Beta Readers
     Every fandom needs beta readers that are familiar with the characterizations, scenery, and/or episode information. These things are important in addition to spelling, grammer, ect. Beta readers are the backbone of fan fiction in that they can help an author to overcome little quirks (we all have them), smooth out the flow of a story, and give ideas and input.
      If you would like to volunteer to be a beta reader, click here or scroll down. If you're here looking for one, take a look around. These people have volunteered to help you become a better writer, so there's no need to be shy.



 
aly
Email:
pineapplebaby@btinternet.com
Turnaround times:
     Depending on length and urgency, two days to a week.
A bit about me:
     Okay, I'm a second-year English Literature and History student, and come from London. I currently live in Edinburgh. I've been reading slash since I was thirteen *gasp!* and occasionally dabble in the writing side.
      Plus, if you need help with stuff about England for a fic, like episodes from Wes's past, I'm Information-Girl :)
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Episode Info
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Characterization of: Gunn & Wesley
 



 
Blue
Email:
morn99@hotmail.com
Turnaround times:
When do you need it?
My specialties are:
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
 



 
bobyn
Email:
bobyn_something_blue@hotmail.com
Turnaround times:
     1-2 week days, depending on length and availability.
A bit about me:
     i live on the outskirts of london, so i use british spellings, also i'm 14, so no NC-17!
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Episode Info
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Characterization of: Other Major Characters
 



 
Callum Joshua Fielding
Email:
Jalcock@aspex.force9.co.uk
Turnaround times:
     Fairly quick, it's something I'd organise on a individual story basis
A bit about me:
     I'm 19, studying chemistry at university and love A:ts. I'm also English, which is probably why I like Wes a lot, that and he's cute. I'm a stickler for details, something I've been told is good in a beta, though i must admit to being slightly behind in watching A:ts, UK TV is only up to season three, though I do know and can still check work regarding later series. I'm also a crossover Junkie,(with any show, not just buffy) and therefore I gladly accept any of those, as long as I know the show of course. Hope that helps.
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Characterization of: Wesley & OMCs
 



 
'Chele
Email:
jacie@io.com
Turnaround times:
     Depends on length: short fics, a day or two; the epics, 'bout a week.
A bit about me:
     I have 3/4 of a high school English teaching degree and a home-based business that has (surprise!) slowed down in the past month. Please, give me something to do!
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
 



 
Emma
Email:
trinity19@dingoblue.net.au
A bit about me:
     I'm 21, I live in Australia but was born in England, as such I use English spelling eg I spell colour with a u, not without.
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Episode Info
  • Characterization of: Gunn & Wesley
 



 
Erin
Email:
fearlessgaia140@aol.com
Website:
http:www.livejournal.com/users/slashsopretty
Turnaround times:
     It depends on my schedule, I try to get them done in about a week though.
A bit about me:
     I'm a big BtVS and AtS fan, and I pretty much have the first four seasons of Buffy and the first two seasons of Angel comitted to memory (Don't you just love DVDs?). I've been reading and writing fanfiction online for a little over four years. Most of my usefulness comes from my knowledge of the fandom and of the characters. If you want to know obscure details that most people probably don't pick up on, I probably can help you. I also have a good grasp on the flow and grammar. Spelling, now that is not my strongest point, but I always have my handy-dandy dictinary on hand (Spell Check is wrong half the time). I'm only sixteen, which means I have other things that tend to get in the way of my betaing, like being grounded, but when that does happen, I'll post a notice on my livejournal and email people I'm already working with. Well, that's about it, I hope to be able to help you really soon.
My specialties are:
  • Flow
  • Episode info
  • Characterization of pretty much everybody.
 



 
Indalia
Email:
indalia@diversesouls.com
Website:
http://diversesouls.com/
Turnaround times:
     Shorter stories (1-6 pages) - within 2-4 days. Longer stories (7+ pages) - timeline to be discussed with author.
A bit about me:
     Slash writer (3 years online, 12+ years offline), Grad Student, multi-fandom reader. I'm currently creating my website, so my fiction will be up for viewing soon.
      I'm still gathering my bearings with Gunn/Wesley characterization-wise, but I have a very good handle on flow and continuity in fiction. My writing style is a little unconventional, in my eyes, but I'm both conventional and unconventional in my reading. I sound out stories, to be sure that they flow (that helps with figuring out punctuation and grammar.) I also visualize, so I can "see" what I'm reading.
My specialties are:
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Sex Scenes
 



 
Jenn
Email:
movigrrl@hotmail.com
Turnaround times:
     1 to 3 days for shorter stories, about a week for longer but those both depend on how busy real life is at the time :-)
A bit about me:
     I'm a 4th year biology major and I've been writing and reading slash for about 7 years. I've watched Angel religiously since it started but not much of Buffy at all.
      I 'hear' Gunn in my head better than Wes, so I guess I'm better at his characterization than at Wes'. I proof a lot of my friends' papers and they're mainly English and History majors :-) I love betaing stories, so please send me something!!
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Sex Scenes
  • Episode Info
  • Characterization of: Gunn
 



 
JustHuman
Email:
justhuman111@hotmail.com
Turnaround times:
     Depends on need and my schedule. I can usually beta in less than 5 day, but you have to let me know what you need.
A bit about me:
     I multi-ship Wes and will read unconventional couples *if you can make a believable arguement for them being together*. I'm also happy to bounce ideas around to help you sort a plot or a characterization. Let me know how harsh you want it to be.
My specialties are:
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Sex Scenes
  • Episode Info
  • Characterization of: Gunn, Wesley & OMCs
 



 
Kath
Email:
vze25s65@verizon.net
Turnaround times:
     2-3 days for short ones; about a week for longer ones.
A bit about me:
     My name is Kath and I'm a Wesaholic. *g* I've been writing for about 1 1/2 yrs and have been an Angel fan since the first ep. I've paired Wesley with just about everyone, and right now Wes/Gunn is one of my fave ships. I think I do a good job of hearing both their 'voices' in my head when I'm reading and writing.
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Episode Info
  • Punctuation
  • Characterization of: Gunn & Wesley
 



 
Liz Harris
Email:
lizz140@yahoo.com
Website:
http://www.badwisdom.org
Turnaround times:
     i check and reply to mail daily. for the shorter ones a day or less, longer ones (as in *epics*) no more than 5 days
A bit about me:
     wes was my first fanfic character so i've been writing/reading/archiving him for about a year and now that he's with gunn, i don't pair him up with anyone else.
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Sex Scenes
  • Flow
  • Characterization of: Gunn, Wesley & OMCs
 



 
Merzibelle
Email:
meribeth@aesiraven.com
Turnaround times:
     Rapid... longest I take, without real life troubles, three days
A bit about me:
     I am the stay at home Mom to a rambunctious two year old Wesley fan, professional seamstress and writer of Wesley fiction. Though I donít write slash, I do enjoy reading well-written slash fiction. Iím also the nit-picky detail person, useful for knowing the odd obscure fact about the show itself, history (I have a BA in History) and odd things in general.
My specialties are:
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Flow
  • Episode Info
  • Characterization of: Wesley & OMCs
 



 
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Specialties:
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Characterization:   
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*Other Major Character (In Angel or Buffy)



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