Pairings or Characters: Destiel
Type of beta you'd like: (grammar/spelling)
Short Summary: Dean is a rare omega that need to be matched and mated so his parents are introducing people to him. Castiel is a friend of Dean's dad who catches Dean's attention as they progress Castiel grows increasingly obsessed with Dean, who in turns liked the attention. (Idk, my fics are dark weird, there is some violence but no one dies though)
Title: Dunno yet- file is called purgatory babies
Pairings or Characters: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Monsters
Type of beta you'd like: (grammar/spelling)
Here is my AO3: archiveofourown.org/users/Miss_Lv
Take a look and if you're ok with the kinda stuff I wrote and wanna proof read these massive monsters for spelling and grammar errors please let me know! I only ask that it doesn't take over a week to proof read.
Pairings or Characters: Minor Sam/Jess and Henry/Josie pre-pairing, but romance is not the focus of this fic and there is no sexual content. Also features Dean Winchester, John Winchester, Pastor Jim and Bobby Singer, with special guest appearances by Abaddon and Meg Masters.
Type of beta you'd like: Plot, grammar, spelling, WTF-factor
Length: 5 chapters, 29,624 words
Short Summary: AU: When Henry Winchester casts his time travel spell as seen in 8.12, it brings him to Stanford University in 2005 instead. More specifically, it brings him to the apartment of young psychic Sam Winchester and his witch fiancee, Jess Moore. Abaddon follows. Can Sam, Jess and the Men of Letters reconnect with the hunters in their family in time to stop a bloody rampage?
Note for betas: This fic is up in Google Docs, and it is easiest for me to work with a beta in this format.
Beta found! Thank you!
Title: Beautiful Glass
Also I would need someone who would *possibly* be willing to read the first part (linked above) though this is not mandatory, it would literally mean the world if someone was willing to take this on. Preferably someone who writes Sastiel as well
Genres I will beta: Almost anything! Bring it on!
Note: for crossovers I prefer to have familiarity with the other fandom, but I won't list them all b/c that would take too long, so we'll deal with it case by case
Genres I won't beta: Wincest, RPS/F, non-con to love (will absoluelty beta dark non-con fic), dub-con on a case-by-case basis (aka PM me and I'll let you know if I'm up for it)
Pairings I will beta (within your specified genres): All except...
Pairings I won't beta (within your specified genres): Any incest pairings, any adult/child pairings (will make exception if both characters are in the 16-21 range), any sexually active pairings where one of the characters is under 15
Note: for any of these I may make an exception for dark fic if I like the premise, because I love me some dark fic
Gen or Character studies I'll beta: All
Gen or Character studies I won't beta: None
Beta strengths: I'm big on readability: typos, poor grammar, overuse of the same descriptors, plot holes, inconsistencies, anything that pulls a reader out of the fic really. If it makes me go "wait, what?" or have to re-read, I'll comment on that. I really look out for correct slang - if a fic takes place in America, with American characters, I'll note if UK slang (like "boot" instead of "trunk") is being used, and vice versa.
I'm also a stickler for characterization, so if you have a character acting OOC on purpose, it's good to let me know that ahead of time. Same goes for canon, I have a pretty decent memory for canon, and will note if something seems out of place unless you tell me your story is canon divergent ahead of time.
I'm great at proofing sex scenes for realisim. I'm a stickler for lube and everyone's limb locations making sense. Excpetions will obviously be made for kink :P
I also really enjoy talking about WIPs and being a sounding board. If you're ever stuck, I'm happy to chat to help you tackle whatever that's giving you trouble.
I am able to be tough and break a work apart, if asked, in a constructive way. I'm very good at giving feedback in a kind way that won't leave you feeling like you're the absolute worst - even if I have a lot of critique.
Beta Weaknesses: voice on occasion (I'm good at picking out when something doesn't sound right, but not always good at offering an alternative), pacing on a novel level (I'm great at it on a chapter level), speed (It takes me a couple of days or so to turn around a 5k word fic. If time is a concern, please PM me and we'll figure out if your fic length/my turnaround time based on my current schedule will jive.)
Length of the fics I'll beta: 1000 words or more
Squicks: Most underage/incest (more detail more about earlier in this post), "boypussy" fics (This does NOT include A/B/O, mpreg, or fics with a trans character. This squick has to do with the fact that I am a trans man, and I'm happy to discuss how this squick and my trans-ness realte in private)
Note: If you're unsure if your fic falls into my squick cateogry or not, please shoot me a PM! :)
Any other info: I'm just getting into beta-ing, but I have written fic myself and my day job invovles copy-editing and writing. So I do have experience with editing, just not as much in the fandom world.
Other than the exceptions previously listed, I'm up for betaing basically any and all kinks, regardless of how filthy it is. Bring it on.
I reserve the right to refuse to beta any fic, even if it falls within the parameters of this post. I promise I'll be nice if I can't though. :)
If I'm going to beta chapters as they come out, rather than the whole fic at the end, I like to see a detailed outline so I can look for inconsistencies early on.
I am transgender, so if you are having me beta a fic with a trans character, be prepared for me to have some Opinions.
Genre: Action/Humor/Drama/little Smut
Pairings or Characters: Sabriel with smatterings of Destiel
Type of beta you'd like: I need someone with a good eye for grammar and to help me with some run-on sentences. There's also a formatting issue--this is based off an RP so sometimes the paragraphs that follow are in response. I need help folding those together or re-writing the scenes to include both sides of the story.
Length: Multi-chapter once it's been loaded up. Currently at 30k but I still have a few scenes to write.
Short (working) Summary: This is a Sabriel-centric re-imagining of season 9. The angels were thrown from heaven without their wings and their grace but Gabriel was already on the ground. He retained his grace and his wings and made it his mission to help the Fallen adapt to living human lives. Something though is killing off the Fallen and Gabriel realizes quickly that he can't do this on his own forcing him to seek out the Winchesters and Castiel for help.
Genre: AU, romance, fluff, some angst
Characters: Dean, Castiel, Anna. Mentions of Crowley and Ruby. Sam will come in a little later.
Type of beta needed: I'm looking for someone who is ideally American, as I'm British, and the fic is set in Chicago. Someone who has excellent knowledge on Americanisms, grammar, sentence structure, plot holes, and characterisations. Especially someone who can pick up on Dean's language and mannerisms!
Length: multi-chaptered, currently about 14,000 words in. Will be over 50k.
Short Summary: (Working Summary) Castiel is your average student living in Chicago, quietly studying for his MA. Everything is going just fine until, 550 miles away, some guy named Dean texts the wrong number, and finds Castiel on the other end. An unlikely friendship sparks, but Castiel finds himself dealing with more than just fireworks. With a delinquent brother and a storm brewing inside his own home, Castiel must find the courage to close the 550 mile gap if he's ever going to meet his accidental stranger.
Notes: This fic is going to have a lot of texting-based communication. Here's an example:
03:13pm - [Unknown number]
Like I said before, sometimes it’s just easier to talk to strangers anyway.
Yes it is, and if you ever need to vent I’ll be here to return the favour. I’ll let you get back to your day now, I’ve already taken up enough of your time. Thank you, Dean.
03:14pm - [Unknown number]
You’re a welcome distraction, Cas. Speak soon.
Castiel stares at the message for a long time. For the first time all day he has a genuine smile on his face.
I need a Beta who will commit to this fic with me, heart and soul. I also need proof readers and anyone who would be willing to read this and give honest feedback.
Genre: Futurefic, smut
Pairings or Characters: Dean/Cas
Type of beta you'd like: SpaG, Ameri-picking
Turnaround time: This is for the Destiel Smut Brigade fall challenge, posting this Saturday. I'd be able to get the fic to you tomorrow (Thursday). I'm sorry for the short notice -- I was thinking I would have to drop out of this challenge, but finally managed to finish it tonight!
Short Summary: Sitting out a hunt due to injury is never Dean's idea of a good time, and that goes double when a newly-human Cas is out there hunting without him. He sulks about it until Cas returns and demonstrates just how fine he is. (Small amount of angst, followed by porn, basically.)
Genre: romance, canon!verse (somehow)
Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel, Lisa Braeden, Ben Braeden, possibly Charlie Bradbury and other characters such as Crowley
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Lisa
Tags: Bisexual!Dean, Asexual!Cas, canon!verse, memory loss
Type of beta needed: spelling, grammar, plot, general feedback
Length: multi-chaptered, currently working on chapter one. Individual chapters will probably be around 2-3K words.
Inspired by the movie The Vow, somehow canon!verse. Dean and Cas get into a car accident on the night of their third anniversary, and Dean suffers brain damage that causes Retrograde Amnesia. The last thing he remembers is living with Lisa and Ben (Cas didn't wipe their memories of Dean in this story). When he wakes up from coma, he is shocked to discover that Sam is alive and Cas and him are married. He demands to live with Lisa, who, upon Sam's request, agrees to take him in because they expect it to be good for Dean's recovery. Meanwhile, Cas does everything he possibly can to regain his husband's love.
Note: English is my second language, and this is the first work that I've decided to publish. Many people have told me that I am a good writer in my native language, but I am very insecure about writing in English so I need someone who will give me honest feedback and help me improve.
You can apply even if you're not good at everything that I have listed above, I will choose multiple betas anyway because as I said I am very insecure about this project and want as much help as I can get. Also someone who studies medicine or has knowledge about amnesia would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you <3
Genre: J2AU, PWP
Pairings or Characters: Jensen/Jared
Type of beta you'd like: spelling, grammar, general feedback and concrit.
Short Summary: In which Jensen is butch and Jared is flamboyant
I prefer a beta that has a good understanding of the Track Changes feature on MS Word. Comment her or PM.
Genres you won't beta: Incest (not including angels), Mpreg, RPF, Poem
Pairings you will beta: All except incest and pairings involving real people. I will beta parings involving angels even thought they are technically siblings.
Pairings you won't beta: Sam/Dean, Dean/John, Sam/John, any other incest pairings, Jensen/Misha, Jensen/Jared, Jared/Genevieve, any other real people pairings
Gen or Character studies you'd beta: All
Gen or Character studies you won't beta: None
Beta strengths: Plot, continuity, characterization, grammar, spelling
Beta Weaknesses: I don't always pick up on grammatical errors, especially punctuation.
Length of the fics you'd beta: Any
Any other info: ANY type of incest is a major squick of mine. I will still beta if it is not the focal relationship of your story, or if your story explores the underlying psychological mechanisms and/or harmful effects of such relationships. Expect on average 1 week turnaround for full beta service. This may be shorter or longer depending on length. I can try to do quickie beta jobs if you have a short deadline; you'll have to let me know.
I am a beta reader with about 5 years’ experience altogether over a span of over 10 years. I have beta read hundreds of fics from a variety of fandoms, as well as original works. My current main fandoms are Supernatural, Naruto, and Harry Potter. I follow the Chicago Manual of Style for grammar and American English spelling. I am a therapist in real life, and I can help you with psychological issues in the plot if you need.
Genre: romance, ABO
Rating: G - NC17, depending on the piece
Characters: Dean, Castiel, Sam, Charlie Bradbury, Kevin Tran, Michael, Gabriel, practically the entire angel garrison during one of the timestamps
Pairing: Dean/Cas, Sam/Jessica Moore for one of the timestamps
Type of beta needed: light SPaG, flow
Length: 5k one-shot, one finished 1k timestamp, 2 unfinished timestamps that will probably be 4-5k when finished, a chapter for a longer WIP that is curren't 7.6k, but will probably be around 8.5-9k when I'm done with it
- One-shot is written off a tumblr prompt: “you kissed me on the playground the day before you moved away in the 4th grade and now your dorm is right across the hall from mine” College!AU where Dean's the RA and Cas recognizes him as the boy who kissed him in 4 grade, but Dean doesn't recognize him. Lots of UST. Charlie and Kevin are both in this one and both sort of awesome.
- 2 timestamps for my fic The Substitute. One is finished at a little over 1k. The other is I am currently working on, and I expect it will end up being somewhere in the 4-5k mark. The original story is ABO, and there will be heavy mentions of mpreg in the second timestamp, very vague mentions of it in the finished one (Cas talks about setting up a college fund for their future pups).
- Chapter 15 of my chaptered WIP, The Trenchcoat Avenger of Truman High. The chapters has human Cas following Dean and Sam working one of the minor cases featured in season 1 of the show (I'm not saying which to not spoil the surprise for my readers). I'm finishing this one up now, and I expect that it will end up being around 8.5-9k when it's done.
I don't have a definite deadline for any of these, especially since some of them aren't even finished yet, but soon-ish would be great.
I can swap beta for beta for anything under 35k that doesn't feature incest, wincest, or any of the actors, if that entices anyone.
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Kidfic, Family!Angst
Rating: K+, with mentions of alcohol abuse
Characters: Sam, Dean, John
Type of beta needed: Plot, voice, flow
Length: One-shot, ~1000 words, unfinished
Short Summary: When Dean is drunk and sobbing with the MoC on his arm, Sam remembers one of the times John was actually a good Dad, and tries to do the same for Dean. Long flashback to early childhood (Sam is 3ish, Dean is 6ish), will probably end with S9!Sam putting S9!Dean to bed and tucking him in.
Willing to fic-swap! (No hard limits, all ratings and pairings)
Genre: high school au, slash
Pairings: Dean/Cas, Dean/Lisa, background Charlie/Dorothy, mentioned Jo/Hael, one kiss between Cas/Meg
Length: ~46, 000
Short Summary: Castiel Novak has just lost a longtime friend, his cat Moon, whom he had since he was nine.
After a while he realizes that his grades are slipping and that he has a hard time focusing on studying, all because he used to do it while petting Moon. When his best friend Dean notices that something is wrong, they cuddle together, believing it would help Cas. But what was supposed to be a onetime thing turns into a regular cuddling between them, complicating Cas’ already complicated feelings towards Dean.
Warnings: underage drinking, homophobic language
Turnaround Time: This is a fic for DCBB and my posting date is November 19. I'd like the fic back at least ten days before posting date for finishing touches, so that's about a month from now.
you can contact be by answering on this post or messaging me on my tumblr or my email (vukovic.ivana(at)live.com)
Genres I won't beta: Slash/Wincest/Threesome/Mpreg/Deathfic/P
Pairings you will beta:John/Mary, Dean/Cassie, Sam/Jess, Dean/Castiel
Pairings you won't beta (within your specified genres): Sam/Dean,Sam/Meg,Dean/Meg, Sam/John, Dean/John, sam/OC, Dean/OC, John/OC
Gen or Character studies you'd beta: All
Gen or Character studies you won't beta: None
Beta strengths: Grammar, spelling, plot.
Beta Weaknesses: Canon, voice on occasion...
Length of the fics you'd beta: Drabble/Stand-Alone/Multi-chapter
Any other info: I can beta a drabble or stand-alone in 2 to 3 days, and a multi-chapter in a week or so depending on how many chapters it has.
Genres you won't beta: Crossover/Wincest/Het/Threesome/Mpreg/De
Pairings you will beta (within your specified genres): Dean/Cas I could work with some Sabriel too
Pairings you won't beta (within your specified genres): Sam/Dean
Gen or Character studies you'd beta: all
Gen or Character studies you won't beta: none
Beta strengths: grammar/spelling/plot/canon/voice
Beta Weaknesses: too judgemental at times?
Length of the fics you'd beta: any length
Any other info: I actually have some professional experience doing this and I have a degree.
Genres I won't beta: (Wincest/Het/Threesome/Mpreg/Deathfic)
Pairings I will beta: Dean/Cas, Sam/Gabriel, Charlie/Gilda, almost any background/past pairings
Pairings I won't beta: Sam/Dean, Cas/Meg, Sam/Cas
Gen or Character studies I'd beta: All
Gen or Character studies I won't beta: None
Beta strengths: Research, paragraphs, thesaurus type stuff.
Beta Weaknesses: Sam's pov
Length of the fics I'd beta: Pretty much any
Other info: Basic medical knowledge and basic knowledge of spanish and german (better at spanish). Also in the Free! fandom, the Sherlock fandom and the Throne of Glass fandom.
This is an AU fic and it doesn’t have ghosts and monsters. TFW are roommates with Doctor!Cas, mechanic/bartender!Dean and Pre-Law!Sam. I am a doctor so Cas is no problem for me. I have researched all I can about Sam and Stanford and pre-law and also the FBI and USA judiciary because knowledge of American judicial system is important. The beta need not know all these things in detail but I'll welcome all suggestions and corrections.
I’m linking the first chapter on the title, so you can read what’s already there. I believe my biggest problem is typos and punctuation because I kinda miss these mistakes while revising by myself.
Title: Fireflies in the Dark
Genre: Destiel AU, Angst, Mystery, Suspense, Drama, Romance, Fluff, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Brotherly Love, Brothertouching, Slow Build Destiel, Sam-Cas friendship, Emotional Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Dean/Cas, other background/offscreen pairings with mostly mentions, like Sam/Jess, John/Mary, Mary/OMC, Dean/Aaron, Cas/Meg, Cas/Amelia, but these pairs will not have much action as such.
Characters: Sam, Dean, Cas, Claire, Ruby, Mary, Bobby in bigger roles, and many more. Original characters will also be present.
Warnings: Terrorism, Violence, Rape/Non-con Elements, Depression, Amputation, Permanent Injury, Whumped boys, Emotional Manipulation, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Character Death, Self-Harm, Suicidal Thoughts, Sex, Medical Jargon, Idiots in Love
Type of beta you'd like: grammar, plot, characterisation, my typos that are worthy of being declared sins, and someone who can help me with smut because I feel like I'm rubbish at it.
Length: This is a multi-chapter WIP. I have no estimated length, just a full plot, and it's going to be a long fic. I usually write chapters between 3000-5000 words.
Short Summary: When Dr Castiel Novak receives his last patient for the day at the ER, he doesn't know just how drastically his life is about to change. Meanwhile, Special Agent Robert Singer has some terrible news to deliver to the Winchester boys.
As each new breath and heartbeat becomes a miracle and a luxury, Cas and the Winchesters learn to live, love and sacrifice. They learn to be grateful for what they have and to hope. Because sometimes hope is the only thing that can keep you going.
Turnaround Time: I'll only be sending individual chapters every week or so and not the whole story at once so hopefully 3-4 days?
Genre: Fairy tale
Pairings or Characters: Sastiel
Type of beta you'd like: character development and plot pacing
Short Summary: It's a retelling of Tam Lin with Sastiel! Sam ventures into the strange Carterhaugh forest in search of a way to rid himself of his abilities. There, he discovers a strange garden with a powerful fae ruling over it. Castiel agrees to help Sam, but it comes at a price that neither of them are ready to quite pay.
Basically I'd like some help making sure the plot makes sense and that the writing isn't too hard to decipher. Turn around time would ideally be by Oct. 4, which is in a week.