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cabinpres_fic ([personal profile] cabinpres_fic) wrote2012-07-04 09:01 pm
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Beta/Concrit Post

Hello, all. The Beta/Concrit Post is an idea that came up on the meme and we're going to give it a try. For authors looking for a beta, and people wanting to offer beta services, we present your very own corner of the meme!

For Authors


For all you excellent fillers, authors, etc. who want a second opinion.

  1. Post a new comment

  2. In the subject line, place your title or a brief description of the fill content (Martin/Douglas spelunking, Arthur/Snoopadoop friendship, Herc/Opera=OTP).

  3. In the comment itself, copy or link to the original prompt, and include a link to your fill.

  4. If you and your potential beta want to work out another method for beta-ing, such as emailing back and forth or Google Docs feel free to arrange it on the meme or via PM's, but keep in mind that the meme is a public forum and any private information posted here is no longer private.


For Betas


If you'd like to hang out your shingle as a beta-reader, thank you!

  1. The easiest option: reply to an author looking for a beta! Or, post a new comment.

  2. In the subject line, put something like "Offering to Beta" or whatever you see fit to advertise your services.

  3. In the comment, give authors an idea of things you like to read. (Douglas/Carolyn FTW!, Carl/Gertie rarepair, Arthur-Martin friendship). If you have anything you can't or won't read, you might want to mention it.

  4. You may want to include an outside contact option, but as stated above please keep in mind that the meme is a public forum and any information shared here is just that-public.


For Concrit


For all you writers looking to for multiple opinions.

  1. Post your comment, as you do, with your subject line making it clear that you're after concrit.


  2. Link to, or post, your fic in question. Fics can be completed or WIP, anon or logged-in.


  3. They must be YOUR OWN fic. This should go without saying, but I'm saying it anyway.


  4. Keep in mind that in asking for concrit or a critique of your work, you are opening yourself up for opinions which you may not agree with. Anyone can give concrit, but not all concrit is created equal. Concrit is not flaming, and flaming is not concrit. Concrit is a good thing that helps you become a better writer, but you are free to politely reject any suggestions you may get on this page. Authors and commenters alike will be held equally accountable here.


For Everyone



  1. Keep it civil. You are here to ask or offer assistance, not bully or bash.

  2. When your joint efforts between author and beta yield a polished finished product, please let us know! You can link to a cleaned-up version of of your fic on the Filled Prompts post.

  3. This post is under development and we're just trying it out. If you have suggestions, please feel free to let us know on the Chatter Post



Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Prompt Index

Current Prompt Post | Current Chatter Post | WIP Post | Filled Prompts Post | Searching Post | Orphan Post | Page-a-Mod Post | FAQ | Beta/Concrit Post
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Need Beta for Sea Pressure fic

(Anonymous) 2012-07-05 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
When the story is done, I plan on cleaning it up and claiming it.
Only. I need help because editing is not my gift. In fact, I hate it so much.
Would anyone be interested?
No need to worry about starting now.
I want to do it when it is finished, and that may take a while. I am an Adventure writer. So I write by the seat of my pants. So when things go all wonky, that's why. I haven't actually planned anything out.

Anyway. reply here if anyone is interested.

Re: Need Beta for Sea Pressure fic

(Anonymous) 2012-07-06 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh right. Sorry.

Link - http://cabinpres-fic.dreamwidth.org/4885.html?thread=7014165#cmt7014165

I don't know how to edit, because I don't know how to log in....and I don't have a DW account. Sorry.
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Looking for a Beta for Musical fill

[personal profile] fractionallyfoxtrot 2012-07-08 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
Hello! I had a very junk Fourth of July so to cheer myself up I started to write a fill for the Cabin Pressure the Musical prompt. It isn't original music (sorry, if I was capable of that, I would've tried) but it is an original story with song lyrics that have been re-purposed to fit the story and the characters.

It's written as a stage play in two acts and is about 9.3k words. I'm looking for some general feedback and thoughts on if all the characters feel in-character, especially Arthur and Gordon. I've realized that it's going to be a big pain to format for the Internet so I'd love a second opinion before I start hand coding lots of HTML.

I'd prefer to work through email. Thanks for your consideration!

Need beta/Britpicker - a discussion on football

(Anonymous) 2012-07-17 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Hello all! I would like to request a beta and Britpicker. I'm filling this prompt about John Finnemore's silly idea about football: http://cabinpres-fic.dreamwidth.org/4885.html?thread=8145941#cmt8145941

I had a comment back-and-forth with the original prompter and I'm taking it in the direction of American football! Given that subject matter, it's pretty clear I'm very much not British, and would appreciate some help. Also, I don't have a DW account yet, but I think I'll just go ahead and make one for pm-ing purposes should anyone be up for beta-ing?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Need beta/Britpicker - a discussion on football

(Anonymous) 2012-07-18 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
OP here -- I had someone go over it for grammar stuff at least, so I posted, but was unable to find a Britpicker. Since it's posted now if anyone sees mistakes, you can feel free to let me know!

Britpicker Services

(Anonymous) 2012-07-19 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Offering to Britpick while I sort out this ruddy writer's block.

I'm r_scribbles over on LJ - give me a shout/PM over there if you've got anything you'd like an old & grumpy Brit to cast her red pen over.

Beta wanted for Slave Martin Fic

(Anonymous) 2013-04-26 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! Shy author seeking a beta for a fill for this prompt: http://cabinpres-fic.dreamwidth.org/6625.html?thread=12383457#cmt12383457

I need concrit more than anything, thank you.
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Martin's suicide note / Douglas-Martin

[personal profile] jannibunny 2013-06-07 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
I decided to try and fill my own prompt. You can find it here:
http://cabinpres-fic.dreamwidth.org/6625.html?thread=12497377#cmt12497377

I'm not a native english speaker (this will be, in fact, my first english fanfiction ever) and so I definitely need a beta. It's still a WIP and I just finished chapter 4 of at least 14. I already have 11000 words, so please keep in mind that this will be a hell lot of work ;-) It will also contain triggering topics like suicide and a few brief mentions of eating disorder. Oh and maybe I'm doing a little bit of smut at the end, we'll see.

If you are nevertheless interested, please write me.
Edited 2013-06-07 09:12 (UTC)
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Re: Martin's suicide note / Douglas-Martin

[personal profile] whitchry9 2013-06-07 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd be happy to beta. Just keep in mind I'm not British, so I can't quite Brit-pick, but other than that I'm golden.
So let me know how you want to do it.
Edited 2013-06-07 12:39 (UTC)

eemfxBeHSG

(Anonymous) 2013-06-30 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
Were you using a gmail address or yahoo or msn or which one? Some peolpe have reported that they are not receiving emails at hotmail for some reason. If there is another service that is having trouble then I need to see what is going on. Also check your junk / anti-spam folders.
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Need strict beta for Marlas Romance Novel Project

[personal profile] momo 2015-01-07 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
The title says it all, actually.

Due to reality being what it is my regular beta cannot help me with this fic. I require a well rounded beta who will keep an eye on the following things:

- grammar
- spelling
- Britpicking (I'm usually p. good with it myself but it's always best to get a second opinion)
- style/tangibility of my writing (I'm not a native speaker and while I pride myself on being fluent enough to write fiction, I tend to use awkward phrases or accidentally apply wrong grammar which renderes the sentence senseless.)
- in-characterness
- not afraid of smut

I expect honesty and concrete criticism as long as it's worded friendly. Ideally you're used to annotating MS Documents by using Comments and Track Changes to make things easier for me.

Please leave a reply on this comment, or - even better - a message in my inbox either here or at livejournal (momotastic[dot]livejournal[dot]com) or at tumblr (momotastic27[dot]tumblr[dot]com).