Hello everyone! If by some ridiculously small chance you don’t already know, I am SilverGoddess, or Silver for short.
To the topic. I sent in a request to become a beta several days ago and have yet to hear back from the FG staff. I also found out that the same thing happened to Amy and lord only knows how long ago she sent in hers. I decided that a much simpler tactic would be to post an announcement that I am willing to beta stories for anyone who needs one. Below here, I copy and pasted my sign-up so everyone could see it. Here be that very form *gasp*:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
What genres you’d like to beta (eg. Romance, action): Romance, Poetry, Songfics, Action, Angst (I will probably do others these are just was I do best, but I won’t do crossovers; I hold no patience for them)
What ‘ships you’d like to beta: I prefer A/H, but I’ll beta anything as long as Minerva is not involved in any way.
What lengths of stories you’d like to beta (eg. One-shots, drabbles, chaptered):
Your strengths as a beta: I am a very big grammar Nazi, so little slips by me there, I am good at spotting OOC-ness, very good for spelling mistakes, and I can see when someone is stalling, and I’ll try to help them fix any stalls.
Your weaknesses as a beta: I’m not very good at catching plot holes, and I don’t work well with judging other peoples’ original characters, Please remember I AM human and I can miss things upon occasion!
How often do you get online in order to beta: At least every day, if not several times a day.
What days of the week do you most often have time to beta?: It depends upon the amount of homework I have, but you shouldn’t have to wait longer than a few days for me to reply.
Link to a sample of your work (optional): http://artemisfowl.fangathering.com/fanfiction/angst/more-than-a/
I would also like to include that I have recently (like three minutes ago) created a new gmail account that is less confusing to remember and spell.
This one is email@example.com
Obviously, I created it to match my screen name for simplicity purposes.
I hope I am able to be helpful to more people this way!