While not intending any disrespect, beta or proof readers have shown to be particularly helpful in two main areas:
- longer fics.
- authors who have English as their second language.
However, having a beta or proof reader does not mean it is the end of the world. We are happy for members to use non LJ friends as a beta reader if they wish, provided that their standard of English is good.
Authors please remember that your beta, whoever it may be, gives up their time and puts in a lot of work to proof read. We request that whoever your beta is, they are acknowledged for their work.
If you wish to put forward your services as a beta reader, please comment to this entry. It's fine to give a brief introduction saying why you wish to be a beta reader, and also how you wish to be contacted for beta purposes.
Beta's so far are as follows. Contact details below in comments: