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Beta readers
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:47:12 pm »
Well, Aamartin already started a similar thread in 18+ but I didn't want to highjack it.  I am starting to work on Cael's idea on a pregnant Am, and am realising it's probably going to be a long one.  Long story short, seeing as I'm prone to weird typos and I suck at rereading my own stuff, would one or two people be interrested in beta reading for me?
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 12:50:16 pm »
I would. I think I'm good at editing.
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 12:58:42 pm »
Anytime, Moondreamer. I'm your girl.
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 01:00:25 pm »
Anytime, Moondreamer. I'm your girl.

Then, we can exchange fics  :D
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 01:08:21 pm »
I can certainly help on this front, just not the smut front! I'm pretty good with a red pen :)

Edit: one of these days I'm going to learn to not type posts or stories on my iPhone. Typos everywhere!
« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 01:22:50 pm by Cael »
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 01:14:39 pm »
I'm a willing editor, as well.

No professional experience required, right? I admit my only qualifications are a love of reading and fondness for correct grammar.
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012, 01:17:24 pm »
As I'm no professionnal writer, a non-professional beta reader is fine :) I just need someone to tell me if my plot and my sentences make sense and sniff out weird grammar and even worse typos.
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2012, 01:19:52 pm »
Then I can do that  :)
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 01:22:10 pm »
Ok, four should do the trick, thanks guys :D
 
So, would it be possible to message me your email adresses?  I should be ready to send chapter one today or tomorrow.
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 11:04:30 pm »
OK, chapter 1 has been sent to those who gave me their email adresses. Hope you enjoy and I'll be awaiting comments :)
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 07:25:41 pm »
I need one or two VERY brave souls for a beta read on my EE5 fanfic.  I'm really not sure I'll post it unless my beta readers a-OK it.

FYI - It's NC-17.

So if you are brave, PM me.
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 07:30:35 pm »
I sent a PM
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 08:02:35 pm »
Thanks volunteers! 

I'll let you know what the "POOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTT IIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTT" results are in a bit.  :)

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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 10:21:24 pm »
After reading you fic Mana... I've had an idea in my mind for a long time, but never really dared to write it... But in the end, reading yours made me realize I'd probably feel better to put it down in writing.  That way, I'Ll be able to return to dad!Sic and daughter and laughter and fluffy things.  But... I wantd to cry while writing it.  Not sure if posting something about the very dark side of Sic's childhood is even a good idea.  What do you guys think?
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Re: Beta readers
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 10:23:52 pm »
Hmm... I'm of the opinion that any direct depiction of certain... implied goings-on of poor baby!Sic's childhood. But the other training methods would be fair game.
Once you've made sure that the signal gets through
There's one final thing that I want you to do
Put me where I'll see stars, so that I can see you
And I'll soar like a leaf on the wind