Active Beta and Sensitivity Readers
There are 77 beta readers who are active and currently accepting new stories. There are 8 sensitivity readers who are active and currently accepting new stories.

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Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Experience: Hi! I am currently beta'ing for both lex_hex and violettathepiratequeen, but as we enter summer, I'm always eager to work with some new writers! 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 or sensitivity read:
Additional Comments: I have a degree in music, so if you're working on any songfics or music-inspired works, I'm your girl!
I have conversational French skills, and some Hebrew/Yiddish knowledge, if those are things you need.
I also have an uncanny ability to recall specific lines, scenes, and details from both Buffy and Angel (trust me, ask Lizzy lex_hex, it's kinda freaky!). If you're working out plot points, or want to emphasize foreshadowing with dialogue, I won't let you down.
I'm a 22-year old college grad starting a MA in Gender Studies, so I'm "hip with the times," as they say. American pop culture/music/media references are kinda my thing.
I prefer to use Google Docs, and I use both the Comment and Suggestion features in that software. I can also edit with Word docs, whatever works best for you!
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •American English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
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 or sensitivity read: 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 beta read: •British English  •Grammar  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Experience: None, I am brand new! Nobody has asked me and I don't want to insult anyone
Story types/topics I will not beta or sensitivity read: No r@pe, scat, bestiality, incest etc, but I'm okay for most other things!
Additional Comments: Born and raised in England (am willing to proofread in bri'ish), know a little bit of dress history and general stuff but am not an expert, I am eternally tired but very excited!
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •Canon Elements 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
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 or sensitivity read: --
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 beta read: •American English  •British English  •Canon Elements  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Experience: I’m new to this, but I’ve helped out other writers in different fandoms.
Story types/topics I will not beta or sensitivity read:
Additional Comments:
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •Canon Elements  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Experience: Mostly done research before 
A head for details & remembering continuity.
Story types/topics I will not beta or sensitivity read:
Additional Comments: English is my second language, can give feedback on Swedish/Sweden & assist in research.
Ratings I'll beta: •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •British English  •Canon Elements  •Plot Suggestions 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
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 or sensitivity read: 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!
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •American English  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 4-7 days
Experience: I beta or alpha on occasion, usually for people whose writing I know.  My best-known beta work was for the Darkling by OffYourBird.
Story types/topics I will not beta or sensitivity read: I don't think I'd enjoy heavy torture.  If it's just a chapter or so I can deal.
Additional Comments: It's probably best to take a look at one of my stories if you're wondering if we'd be compatible.  I'm fine with breaking grammar rules for expressive purposes, and using some adverbs, and repetition with either a purpose or in the interests of being clear.  I'm also happy to provide info like "this last line falls flat to me", but please think about what kinds of feedback you are comfortable with and let me know.
Ratings I'll beta: •G  •PG  •PG-13  •R  •NC-17  •Adult Only
I can help beta read: •American English  •British English  •Grammar  •Plot Suggestions  •Punctuation 
Turnaround for an average length chapter: 1-3 days
Experience: I have not beta'd anything of late. However, I have excellent English/Grammer skills. I enjoy reading a story that is easy flowing with proper English/Grammer and want to help writers go from writing good stories to writing stories everyone wants to read. 
BTW Timing above is contingent on my work schedule. My goal would be 1 or 2 days depending on length of submitted work.
Story types/topics I will not beta or sensitivity read: All is negotiable. 
Additional Comments: