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16 May 2012 @ 05:15 pm
Looking for a Beta  
Hello! I'm not quite in dire straights, but I do rather badly need a beta - mostly a sounding board, really: someone to look over my work and help me steer it in the direction it would be best going. Furthermore, I'm not a native, and still have trouble with English on occasion (grammar, syntax, and word choice mainly).

The fic in question (well, the main one, anyway) is very feely, quite a bit angsty, and stretches from Canary Wharf in a (hopefully) epic series rewrite. Immortal!Ianto, if that bothers anyone.

The other is mostly done already, with four chapters out of five posted, and is a CoE fix-it by way of fairies. It needs a bit of polishing, and I'm angsting over the last chapter.

So...yeah. This is my drama of the moment. Any assistance would be adored - I've already gone begging to the TW Beta Archives and got a Brit-pick offer and no other bites. Help?
 
 
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MadBottomsmadbottoms on May 16th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
While I have a lot on my plate at the moment, if you get stuck without anyone else putting their hand up, give me a buzz.
methylethyl: Godmethylethyl on May 16th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'd be happy to help, though I have exams until Saturday, so I won't be readily available until Saturday night or Sunday (I could probably beta ~5k or read up to ~20k and give quick feedback by Saturday, though, if you need an emergency beta). But my summer is pretty chill, so following exams, I'm free.

Bear in mind that I'm a Yank, and while I've got a fairly decent grasp on Briticisms, I'm not the best person for it and you would probably have to have a Brit-picker alongside me.
Katharina: pic#116749573black_k_kat on May 17th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm rather stonewalled at the moment, so whenever you'd like to start would be fine! Exams here run for a while longer, so there won't be much writing going on until they're done, unfortunately. :(

Brit-picking isn't too much of a problem (my English Prof was from Yorkshire). Mainly, I just need someone to catch the grammar I miss and the colloquialisms I screw up, and to bounce plot ideas off of.

Thank you so much for your offer - this bout of writer's block has been eminently frustrating.
methylethyl: Godmethylethyl on May 17th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
Sounds wonderful! PM'd