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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: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience:  I have no actual beta experience. However, I use Calibre and always download epubs to read stories and I have found myself many times using the edit e-book function that comes with Calibre. Most are spelling mistakes but I have corrected some grammar if it would not mess with the tone of the author's writing.
Story types/topics I will not beta: No really dark stories, all human, threesomes, BDSM, non-con, or dom-sub.
Additional Comments: I have been reading Buffy fan fiction for over 5 years now. Some of my favorite authors are: Mary Perk, slaymesoftly(first author I remember reading), pfeifferpack, and  Holly. I prefer Spuffy but will also read Spander. I have a BA in History and an eye for spelling mistakes. Actually, spelling and grammar mistakes drive me crazy. Also, I can help with historical fact checking. 
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  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •British English  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: I’ve betaed two Spuffy fics for ChosenOne, and several non-Spuffy stories.
Story types/topics I will not beta: No incest, no rape, or any sort of forced sexual situations (whether they be on or offscreen). Also not a big fan of Buffy as a (permanent) vampire. I've never read the comics. 
Additional Comments: I'm an English Lit major in college and I want to be an editor when I graduate so this is great practice haha. Also, my dad is from South London so I can help with Spike slang or English elements etc.
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 a light hand when it comes to beta work. I'll correct spelling, grammar, homophones, etc., but leave your plot alone unless specifically asked for input. I will point out any plot or canon inconsistencies I find, but in the end, your story belongs to you.
Now if you want someone to bounce plot ideas off of, that's a different story! I love to help work out how you get from where you are to where you want to be. I understand how frustrating it is to write yourself into a corner and not know how to get out. Just ask, and I'm happy to help, offer alternatives or just provide a shoulder to cry on, as you wish.
Currently working on:
  • Family by Aventerine (Chapter 3 onward)
Story types/topics I will not beta: All human, extremely dark fics, fics dealing with suicide or strongly revolving around suicidal ideation.
Additional Comments:
  • 20+ years technical writing and editing experience.
  • Im a former nurse, so relatively well versed in medical topics
  • Currently on disability with too much time on my hands 
  • I can generally turn around a chapter same day/next day
See here for what EF says to expect from a beta
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •British English  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: None, but I'd like to get involved if anyone needs a beta.
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: I do a lot of writing/ editing in my day job.
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: Currently I do not have any beta experience (being new to this site).
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: However I am an avid fan of the show and admire anybody courageous enough to share their stories. I am a PhD student in Biology and regularly converse and publish in English. I'm certain, that I can contribute to a story. 
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: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I betaed only once for the moment (for Nikkilou) and the story hasn't been published yet but but I have read hundreds of fics (I've started reading Spuffy about 10 years ago) and hope that I could be helpful regarding the tone, characterization, etc.
My husband is a professional comic book author and I have experience reviewing his work.
Story types/topics I will not beta: I do not wish to beta baby fics
Additional Comments: I would be happy to help with both the story and the actual writing/grammar etc. 
I personnally prefer long fics, but would be happy to help with any type of story. I love both angst and fluff. 
I can also help if you wish to include some parts in French, since it is my native language.