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dresden_kink_mods ([personal profile] dresden_kink_mods) wrote in [community profile] dresden_kink2011-03-21 09:37 pm
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(Anonymous) 2011-05-17 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Where do you find people to beta for you while still remaining anonymous on the kink meme? Sorry if this has been asked before. ;_;

Re: Beta?

(Anonymous) 2011-05-18 12:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Never mind being anonymous - how do you find a beta period? I'm new to the fandom and none of my friends are interested in the Dresden Files. Oh, the woes of a newbie.
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Re: Beta?

[personal profile] binz 2011-05-18 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
From what I've seen, people tend to make a post to a related community looking for a beta (mafiabanter for Harry/Marcone if that's the pairing, dresdenfic, ofchicago is available here on dwth for Harry/Marcone if that's the pairing), and/or contact individuals directly (by LJ/DWth PM) if they know said individuals have betad for others.
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Re: Beta?

[personal profile] binz 2011-05-18 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
The only beta-call I remember from the meme was in an update of a WIP. If you're looking for one, maybe just ask? (Much harder to do sometimes than blithely suggest!) You might lose your anonymity-- or you can work around that by setting up a for-anon-purposes email account or something. Try contacting people individually if you know they've beta'd for someone else (i.e. you see their name(s) pop up in authors' notes), respond to the prompt looking for a beta (lots of people track the meme), or see about setting up a beta thread where people can volunteer or request (possibly this one)?
Edited 2011-05-18 14:00 (UTC)

Beta List - hope this helps!

[personal profile] anongirl 2011-05-18 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
So, thinking about it, finding betas for a certain fandom really is hard. Especially when it's still considered "small."

To help, I've created a beta-list post for the Dresden Files here: http://anongirl.dreamwidth.org/742.html

however, this will only work if people use it. I've also JUST created it, so there isn't really anything there yet. We'll need people to not only offer fics they want beta'd, but offer to beta as well.

That being said, feel free to crosspost as many places as possible so that it can grow and maybe prove to be useful.

So far as I know, there is no way to use a beta and stay anon. :/ Sorry I can't help more on that front.
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Re: Beta? (please Beta?)

[personal profile] lady_kasha 2011-09-11 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
I am looking for ((Need)) a beta or two or five.

Sadly, ((Amazingly,)) this place has infected me so deeply that I went out and created an account to post up all this Dresden fiction inspired from these prompts. Not to mention the other outlines I have saved in poor innocent word files.

I admit to occasionally failing at the English language and becoming so obsessed with fan lore that I believe it to be sanctioned from Jim Butcher himself. Thus, I need a beta to keep me in line. While pointing out the fact that yes I did just forget that Susan and Lois Lane are not the same person.

Feel free to contact my very new and shinny dreamwidth account or if to remain anonymous my email address, which should be visible from my profile.

Thank You ^-^