Beta Readers

We all need help with our fic, and these fine people are here to help. Just email them your fiction, along with any specific worries you have about the piece and they will not only edit it and give you suggestions on how to make it better, they may just become the most important relationship you have in the fandom.

Name: Aberaham Tulip --- Tulip's fine
Favorite characters: Buffy, Xander, Willow, Spike, FAITH!!!!!, Anya
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Willow, Xander/Faith, Xander/Buffy, Buffy/Spike, Willow/Tara, Willow/Kennedy, Dawn/someone her own damn age, Angel/his hand--- bleeding poof.
Will you read slash: yup, preferably
Anything you won't read: Snuff!!!! and not a big fan of rape, depends on whether it is part of plot or just too sick--- use discretion. Truthfully the only thing I won't read is Snuff. It makes me sick---- really graphic torture and bloodplay can be included with snuff, please use discretion. I'd list it all but I'm sure you'd be able to think of something not on my list.
Expected Turn around: I'm a college student:english major, a creative writer, and I've got a social life, it may take a while but it'll be worth it.
Strengths: Plot, Structure, etc---- basically everything that is not grammar and spelling related!, Cannot help you there! I use an editor myself.

Name: Alexa
Reads all ratings: Yes.
Reads Het, Slash, no pairing: I will read all of those.
Beta Strengths: spelling, grammar, plot, characterization, canon details, magick details.
Favorite Characters: Buffy, Faith, Dawn, Xander, Giles, Willow, Amy, Lilah, Cordelia
Turn Around time, preferred format, email first, etc.: I can usually get back to you in a few days, a week tops, unless something comes up. The format can be anything, really. Please email me first before sending to see if I'm available.

Favorite characters: all except Anya
Favorite pairings: any
Will you read slash: yes
Anything you won't read: no
Expected Turn around: ASAP
Strengths: new ideas and different approaches

Name: Am-Chau Yarkona
Favorite characters: Spike, Angel, Wesley, Giles
Favorite pairings: Spike/Giles, Spike/Angel, Spike/Wesley, etc.
Will you read slash: yes. m/m and f/f. and het, too.
Anything you won't read: incest, mpreg.
Expected Turn around: three days to a week.
Strengths: grammar, British voices.

Name: amelia mcdermott
Favorite characters: buffy: anya, xander, spike. angel: cordy, wes, angel.
Favorite pairings: buffy: xander/anya, xander/cordy, buffy/spike. angel: cordy/angel, wes/lilah.
Will you read slash: Yes, I'll give it a bash.
Anything you won't read: Er, not a big fan of giles/buffy, cordy/connor, dawn/xander.
Strengths: Um, well I've done a lot of english through my years, so grammar, spelling and all that won't be a problem. Also, I can do Anya's voice quite well. I'll try anything though!

Name: Anna
Favorite Characters: Spike, Buffy, Faith, Cordy
Favorite Pairings: Spike/Buffy, Buffy/Faith, Buffy/Cordy, Faith/Cordy
Slash: Yes, I will read slash...but I normally like to stick to those pairings that I listed above.
Won't Read: I won't read anything that has Spike in a slash fic, and I prefer not to read any fics that has Buffy/Angel...unless you have it Angelus and he is attacking Buffy.
Turn Around: I won't say 1-2 days, b/c sometimes that is just an impossible turn around date...b/c it depends on how often a person can get on the computer. So I normally have a turn around time of a week or week and a half two weeks tops.
Strengths: Spelling, Creating Plots

Name: Annabel K. Bugg
Favorite characters: D - All of the Above (except Riley)
Favorite pairings: Spike/Buffy, Angel/Cordelia, Dawn/Connor, Willow/Xander, Giles/Buffy, GIles/Xander, Spike/Xander ... erm, ok, I like most of 'em
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: I don't like unreasonable character death.
Expected Turn around: Varies, an immediate feely response, editing specifics to come later w/in 1-4 weeks
Strengths: I've been proofing stories for the last 10+ years

Name: Anne Rose
Favorite characters: Giles, Spike, Lorne
Favorite pairings: Spike/Buffy, Giles/Joyce
Will you read slash: nope
Anything you won't read: bdsm, rapefic, incest
Expected Turn around: depends on length, but usually fast if I know when it's coming
Strengths: plot, characterization, some grammar/spelling

Name: Annie
Favorite characters: Spike, Willow, Anya
Favorite pairings: Spike/Anyone, Spike & Anya, Dawn friendship
Will you read slash: Yes please
Anything you won't read: Rapefic, incest, really out-there AU (no vampires, no slayer), Buffy-bashing
Expected Turn around: Three to four days
Strengths: I'm a grammar queen/nerd, good speller, good with catching holes in the story, characterization, and cannon details.

Name: Baruch Konayn
Favorite characters: Spike, Dawn, and Willow
Favorite pairings: Spike/Angel, Spike & Dawn
Will you read slash: Gladly.
Anything you won't read: No.
Expected Turn around: depends on the length of the story and my workload for classes. A week or two at the most.
Strengths: I'm good with catching grammar and spelling mistakes, noticing plot weaknesses and repetitive phrases and/or words. However, I have not watched much of the show--WB comes in very badly, and we don't get UPN at all. So I'll be useless as far as fitting things into the show's timeline. However, I've been reading fan-fiction in this verse for several years, and have read way too many episode summaries.

Name: Becky
Favorite characters: Lilah, Lindsey, Kate
Favorite pairings: Lilah/Lindsey, Angel/Kate, Giles/Jenny, Faith/Spike
Will you read slash: yes
Anything you won't read: NC-21 rated stuff. And anything with excessive torture/blood sports
Expected Turn around: varies. Little more than a few days.
Strengths: Characterisation, continuity

Name: blackbeltchic
Favorite characters: Buffy characters. Willow.
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Angel, Buffy/Spike, Willow/Oz, Willow/Tara, Xander and anyone.
Will you read slash: Only Willow/Tara
Anything you won't read: Buffy and Riley.
Expected Turn around: a week or so, more or less, depends on homework.
Strengths: Editing.

Name: CB
Favorite characters: Faith, Drusilla, Angel, Willow
Favorite pairings: Pretty much any; I like Faith pairings
Will you read slash: no
Anything you won't read: Anything above a PG-13/R-ish rating
Expected Turn around: I can usually get back to you in a few days, unless the story is extremely long or something comes up; then I'll e-mail you.
Strengths: Dialogue, characters, plot, grammar, spelling

Name: Caelyn
Favorite characters: Buffy, Dru, Angel, Lorne, Xander
Favorite pairings: open to pretty much anything
Will you read slash: sure
Anything you won't read: fluff.
Expected Turn around: 1 day to one week
Strengths: spelling, grammar, plot

Name: Cassidy
Favorite characters: Angel, Dawn, Spike, and Doyle
Favorite pairings: anything and everything.
Will you read slash: Course I will. Bring it.
Anything you won't read: You can't offend me. It's not possible.
Expected Turn around: Too early to tell.
Strengths: I'm pretty well rounded.

Name: Cieran Wilson
Favorite characters: Spike, The Trio, Clem, Dru
Favorite pairings: B/S, S/Dru, W/T, W/K, A/X
Will you read slash: yep!
Anything you won't read: nope!
Expected Turn around: A week or less.
Strengths: I cant sort out your grammar or anything, but I will read through
any fic to check for any British related mistakes. Even if your fics not set
in Britain, people are always making small mistakes in fics, so if you've
got any English characters (Giles, Ethan, Spike, Wes, Dru - whatever) then
I'm your gal!

Name: Celtic Pride
Favorite characters: Faith, Xander, Andrew, Cordy, Anya
Favorite pairings: Don't matter
Will you read slash: Only if its in cannon (ie Willow/Tara)
Anything you won't read: PWP or Male/Male Slash
Expected Turn around: 3-5 days
Strengths: Plot, dialouge and characterization

Name: Darkynangelic
Favorite characters: Lindsey, Angel, Fred
Favorite pairings: any
Will you read slash: yup
Anything you won't read: rape, incest, underage
Expected Turn around: 1-2 days
Strengths: Technical: Grammar, spelling, structure.

Name: El-Gilliath
Favorite characters: Spike, Angel, Xander, Wesley, Giles
Favorite pairings: Spike/Angel, Wesley/Giles, Wesley/Anyone except Spike & Angel, Xander/Anyone, Giles/Anyone except Spike
Will you read slash: Like duh!
Anything you won't read: Cordelia & Fred fics. Gunn I can read but not a major fan
Expected Turn around: from 2 days to one week, depends on length
Strengths: Grammar, characterization

Name: Emmy
Favorite characters: Willow, Spike, Angel, Giles, Xander
Favorite pairings: I prefer Un-con, but will read Cannon stuff. But, I'm pretty burned out on Buffy/Spike and Buffy/Angel at the moment.
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: I'll read anything.
Expected Turn around: Usually less than 24 hours- just email me first to make sure.
Strengths: Willow Characterization, Grammar and Spelling, Plot/Flow

Name: Garrett
Favorite characters: Willow, Xander
Favorite pairings: Willow/Xander, Wes/Fred
Will you read slash: Not male slash
Anything you won't read: Nothing in particular
Expected Turn around: between a day and a week (depending on length and how busy I am)
Strengths: Grammar, some characterization, continuity

Name: Goldylocks
Favorite characters: Spike, Buffy, Willow, Tara, Lorn, Giles
Favorite pairings: Spike/Buffy, Spike/Tara
Will you read slash: yes
Anything you won't read: Not keen on Connor
Expected Turn around: quick, depends on story length usually 1 or 2 days)
Strengths: I'm English so I can do correct language for Spike/Giles & Wes, grammer, I can't write correct dialogue for a character, but I know it when I read it & I pick up on errors really well in dialogue and story.

Name: Hope Harte
Favorite characters: Angel, Connor, Xander, Spike, Willow, and Fred
Favorite pairings: Anyone from the above list of characters
Will you read slash: Yes, but I don't like Angel/Xander fics
Anything you won't read: I won't read any PwP stories. I don't like beta-ing those.
Strengths: I'm a perfectionist. If I see somethin' wrong with a story, I wanna change it. I am very good with spelling and grammar, and a little good with plot ideas if that is required.

Name: Huddma
Favorite characters: Buffy,Faith,Cordelia
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Faith Buffy/Cordelia
Will you read slash: FF - yes, MM - just can't take it.
Anything you won't read: MM - just can't take it.
Expected Turn around: 3 days
Strengths: grammar, dialogue, structure, flow

Name: Hutch Ramos
Favorite characters: Xander, Faith, Spike, Buffy
Favorite pairings: B/X, B/F, B/S, F/X, S/Dawn
Will you read slash: I'll read slash, be it M/M or F/F, or group slash
Anything you won't read: The only thing I won't read is anything dealing with children having sex.
Expected turn around: I usually give my intial feedback within 72 hours. But 3-5 days tops.
Strengths:  Dialogue, grammar, analytical criticism, continuity and a strong college education in English Lit and Screenwriting are my strengths.

Name: Irishrose
Favorite characters: Spike, Angel
Favorite pairings: Spuffy, but I'm pretty cool with most others
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: The only thing I won't read is Giles/Buffy ship fic. Too wierd for me. All else is of the good.
Expected Turn around: I can turn around quick if you need. Otherwise give me a week or so.
Strengths: I'm really good with spelling, tense, continuity, and flow.
Notes: I will pretty much anything. If you have a really dark fic, I'm your beta. But I do pretty well with comedy and parody.

Name: Jiji
Favorite characters: No favorites, it's all good :)
Favorite pairings: Angel/Cordelia, Willow/Spike
Will you read slash: Yep
Anything you won't read: No preferences, all writing is good.
Strengths: Grammar, making things 'make sense'

Name: Jill (Miss Binks)
Favorite characters: Willow, Spike, Faith, Gunn, Connor
Favorite pairings: Spike/Faith, Angel/Wesley, Angel/Spike, Cordy/Angel
Will you read slash: Hell yes!
Anything you won't read: Filks
Expected Turn around: About a week. I can make it shorter on request depending on length.
Strengths: Plot/ Characters/ Sentence flow

Name: Joe Jariabko
Favorite characters: Faith, Buffy, Angel, Dawn, Willow, Kennedy, everybody really but Connor and Wood, they annoys me
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Angel, Faith. Faith needs someone!!, Willow/Kennedy,Tara, Dawn too needs someone
Will you read slash: Will read slash especially if it's with Faith
Anything you won't read: no
Expected Turn around: 1-2 day turn around
Strengths: fact checking, some good plot ideas, I'm normally pretty good with spelling too.

Name: kenovay
Favorite characters: Spiiiiiike all the way.
Favorite pairings: Spike/Xander, Angel/Lindsey
Will you read slash: Yes, please
Anything you won't read: Nothing.
Expected Turn around: Reasonably quick. Three days to a week.
Strengths: I'm a Londoner, I'm good on history and mythology, and I'm very
good on basic writing techniques.

Name: KimberlyFDR
Favorite characters: SPIKE...he's gotta be in the story in some prevelant manner
Favorite pairings: Spike/Buffy....perhaps Spike/Angel
Will you read slash: Umm, yeah...write it, read it:)
Anything you won't read: I don't like Angel-specific stories or HumanWilliam stories
Expected Turn around: Depends on the length of the story and how much work it needs
Strengths: I've been a beta and fanfic writer since 1998, won awards for my beta work as well as my writing, and am also a freelance writer and editor

Name: Kitty Kat
Favorite characters: Spike
Favorite pairings: Spike and anyone but Buffy
Will you read slash: yep
Anything you won't read: Spike and Buffy
Expected Turn around: pretty soon, maybe a couple days, a week maximum
Strengths: spelling and grammar

Name: Kristin Compton
Favorite characters: Spike
Favorite pairings: Spike/Willow and Spike/Buffy
Will you read slash: I can, but warn me first please
Anything you won't read: I dont like to read rape fic
Expected Turn around: 1-2 days
Strengths: characterization and plot

Name: Laura Oravec
Favorite characters: Buffy and Angel
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Angel, Cordelia/Doyle
Will you read slash: no
Anything you won't read: anything that puts Buffy or Angel with anyone but each other
Expected Turn around: A few days, depending on my schedule
Strengths: Making sure facts stay the same and helping them flow smoothly

Name: Libby
Favorite characters: Spike, Anya
Favorite pairings: Spike/Xander, Giles/Anya
Will you read slash: Obviously mainly m/m but willing to read f/f
Anything you won't read: Angst, character bashing
Expected Turn around: Depends
Strengths: Grammar, flow, spelling.

Name: Liz (AKA Will_ow)
Favorite characters: Angel, Willow, Buffy, Oz
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Angel, Willow/Oz, Spike/Drusilla, Spike/Faith, Xander/Cordy
Will you read slash: No
Anything you won't read: Buffy/Riley, Buffy/Spike, Angel/Cordelia
Strengths: I'm very good at editing, and realizing when the plot/characterization is not of canon.

Name: Malin
Favorite characters: Angel, Spike, Buffy and Faith
Favorite pairings: by now anything mostly B/A, S/F
Will you read slash: yeah, sure
Anything you won't read: nothing I can think of...
Expected Turn around:
Strengths: spelling, grammar, plot, the shows

Name: Manda Panda
Favorite characters: Willow, Angel, and Spike
Favorite pairings: W/A, W/S, A/S (friendship!!), W/A/S, W/crossover, W/other
Will you read slash: not if the story totally focuses on it... but if it's just hints of it then its ok
Anything you won't read: dark, bashing, horror, non-con, incest, random violence etc... yes I know I'm picky!!
Strengths:  usually notice bad grammar, spelling, odd wording, etc... (I'm a
writer myself so I notice lol)
Notes: Please put 'Beta Reading' in subject line when sending email so I don't delete it as junk mail.

Name: Matt Giles
Favorite characters: Willow, Tara, Anya, Buffy
Favorite pairings: Willow/Tara, Tara/Buffy
Will you read slash: I'm open-minded, yeah, bring on the gay
Anything you won't read: fic of more than 2500 words length
Expected Turn around: Depends on the size and amount of feedback I come up with, but no longer than a week I hope.
Strengths: I'm very thorough and very experienced at editing and workshopping. Creative writing major represent.

Name: Nathan A
Favorite characters: Spike, Dawn
Favorite pairings: None really
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: No
Expected Turn around: 1-3 days
Strengths: Grammar

Name: Nessa
Favorite characters: Spike, Willow
Favorite pairings: Spike/Willow, Spike/Buffy, Angel/Cordelia, Willow/Tara, Angel/Buffy
Will you read slash: Yes, but not slash with Giles and Connor in it.
Anything you won't read: Anything with Connor in it...
Expected Turn around time: Depends on the length of the fic....if you ask me and show me, I can give you an ETA on it.
Strengths: I am well versed in Buffy and Angel-verses, I'm not bad at grammar either.

Name: Nathan A
Favorite characters: Spike, Dawn
Favorite pairings: None really
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: No
Expected Turn around:
Strengths: Grammer

Name: Netgirl
Favorite characters: Anya, Faith, Cordelia, Tara, Angel, Wes, Xander, Gunn.
Favorite pairings: Anything unconventional.
Will you read slash: yes
Anything you won't read: fluffy Buffy/Spike
Expected Turn around time: 2-3 days.
Strengths: characterisation, dialogue, plot holes.

Name: Paige
Favorite characters: angel, buffy, willow, tara, faith, and spike
Favorite pairings: angel/buffy and faith/spike
Will you read slash: no
Anything you won't read: anything but slash/femslash
Strengths: spelling

Name: Private_beth
Favorite characters: Willow, Faith
Favorite pairings: W/Faith, W/Tara, W/Spike,W/Kennedy
Will you read slash: yep
Anything you won't read: not really
Expected Turn around: 3/4 days
Strengths: plot structure/ details

Name: Rapunzel
Favorite characters: Buffy, Spike
Favorite pairings: Buffy/Spike, Dawn/Connor, Willow/Tara, Xander/Anya
Will you read slash: nah
Anything you won't read: just slash, it's not my thing
Expected Turn around:1 to 2 days
Strengths: catching spelling, grammar mistakes and word misuse.

Name: Renae AKA Jadana
Favorite characters: Willow, Spike, Angel(us)
Favorite pairings: Anything practically but I favor Willow/Spike, Willow/Angel(us), Spike/Angel(us), and Spike/Willow/Angel(us)/Cordelia
Will you read slash: Yup
Anything you won't read: Not really
Expected Turn around: Between a week and two weeks depending on work and the length of the fic
Strengths: Spelling and plots

Name: Samantha
Fav. characters: Wesley, Willow, Spike, Xander, Giles & Angel
Fav. pairings: Giles & Willow
Will you read slash: Yes.
Anything you won't read: Not really
Expected turn around: A week, maybe two at the latest.
Strengths: Excellent attention to detail and continuity, good spelling and grammar, quite reasonable familiarity with the characters & their backgrounds. Will only offer constructive comments.

Name: Sammy
Favorite characters: buffy, angel, faith, spike. gunn
Favorite pairings: b/a,b/aus, willow/spike
Will you read slash: occassionally
Anything you won't read: like mostly b/a friendly fics HATE fics where b/r live happily ever after. DON'T send me them please!!!!
Expected Turn around: 3 days at the most
Strengths: I'm reliable and won't sugar coat anything (I'm not too harsh ;)... )

Name: Sarah
Favorite characters:....can't name em all in this space...
Favorite pairings: I have many
Will you read slash: depending on who it is
Anything you won't read:...nothing spike centric...i think...
Expected Turn around:
Strengths: I'm pretty good with grammar, spelling (as if you'll miss anything ANYWAY...) etc. I'm seriously a very good english student

Name: Satyrical_minx
Favorite characters: Drusilla, Darla,Faith, Angelus, Spike, Anya
Favorite pairings: Any of the above paired together
Will you read slash: oh yes
Anything you won't read: Nothing too fluffy please
Expected Turn around: a week at the most
Strengths: BTVS and Ats events and storyline facts, character dialogue, and general vocab and sentence structure

Name: Spikesbrat
Favorite characters: Spike, Faith, Angel, and Buffy
Favorite pairings: Spike/Buffy
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: NC17
Expected Turn around:
Strengths: Vamp Knowldege, and Spelling and Grammer, Buffyverse and Angelverse

Name: Tamesha Deason
Favorite characters: Spike, Willow, Buffy, Cordelia, Angelus, Giles
Favorite pairings: any combo of the above characters
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: not that I know of
Expected Turn around: At least one chapter every three days, maybe more on weekends
Strengths: Grammar, spelling, and natural dialogue

Name: Tania
Reads all ratings: Yes.
Reads Het, Slash, no pairing: Will read all.
Beta Strengths: Spelling, canon checking, continuity, general grammar,
Favorite Characters: Angel, Spike, Anya, Drusilla, Darla
Turn Around time, preferred format, email first, etc.: Same day or next day for short pieces, please email in either word 6.0 or less or text format. I have Windows 98.

Name: Tony Kehoe
Favorite characters: Willow, Tara, Dawn, Spike
Favorite pairings: Any
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: None
Expected Turn around time: Depends on length of story, and how busy I am at work
Strengths: What is this, superhero role playing? ;)

Name: Zoe
Favorite characters: Spike, Anya, Wesley, Xander
Favorite pairings: No particular favorites; will read anything
Will you read slash: Yes
Anything you won't read: Nothing comes to mind
Expected Turn around: Average is 3-4 days, dependent on story length
Strengths: Spelling, Grammar, British Dialogue, Continuity and Plotting, Canon (up to date to BtVS Season 6 and Angel Season 3 only)

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