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[personal profile] malurette
Hello! I'm ESL and mostly need a beta for grammar/syntax/phrasing/vocabulary nitpicking on a few short one-shot. I already found a volunteer for some but not all of them and anyway I figured another go just ot be sure couldn't hurt?
All of these one-shot are between 500 and 1000-word long. A content beta would be appreciated as well, but I'm afraid I'm not able yet to rewrite the fics, so any remarks would be stored and kept in mind for the next time I write about the same characters. So far they're all posted on my personal journal and should be republished on AO3 and FF.Net if I can get them betaed and the assurance that they're at least grammatically correct. If you feel up to the task, you can either comment directly on the posts or send me a PM.

AtLA, Discworld, FMA, HTTYD, PoM )

Thanks in advance!
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[personal profile] havocthecat
Fandom: The Lost Boys (1987 film)
Characters/Pairings: Star/Michael/David
Rating & Warnings: sex, bloodplay, canon-appropriate levels of violence
Notes: This is a twenty years post-canon story where Star and Michael were never really cured, and David has been after them. I bring in a handful of plot points from The Thirst and The Tribe, mostly related to Alan and Sam in their only vaguely canon-ish post-credits and deleted scenes, and bringing Zoe in so that Star is not The Girl of the story. Story is about 25k words long.
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[personal profile] cocoabean
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters/Pairings: Focus on Korra but Korra/Asami happens.
Rating & Warnings: PG for violence and implied violence
Notes: AU Canon divergence after Battle of Zaofu but with references to most of what happens in canon. I wrote this for [ profile] heroinebigbang and my usual beta is a bit stressed what with her last week of classes so I don't want to overwhelm her. Posting date is for the 11th so kind of need this urgently.
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[personal profile] jordannamorgan
I would like to request the one-time service of a beta for a single one-shot, please.

Fandom: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

Characters: Fai and Kurogane

Rating & Warnings: Genfic. If anything, mild PG for vampire-related content.

Notes: The fic is under three thousand words, set between the Tokyo Revelations and Infinity arcs. It's for a fic exchange... and it's also my first time writing in this fandom. Basically, I just want to make sure my interpretations of the (sometimes highly confounding) T:RC canon ring true. :)

Thank you to anyone who can help me out!
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[personal profile] sixbeforelunch
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager

Characters/Pairings: Vorik, OFC, Vorik&/OFC

Rating & Warnings: Rated PG. No content warning apply.

Notes: Basically id-fic. This story exists because I always feel bad for Vorik at the end of Blood Fever, and also because the Star Trek convention of planets housing only one culture annoys me to no end. It's about culture and language and a little bit about Vorik getting a girlfriend. I'm looking for someone to point out typos and let me know if I'm completely embarrassing myself. (I haven't written fic in a long, long time.) Comment or PM if you're interested in taking a look.
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[personal profile] referees

Calling all artists, writers, cosplayers, and other sports-anime obsessed creatives.

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Everything from fanfiction & fanart to games, recipes, graphic design, cosplay, videos, coding/programming, and voice acting are welcome. We’re here for everyone.

Sign-ups open April 28. Nominations open now. So what are you waiting for? Read the rules. Nominate your fandom. Start putting a team together for your favorite ship. Reblog this post to share the word. Follow us for further updates.

Most of all, get. Pumped.

Spend your summer climbing hills: join the Sports Anime Shipping Olympics.

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[personal profile] kribban
Fandom: Supernatural 

 Sam, Dean, Crowley, gen, Sam/Crowley if you squint. 

Rating & Warnings:  Minor blood/gore warning. Suited for ages 12 and up.

I'm looking for SPAG
 as well as US/brit-picking. I'm not a native English speaker so the nuances between US/UK English are completely lost to me. Punctuation is also not my friend. 

Story is 1500 words and due Wednesday, so I know I'm cutting it close. Any help would be appreciated!

E-mail at if you would be willing to do it.  

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[personal profile] aboutelle
Fandom: How to get away with murder
Characters/Pairings: Bonnie Winterbottom/Annalise Keating
Rating & Warnings: Explicit sex, dubcon, abuse of power, masochism and humiliation
Notes: It's a ~5000 word PWP with very explicit sex, so please be over 18

Hey there, I managed to finish my first English language fic today and I'm looking for a native English speaker to give it a look before I embarrass myself.

If you happen to be familiar with the show I'll gladly accept criticism on characterization and any concrit you might have is appreciated but since I'm ESL I'm mainly looking for feedback a la "That word doesn't mean what you think it means", "That word belongs at the end of the sentence" or even "I can't exactly tell why, but that sentence just sounds really weird to me."
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[personal profile] inevitableentresol
Fandom: BFFcomic, although I'm just looking for an Ameripicker, you don't have to know anything about the comic.
Characters/Pairings: Louis/John
Rating & Warnings: PG-13, pretty tame slash, but there's one way flirting between unrelated stepbrothers if that bothers you.

I wrote a short fic and already posted it here but I suspect there are are mistakes in my American English as I'm from the UK. Help me out anyone?

Thank you!
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[personal profile] sashataakheru
Fandom: Electric Light Orchestra RPF
Characters/Pairings: Jeff Lynne/Roy Wood/Hugh McDowell; references original characters who don't appear in the actual fic
Rating & Warnings: FRM/contains angst, safe consensual kink (whipping, chain restraints), no sex
Notes: This is being written for [community profile] polybigbang, and I'm looking for someone to help me with plot, structure, and consistency, since I basically pulled this idea out of my arse some time last month for wont of a better idea.

It basically takes place in a basement, over the course of a few hours. I'm writing a D/D/s polykink relationship. Much of the story is about them finding their feet together, and trying to make it work, amidst all the mundane complications of life.

It's a sequel to another fic of mine, but I want it to stand alone as much as possible. My draft is currently sitting at 10.5k, and could possibly do with a better ending.

I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me out with this. I don't need you to know the fandom, just be willing to beta obscure RPF, and help get the plot into shape.
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[personal profile] outstretched
Hello ficcers! The community's tags have once again been cleaned up and brought up to date. I also added two new catch-all tags, "fandom: video games (other)" and "fandom: web series (other)". For more information on catch-all tags, read this post.

Thank you for continuing to use [community profile] betaplease!
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[personal profile] naatz
Fandom: Red vs Blue
Characters/Pairings: Texas/Carolina (yes, I know).
Rating & Warnings: Mature (for themes). Some questionable personal body autonomy issues, identity confusion. Major spoilers for the ending of season 10 that affect the nature of the ship.
Length: 2.2k
Summary: Tex tries handling her emotions after getting CT's message.

Notes: I'm mainly in need of someone to take a look at the structure, flow and logic, as well as SPaG anc characterisation, but those are less of an issue.

You can find my previous writing on AO3.
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[personal profile] annariel
Fandom: Doctor Who (novels)
Characters/Pairings: Steven, Dodo/James Stevens, 7th Doctor, Ace, Iris Wildthyme, Leela, Father Kreiner, Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, Benny, Irving Braxiatel, Barbara
Rating & Warnings: U
Notes: Needed for 8th November
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[personal profile] lea_hazel
Fandom: Dragon Age.
Characters/Pairings: Sebastian, Hawke/Sebastian.
Rating & Warnings: G, with canon character death.
Notes: This is a character piece that I'm not completely confident about. I'd really like a beta who's familiar with the canon and characters. I realize this is a shot in the dark, but what the hell. I am willing to do a beta trade if someone is interested.
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[personal profile] sashataakheru
Fandom: The Move RPF AU
Characters/Pairings: It's a long plotty fic focussing on FtM!Ace Kefford and FtM!Bev Bevan, and their experiences growing up trans*, and finding their place in the world.
Rating & Warnings: Mature/Explicit; warnings include consensual underage sexual situations, childhood trauma and abuse, mental illness (depression, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, psychosis?), self-harming/self-injury, and body dysphoria. There may be others I haven't picked up along the way, but that's a good overview.
Notes: This is a rewrite of an old [community profile] queer_fest fic, The Girl Outside, without the ridiculous class differences and with better character development. It's been much better edited, and I've completely rewritten at least half of it from scratch.

I'm still working on finishing up the ending, but I'd still like to start getting the first chapters worked on, since I have a month to get this finished. At this stage, I'd mostly just appreciate having someone to look over it to let me know if it all makes sense plot-wise, whether the character development is consistent and plausible, and whether anything needs to be added or cut.

Canon/fandom knowledge isn't necessary, since it's an AU, and obscure fandoms are obscure and hard to find betas for.

If you'd like to help me out, or know someone who might, comment here, PM me, or shoot me an email at ibdjehuty AT

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[personal profile] morgynleri
Fandom: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Characters/Pairings: Focus is on OCs, but Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi feature prominently as well. No romantic pairings, though there is a brief reference to a sexual pairing OFC/OMC.
Rating & Warnings: PG, some violence but none of it graphic, frank discussion of sex/procreation

Mostly, I'm looking for someone to look it over to make sure the pieces all work as snippets of life that allow a reader to get a picture of the characters as individuals, and how they work together. This story is meant to be more of a backstory piece for working on an AU retelling of The Phantom Menace (and probably the rest of the movies, but that will probably be a while), so it's not so much got a plot as a general direction from the youth of the main character to right before the events of Phantom Menace.
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[personal profile] foxinthestars
Pen name: foxinthestars
Fandom: The Hunger Games (I work in an AU that only takes the first two books as canon)
Rating & Warnings: T or R - the sex isn't explicit and I don't think the violence is too graphic, but I do have sexual abuse, social rejection/shunning, contemplation of suicide, etc.
Length: ~26k
Alpha/Beta Type: Theme, structure, flow, worldbuilding, character... More macro-level than final polish type stuff. Canon-check (given parameters above). Some specific issues noted in the doc.
Harshness: I've been very nervous around this project, so a supportive tone is appreciated.
Formats: I can share on Google Docs or e-mail an RTF; let me know if you need something else.

Dark, angsty prequel from Finnick Odair's POV when he's 17 years old and his life has been thoroughly ruined. Mags plays a pivotal role. Other canon characters appear in cameos. Lots of supporting-cast OCs and worldbuilding, particularly around District 4.

Comment or PM me if you're willing to take a look. Thanks!
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[personal profile] dragonifyoudare
Pen name: dragonifyoudare
 MCU, particularly Avengers and Captain America
Rating & Warnings: R for past torture and brainwashing, possibly some not-quite smut
Spoilers/Timeline: Post-Avengers through post-Winter Soldier
Pairing: Natasha Romanov/Steve Rogers
Other Major Characters: Bucky Barnes, the Avengers in general but particularly Clint Barton, and Pepper Potts
Beta Type: Planning, character voice, flow
Harshness: I need to know what I'm doing wrong, so be as critical as necessary.

I'm looking for a beta for a kidfic with the focus solidly on the non-kid characters. Basically the premise is that thanks to Soviet experiments and a shady Russian fertility clinic, Natasha and Bucky are the genetic parents of a preteen girl, and between Avengers and CA:TWS Natasha "adopts" her to get her out of the Russian orphanage system and for emotional reasons that she doesn't quite understand (and that I'm still working out myself).

Although given the premise an original character is unavoidable, I want to focus on how this affects Natasha, who has no idea how to do this whole parenting thing, Steve, who starts a relationship with Natasha shortly after CA:TWS, and Bucky, who is in no shape to deal with anything, let alone a medical workup revealing that he's got a kid.

If you want to get a feel for my writing skills, there's a short prequel to this that is currently the only post on my journal. It's in a very different style than what I'm planning for the main fic, but I thought it might be relevant.
[personal profile] pallasite
1. Pen name Pallasite
2. Fandom Babylon 5 (not AU)
3. Rating of the story PG-13 (some harsh language, mild sexuality in some of the sub-fics, probably rated R for violence for some of the sub-fics set during wartime). Gen, mostly OC.
4. Spoilers/Time Line Roughly 2220s through 2281.
5. Pairing None.
6. Beta Type See project description below.
7. Harshness If you're interested in working on this project, PM me to discuss this directly.

(X-posted to Livejournal and Tumblr)

Hi everyone!

I am looking for an experienced beta reader with a deep knowledge of B5 canon (or who is willing to learn!) to help me with a project I am working on. I am a professional editor and experienced writer, so I really don’t need much help with grammar/spelling/punctuation, and I already have several internet and RL friends who can read for pacing, development of suspense, and the like. What I need is someone with a passion for the subject matter, who can help both with canon research (this work is NOT AU and is meticulously canon consistent), and with larger, more “big picture” development of the project, as well as working with me to help ensure that different subsections work together smoothly and form a coherent whole.

I have been working on this project, in one form or another, nearly daily for over two years, in between my “real life” professional commitments. I take this project very seriously and am looking for betas who can work with that level of dedication and persistence! :-)

Project description:

In Book 3 of the Psi Corps Trilogy (Final Reckoning), Bester reflects, as he thinks about what book he might write, “It wasn’t his story he wanted to tell, but the story of his people. Of all his people, even those who had betrayed him, or worse, their own kind.”

This is, in essence, that book, though it comes about in a somewhat different way. In the aftermath of the Telepath War (known in the community as the Crisis), the main character (herself a telepath) is collecting a series of stories from other telepaths, chronicling through their varied personal narratives the collective history of her people. Her work aims to preserve these stories for future generations, who don’t (directly) remember life before the war, so they can find answers to the questions they will ask themselves one day when they grow up: who are we? who were we? and what happened to us?

This is a project that aims to fundamentally reframe and refocus canon: not to parrot the same old normal-centered narratives “about” telepaths, but to present telepaths’ narratives of their own lives (especially the perspective of telepaths in Psi Corps, whose perspective is even more invalidated by canon’s bias). This project centers the perspectives of this marginalized, insular and culturally distinct (though itself quite heterogeneous) telepath community, thereby challenging and even subverting the limited presentation given in canon.

It is, in a nutshell, the “other side of the story,” the side canon never told you.

Individual sub-fics (all of which stand alone) take place in different times and cover different subjects, so if something is a trigger for you, it is still possible to help out with the project, in other areas.

Interested betas are welcome to contact me here or at tesseract at operamail dot com. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them for you. Please also feel free to pass this along to anyone you may know who may be interested in my work, or in helping out.

Thank you!
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[personal profile] barbayat
As I'm having the worst luck with betas, but really need one who can chew me out, if necessary and goes for flow as well as grammar, I though I ask again. the story is very long, very plot driven and really appreciate some serious criticism. You don't need to catch up on the 140k already posted, I've summaries and besides if something really doesn't make sense because of missing plot knowledge, I can always clear that up, and no harm done.

1. Pen NameBarbayat
2. FandomTeen Wolf
3. Rating of the storybetween T and M
4. Spoilers/Time Lineup to 3A
5. PairingPeter/Lydia
6. Beta Type Flow, Grammar, consistency etc
7. HarshnessBe very harsh, bring out the club - but if that's not your style I can roll with gentle, too.

Basically it's a labour of love, that will do so much better if I have someone tapping me on the fingers till I stopped making the worst mistakes. What can I say, these days things need a bit longer until they stick.

EDIT: Could still use someone for the bonus rounds (no word count limit, but probably no more than 2k), but there's also a shorter time frame from challenge to posting date. Otherwise the same as for the main challenge applies:

1. Pen NameBarbayat
2. FandomTeen Wolf
3. Rating of the storyit'll be porny
4. Spoilers/Time Lineup to 3A
5. Pairingmostly het, small chance of slash, too
6. Beta Type Mostly SPaG
7. HarshnessBe very harsh, bring out the club - but if that's not your style I can roll with gentle, too.

for [profile] mating_games I don't know the pairings yet, or what the stories will be about but there will be one story from 500-750 words every week and there are four left.


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