon, Feb 13, 2006, 01:21 AM
If someone has the time I could really use a Beta reader.  
Thanks...
christina
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Post by: sadie on Tue, Feb 14, 2006, 08:31 PM
I've never done this before, but I'd be more than happy to help anyone.  English is my first language, I'm good at picking up spelling and most grammatical errors...  I've helped others on editing and proofreading, but those were all school papers.....all nonfiction.  But I'd be happy to give opinions on storyline and flow.  And I won't of offended if you don't take my advice.  LOL.  Like I said, I've never been a "Beta" before, so you might need to help me along in the beginning!!! LOL !!!!  Just PM me.
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Post by: x-fuse on Sat, Mar 11, 2006, 08:26 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a beta for a few of my ongoing projects, someone who is strong in grammar since I'm not. I like some who can tell me when something stinks or doesn't work. Almost all the stuff I'm working on is R or NC-17. The rating is usually because of smut and/or violence. If anyone is interest they can let me know here or my e-mail (x_fuse@yahoo.ca) or my Yahoo IM (x_fuse).

Thanks X
Title: Help!
Post by: Bitten on Thu, Apr 13, 2006, 08:01 AM
I find that I am in need of an experienced beta reader. The story that I need help with is an original vampire fic, rated NC-17 for bondage. I am particularly having trouble with shifting the point of view between the two primary characters, as well as maintaining a consistent tense. In addition, I would like to discuss the overall structure of the story. I write slowly (because the Spy Chix take up all my time!) so I don't expect this project to be overwhelming for a beta.  If anyone is interested in helping, please send me a PM. Thanks!
Title: Help plz?
Post by: KimeraD on Mon, May 29, 2006, 05:16 PM
um is there anyone who can beta my fic for me? im really stuck and its driving me nuts. so if theres anytakers plz get back to me

~Z
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Post by: Bitten on Mon, May 29, 2006, 08:50 PM
There is a thread specifically for beta requests at the top of this forum. You might get more responses if you post there. :) I posted a request there a few weeks ago and I ended up with two very good beta readers. Good luck!

http://www.vindiesel.hu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=413&start=0
Title: Beta for hire? lol
Post by: KimeraD on Mon, May 29, 2006, 09:43 PM
um is there anyone who can beta my fic for me? im really stuck and its driving me nuts. I need on e fore my Riddick/OFC fic. It has a slight vampiric taste to it but i need help on the next chapter and further if i get snagged up again. I just want to make sure im flowing well with this fic and i've been so busy with making plans for summer, and courses for summer semester that i've just been running my self ragged. so if theres anytakers plz PM me.

~Z
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Post by: KimeraD on Mon, May 29, 2006, 09:44 PM
thx bitten
Title: hello?
Post by: KimeraD on Sat, Jun 03, 2006, 04:54 AM
are there no Betas available?

i seriously need one. plz?
Title: Need beta
Post by: Riddicks Raven on Sat, Jun 10, 2006, 03:41 PM
Hi guys. I'm gonna need a beta for On a Raven's Wing. It's 68 ch. with a epilouge. I need help with general gramer, finding plot holes I've missed, etc.

Any takers?

Rav
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Post by: phantom_angel on Wed, Jun 14, 2006, 12:35 AM
I'd be happy to trade services as a beta. I'm working a a fic right now. It's my first and I really need some help. Raven? Kimera?
Title: Available for beta (not the fish, the reading thing)
Post by: surchrds on Sun, Jun 18, 2006, 04:26 PM
Greetings all!
If anyone is in need of a beta reader I'd love to offer my services.  I'm not a "professional" proofreader/editor at this time but just because there's no paycheck involved doesn't mean I've lost the skills.

Regrettably, I don't check the boards frequently but you can always reach me via PM.

Thanks for the chance to help.
Su

 :ele

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the
difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
-- Mark Twain
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Post by: SR.Drift Angel on Wed, Jul 05, 2006, 04:56 AM
okay i need a beta reader i'm writing a fanfic and i just need a beta to tell me if the plot is right and tell me what do i have that is also wrong :)
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Post by: x-fuse on Sat, Nov 04, 2006, 06:16 PM
Hi, I'm still looking for a beta. It would be for a Riddick Game's fic and and few shorts, one Boiler room and two Fast and Furious.
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Post by: Yvy on Sun, Nov 05, 2006, 03:54 AM
Wow, so many people in need of a beta...

I am willing to offer myself as a beta reader or proof reader, whatever you want. I'm not experienced in it, but I've done it before for a friend of mine, mostly reading back school papers and such...

English is not my native language, but I was one of the best two in my class during my high school exams five years ago. I've always read english books, watch the movies without the subtitles, etc.. so I do a lot of things in english and grammer and spelling are my thing in pretty much every language I've ever learned, so if you want me to take on the job, feel free to PM me and I'll be glad to help you out!!

Yvonne
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Post by: MsMercury on Wed, Nov 29, 2006, 08:26 PM
I am going to be working part time soon instead of full time and if anyone needs a beta, i'd be happy to help out. Get in touch with me through pm.
Teri
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Post by: babydoll619 on Fri, Jan 19, 2007, 05:45 PM
okay i'm here...cuz well...i'm in need of a Beta for my new riddick fic....any takers??? please :D
Title: I'm no pro
Post by: DragonFry606 on Sat, Jan 20, 2007, 08:23 AM
But i can be avilable for someone to Beta. I have a little past experience with other past writers. Not the best at puctionation but nothing Word can't fix. :lolol
Title: Riddy Fic Needs Beta!
Post by: BeccaAnn on Tue, Jan 30, 2007, 10:07 AM
Everyone, I'd like to introduce . . . (drumroll please) BloodySoul!  
This enterprising new VXer has a Riddy fic that she would like proofed.  As I don't really have the time, I thought I'd bring it to your attention!
Contact BloodySoul or myself if interested!
Thanks dearies!
BeccaAnn
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Post by: dieselaction on Thu, Feb 08, 2007, 06:59 AM
I am here if anyone needs a beta. Contact me if you need any help!
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Post by: Angie on Sat, Feb 24, 2007, 06:32 AM
(I'm *so* not believing I'm really typing this, let alone send it off!)
Okay... so I *could* really need a beta for a TFATF fic.

*Long* chapters, *lots* of technical stuff, first chapter has *anything* but TFATF in it (sort of prologue to what will come in later chapters; but it's *long*...); probably *quite a lot* of waiting time for the next chapter(s) to be finished... plus, English is *not* my first language. I tend to make too many commas and *very* funny mistakes(I once confused 'temples' with 'sleeves' in a different story of a different fandom, as the word "Schlaefen" means "temples" in German and of course I *knew that*, but my head made 'sleeves' of it - so - I ended up having one character massaging another character's *sleeves*, not the temples...), which definitely need to be corrected.

You're *not* scared? Then you're definitely the right person for the job ;-)
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Post by: MsMercury on Thu, Mar 22, 2007, 10:29 PM
I'm available for beta reading. I'm strong in grammar and spelling. I'd love to help someone out. Email me.
Teri
Title: Still avilable
Post by: DragonFry606 on Fri, May 18, 2007, 01:34 PM
If someone needs a beta I'm here. My only request is that i don't care for slash so I'd rather not recieve it.
Otherwise drop me a line.
Fry :hit2
Title: Need a Beta!
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Tue, Jun 19, 2007, 01:43 PM
I need a beta that is open to anything, including SLASH.  

Only thing I'm a pain in the ass about is that I impatient  LOL.  I like to type it up and post it but I think perhaps it would be better if I had someone beta it for "tenses" and also , and stuff.  I'm confusing myself.     :lolol

you cam PM me here or email

jtlaus@nauticom.net
 

Thanks
Tracy
AKA Furyan Goddess
Title: HELLO
Post by: babydoll619 on Mon, Jul 09, 2007, 11:36 AM
I'm looking for a BETA for my dom fic, PREDICTABLE...i've already started it but i found some mistakes after i have already posted. so i would like some help, please. just email me at babyd_jess_sanch@yahoo.com.

i would really appreciate it :hugs
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Post by: queenbell on Thu, Jul 19, 2007, 12:11 PM
Looking for a betta reader for two stories. Both TF&TF .. both stories already started and started posting but could use some help. Will be more than happy to help anyone else out as a betta also. Either private message me or here is my e-mail addy...melissastull@peoplepc.com  

Thanks in advance.
Title: beta reader for slash stories
Post by: Tiberius on Sat, Jul 21, 2007, 03:14 AM
Is anyone interested in beta reading my Riddick stories (slash, NC-17 rated for sex and violence)?

English isn't my native language. I write my stories in german and translate them to english.
Your job would be to find language mistakes, such as bad grammar, false use of words, unusual word-order, punctuation etc.
If you want to get an idea how "bad" my english is, look here: http://www.vindiesel.hu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7473
That's how the texts I'll send you will look. This story hasn't been corrected for language other than a friend, whose native language isn't english too, pointing out a few misspelled words.

You don't have to read the stories for content, storyline, characterization etc., those things should already be straightened out by the time I translate my stories to post them here. :)
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Post by: Helen Page on Sat, Jul 21, 2007, 03:34 AM
I could help out with some beta reading if anyone's desperate.  I am NOT a professional proofreader but my English is good (should be I suppose, since I AM English!) and my grammar reasonable (went to grammar school but was never actually taught it!).  I am not overly critical and would be happy to point out spelling errors and alter the construction of sentences, etc. but I'm not strong on technical things so you'd have to bear with me on those and possibly explain them to me!  If I CAN help, feel free to PM or email me.
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Post by: photo_chick on Mon, Aug 27, 2007, 08:35 PM
I need a beta reader. I'm working on a fic with original characters. NC-17 m/f pairing.

Anyone interested? I'm halfway through the first draft and would love someone more helpful than who I have to give me feedie and notes.. etc.

PM me if anyone is interested.....
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Post by: Furyan Goddess on Fri, Aug 31, 2007, 10:19 AM
Need a beta for a chapter of Fate has one more Twist.  

Not to sound choosy but I think someone that knows and has read the story would be best.  This one, I'm unsure about.  I think it will lead to some interesting things but... :think it's very different.  

So, i"m looking for a beta and some input.  Thanks
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Post by: dynamite on Sun, Sep 02, 2007, 10:01 AM
I can help out with beta reading if anyone needs me. I write my own stories and essays I personally think my grammar and spelling is quite good. If anyone would llike my help you can PM. :)
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Post by: LouRose on Wed, Sep 26, 2007, 01:22 AM
I need a beta to read through a small story.
English is not my first language so need someone who can find the mistakes I make.

 :kiss
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Post by: Helen Page on Wed, Sep 26, 2007, 10:10 AM
I'm happy to do it LouRose - PM or email me if you don't get any other offers (my English is pretty good, taking into account that I AM English myself but I won't be miffed if you pick someone else!).
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Post by: Laquapics on Wed, Sep 26, 2007, 07:11 PM
I always have time to read a story and proof read before anyone else gets to see it lol
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Post by: LouRose on Wed, Sep 26, 2007, 11:37 PM
Hahah thanks so much Helen and Laqua. Means alot to me.
Rachel wrote me that she'd do it so already off my desk again lolol.
But if anything else comes up I'll make sure to keep you in mind.
Title: New fic starting
Post by: LouRose on Mon, Oct 01, 2007, 05:07 AM
Hey,

I'm writing on a new fic and I need a long term Beta reader who will be able to help me read it through.
I prefer someone who knows me and knows how I write.

But then again I suppose you all do, right? Lolol

Anyway thanks guys  :kiss
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Post by: Furyan Goddess on Mon, Oct 15, 2007, 07:08 AM
I need a beta for a new story I'm writing.. I don't want to bog LouRose down w/ it (unless you want it) cause I got her doing lots of other stuff.  

It's Riddick/OFC... NC-17 for sex and language

PM me of your interested.  I have over 11,000 words so far so it will be kinda long.  

FG
Title: Care to be my Beta?
Post by: NotAfraidOfTheDark on Sun, Oct 21, 2007, 12:40 AM
I'm in need of a Beta reader for my fic- It's Riddick, NC-17 The first couple chapters I have are PG-13 though, as I'm warming up to my smut :)

Anyone who'd be interested, I'd greatly appreciate it!
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Post by: MsMercury on Mon, Oct 22, 2007, 02:02 PM
Notafraidofthedark, I can help you out if you want.  

I will help out to beta anyone's work if they would like. I have a small list of my own stories in this general thread under the link "Attention writers!" (to post your own story links) if anyone would like to see my writing before they consider me for a beta.

Teri
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Post by: Rachel on Mon, Oct 29, 2007, 04:53 AM
Hi :)

And thanks
Rachel
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Post by: jobranham1964 on Wed, Oct 31, 2007, 02:09 PM
I'm doing a short FF fic and need a beta.  It will be rated G.  Anyone interested, please pm me.  I don't get online much evenings and weekends.
Thanks,
Jo
Title: Gonna need a beta for a
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Sat, Dec 22, 2007, 02:21 PM
Moonlight fic...

Anyone interested???  

I don't think it'll be that long... 10000 words maybe???  We'll see
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Post by: Helen Page on Sat, Dec 22, 2007, 09:43 PM
FG - as ever, am happy to help out and will PM you as well.  Just let me know.
Title: Needing a Beta Reader
Post by: highnessVaako on Fri, Dec 28, 2007, 10:22 PM
I know that its a little late but "you belong to me" has really spiraled out of control (I didn't think it would get this far.)  I need a beta reader to help me especially since it looks like somewhere down the line  there's going to be a sequel to all this.
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Post by: evilgrin on Fri, Dec 28, 2007, 10:27 PM
topics merged...
Elaine:)
Title: Beta Reader...
Post by: micheaux on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, 09:29 AM
:dream I'm looking for a beta reader to look at the first two chapters of my KAG story... to give me some pointers cos this is gonna be my "virgin fanfic" lol
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Post by: Montgomery Burns 13 on Thu, Jan 31, 2008, 12:02 PM
If you don't need the chapters back the same day, I could beta them for you... PM me if you're interested.
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Post by: LouRose on Tue, Feb 05, 2008, 01:31 PM
Alright then. Here we go.

I need help to a new story I'm writing.
Slash, NC17, all the usual ratings for my stories, lmao.

I'd be very grateful.  :kiss

Louise
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Post by: Rachel on Tue, Feb 05, 2008, 03:32 PM
I can beta for you Lou, just let me know if you want me to :)
Title: BETA Needed
Post by: kerridwenivy on Thu, Feb 14, 2008, 05:55 PM
I need someone to BETA the first Chapter of my story. Any volunteers?
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Post by: Helen Page on Thu, Feb 14, 2008, 07:30 PM
I can if you want, kerri.  Just email/PM me so I know what you need/want.
Title: Beta Needed
Post by: Yves317 on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 09:20 AM
my former beta is swamped my love to her... can anyone help :prayer  I'm writing a AMA fic
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Post by: Helen Page on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 10:25 AM
I'm willing to give it a go Yves, as long as you don't need it all done yesterday!
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Post by: Yves317 on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, 12:54 PM
Thanx, hun.  I have chapter 5 ready for beta, I'll send it to you and you can look at it a your leisure :hug
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Post by: Furyan Goddess on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, 01:44 PM
Need a beta for a new Taylor fic.  Looking for feedback as well as corrections.  It contains murder, death, blood, domestic violence and just normal violence.  I'm sure some sex there too, maybe.  It'll be rated NC-17.  

I've got the first chappie and a half done and I've got the concept for the rest, just need to type it up.

PM if your interested.
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Post by: Furyan Goddess on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, 11:36 AM
Really?? There's no one??? :(
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Post by: Helen Page on Wed, Mar 12, 2008, 11:57 AM
FG - I'm happy to give it a go as long as you don't need it yesterday (bit stressed at the moment!).
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Post by: princess_silence on Sun, Apr 06, 2008, 02:33 PM
Im a fanfic writing virgin seeking a good beta to help me become experienced!
Im in the middle of writing a KAG fic and need some feedback to help me get started.
Seeing as this is my first ever time writing anything since highschool (and that was a looooong time ago) this could prove to be challenging.

Anyone up for the challenge??
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Post by: nikitaclone on Wed, Apr 09, 2008, 07:15 PM
Howdy all!

I have need of an NCIS fan to beta my first fic in that fandom...  Any fans here that would like a read?

Nikita
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Post by: Furyan Goddess on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, 04:24 AM
I can check it over for you but like I said, I'm not the best w/ the technicals but I know the show.
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Post by: princess_silence on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, 01:53 PM
Still havent found a BETA for my KAG fic... can anyone help me out please???
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Post by: evilgrin on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, 01:55 PM
It's only been a few days, Princess (and weekends are often on the quieter side). Someone will see your post soon, have no worries :)
Elaine:)
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Post by: Hrefna on Fri, Apr 11, 2008, 02:16 PM
Princess Silence - I am also a fan fic virgin (in fact, I haven't written any fiction since a creative writing class in college many many eons ago), and I have never seen KAG *gasp!  VXers storm the castle wielding torches*, but I can make some time this weekend too look over anything you have.  My strengths are in spelling & grammar, but I can also be a stickler for facts & inconsistencies.  I can't make any promises about reviewing writing technique, but I may be able to help some.

If you want me to review something this weekend, drop me a PM note, and I'll PM back w/my email address.

~HiHo
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Muddie on Sun, May 18, 2008, 02:03 PM
For anyone who would like or who needs a Beta Reader I would like to extend my services. If interested simply PM me for my email addy and I can have it read and sent back to you usually in the same day. For anyone who already has current stories posted that they would like to have looked over and spelling, grammar, and general typos fixed I can also do that, send it back to you and you can edit your post to put it up.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: evilgrin on Sun, May 18, 2008, 02:05 PM
you're an angel, Muddie! :kiss
Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Muddie on Sun, May 18, 2008, 05:10 PM
I don't know... that damned halo is awful crooked and it keeps slipping all the time. I don't get it.  :evillol
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: evilgrin on Sun, May 18, 2008, 05:23 PM
duct tape works wonders :)
Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Goddess Strega on Mon, May 19, 2008, 10:03 PM
Ok I am looking for a BETA , sounding board, maybe co writer what ever.... I got lots of ideas and can't get them into type. Need help if anyone can spare the time.


Goddess Strega   :thankyou
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: kat5377 on Mon, May 26, 2008, 07:43 AM
I am looking for a beta reader for my fic Intrepid... If anyone would like to help me out that would be great. Thanks
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: silver on Mon, May 26, 2008, 10:05 PM
Goddess Strega--
I don't have much time myself, but for some reason had to answer you.
Maybe just batting ideas around, maybe tag-teaming...not sure what might work, but I'm feeling the need to stretch a bit.
I was going to reply to princess-silence for KAG, but H jumped in.

I'm willing & flexible, but busy (of course, like everybody)(...sounds like a dating survey!!)

let me know what's up

 :)
Title: BETA AVAILABLE
Post by: irishgoddess on Tue, May 27, 2008, 08:14 AM
Hey All,

Anyone needing a Beta, I am available. Be patient though sometimes I may not get back to you the same day, though I will try.

My grammar is kinda weak but I'm good with spelling. I excel with plot lines and flow. I can definately let you know if something works or not. AND I won't be offended if you don't take my advice. Now, even though my grammar is pretty weak compared to other Betas I'm sure, I can still do pretty good. Just finished a course in University where we reviewed/marked (without the grading part) 20 page papers of our classmates.

So I have experience! And, I don't care about the content. Slash, violence, blood guts and gore, torture, sex, bondage, light fluffy stuff, I can handle it all.

just pm me if you're interested
:popcorn
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: irishgoddess on Thu, May 29, 2008, 07:11 PM
I have a request for a Beta... It's for my TFATF fic When All Is Lost...

if interested please get in touch.

Irish
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Riddichic80 on Sat, May 31, 2008, 06:18 PM
I have a fic that I am working on that I would like to have beta-ed before I put it up on the board. I haven't written in a minute and I'm rusty so if someone could help me out it would be great.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: PunkyC on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, 01:45 PM
Beta volunteer reporting for duty ...  I'd be happy to help anyone in need.

I don't know what credentials are looked for (if any), but I can tell you that I have a degree in English literature & also have a background in journalism.  I've got a lot of writing under my belt, just not much of it is "creative."

I haven't posted on this site much (obviously), so no one here knows me from Adam.  Guess what I'm trying to say is that I can't offer any personal references.  I do lurk around a lot, and read quite a few fics.  I swear I'm going to start being better about leaving feedback! :embarrass

I've never beta'd before, but anyone who wants to take a chance on me can shoot me a PM.  Thanks!
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: dreamchaser211 on Sat, Jun 14, 2008, 01:17 PM
Hey everyone! I'm in need of a beta for a couple of fics that I'm working on. The fandoms range from KAG and PB to original stories. Any help would be great. I've been writing so much more now that I dont have to write 20 page term papers for class (funny how that happens, huh? :) ) Anyway, I'm rambling now lol.
If anyone is interested, PM or email me. Thanks!

*besos*
Danii
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: TheGuardioness on Sun, Jun 15, 2008, 11:31 AM
I know I've asked before, but.... my writing is terrible. really!
I would probably need a lot work.
Still, if anyone need a career in Beta reading, I'd welcome any and all  help!
Pm me please.
Thanks  :hugs
Title: Google Docs and Beta...
Post by: evilgrin on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, 09:04 AM
hi!

With so many people wanting beta readers (and others being interested in being betas) I thought some people might want to make use of a feature many of us on VX have been using for a little while now.

Would you like to have a way to have your document somewhere where several people can beta your document live? You can do this now through Google Docs. Your document is stored online, and you choose who has access to it (no one can see it unless you let them). That way, you and whoever betas for you can work on their own time, or you can have several people that will be able to help you at the same time.

This is something that the Collaborative and Virtual Pleasures Groups have already put into practice and it's come in very handy for us. Someone that may not have the time to become solely your beta may have the time to beta a few chapters and then someone else will pick up, and someone after that.

If you're already using Gmail, just hit the link in the top left of your screen, "documents", and take it from there. For those without Gmail, go here: http://docs.google.com/ (http://docs.google.com/) and take the steps from there.

Give it a try!
hat tip to Silver!

Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, 09:13 AM
Good thinking ladies :)  Look at me and Z.. .Never would have been able to do the story we're doing now w/o Gocs...
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Hrefna on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, 09:20 AM
I take it this works globally?  As in, US user can grant permission to an Aussie user, Canada to England, etc?

Sounds like a great idea!  Thanks for sharing, E! :rule
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: evilgrin on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, 09:24 AM
yep, it works everywhere, H
we get collaborators from all over the world. It really does make a difference. No gagillion emails back and forth, nothing getting lost, and it doesn't matter what time you're online. It's like getting to work on a Microsoft Word document with several people at the same time. Most of us, when we have a bunch of different people, state at the top what color we'll be using, and then that person does all their betaing or additions in that color so that it's easy to see who's done what. It's made beta reading so much easier.
Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: kat5377 on Sun, Jul 13, 2008, 08:48 PM
Ok so I need someone with the ability to write or co-write a chapter for my fic. I need someone who could write a section of a chapter that will have a high 'medical' content. Let me know if anyone can do this.


Thanks
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: jenhaley123 on Mon, Aug 25, 2008, 02:15 PM
i just signed up for g-docs and could really use some betas.  if you can help me please pm me with your email addy.  i can use all the help i can get!  thanks in advance chicas!
besos! :kiss
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Nafur15 on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, 12:17 PM
Okay... so here is the beginning of my fan fic.  Read it and let me know if you would like to beta for me.  Any help is appreciated.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10768 (http://vindiesel.hu/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10768)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: pattiglolt on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, 06:21 PM
I am willing to help beta.... I have helped FG.  

You can send me stuff at pattiglolt@gmail.com....

g docs is the best thing in the world

P.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: evilgrin on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, 06:31 PM
:kiss
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Mitheria on Wed, Sep 10, 2008, 05:32 AM
I'd be more than happy to help anyone beta.  I haven't done it before but I'm very strong in grammar and spelling.  The only thing I'd really need to be schooled in would be the processes each writer prefers.  But if you find yourself in need, I'm available :D
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Wed, Sep 10, 2008, 05:43 AM
Thanks, I'm sure someone will use you  :D
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: evilgrin on Wed, Sep 10, 2008, 06:52 AM
:kiss thanks you, Mitheria!
Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Mitheria on Wed, Sep 10, 2008, 05:55 PM
Heh... use me :P

I already have a gmail account so I'll be ready to go whenever anyone needs.  I haven't really made use of the docs feature yet but I'm sure it's not that difficult :D
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Mitheria on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, 06:29 PM
Ok, I have a couple of parts of a story done but I'm waffling back and forth about it.  I'm half tempted to just post it and see but I'd really like an opinion and a critical eye before I do so.  Would someone be willing to give it a read for me?
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: silver on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, 08:18 PM
Mitheria--
wanna send it to gdocs?  Is it really long?
I'm notoriously bad at being speedy on anything.
becktribe@excite.com (mailto:becktribe@excite.com) if that doesn't work.

Cooooool!
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Mitheria on Sat, Sep 13, 2008, 10:50 PM
Nah, it's not real long yet.  I only have the first couple parts done, it isn't finished yet but I wanted some feedback before I got too far into it.  I decided I have to re-work something real quick-like and then I'll put it up in google docs.  Probably tomorrow morning sometime.  And don't worry about being real quick, it'll give me time to keep working at it.  I really appreciate it :D
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Nafur15 on Mon, Sep 15, 2008, 06:21 AM
I offer my services to anyone who is in need of a beta.  I am usually fast and accurate and always open to new material.  I can check spelling, grammar, puntuation, and/or content, whatever you decide or ask for.  If anyone is interested, then just PM me and we can go from there.

Cheers
-N
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: DragonFry606 on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, 02:03 PM
Once again I'm avilable for Beta work, I'm not perfect but I'm pretty quick and dead honest. So you need it checked drop me a line and i'll get 'er goin'.
Later
Fry :rule
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, 07:01 PM
Love ya, Fry!  :hugs
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: evilgrin on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, 07:11 PM
yep, I'll second that, thanks Fry! :kiss
Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: DragonFry606 on Sun, Sep 21, 2008, 08:03 PM
Your welcome sweeties.
Anything to help, as long as its sporatic........ Like me!
 :lolol
Fry
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: princess_silence on Sun, Oct 12, 2008, 06:26 PM
Is anyone interested in betaing a little songfic? I decided to leave my comfort zone and do something different and I could really use some help.  If anyone's interested, PM me.. I'd be eternally greatful for an honest opinion on this one!!
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Fri, Oct 24, 2008, 03:04 PM
I'm writing a small, one shot, Dark Angel piece.  If anyone knows anything about the show, Alec in particular, and would like to beta, I'd be much obliged... I use Gdocs.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: camobeer on Fri, Feb 06, 2009, 08:37 PM
I could really use a beta reader for my kag fic. if anyone has any free time and is interested please let me know by sendin me a pm or replyin in this thread. thank you so much.
stacy
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: paulmtk on Tue, Feb 17, 2009, 11:35 AM
I have never beta'd before, but would give it a shot.  

I just signed up for gdocs or feel free to email at paulmtk@hotmail.com
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Wed, Mar 04, 2009, 04:38 AM
Anyone looking for beta work?  I'm in need of a steady, reliable beta. I'm looking for spelling and errors and perhaps someone to bounce ideas off from time to time. I use Gdocs and I write not only Vin but Supernatural, K-Ville and a few others but those are the biggies at the moment.  

My email addy is FuryanGoddess@gmail.com

Thanks
Tracy
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: noise_chick on Wed, Mar 18, 2009, 10:47 PM
I'm gonna need a beta in the next few days for chapter 12 of "Home."
I've posted through, uh... chapter 8 or 9 on the boards. Or you can read through chapter 11 here.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4866764/1/Home (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4866764/1/Home)
Mainly, I just have problems with run-on sentances and overuse of commas.
Maybe someone to slap me when I go on too long...
Story is mostly plotted, just need someone who might be able to help me from point A to point B.
I have perhaps one more big smut scene in the lot of it, the rest is plot.
PM me if you've got the time and inclination.
Lay out your terms.
-Nic
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: riddicksbaby2 on Mon, Apr 06, 2009, 04:06 AM
Hey guys

I'm looking for a beta reader, i already have a gmail account spattison5@gogglemail.com.  i was working with evalina's obsession but she has been really busy and i didnt want to bug her with my writing problems, but from the help shes already given me i have a start to the story :D  i gotta warn you all though my writing is terrible lol so i need all the help i can get :D

thanks

sam
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: CandyGyrl on Tue, Apr 28, 2009, 04:27 PM
Hi! I"m Candice. I would really love a Beta Reader to proofread my stories before I post them. It would really help a lot. So if anyone wants to be my Beta, you can contact me via PM and we'll go for there. Thanks.  :)
Title:
Post by: evilgrin on Tue, May 05, 2009, 07:45 AM
A Note to the Betas:

There have been a few posts about what it is to be a beta, about what's expected and what they are expected to do for you as a writer and to improve your storytelling skills. On top of all the great things that a beta reader will do for us, I'd like to add one more thing.

A beta reader should be well-versed on VX's Fanfic Rules. Sometimes when we're writing, it's very easy to get so carried away with with what we're doing that we may forget simple things like what makes up the mandatory header, where the line is between an 'R' rating and an 'NC17' rating, or that we may have crossed the line on age of consent for example. This is where having a beta poke you with a note or two before something is posted can really come in handy. So betas, take a moment to reacquaint yourself with VX's fanfic rules, here (http://www.vindiesel.hu/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2270).

Thanks,
Elaine:)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: babzzee on Wed, Aug 26, 2009, 02:13 PM
I need a beta reader mine is a small problem i have missing caps and punctuations .
this is all due to dyslexia and bad teachers. so if so one could help me out that would be great. i can be e-mailed at
babs_chick_03@yahoo.com

thankyou for your time bye
babzzee
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Tue, Dec 08, 2009, 07:40 AM
I am looking for an additional beta reader for my Star Trek 2009 fic. Furyan Goddess is beta reading for me (thanks FG!), and I'd like to get another set of eyes too. I want to be sure my plot and character development make sense to someone who hasn't already spent hours helping me plan it (like FG has). I won't ask you to look at it until the spelling/grammar/punctuation is correct, so you don't need to worry about wasting your time with that tedious stuff (assuming you don't think the story itself is tedious...)  :)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: DragonFry606 on Sun, Jan 24, 2010, 07:49 AM
I'm still available to Beta if anyone needs one. I'm not the greatest but i do find spelling errors and weird mistakes in other people's work quite easily. My own, not so much.
About the only think I'm not real big on is anything to do with rape. So please none of that. Anything else if fair game and I'd be happy to help out.
If english is not your first language please let me know up front so i can add that as a consideration in your work.
Please feel free to use me, and i stop by here about every other day for a glance at the site. Hardly ever in chat any more.
Fry ;D
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: blkvixon on Wed, Mar 10, 2010, 08:42 AM
hello...

I am blkvixon and I am new to writing stories. I  have the beginning started but I think I need someone to go over my work. I am not sure how to do this ....I'm such a newbie..lol COuld you beta read for me? There is no rape in the content that I will sent to you.. I can be reached here.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: noise_chick on Wed, Mar 17, 2010, 12:40 AM
lalala ... of course, not working on my ongoing fics... but if anyone had any knowledge of Hindu religion, or more specifically... Kali,  I'd love a beta on a oneshot  Riddick fic I'm considering posting.
(it isn't done yet)
PM me if you're interested
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Cyren on Tue, Aug 03, 2010, 04:27 AM
Hello :) I need a Beta for a Twilight fic...it is post Breaking Dawn. I don't want to post it till I've finished it so it will be a while before its on here. I'd like someone who is familiar with the genre...sparkly vampires and all :)

Oh...its mainly grammar and spelling errors I've over looked.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: AM Gray on Tue, Aug 03, 2010, 02:37 PM
Cyren

i could have a look for you - i know the genre and i hate spelling mistakes - i wont turn your aus-speak into american either - lol
MTR
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Wed, Aug 04, 2010, 09:38 AM
Quote
i wont turn your aus-speak into american either

 
I will! Unless you ask me not to! :D

Just a general note, when you ask someone to beta for you, you should be clear about what you want from them. Many beta readers utilize standard English, rather than any regional dialect. If you want your native tongue to remain true, just tell your beta reader that and they will most likely oblige. :)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: CandyGyrl on Wed, Sep 08, 2010, 01:19 AM
I haven't updated my story for a year and a half and I'm working on it again. I would very much appreciate a beta reader. My story is "Half-Crazy".
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: ban sidhe on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 06:09 AM
Put it on googledocs. and add me as an editor,candy.

Be happy to help.  Pm me and I'll give you my e-mail.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Sun, Oct 17, 2010, 08:22 AM
I need help with a few paragraphs containing Spanish words, and English spoken with a strong Spanish accent. I don't think it will require much time. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. :)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: trickerati0n on Thu, Feb 10, 2011, 04:35 PM
I need help with a few paragraphs containing Spanish words, and English spoken with a strong Spanish accent. I don't think it will require much time. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. :)

B: is you still need help with the Spanish, I'll be happy to help!!!

And I need a beta for my very first fanfic, about Supernatural.  If you're interested, please let me know... oh!  And you must know a lot, and I mean, a LOT about the SN universe... thanks
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Fri, Feb 11, 2011, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the offer, Trick, but Silke already took care of my questions. I did send you a note about Supernatural betaing...I'd be happy to help with that, if you still need someone. :D
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Wifey on Sat, Feb 12, 2011, 08:58 AM
Hey Cyren if you still need someone to help Beta your Twilight fic, I would mind helping too. just either email me the google doc.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: trickerati0n on Sun, Feb 13, 2011, 05:16 PM
Thanks B!!! 
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: trickerati0n on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, 03:05 PM
I need a beta for a Supernatural fic... anyone?!?!?  Please?? :)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Mindy on Sat, Apr 30, 2011, 05:51 PM
I have some dedicated writing experience since my first fic with VX Did some English 101 and writing classes.  I can help please send me a message if you need a beta reader.  :)  I will do the best i can and help give you some ideas :)  Please send me a message here on VX and i will hand ya over my E-mail!!!!!!!   :) 
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: princess_silence on Fri, May 20, 2011, 04:10 AM
Have finally started writing again and would love a beta for a new little femslash fic with all original characters.. definitely no vin charries in there anywhere. Will be some m/m slash involved as well later on down the track. If anyone is interested, PM me please :)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Dottyluv22 on Wed, Jun 01, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm new to this so Can of you help with beta reading my fast and furious fic and helping me post it up here? I have done a drift version on fanfiction.net and really would love to put up here. Thanks {Dottyluv22}
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Dottyluv22 on Sat, Aug 13, 2011, 04:30 PM
HELLO EVERYONE!.... okay so I have been on her for maybe a year or close and FINALLY DECIDED to be a writer here since I've been only reviewing so I am look for a beta bc I have grammar issues etc and sometime have writers block so I need a special someone is willing to help I also would rather a non nazi type person bc I am not the type that does well with rough people- I guess I'm really sensitive since I am a year into public writing. I have to stories on ff.net and want them on here so if your up for the job PM me please. Thanks.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Dottyluv22 on Mon, Jan 09, 2012, 08:24 PM
Okay I'm back asking for help since I lost yet again another BETA reader on Ff.net.i am starting to lose faith in writing bc of now my third beta flaking out on me. ANY TAKERS?!....
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: ban sidhe on Fri, Jan 13, 2012, 01:17 PM
sure hun, i offered before if you remember.

ban
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Dottyluv22 on Fri, Jan 13, 2012, 04:11 PM
I actually don't.lol bad memory.lol so pm on fb then when your free so I can send you the story. THANKS ALOT!.....
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: chriscent on Mon, Apr 09, 2012, 12:53 PM
Hey, I've poked my head out from under my rock and RIDDICK GOT IN!!  So I've been working on it a bit.  No title, and no ending.  Wondering if there's a beta that can poke around at my ficcy.  Not even divided into chappies yet.  I'm at about 15k words with maybe 1-2k more to write.

Thanks in advance.

Chriscent
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: ban sidhe on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, 09:16 AM
 ;D  Be happy to, sweetie!  Just let me know... love reading about the big guy!
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Jack on Sun, Oct 21, 2012, 04:28 PM
Hello wonderful writers and beta readers of VX! I'm currently writing a Taylor/Dexter crossover fiction (currently untitled) and am looking for someone to beta! Please respond either here or through PM if you prefer :) Thanks!
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Mon, Apr 01, 2013, 04:31 AM
Hello all!  I'm thinking about resurrecting my old Star Trek 2009 fic, and if I do, I'll need a beta reader. My old betas have retired!

I was posting this story 3 years ago. I did not intend to quit writing, but real life got in the way and I never got back into the story. I have 10 chapters posted so far. I expect to have another 10-15 chapters before it is finished. I am posting it here and at fanfiction.net. Once it is completed, I plan to post it at several of the Trek fic sites as well. I got excited about completing the story recently because I've received several notes from readers at fanfiction.net. I imagine that people are interested again because the next Trek movie is coming out in about 6 weeks. If possible, I would LOVE to have this story finished in time for the premiere of the next movie, though that might be wishful thinking on my part.

The story pairing is Kirk/OFC. No slash. I'm a stickler for the Trek canon, so I try to be as accurate as possible with any references to Starfleet, the Enterprise, or anything else that is documented from the Trek universe. I'm hoping to find a beta that knows at least a little about Star Trek, both the 2009 movie and TOS. I also hope my beta can help me ensure the plot makes sense, and that I'm not stretching logic too far in creating the crux of the story. Sometimes I'm a bit long-winded, as you can tell from this very post! *lol*

If you are interested, please PM me. Thanks!!

Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: ban sidhe on Mon, Apr 01, 2013, 05:06 AM
I'd love to, sweetie.  I grew up on the original series and loved it!
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Bitten on Mon, Apr 01, 2013, 02:33 PM
Great! Thanks! I'll invite you to the google doc as soon as I get it set up. :)
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: ban sidhe on Tue, Apr 02, 2013, 02:40 PM
 :-*
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: noise_chick on Mon, May 20, 2013, 11:41 AM
Hmm... this isn't a request for a beta so much as a co-author.
I have a Riddick fic I started, but got stuck on two major plot points... I let it sit for a year (or two), and nothing has untied the knots in my head.

Basic outline is post TCOR, slightly AU in two respects: Kyra's not dead, and Riddick said something to her during the infamous Crematoria re-acquaintance scene - one line really - that utterly sends their relationship spiraling down another path (though NOT romantic thankyouverymuch.)

The story is told from the perspective of a female merc captain. It's gritty, unapologetic and bloody - and paints Riddick how the merc corps would see him. I kinda want to tease out the sociopathic bad-boy romance aspect of his personality - especially given how "Riddick" is going to end - if it stays true to the script. (So it helps if you've read it.)

I have most of the first chapter written (from when I first got the idea) - and I can clarify what I'm doing after that - I just don't want to spoiler it, since I hope to post it here one day.
PM me if you're interested.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: ban sidhe on Mon, May 20, 2013, 12:02 PM
sounds intriguing.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: shadowofdeath on Tue, May 28, 2013, 08:41 AM
Hey everyone, I don't know if this is the right place to ask for a beta, but the title of this place said: Beta readers needed.
So anyways, I need some help with my story. It's a slight crossover story of Riddick and Blade. Unfortunately, I've been writing it for a while now alone and when I reread it myself, I found that I've been making all of my characters OOC. I was trying to make Riddick and Blade more animalistic and darker in my story but instead made them into two giant softies. As if that's not enough, I also made my OFC(Luna) OOC. She is supposed to be someone who was a bit of a smartass, but after talking this over with Ban Sidhe(thanks for the tips girlie) she told me that wouldn't be a good idea with her type of background. So now I decided to make her a girl who has a bit of self-esteem issues. I don't know how someone like that acts. But anyways, if there is a beta around here who can and will help me, I'm all open for it. The rest of the information I will give after accepting ya. ^_^

Thanks anyways for just reading this and I apologize on beforehand if this was the wrong place to ask that.
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: shadowofdeath on Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 10:46 AM
Hey Everyone, I know it's been a long time since I came here but I cannot hold it in any longer;


I NEED a BETA for my Two for One story, pronto!


This story has been laying around gathering dust for way too long. I couldn't continue with my story because of issues from both my side as well as Bannie's side.


*sighs* I really don't wanna do this because she was fucking awesome to the 'T'. But I can't leave the story hanging any longer. (It's been laid off for over a year now and I can only update chapters that I've already written but I'm running on empty on them)


Therefore, I'm sending out this message to any and all who read this:

If anyone has time (a good lot of it), is good in betaing (meaning both the grammar and giving ideas) and keeping me in line so I don't push the characters to the back row or make them too OOC, I'm all ears... Oh! And that you aren't afraid to write a good juicy lemon without fainting from an overload of hormones XD :evillol
And of course doesn't mind making Riddick and Blade darker (in other words; as they are now in the story but will grow darker and slightly more animalistic in the next chapters) than they originally are (Gives, for a good story, ne?) ;P


Ahem, anyway, I am also hoping for a beta who dares nag around my head to keep me from abandoning my story. If there is ANYONE OUT THERE THAT MATCHES ALL OR AT LEAST MOST OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS FOR A BETA, JUST MESSAGE ME AND WE CAN HAVE A GOOD TALK ABOUT IT :D


Sincerely, Shadowoftheblackdeat


ps. the story I'm talking about is a story I posted a few chapters off on this site but when I could barely get my chapters uploaded anymore, I continued them on fanfiction.net since that site is where I go to the most. Though there are little to no people there that know how to write a good Riddick story or a very juicy lemon. Most either do one or the other, but they mostly make Riddick in a huge teddybear and in my story... well, he isn't. :devil2
Title: Re: BETA READERS NEEDED
Post by: Montgomery Burns 13 on Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 01:10 PM
Good luck with your story! :hugs