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Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •British English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: I have not betaed before but I have written a few stories on AO3. I love encouraging creativity and I relish any means through which I may help foster the love of reading and writing.
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: Masters degree in linguistics/literature.
Ratings I'll beta: •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-2 weeks
Beta experience: I don't have any beta experience 
Story types/topics I will not beta:
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Additional Comments:
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: 4-7 days
Beta experience: Just finished my first fic, and the beta I worked with (NellinHell) was an absolute lifesaver, so now I understand how important this is! Not an experienced fiction writer, but a very experienced writer for tech and comms, so I'm great at trimming and sharpening at the sentence level, killing your darlings and generally focusing stories. I've read an awful lot of Spuffy fic. 
Would love to help your story emerge! 
Story types/topics I will not beta: I'm probably going to be much, much better at supporting plot-driven and epic action stories than I am on Porn with/without Plot stories. I'm not a fan of all-human, baby fic, or claim stories. 
I won't edit stories with underage sex, incest or other illegal sexual topics. Discussions of non-con are okay, if they are depicted in a sensitive and informed manner.
Additional Comments: I'm pretty broadly read, particularly in the areas of folklore, mythology and classics, so I love to suggest places for parallels or echoes of those in fic. I'm a sucker for a story easter egg, whether it's a reference to canon or pop-culture, and I have tons of good ideas for creative story situations - hopefully you can see that from my fic 'World Enough, and Time'.
Beyond that, I studied at Oxford, so can provide facts and authenticity for Giles or Spike elements that concern Oxbridge. I'm an exhibiting landscape painter, and my day job is in industrial science, so I can provide context from either the art or the academic/science worlds.
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: Hi! I haven't beta'd for EF before, but I served as a literary journal editor for 3 years and currently work as a writing counselor for a University Admissions Department. I am an experienced writer with an obsessive knowledge of BTVS/ATS canon!
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: I have a degree in music, so if you're working on any songfics or music-inspired works, I'm your girl!
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: 4-7 days
Beta experience: I am a total beginner with fanfiction, but interested in trying my hand here. I am great with punctuation, spelling and grammar. My only real editing experience, aside from helping my kids with homework (after homeschooling for 7 years) was assisting my husband with his college papers when he was finishing up his degree a few years ago.
I'd prefer to start with relatively short stories or chapters, as I have not done this before.
Story types/topics I will not beta: Crossover fic, unless it is with AtS. I am unlikely to be familiar with other shows.
Additional Comments: I am more familiar with BtVS than Angel, but have a general grasp of AtS, just not the fine details. Familiarity with Ramones songs & punk bands. :)
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •American English  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: I don’t have any beta experience, so I’m not expecting a huge influx of requests. But I’m always happy to help out. 
Story types/topics I will not beta: I’m not really into stuff like gore and extreme descriptions of sexual violence or anything like that. That’s not to say I have anything against sex stuff, but not really heavy things like 50 Shades of Grey BDSM. 
Additional Comments: I’ve been called an excellent peer reviewer, and I tend to have a fair amount of free time. 
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •Canon Elements 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: Beta work for Daybreak, by KiranInBlue (128,997 words), a Buffy Season 8 rewrite:
  • characterization,
  • canon elements,
  • general impressions.
Story types/topics I will not beta: --
Additional Comments: I'm owner of the blog The Comic Slayer, in which I answer doubts and share various information about the comics. I'm helpful with research on canon storyline, characterization based on actual development, minor details the comic may have added, etc.
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •Canon Elements  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Beta experience: Mostly done research before 
A head for details & remembering continuity.
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: English is my second language, can give feedback on Swedish/Sweden & assist in research.
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG-13  •R  •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 did do some online beta work when I was younger as a sort of exchange between another author and myself, drawing a blank on their name, but most of my experience comes from evaluating friends works and academic papers. 
Story types/topics I will not beta:
Additional Comments: I think the only other thing for me to add is that I'm a fairly quick reader, so if you'd like quick turnaround on your work then I'm your gal.
Ratings I'll beta: •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help with: •British English  •Canon Elements  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Beta experience: I am fairly new to this but would love to try and get more involved in this amazing community. I promise I'm a fast learner. 
Story types/topics I will not beta: Don't particularly like time travel elements as it's a very complicated subject and from a scientific perspective, a lot can feel off if it's not done correctly.
Additional Comments: I'm a scientist and mathematician through and through. Meaning I'm very precise, to the point, and not a fan of contradictions. And I only give constructive feedback - and in a very nice manner. Also, all you authors out there are amazing and inspiring!