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Introductory Post
by Amelia (celbalrai)
at December 31st, 2010 (07:02 pm)

TWW_BETA - for all those needing a beta for their West Wingfan fiction.

For those that don't know, 'beta' is a fandom term, apparently from the Greek beta, which is the second letter of the alaphabet - the 'alpha' is the writer and the 'beta' is the one who reads and edits it for spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as story sense and characterization. It really helps for stories to be betaed sometimes, and if you need one for The West Wing, then this is the place to find one!

The idea is simple: people post in the community, with the following information:

Type of fanfiction:
Pairing:
Age Rating:
Age Rating Reason:
Reason for needing a beta:
Length:
Spoilers/Timeline:
Date due: (for example, in the case of a ficathon)


Anyone wishing to beta the story may then comment on the post to say so.

Alternatively, betas may advertise, with a similar format - the type of story they will beta, and the type of story they won't. Any betas that sign up will go in the Memories of the community so they're easy to find. Please also 'tag' the entries - with either 'writer' or 'beta'. Understand? Good!

I've created this community because I thought it would be useful for those who perhaps aren't as good at spelling, punctuation or grammar as they'd like, or for those that struggle with dialogue/description/characterization and need advice.

So, this is the first post of the community - please, feel free to join and sign up!