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[mod post] Betas, Alphas, and Cheerleaders! (Find one, or volunteer your services)

Betas, Alphas, and Cheerleaders, ahoy!

Updated for 2016, this is your match-up post for writers seeking beta readers, alpha readers, or cheerleaders.

To streamline things, this is also the post for betas, alphas, and cheerleaders wishing to offer their services!

To seek a beta, alpha, or cheerleader, or to offer your services as a beta, alpha, or cheerleader, please comment, filling out the following form…



Need more information about what betas, alphas, and cheerleaders do? Check out this post!

Want a place to chat about betaing needs and concerns? Check out this post!

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Username (or name): vamp

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): n/a, I'm sorted :D

I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Beta, Cheerleader, Soundboard/Plot-Toss-Arounder.

More about what I need/what services I’m offering: I can do general SPaG (though I'm better at the S & P than the G). Homophones are my thing, so if you're prone to messing up your timbers and timbres, I'm your girl.

And I'm good for tossing around plot ideas. I'm kinda inconvenient in my choice of IM, though (Telegram only), so feel free to take that into account.

I haven't been in the fandom since day one, so my canon knowledge is likely lacking. And I'm a kiwi and use the services of an Ameri-picker myself, so I can't do that ;)

My story genre is/might be: n/a

The best way to contact me is: PM me and we can email or IM from there :)

Caveat: I can't read/beta RPF, het, BDSM or Dean/Cas. I am totally happy to throw ideas around for them, though. I will happily read/beta wincest, gen, darkfic, underage, kinks...
Got it! For some reason this comm keeps screening your comments. And it won't let me unscreen them unless I reply. Anyhoo, now folks can sre your comment and hopefully help you find what you need!
Username (or name):liliaeth

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more):I need a cheerleader, not yet looking for a beta since I haven't yet started writing, though an alpha reader to get me started would be helpful as well

I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more):I can be a cheerleader or an alpha reader, not capable of being a beta since my own spelling and grammar is too bad

More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.)
-I can cheerlead, listen to you go on about plotpoints, plans, read what you've got written and generally try and help keep you motivated.
-I need someone to talk to about the fic, keep me motivated, encourage me to keep writing and stay focused on the fic.

My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.):
I'll probably be writing Dean/Cain abo au

I'm willing to help with any fic that is bottomJensen, bottomDean, focuses on hurtJensen or hurtDean, and/or keeps Dean or Jensen as the emotional center.

The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM):
I can be best reached through PM, I've got aim, yim, facebook messenger and skype to talk through afterwards.
Username (or name): Cee

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Alpha and beta reader. I'd love someone to brainstorm with - motivation is my worst enemy - and to grammar/American check things later.

I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Motivating myself? Nope. Motivating others? I'm your girl. I'm also good with plotholes and worldbuilding.

My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.): Meet!cute, powers!Jared with issues, longsuffering!grumpy!Jensen. Unless I get a major bunny overnight, that's it.

The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM): PM. I do have skype for later contact, if that's okay with you.
Username (or name): samanddeanfan1

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more):
I need a beta.

More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.)
ok I have a finished rough draft but now I need a beta.

My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.):
J2, slavefic, slight underage but nothing explicit.

The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM): PM

Edited at 2016-04-11 01:15 am (UTC)
Username (or name): paleogymnast
I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): An alpha and/or beta who might be willing to brainstorm about intercutting POVs, how best to incorporate flashbacks, and other big-picture story ideas. I have 2 wonderful betas already who are both just as crazy-busy as I am and don't necessarily have time for this kind of plotting. I am a non-linear writer (which means some stuff is written in order, some not). I have about 30k written on the story so far, and a solid outline of what needs to happen, what the big sceens and character beats are, etc. I could really use someone to help me sort out how much backstory should make it in and how, whether or not I'm getting too side-tracked on b-plots, etc.
I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): I would be happy to serve as any or all of the above for someone else. I can Ameri-pick a story, fully proof and copy edit, etc. I have not enough time to do anything with any sort of predictable regularity, so if you're looking for someone to give steady, regular feedback, that's not me. But if you want to discuss your story, characters, plot, structure, style, motivations, etc. at odd hours, or have someone give your story that final once-over before posting, I'm your gal.
More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.) Damn. I suck at filling out my own form LOL. (See above.)
My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.):
[Please give only general information; DO NOT provide a story summary.] My fic is a SPN magic!AU with post-apocalyptic, alternate history, and dark!fic elements. There is a lot of action (magical and non). There is also a fair amount of world building and vivid imagery. Can't say more without giving it away .
The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM):
PM or comment here. If you want to know more about my story, PM is better so I can get into specifics.

If you want to ask me to be your alpha, beta, or cheerleader, PM or comment is fine. Thanks!

Edited at 2016-01-18 11:50 pm (UTC)
Username (or name): shadowsong26
I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Mostly in need of alpha at this point.
I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Any of the above!
More about what I need/what services I’m offering: I'm pretty good at SPaG and internal consistency. I'm not necessarily the best for voicing, though sometimes things jump out at me as obviously not right. Mostly I'm good with really really minute details of SPaG or the really really broad details of overall plot/consistency. Not so much the middle-tier stuff.
In terms of what I need as a writer, mostly someone to make sure things make sense internally/everything's explained properly. I have been writing largely non-linear, and as my current story stands, it's going to be told in a non-linear fashion. I have about 16k written now, some of which may end up getting cut, and no real clue how this thing is going to wrap up/what's going to happen after Major Climax Moment One, which I've already written...so, yeah, help as a sounding board would be very much appreciated.
I am absolutely willing to trade alpha/beta/whatever services, if you're looking for that!
My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.):
[Please give only general information; DO NOT provide a story summary.] S11 AU, breaking off sometime around 11.07 or 11.08 (at least so far as the boys' plotlines are concerned; there's backstory that's almost certainly AU that breaks off earlier, but the main arc doesn't shift until then). There are at least four POV characters, but I may add one or two more if there are scenes I need to include that don't involve any of those four characters. It's primarily a gen story, but there is a major background het pairing, that starts the story as an established relationship (one of the reasons I need an alpha, to make sure I've given their backstory as a couple well enough).
The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM): PM is preferred, or reply to this comment.
Username (or name): lady_yashka
I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): At this point, I'd need an alpha reader.
I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Alpha reader.
More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.) I need someone who can help me figure out how to flesh out my very thin plot, and is willing to listen to me ramble on about various ideas I have floating around in my head. I don't know how, or if, these ideas will fit together. I'm willing to do the same for someone else. I have a very flexible schedule so I can easily work around someone else's.
My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.):
[Please give only general information; DO NOT provide a story summary.] It's a gen fic set after season 10 that is wildly AU and Dean is the central character.

I don't do RPF, Wincest, or heavy kinks. Sorry.
The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM): PM me if you're interested.
Username (or name): Queen

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader: Alpha/Beta, but not Beta at the moment. It'd be nice if you can do both, though.

More about what I need: For an Alpha, I'd love someone who can give me ideas on the ending, and tying mini-plots up in order so the story won't go too haywire. Also, as an added bonus (which means it isn't necessary), someone who's good in science. Specifically Chemistry.

If you'd like to, I'd need a Beta who's good in American-English; I sometimes tend to switch terminologies with British-English. Also, someone who can give good feedback with constructing tense moments. It'd be nice if you can also check for general grammar mistakes, and spot my excessive use of "-ly". I tend to unconsciously overuse them.

My story genre is/might be: J2AU, Slight Dark fic (and when I mean slight, I use the term loosely because I have not fully came up with a solid plot). It has a modern setting, but Jared and Jensen aren't actors, and has a rating of T-M (no smut).

The best way to contact me is: You can reply to the comment first, but if I don't respond, feel free to use PM.
Username (or name): Polleekin (Lj), OhWillotheWisp (LJ, AO3)

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Alpha and Beta.

I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): Alpha, cheerleader

More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.)
I need: an Alpha reader to read through my rough draft and tell me what's good/bad about it. Literally anything and everything that can be improved upon or needs to be different. I need a beta for spelling and grammar. My grammar isn't too bad over all, but I definitely need someone to look it over and correct anything I missed.

I'm offering: Alpha and/or cheerleader. I'd be happy to look over a rough draft and offer advice from the perspective of a reader. I can correct grammar and spelling as well, but I'm not confident enough in some areas of grammar (comas) to be the sole beta for a story.

I will be happy to do any pairing. There are a few things I am not familiar enough with to feel confident helping with: Serial killers, dark!fic, underage (under 18), sports and incest (other than Sam/Dean), explicit content (I am perfectly fine reading an explicit story, but I have no idea whether or not a sex scene is good.)

My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.): Jared/Jensen, fantasy AU, minor violence, some dark themes but not a dark!fic - basically hurt/comfort and fluff with some angst.

[Please give only general information; DO NOT provide a story summary.]
The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM): Reply to this comment or pm me


Edited at 2016-01-20 06:44 am (UTC)
Username (or name): dragonflybeach
I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): beta who maybe can do a little cheerleading?
I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): alpha, cheerleader, will help with beta but don't rely on me only for SPaG
More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.) I have the bulk of my story done, but would like someone who can proofread as well as offer suggestions for a few things I would like to change or expand. Or tell me honestly if I should ditch the whole thing and start over.
My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.): gencest (one character drops hints that the boys have something going between them, but there is nothing in the story to confirm or deny), case fic-ish
[Please give only general information; DO NOT provide a story summary.]
The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM):PM or email yayyayfan@yahoo.com
Username (or name): akita_ino

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): beta and cheerleader; beta not right now, since I am not finished yet, but definitely later on!
And cheerleader anytime! Cause I've been stuck on the same spot for weeks now.

I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): cheerleader!

More about what I need/what services I’m offering: (e.g., I can cheerlead and keep you motivated, I need an alpha reader to help me pick a story, I need a beta for spelling and grammar, etc.) I'm not a native speaker, so... I definitely need someone to check my spelling and grammar.
And someone to cheer me on. My writing style is rough. This is the first story I've written in years, so I'm SUPER insecure - both plot and style wise. A little help would be appreciated :)

My story genre is/might be (e.g., J2AU, SPN future!fic, I don't know yet, etc.): intended to be "gen SPN AU" - possible wincest and/or Destiel, but only if I get too intense on the feelings :) but for now, gen it is.

[Please give only general information; DO NOT provide a story summary.] "I wish I had never been born" - AU - season 1 to 6
I don't stick to canon all the way through. Things revealed in later seasons aren't necessarily true in my AU. But I've tried to stay true to canon.

The best way to contact me is (e.g., reply to this comment, send me a PM): reply here first and then we can decide on the best way of communication. I'm located in europe, so keep the (possible) different time zones in mind :)
Username: amtamburo

I need an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): all 3

I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader (pick one or more): all 3

More about what I need/what services I’m offering: I need someone to read over my story and tell me if it is worth continuing with or if I should trash it and start over. I think I like what I have written, but the writing style (second person) is not one that I have used before, and I am starting to doubt myself. I am also willing and available to help anyone who may need help in any way.

My story genre is: j2 implied, its complicated sort of.

The best way to contact me is: send me a PM or comment here, either is fine.


Edited at 2016-04-14 03:32 am (UTC)
Username (or name): Kim

I need:

An Alpha reader to read through my rough draft and tell me what's good/bad about it. Literally anything and everything that can be improved upon or needs to be different.

A beta for SPaG, POV shifts, and tense changes. It isn't too bad over all, but I definitely need someone to look it over and correct anything I missed.

More about what what services I’m offering:

Alpha and/or cheerleader. I'd be happy to look over a rough draft and offer advice from the perspective of a reader. I can also provide ideas on where to take it next or how to wrap things up.

My story genre is: Explicit established wincest with some MMF. It's dark. Really dark. Goes dub con and eventually non-con (but not explicitly stated). Also, psychological torture and canon typical violence.

The best way to contact me is: PM and then email.
Username (or name): lysanatt
I am offering my services as an alpha, beta, and/or cheerleader: Alpha/beta
More about what services I’m offering: If you want your typos, your potential plotholes and SPaG errors pointed out fast and with no fuss, that's what I do. I'm not particularly diplomatic - it saves time - but I'll happily cheer you on and help you get the fic in in time and in decent shape.
My story genre is/might be: I'll take anything, except het (fine as a side pairing), dark/unhappy end, and high school fics. Smoking and/or drugs, or non-con as a kink are squicks, so I can't do those. Oh, and Crowley and Balthazar with anyone but each other. Yep, look at my pretty litte rarepair OTP there.
The best way to contact me is: Reply here or mail at lysanatt at fastmail dot net.
Hi, I'm in need of a beta and I was wondering if you do J2 with a side of JDM/Chad/Chris?