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"Watson," said he, "if it should ever strike you that I am getting a little over-confident in my powers, or giving less pains to a case than it deserves, kindly whisper 'Norbury' in my ear, and I shall be infinitely obliged to you."

The Adventure of the Yellow Face

If you're able to beta or Britpick for someone, please leave a comment here!

If you need a beta, check the comments of this post to see if someone is right for you. (Be careful of your anonymity, please! Refrain from leaving public comments that suggest what you're making for the exchange.) If you can't find who you need in the comments, please email the mods at holmesticemods@gmail.com, and we'll help you find someone.

In order to sign up, please comment with the following information:

Email: (so people can contact you)
Types of fanworks you can beta: (fic, art, graphics, etc.)
Fandoms: (BBC, Doyle, Elementary, 22nd Century, etc.)
Pairings: (it's helpful to name what you are AND what you are not willing to work with)
Ratings: (it's helpful to let us know if you will or if you won't beta explicit sex, graphic violence, etc.)

If you have any other limitations or areas of expertise, please make a note of them. Suggestions include fic length, time restraints, availability limitations, areas of special knowledge, or if you have particular strengths or weaknesses in your beta skills.

Thank you so much for volunteering!

Date: 2017-05-05 10:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sanguinity
Email: sanguinity at gmail (or message me at DW or at [tumblr.com profile] sanguinarysanguinity)
Types of fanworks: fic, vids
Fandoms: I'm familiar with a number of smaller 'verses -- many screen, some print -- and am game to beta a 'verse I don't know, as long as you don't mind my not knowing it.
Pairings: I have a soft spot for femslash and gen, but will beta most pairings.
Ratings: I have no experience with concritting smut, but if you're having trouble finding someone who knows one of the smaller fandoms, come talk to me.

I can Ameripick (but not NYC-pick), and have a decent background in assorted STEM fields. (Are you writing a mathematical Moriarty? I can help!) My command of Victorian detail is hit-and-miss. I can provide anything from story-troubleshooting to SPAG, depending on your needs: just say what kind of help you want, and how detailed you'd like the crit to be.

Date: 2017-05-06 01:24 pm (UTC)
smallhobbit: (JWP 2016)
From: [personal profile] smallhobbit
Email: Initial contact by DM please - I have two possible emails.
Types of fanworks you can beta: fic
Fandoms: BBC, Doyle, other small fandoms - please ask
Pairings: Any or none, but no incest
Ratings: Most, but no extreme violence, torture or non-com. No use at concritting smut, but happy to count arms and legs.

Will do SPAG, Britpick (and just Britpick if you have another beta), continuity and general beta. Reasonable knowledge of Victorian times and modern London. I'm away from 24 to 27 May - still contactable but not actively beta-ing at that point.

Date: 2017-05-06 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dogandmonkeyshow
Email: dogandmonkeyshow at gmail
Types of fanworks you can beta: fic
Fandoms: BBC, Doyle, New Russian Holmes
Pairings: None, though background canon pairings such as John/Mary are fine
Ratings: Any (other than ships, I don't really have any squicks other than violence against children)

Addendum: as to turnaround, estimate 1 day per 1000-1500 words. Also, I'm not British, so am not qualified to Brit-pick, though I can point out the more common mis-steps made by non-Brits when writing English characters. I would also appreciate a bit of notice if you'd like my assistance, because my work schedule can be a bit screwy at this time of the year and I may need to work around it.

For "specialisms", I know more than is really necessary about British sports, politics and labour history for someone who isn't British, as well as a passing familiarity with modern London.

Date: 2017-05-09 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pipmer1
Email: debnear@comcast.net
Types of fanworks fic
Fandoms: I'm most familiar with BBC, but if you primarily need just a SPAG beta I can probably do most 'verses.
Pairings: Any, all, or none
Ratings: Any

My biggest strength as a beta is SPAG, but I can also help with overall continuity and general beta. For areas of specialty, I have a BS in biology and minor in chemistry, if anyone needs to incorporate any of that into a story.

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