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trobadora ([personal profile] trobadora) wrote in [community profile] wintercompanion2013-03-15 06:17 pm
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RESOURCE: Winter Companions Beta Volunteers

Winter Companions strongly encourages its authors and artists to use beta readers and viewers - and in fact, our Fests specifically require them. We know, though, that sometimes a good beta can be hard to find. So welcome to the Winter Companions Beta Volunteer post!

We're calling all intrepid, community minded individuals who are interested in helping out fellow comm members by betaing stories or art for our authors and artists. Can't fit in writing your own fic or creating your own piece for a particular challenge? Help a fellow creator out instead!

Please leave the following info to help writers see what you can offer:

Fic, art, vids, or all?
Willing to help with: (This may be characterisation, canon knowledge, spelling & grammar, Brit-picking (or other place/language knowledge), pacing and so on - whatever you think your strengths are or what you are prepared to do.)
Probably can't help with: (As above, and whatever else you can think of. Please also include any squicks, so if you really can't cope with character deaths or certain scenarios, please do let us know here.)
Peaceful Ood or Merciless Dalek? (How tough are you as a beta, or do you have a range of ferocity settings?)
Your LJ username
Best contact method: (Provide a contact email address - not your default LJ one, please. Alternatively, please indicate that you prefer to be contacted by PM.)

Sign-up form for c&p-ing:



On behalf of the comm, thank you!

A note to beta-seekers: Proper care and feeding of volunteer betas is very important! When you contact a volunteer beta, please remember to ask if they have time before sending your fanwork to them, and do let them know what you would like them to look at if you have particular expectations. And please remember to thank them and give credit (in your header) where it's due.

This post will be linked in the sidebar, so you can easily find it when you need it. Any problems, please contact one of the mods.

[identity profile] rhia-starsong.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Fic, art, or both?: Fic
Willing to help with: Characterisation, spelling/grammar, overall 'feel' of the piece, scenes involving sex/intimacy.
Probably can't help with: Brit-picking, canon much after COE or Ten's regeneration (i.e., Eleven and companions)
Peaceful Ood or Merciless Dalek?: Thorough but not harsh; I'll listen to why you think a particular thing is best and advise you if I think it could be changed to be better stylistically or grammatically, but you have final say over that and I respect that!
Best contact method: email: jonesstepha@gmail.com

On behalf of the comm, thank you!

A note to beta-seekers: Proper care and feeding of volunteer betas is very important! When you contact a volunteer beta, please remember to ask if they have time before sending your fanwork to them, and do let them know what you would like them to look at if you have particular expectations. And please remember to thank them and give credit (in your header) where it's due.

This post will be linked in the sidebar, so you can easily find it when you need it. Any problems, please contact one of the mods.

[identity profile] wojelah.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Fic, art, or both? Fic
Willing to help with: spelling & grammer, New Who canon, pacing, characterization. Live near Washington, DC, so not a great Brit-picker. :)
Probably can't help with: Seriously hard-core kink, non-con, character bashing.
Peaceful Ood or Merciless Dalek? Whatever you require, but without guidance I'm middle-of-the-road
Best contact method: PM or wojelah at yahoo dot com
Edited 2013-03-15 19:08 (UTC)

[identity profile] fortisgreen.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Fic, art, or both? Fic, I admire art but can't draw worth guano
Willing to help with: As a long term Whovian, can help with older Who, grammar, spelling, plot, etc
Probably can't help with: since I'm not a huge Eleven fan, not too much help there
Peaceful Ood or Merciless Dalek? More Ood than Dalek, but as a former English teacher....well you know :-)
Best contact method: fortisgreen at gmail.com
Edited 2013-03-15 19:32 (UTC)

[identity profile] magic-7-words.livejournal.com 2013-03-15 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Fic, art, or both? Fic.
Willing to help with: Characterization, spelling/grammar, newWho canon, and I'll take a stab at anything composition-related (pacing, mood, etc.)
Probably can't help with: Brit-picking
Peaceful Ood or Merciless Dalek? EXTERMINATE! Just kidding. Sort of. I tend to get trigger-happy with the red pen, but I think I manage to do it in a polite and constructive way. Never made anybody cry, at any rate. And of course I only offer suggestions; the author gets the final say.
Best contact method:Send me a PM.
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[personal profile] alafaye 2013-03-16 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Fic, art, or both? Fic
Willing to help with: Spelling, grammar, characterization, plot flow; I can handle most of the popular kinks that pop up in fandoms, but ask in your p.m.
Probably can't help with: Anything other than those
Peaceful Ood or Merciless Dalek? Peaceful Ood
Best contact method: p.m.
Edited 2013-03-16 17:31 (UTC)