Beta Reading…
We do have a system where people can list themselves as beta readers in their profiles. However, I've been receiving a lot of e-mail lately from both people looking for a beta and those offering their services as one.

Please post a comment here if either of these applies to you. Hopefully we can match up more willing betas with compatible authors if we have a single post right on the front page for people to express their interest. Feel free to list any information that you feel might be helpful, such as the type of stories you write or are looking for and time commitment required. Thanks!
Adora on Sep 07 2008 05:25 am
Never mind, I found one.
- Elbe on Oct 26 2008 07:02 pm
Hey I am also kinda new here. However, I would like to ask for someone to beta my stuff for me.

I will take critism, but please can whoever I please be constructive? Thanks
- AragornArwenFan on Nov 01 2008 01:44 am
I am willing to be a beta reader, even though sometimes I'm a bit busy with my other activities. I'm not a native English speaker so I'm not that good in checking grammar issues. However, I am able to comment on characterization, dialogue, canon issues and plot.

Basically any LotR or original fiction of any genre goes, but plese don't send me stories with slash or graphic sex, since those are not really my cup of tea. I don't mind violence, bad language etc., if it stays within good taste (to me it means that anything short of the grossest and excruciatingly detailed goes).
- Formegil on Nov 13 2008 03:59 am
I really need a beta. If you'd be happy to help please leave a comment - I'll look again sometime soon.

- Sage on Nov 20 2008 10:38 am
Sage, I'd be willing to help you wit what ever you need. Just contact me at my page.
- Elven_Fforestydd on Nov 20 2008 11:21 am
I'm willing to beta bookverse up to T/PG-13 rating. (No slash or sex of any type.) I'm accredited with PerfectImagination, so you can find me there or contact me via this site.
- Charli800 on Nov 22 2008 05:07 am
AragornArwenFan: You can send an email to any of the people on this site who've said they'll beta by going to their profile page and clicking 'contact'. Let them know if you have a story plot in mind and what you need help with and then wait for their reply.
- Charli800 on Nov 22 2008 05:11 am
I am available to beta for anyone that is in need. I'm very open minded in regards to subject matter. Feel free to email me.
- KetsuekiRyu on Nov 30 2008 07:10 pm

I'm in need of a beta. I already have two, but they both are busy at the moment, so one more would be more than welcome.

Mostly I need someone who is good with grammar and punctuation, as English is not my first language.

I write elf-slash and my stories are mostly fluffy and romance, mixed with minor angst and sometimes hurt-comfort. I can cope with strict canon, but I also write AU, depends on the plot. And one more thing: my beta needs tolerate Mpreg, as I sometimes write Mpreg-stories.

And oh yes, my favorite characters are Imladris' elves and Thranduil. Sometimes Valar too are messing with my elves, but I don’t write with other races than these two at all.
- zilah on Dec 03 2008 01:37 am
Hi I'm new to fan fiction and i'm looking for a beta
- elvenchild_82 on Dec 12 2008 03:44 pm
I'd like to beta. I'm not fussy about slash or violence and I'll be on almost every day. This would be my first time betaing on a fanfic site though I do proof'read essays for people at home.
- coltzen on Dec 20 2008 01:13 pm
I'm looking for someone to beta my work-in-progress. I'm hoping to find somone who is good with plot development and battle scenes and can also help out with a little Elvish (Sindarin preferably). I've only written two chapters so far but those are still subject to change. I'm open to suggestion but would rather not have my work belittled or re-written.
A little about my fic:
Set post-WOTR, introduces an orginal charachter but NOT a Mary-Sue. It's a LITTLE bit of a Legomance, but I'd like for it to be subtle and as uncheesy as possible. I am serious about my story and have tried to stay as close to Tolkien facts as possible. If you're up for it, send me an email! I can fill you in on more details there. Thanks!!!
- EmynArnenLady on Jan 01 2009 07:43 pm
elvenchild_82: I would be happy to help you, you can contact me on my page.
- Sage on Jan 04 2009 04:26 am

I would love if someone could beta read my stories :)

If you have read any of my stuff, you should know that I really don't put anything graphic in them. No torture, really, and I'd like to think of my stories as comedic. Please help me, I'm thinking of becoming an author, and an outside opinion would really help. Thank you!

 Please contact me via review or something...I don't know how I'd get in touch with someone willing to beta me other than review on this site.

- callerofcrows on Jan 08 2009 06:15 pm
I'm totally willing to beta. I've done it before and don't really object to any type of story. I'm willing to help with any part of story development (plot, construction, editing, etc) so feel free to contact me!
- Valinors Secret on Jan 11 2009 08:11 pm
I'd be very happy to Beta for anyone who wants me to; I'll look at grammar, spelling, punctuation, character, plot etc. or just listen to ideas. Any rating from R through to NC-17 is fine by me, though anything majorly kinky is out, and I admit I get weirded out by some of the pairings I find on fansites (so no wizard slash, or hobbit-human sex!) Torture and graphic violence I can do. At the other end of the scale, fluff is also fine. Get in touch if you need me.
- Narya on Jan 12 2009 02:32 pm
Re: Above comment. I meant G through to NC-17. Sorry, I'm British - not too hot on the American ratings! Oh, and also, I should warn you - if people want their elvish checking, I'm not your best bet, though I'll willingly check canon facts on your behalf!
- Narya on Jan 12 2009 02:38 pm
Looking for Beta / helpful person to please help me write the next chapter of my story. I'm looking for SEXUAL TENSION + SEX + VIOLENCE. This is outside my typical writing style (I know nothing of fight scenes) and I need help.

Parameters = (a) Main character / Grace has to make it through five hours of pure hell, consumed by blood fever - tortured by uncontrollable urges of lust and fury. (b) During this time period she must be controlled somehow, preferably by the elf character Nuada, but any others characters can assist (c) Neither Grace or Nuada can die, but non-lethal wounds are just fine (d) Your choice of setting = earth, Rivendell, cabin, home of Grace/Sookie/Eric/Nuada, abandoned warehouse, graveyard or we’ll make up something new or any combination (e) I’m looking for violent fighting preferably mixed with some serious R rated sexual tension / sex - think Brat Pitt & Angelina Jolie in the Mr. & Mrs. Smith Movie Kitchen Love Scene. (f) The two characters can destroy anything you'd like – tear it up and go for it!!

This is to hopefully (if ya’ll will help me out!) go along with my story Two Worlds, One Choice. Don't have to read entire story to help me, last three chapters will probably do it, and/or I could synopsis it for you. Can anyone help me out?? I'd love ya if you did!
- Erullisse on Jan 12 2009 05:17 pm
I am willing to beta-read if someone needs help with grammar, spelling, character and plot development or just someone to ask about possible ideas. I will do anything PG-13 or below no R+ please. Elves are my specialty from all ages but I will do the other races too.
- Aranel Erulisse on Jan 13 2009 02:08 am
Hey I need a beta reader bad. Can someone help me. I have my story posted here and two other that have yet to be posted. My 1st story is NC-17 the others I am not sure of. I am not wanting to change them much but improve them. My stories are all WIP. Someone pleeease respond.

thank you
- on Jan 18 2009 11:26 pm
Hi, I am new to this and I am writing three stories, I was wondering if anyone here would like to be my Beta Reader. Because I have found out I needed one. so, Just read the stories first and decide if you want to do the job or not.
(Dunedain Ranger of the North)
- Dunedain ranger of the North on Jan 23 2009 11:06 am
Hi, I'm looking for a beta reader who doesn't mind slash, and possibly awful OCs. I mainly require assistance with writer's block, minor spelling/grammatical errors(stupid commas...), and being told that something I write is awful, because that is hard to spot in my own work.
- Spottedfyre on Jan 27 2009 03:15 pm
While I'm new here, I've been around awhile, and done my share of beta-ing.

My area of expertise is hobbit-gen. I'm fairly knowledgeable about canon, and can beta for grammar, characterization, style, etc.. However, I am American, so not always the best person if you need Brit-picking.

I am willing to beta one-shots, however, I don't want to take on any longer stories at this time, as I have other authors I am working with right now.
- Dreamflower on Jan 30 2009 03:23 am
Hi everyone. Well, I currently have an excelent beta, but I am also looking for a possible illustrator for my work-in-progress fan fic. I'm not looking for the whole story to be illustrated, just a few key moments here and there. I would draw them myself but I have neither the time nor the skill level I want for these pictures to do it. I do have some drawings/pictures for reference as well as character decrptions.

I am mainly looking for realistic drawings (no anime/manga or "cartoonish") preferably in pencil or digital. If you are interested, let me know and I'll take a look at your work and decide if you are the artist for me! I hate to post this here but there's really no other good places to search for artists. Thanks a bunch!!
- EmynArnenLady on Feb 18 2009 08:49 pm
Hi! I´m quite new here. My story is "The Nameless Ones".
I come from Germany and I am searching for a beta-reader,
if possible an American native speaker. My intention is to write dark stories, mostly NC-17 rated and not always in LotR-canon. For more infos see my bio.
- Nareen on Feb 22 2009 08:49 am