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Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I have edited multiple papers, articles, dissertations, and novels for friends, relatives, and coworkers.
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: Bachelors Degree in English
Masters Degree in Reading
High school English teacher
I am a religious Buffy fan!
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •British English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I have beta'ed for The Enemy of Reality, wolffan200, and Spikes_slayer08, Cupcakecute, and have occasionally checked and corrected British Terminology/Usage/Historical details for several other Spuffy writers including Puddinhead.
 
Story types/topics I will not beta: No All Human, except in exceptional circumstances.
No BDSM/Bondage, underage sex (in the UK the age of consent is 16, so I'm comfortable with anything over that age) or incest.
I gave up reading the S8 comics after the Buffy/Satsu incident, so am unfamiliar with the plot thereafter except in the most general terms. I'm happy to take on Post Chosen though, as long as detailed knowledge of the comics is not required.
Additional Comments: I am a grammar/punctuation/sentence construction nazi, and I think I have finally conquered my comma issues....
I am British and grew up in London, so I can help with locations/customs/ terminology/Victorian History as well as getting the 'voice' right for Spike, William, Giles and Wesley.
Hopeless at Young American pop-culture/TV programmes/music.
Can just about quote every episode of BtVS from memory, but I'm slightly less familiar with Ats.
Crossovers accepted if I've watched/read the other 'verse. Just ask.
I use Word and 'Track changes' for corrections in the text plus comments/suggestions in the margin where required.
I can also use the free program 'Open Office Writer' if required, but prefer Word if possible.
Please note: I do not use Google docs.
Ratings I'll beta: •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •British English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I've not had the opportunity to Beta previously but I've been a fan fiction addict for more than a decade. I have good language skills and would love to help out any author who reaches out.
Story types/topics I will not beta: Incestuous themes.
Additional Comments: Good language skills, eons of FF reading experience, crazy Spuffy shipper!! :)
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •British English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I have beta experience for authors on a very large forum - the largest of its kind. While English is not my first language, I received 8.5 IELTS score and do in fact proofread quite efficiently. My strength is British English but American English doesn't usually present problems either. 
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: Currently, working on:
- "This Means War" by Safire (chapter 3 onwards). 
- "Edge of Sorrow, Heart of Truth" by Feliciacraft (a chapter for Seasonal Spuffy)
- "Cursed" by Sunalso
Ratings I'll beta: •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 2-3 weeks
Beta experience: None yet.
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments:
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R 
I can help with: •American English  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience:  I have yet to beta anything, however everyone I know has called me the most amazing writer and or editor they know.
Story types/topics I will not beta: Just pornography. I can't write porn or seduction to save my bloody life.
Additional Comments:  I'm in school, so I may not be the best choice. I'm often unable to use this site, so it is likely I will only be of help on the weekends.
Ratings I'll beta: •NC-17 
I can help with: •American English  •British English  •Canon Elements  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: I've done a lot of informal beta reading and commentary for people (mostly on Twisting the Hellmouth) over the last 10 years. 
I've written over 1.25 million words of fiction that have been well received.
Although I live in the USA, I grew up in the Commonwealth, so I tend to notice linguistic differences in English usage across the diaspora. (There are differences in English usage beyond just the UK/US, though that is most germane to the stories we write).  I don't care how you, the author spells words in your narrative, but how characters speak (and the way they think) differs and that matters a lot.   I will be very vigilant about that.   I don't know all the minutia of Cockney rhyming slang, but I do know the real origin of Berk...
I'm best at: helping people get canon right, helping people avoid internal inconsistencies and plot holes.  Also getting small (especially real-world) details right so that the fantasy is grounded in believable reality. I will edit sex scenes... but I'm brutal about them being good, vital to story and NOT sounding like crappy porno.
Though I am not a grammarian, I am very good about words... Use the right ones.  Use them in correct tense and form... I'm very very good at noticing when people use words like pique, peak and peek interchangeably... DON'T!! The spell check is NOT a substitute for editing.
Important note: I do not hate ANY of the characters.  Yes, I will work with someone who shows their work and creates a believable villain, or just a Scooby/former hero going off the rails.  Sometimes the story is revealed in the ‘ugly’.  No, I won’t facilitate someone’s unprocessed rage by helping them with pure character bash fic.  If you truly, floridly hate a character, you cannot be objective when writing them.  To create a believable villain OR hero, you need a degree of objectivity.  Kill or damage your darlings... Those are what the reader will FEEL.
I actually find I can best get into the heads of the characters that I love the most… and see their darkness.
All that said, I like happy endings. 
Story types/topics I will not beta: Won’t write and don’t want to beta:
  • Pure character bashing.  (see above)
  • Mary Sue-ing.  There’s NO perfect character in the verse… if they are perfect, they’re god.  Just no.
  • All human.  I don’t hate it, but it has zero interest to me.  If I already have an ongoing relationship with a great writer, I will consider it and I have read a couple decent ones, but it’s not my cuppa. 
  • Also not so fond of vampire Buffy, though I have seen it done well a couple times.
  • On screen rape sex, particularly lovingly described.  I’m a rape (child sex abuse) survivor.  I don’t get a kick over it.  That said, I can read and have written about some awful situations.  I think the ‘AR’ in Buffy was necessary to the narrative, though I hate it and it turns my stomach and it should be upsetting.  I won't be triggered by ugly.  I just think the violation of humans (men, women and children) needs to be shown for what it is.  VILE.
All my rape related writing has been from the perspective of and with full sympathy for the victim.  I will get into the head of the bad guy, but I won’t celebrate violation of anyone of any age for any reason.  As a former first responder, I’m not easily squicked, but I have clear feelings that truly non-consensual sex is not ever a good thing.
I will not write, read or beta anything which DESCRIBES sex between an adult and a child (anyone below 17).  Brief description of a crime is not included in this.
Additional Comments: Interest in things medical.  Former first responder with a nursing degree. 
Good at writing fights. Done a lot of research about the military and law enforcement because I tend to write crossovers that include them.
Have been told I'm good at writing sex.  I'm also HUGELY opinionated about writing sex well.  You have been warned.
My thread on writing sex:
https://forum.tthfanfic.org/index.php?topic=9684.0
My thread on not misusing words:
https://forum.tthfanfic.org/index.php?topic=6691.msg52254#msg52254
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •Grammar 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: Haven't betaed any fan written stories but have lots of experience editing academic and application essays (8+ years). I'm best at grammar and general flow/readability. Would love to beta some stories!
Story types/topics I will not beta: Won't beta stories involving graphic nonconsensual sex.
Additional Comments: I really enjoy editing stories for grammar and readability. I was a big bookworm and English was one of my favourite subjects in school. I started tutoring nearly 10 years ago and really enjoy reading other people's stories! (Not very creative myself so I'd love to beta the work of others)
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17 
I can help with: •British English  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: .
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: I don't have any experience betaing for anyone but I love reading and writing Spuffy and my grammar and punctuation are excellent. The biggest problem I have with writing my own stories is I forget what I have already put in and put it in again so I know that having someone look at a story with fresh eyes is really important.
Also technically I have Irish English, no different from British English but worth a mention I thought.
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I've began being a beta a few times in past and written a few of my own stories, which are posted on here. I have a B.A. in English education and a minor in Medieval studies, so I'm good with both grammar and historical fiction and religions. I'd like to get back into the community and would love to beta for someone! 
Story types/topics I will not beta: I will beta absolutely anything!
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