Listed here are the people who have volunteered their time for beta work. A beta reader performs similar tasks to an editor, someone who will give your work the once over and check for errors. There are several different levels of beta reading, ranging from a quick spell and grammar check to a full plot and characterisation analysis, and you should determine with your beta your requirements when you first approach them.
To become a beta reader please send me an email listing what fandoms, ratings and kind of beta-ing you want to offer.
Name: Jenna Trayburn
Offerings: Any (grammatical, spelling, plot overview, character development, etc.)
Ratings: Any (although I'd prefer to avoid eroticas and overtly sexual texts)
Fandoms: Voyager, Buffy, Legend of the Seeker, Devil wears Prada, SVU, X-Files, Rizzoli and Isles, and Mass Effect.
Offerings: Grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary.
Name: Chrissy X
Fandoms: ST Voyager/DS9, Bad Girls, ER. I'd like to try some NCIS too.
Offerings: Well I read fanfiction every day for as many hours as I possibly can so I generally know what to look out for and can offer the usual..... Spelling, plot continuity, grammar, believability and I'm not afraid to talk about erotic/sex scenes.
Fandoms: The X-Files, Leverage, Californication, The L Word, True Blood, Warehouse 13, Haven, Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, Xena, Private Practice, Rizzoli and Isles, Dollhouse, Claymore, Nana, XXXHolic, Devil may cry, Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, Elfin lied, Paradise Kiss
and more just ask.
Offerings: Characterization, Grammar, Spelling the works I am a big fan of slash and will read any length. My specialty is in ScullySlash but I will read any character. If you want me to read something not listed just send me an email and I may be willing to research it.
Fandoms: Bones, NCIS, Law and Order: SVU, Wicked, 30 Rock, House, CSI and Originals.
Offerings: Spelling and grammar checks, continuity, characterization, anything really, just specify what you want me to check out. Anything sent will be proofed in under a week, but I can proof for the next day if it is necessary.
Fandoms: BtVS, Criminal Minds, CSI, Bones, Dollhouse, Charmed, NCIS, House, DEBS.
Offerings: Spelling and grammar checks, continuity, characterization, pretty much whatever is needed, including minor translations into French, Spanish, Latin, and a few other languages.
Fandoms: Law & Order: SVU; Birds of Prey (TV only); Popular; The Devil Wears Prada; Voyager (preferably not B/7); Bad Girls; Murder in Suburbia; original. Also willing to give most things a try so check first.
Offerings: I'm Australian so I can do most American or British-isms; General editing- Plot, Grammar, Spelling (I will use Australian English unless otherwise asked), Flow, in-story continuity, etc. etc. I am however a bitch about unnecessary adverbs and adjectives (just to warn you). Not brilliant at Canon though.
Ratings: Nothing overly gratuitous (violence or sex), mildly gratuitous ok (I mean we all like a bit of a well written tumble)
Fandoms: Bad Girls, Law and Order, all the CSI's, House MD, NCIS, women's murder club and original
Offerings: I can do grammar, spelling, continuity the whole bit. Depends on what the author wants to do. I don't mind the age ratings, just as long as there is no sexual violence, I can't handle that.
Ratings: See above.
Fandoms: Bad Girls, ER, Greys Anatomy and The L Word
Offerings: I can do more or less whatever is needed.
Ratings: Not stated.
Fandoms: SG-1 fanfiction (Sam/Janet pairings) and Star Trek Voyager (Janeway/7 pairings), Xena and originals.
Offerings: I can do proof, grammer, cannon, characterization and just about anything else. I am fast, and can return stories same or next day if desired.
Ratings: Ratings are irrelevant, I'll read em all.
Fandoms: South of Nowhere, Buffy, Law and Order:Svu, Nikki and Nora, All My Children, D.E.B.S., Grey's Anatomy, Hospital Central, House, M.D., Xena
Offerings: Grammer, Spelling, Flow, Continuity
Ratings: Anything but NC-17 aka smut.
Fandoms: Buffy, CSI (Las Vegas), DEBS, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, The L Word, NCIS, Private Practice, Scrubs, Wicked, Women's Murder Club, and Xena.
Offerings: Spelling, grammar, style, characterization, continuity... basically the whole nine yards. I was editor of my middle school and high school newspaper, participated in numerous spelling bees, minoring in English... overall, I just love language. I was always the one that people (friends and people I didn't know alike) would go to for editting, grammar, or ideas. All that jazz. But do not be fooled by my obvious eagerness to read and help. I'll be the first to tell you if anything sounds out of character, your plot is going no where, or the flow is as rampant as an enclosed lake. I'm known to push out A quality research papers in one sitting so if you need something done in a hurry, I'm your girl. So either way, give me a chance. You most likely won't regret it.
Fandoms: Devil Wears Prada, CSI, Criminal Minds, Xena, BTVS, D:TNG, OC
Offerings: Not specified
Fandoms: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: TBJ, Women's Murder Club, Criminal Minds, CSI, Bones & The L Word
Offerings: Good for spelling, grammar, syntax/flowyness (and words that don't exist but should). Also handy for characterisation issues and have no issues with hardcore smut or fluff.
Fandoms: Bones, Birds of Prey, CSI Miami, DEBS, House, Karen Sisco, L&O, L&O SVU, NCIS, Nikki & Nora, The Devil Wears Prada, Wicked, Xena, and others dependent up personal whim...
Offerings: Grammar, spelling, style, characterization, continuity - the works. However, I don't do non-consensual, BDSM, and graphic violence. I warn you - If you're in hurry to post - don't come to me. I tend to be a perfectionist and that takes time...
Fandoms: Hospital Central, ER, Battlestar Galactica, Bad Girls, Babylon 5, Bionic Woman, The L-Word, Murder in Suburbia, SG-1 (up to when Janet died/left), Xena: Warrior Princess and The X-Files
Offerings: I do grammar and spelling checks, characterisation checks, blending canon & non-canon where needed.
Ratings: I'm not the best with editing smut, so probably not that.
Fandoms: Wicked, West Wing, Buffy, Firefly/Serenity, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order SVU, Imagine Me & You, Devil Wears Prada, House, Women's Murder Club, Bionic Woman, NCIS (though I haven't seen huge chunks of seasons 3 and 4), Battlestar Galactica (season 1 and Razor, but rapidly catching up)
Offerings: I'll read anything, regardless of rating or pairing; the above list is just the fandom-specific beta I can do. Specialties are grammar, spelling, and continuity. Also, I speak German and I know there are some German fic-writers out there, so I'd be glad to help with translation issues. And, um, really don't hesitate to contact me, because school is eating my brain and I'd love the distraction.
Fandoms: Charlie's Angels, CSI, Karen Sisco, Law & Order (all series), Nikki & Nora, The Facts of Life
Offerings: Grammar, spelling, continuity.
Fandoms: I know CSI and Birds of Prey like the back of my hand, I'm okay with Stargate SG1 up to Janet leaving, and otherwise love reading real English whatever the fandom/pairing etc.
Offerings: Spelling, grammar etc. (because of RL I can't always get it back the same day, but, if folks can give me time, I'm game for working on most everything)
Fandoms: SG1, Star Trek: TNG, DS9, VOY, Star Wars, Babylon 5, multiple anime series, D.E.B.S., Imagine Me and You, Bionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica, Women's Murder Club, CSI: Vegas, Birds of Prey(TV & comics), multiple comic series, Blade, Young Blades, Copycat. Will not Accept: ST: Voy - J/7, BoP - B or H/Dinah(TV)
Offerings: Contact for details
Fandoms: Criminal Minds (Em/JJ), Charlie's Angels (Kelly/Sabrina), Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice (anything Addison), Desperate Housewives (Bree/Lynette)
Offerings: As English is not my first language, I don't recommend myself as a beta reader is you wanna have your grammar checked. But syntax (I make mistakes when I write but I also spot the mistakes others make) and characters I know. I can also help with the 'flow' of the story.
Ratings: no threesomes or like and no kinky stuff... other than that, I'm game. All ratings and any length.
Fandoms: BtVS, Law and Order: SVU, Xena, Popular, Voyager
Offerings: Spelling, Grammar, Plot, Cannon, A sympathetic ear, Character development, American Language, pretty much anything you need.
Fandoms: CSI: (Vegas) (Cath/Sara pairing), Murder in Suburbia, Voyager,
Wicked, and Xena
Offerings: Spelling, Grammar, and Believability
Fandoms: Criminal Minds, Women's Murder Club, CSI (all 3), Mutant X, South of Nowhere, Heroes, Dirt, Popular, Law & Order: SVU (only know the seasons involving Alex), and, when it finally arrives, Cashmere Mafia *grin*
Offerings: Grammar, spelling, plot, American language, flow, and encouragement!
Fandoms: CSI:LV, The L Word, Buffy, L&O: SVU, South of Nowhere, Xena.
Offerings: Spelling, grammar, plot line, characters, believability, and pretty much anything you could think of.
Ratings: Any rating at all :)
Name: Ivy Elizabeth Mars
Fandoms: Xena, BtVS, ST: Voyager, All My Children, D.E.B.S., Gilmore Girls, E.R., The L Word, L&O: SVU, and originals...preference close to that order.
Offerings: Just about anything you can think of.
Ratings: Anything over PG, I prefer the smut. lol
Fandoms: Buffy, Crossing Jordan, Gilmore Girls, Grey's Anatomy, L&O:SVU (I
haven't watched the most recent season though), Murder in Suburbia, Xena,
Imagine Me & You, Originals, House M.D., Loving Annabelle.
Offerings: Grammar and spelling (I'm not amazing, but I can do more than a
spell check), Canon, Plot, American language.
Ratings: Any, but I prefer not to read smut.
Fandoms: The L Word, Bad Girls, ST:DS9, Xena, Buffy, Battlestar Galactica.
Offerings: Spelling and grammar, plot, British colloquialisms, structure. I studied Creative Writing at Leeds University for four years
Name: Lesley Mitchell
Fandoms: Good - BSG, CSI:LV, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, ST:Voyager (Janeway/7 preferred, but not exclusively), Murder in Suburbia
Less Good - Xena, The L Word, Doctor Who (new series, but *not* Torchwood), Grey's Anatomy, House M.D., Firefly
Offerings: Grammar and spelling checks. Plausibility. British idiom. Sometimes I get extremely busy with work and may take a bit longer to reply than others.
Fandoms: CSI (all three), NCIS, Numb3rs, SG-1, SGA, Babylon 5, Blade (series and movies), Bones, Bring It On, Criminal Minds, Dark Angel, Doctor Who (new series), Torchwood, Firefly and SVU.
Offerings: grammar, plot, canon and American and Texan language
Name: A. Magiluna Stormwriter
Fandoms: Birds of Prey [TV only], BSG, CSI: Miami, CSI [up to season 7], ER [up to season 8], NCIS, Poltergeist: the Legacy, Private Practice, SG1 [up to season 5 ONLY], Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Voyager, The Est Wing, Wicked [book & musical], other shows dependent up personal whim...
Offerings: Grammar, canon [where applicable], plot and language.
Name: Elizabeth "Rose"
Fandoms: Firefly/Serenity, CSI, CSI:Miami, CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, Bones, Nikki and Nora, Army Wives (tentative as have only seen first 6 episodes), OC at a push, Star Trek: Voy. I'm sure I missed some here... I can take on pretty much anything as I tend to read for the typos and spelling mistakes... so yeah, I'm pretty much up for any fandom that needs me.
Offerings: I believe I can offer a quick read and a second more careful read, with me you get honest responses and I'm willing to fix anything you need doing. I will also offer info on the overall mood if you ask me to. Will not read Rape/Non-Con if it's intensely graphic. Mentionsn are fine, minutaie are not.
Fandoms: Fandoms don't really matter but I don't know much about STV or some of the younger shows like Popular
Offerings: I could do more than a basic spell check.
Fandoms: Buffy, D.E.B.S., The L Word, Popular, Xena,
Offerings: Spelling, Grammar, sounding board, plot,
flow, anything I'm easy.
Fandoms: (Mainly- but will happily consider others) DS9, CSI, Mutant X, Xena, L&O: SVU, X-Files, ER, West Wing, Firefly/Serenity. Pairings: (Esp) Alex/Olivia, Emma/Shalimar, Dax/Kahn, Scully/Reyes, Kaylee/Inara, Abby/Neela, Abby/Susan...but will still beta most others if asked.
Offerings: Spelling, Grammar, sounding board, plot ideas, flow. Or if there's anything else feel free to ask.
Ratings: Any but not BDSM
Name: Gillian (Gil)
Fandoms: Everything. I write Law and Order SVU and Fastlane but would
welcome a chance to read all others. Uber and original are fine as well.
Offerings: Practically anything you need.
Ratings: Any and all (X rated is fine I am well beyond 18 years old)
Fandoms: L&O:SVU and Original, BTVS, ST:TNG, Voyager, DS9, XWP, CSI
Offerings: Pretty much anything :)
Fandoms: My fandoms of expertise are Law
and Order: SVU and CSI (Vegas only.)
Offerings: I can pretty much
revise anything anywhere, whether it's just a simple
spell check or getting into continuity, plot
organization and what have you. I can do the whole
Ratings: I'll take any ratings but I'd rather not do
Fandoms: Law and Order: Original and SVU, Buffy, L Word, Star Trek: Next
Generation and Deep Space Nine, Bad Girls, Xena, ER. Willing to take a crack
at original pieces (I write them myself). I specialize in femslash
Offerings: Practically anything you need.
Ratings: Any and all
Fandoms: I specialise in Buffy, Stargate SG1, L&O:SVU, Xena and The L-Word, as well as original pieces, but I'm willing to take a crack at anything.
Offerings: Spelling, grammar, plot development, continuity, characterization...pretty much whatever you need.
Fandoms: Any genre especially Buffy, L&O (all),
Xena, all the Star Trek series except the original, L
Word, Bad Girls.
Offerings: Spelling and grammer, continuity
Ratings: Any (x rated are welcome, I'm well over 18)
Fandoms: Pretty much anything and everthing, esp. Popular, Star Trek : Voyager, L&O:SVU, Xena, and Buffy.
Offerings: Spelling and grammer, plot ideas, continuity, what ever you specify.
Fandoms: Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Cold Case, The L Word.
Offerings: Spelling, Grammar, Plot, Continuity.
Fandoms: Xena, CSI (Vegas and Miami), Law & Order: SVU, Farscape, Alias, Cold Case, also (to a lesser extent) Mutant X, Voyager and Star Trek TNG.
Offerings: Spelling, punctuation, grammar, continuity for any writing. Character consistency, checking quotes/plot lines, inconsistencies for the fandoms listed above. Not sure I should say this (!) but pretty good on sex scenes — boy have I read some bad ones!!! Also, I'm a bit of a Xena expert — been a rabid fan for years! — so can check plots, characters (including minor ones), timelines.
Ratings: Any — but love a bit of smut! (any pairings from the above are OK)
Name: Helena Kyle
Fandoms: LaO: SVU, both Stargates, and birds of prey
Offerings: spelling, punctuation, characters, plot, believability, realness of the characters, flow, and anything else a writer needs, anything that the writer needs. in advise wise that is. i can garantee in less than 24 hours
Ratings: disney to the really hot and sweaty
Name: Foolish Heart
Fandoms: Xena, L&O: SVU, Buffy, The L Word or ER
Offerings: Spelling, grammar, plot line, characters, believability, and pretty much anything a normal editor would do.
Fandoms: Star Trek: Voyager, TNG, DS9, Stargate SG-1, Xena, CSI, Buffy, BoP (Comics only), Poetry, and Orginal works (email for additional Fandoms)
Offerings: Spelling, Grammar, plot continuity, sounding board, plot concepts, and characterization (with some pairings just ask)
Fandoms: Birds of Prey
Offerings: Spelling and grammar, character development, plot ideas, plot continuity, help ending writer's block, and anything else you want help with. Guarenteed return within 24 hours.
Name: Lt Lenara
Fandoms: Stargate SG1, Voyager and Bad Girls
Offers: As I know a lot about about these shows I can offer
technical beta-ing, character stuff and so on. I esp know LOTS about Voyager
and Star Trek in general.
Fandoms: Originals, CSI, L&O:SVU, Voyager, Buffy, & others depending on knowledge of the show
Offers: Full checkup of spelling, grammer, continuity, etc.
Ratings: Anything goes
Fandoms: Buffy, CSI, Law & Order: SVU
Offers: quick check; for anything else, you'll have to specify
Ratings: any, but preferably not smut
Fandoms: Angel, Babylon 5, Buffy, Stargate SG1, Voyager and Originals
Offers: Everything from spelling to continuity, grammar to believe-ability
Fandoms: Law & Order: SVU
Offers: Grammar, spelling, characters
Fandoms: Stargate SG-1
Offers: Grammar, spelling (i.e. quick check)
Fandoms: Voyager, Buffy (though only limited knowledge of characters), Bad Girls, C.S.I - not too fused really.
Offers: Grammar, spelling and character/plot beta.
Fandoms: All Fandoms
Offers: Will do full grammer, spelling and character/plot beta (if I know the fandom premise.)
Ratings: Any - but not a fan of smut
Name: Tracie L
Fandoms: All sci-fi and crime
Offers: To be arranged individually
Fandoms: Buffy/Faith, Star Trek; TNG, DS9, VOY & Enterprise(Any F/F), Doctor Who and Blake's Seven
Offers: To be arranged individually
Rating: PG - 15