Posted 02 Jun 08
Alright, so I'm hearing that the people want a master list of betas that they can choose from. (It's always less frightening than asking personally.) Besides, I'm good at masterlists.
beta - n. someone who reads stuff and tells you why it sucks. Or, a very nice helpful editor.
Comment here if you'd be willing to beta an author's story/stories. Try and answer these questions:
How intense of a beta are you? Are you willing to give tips on completely rewriting a story, plot/character development, and such? Or are you just here for grammar and spelling?
What lengths of fic can you beta? This follows along with the first question. Some people are up for betaing hundred-thousand-word fics. (That's insanity at its best.) Some people can't do anything over a thousand. Take your stance.
What do you hate to read? Can you just absolutely not read slash, or non-canon, or AU? (Shame, shame on you. Hehe.) Or are you just unable to stomach the thought of Edward/Bella? What about tenses? I mean, some people hate second person. Tell us that.
What do you love to read? Anything in particular is fine. Tell us your favorite ships, favorite storylines (for example, you might have a weakness for human!Edward, that sort of thing), and favorite story types. (My favorite are short character studies, as opposed to long plotlines, etc.)
How can we contact you? EVERYTHING. Email, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Gmail, Livejournal, Facebook, Myspace -- anything that you actually check that people can utilize to get in touch with you.
I think that's everything. If I've missed something, do let me know. The masterlist of available betas will be hosted here (page two here) so if you leave a comment to this post I'll add you to the Available Betas page.
Have fun, guys :)