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Sutcliff Betas
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carmarthen wrote in sutcliff_swap
Here is where you can volunteer to be a beta for Sutcliff Swap! You do not have to participate in the exchange in order to be a beta. This exchange does not require betas, but we certainly encourage them, as a good beta can usually make a fanwork better!

Very Important: If you want to ask one of the commenters here to beta your fanwork, please do so via email or private message--this is a small exchange, and we don't want to accidentally tip anyone off!

Some people may want a beta solely for a spelling-and-grammar check; others may want help with historical accuracy, characterization, structure, or Sutcliffian pastiche (pastiche not required, by the way). Artists may want someone to point out problems with anatomy, perspective, or composition in sketches (I apologize, but I only sort of know about the art beta process from seeing bits of it). It's a good idea to make sure that what you as a beta can offer is what the creator is looking for.



Name: Your fannish pseudonym
Contact: How to contact you, e.g. email, journal account
Books/Stories: Which Sutcliff sources you've read and are willing to beta for from a familiarity-with-canon perspective.
Time Periods: Historical periods you're familiar with and are willing to beta from a history perspective.
Fanwork Types: Whether you are able to beta for fiction, art, or both.
Topics NOT Willing to Beta: Anything you're not comfortable betaing, e.g. noncon, kidfic, art with animals.
Other Notes: Anything else you can think of that people might need to know before asking you for a beta.

For example:

Name: Jane Fangirl
Contact: anemailaddress@fakewebsite.com, or by my journal account carmarthen
Books/Stories: Frontier Wolf, Flame-coloured Taffeta, Blood and Sand, Mark of the Horse Lord
Time Periods: Ottoman Empire, Tudor Britain
Fanwork Types: Fic, art
Topics NOT Willing to Beta: explicit sex
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Name: carmarthen
Contact: caerfyrddin AT gmail DOT com or PM me, carmarthen on both LJ and DW
Books/Stories: Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Frontier Wolf, Mark of the Horse Lord, The Shining Company, Flame-coloured Taffeta, Blood and Sand, The Capricorn Bracelet, Sword Song, The Shield Ring, "A Circlet of Oak Leaves", Blood Feud, Song for a Dark Queen, and Sun Horse, Moon Horse.
Time Periods: Best with Roman Britain and Tudor England, moderately familiar with Viking stuff.
Fanwork Types: Fiction.
Topics NOT Willing to Beta: Would rather not beta rape/noncon (might make an exception for stuff implied in canon), likely not much help with PWP. Otherwise I think anything goes.

Name: Isis (isiscolo)
Contact: isiscolo@gmail.com
Books/Stories: Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Sword at Sunset, Dawn Wind, Frontier Wolf, Outcast, Mark of the Horse Lord
Special stuff: Not so much a history expert (but I can keep you on the straight and narrow), but I am pretty good at Sutcliff-voice, cadence, finding plot holes, and the usual spelling and grammar issues. I'm American but comfortable with either American or British English.
Fanwork Types: Fic or art, although I am not an artist.
Topics NOT Willing to Beta: none.

Name: sistermine
Contact: sistermine6 at gmail dot com, or PM
Books/Stories: Frontier Wolf, Eagle of the Ninth
Time Periods: Not a historian at all, but familiar with the books
Fanwork Types: Fic
Topics NOT Willing to Beta: none.
Available for general beta duties, but not a Sutcliff expert. I'm a UK english-speaker.

Name: bunn
Contact: PM on LJ
Books/Stories: Sun Horse, Moon Horse, Song for a Dark Queen, Eagle of the Ninth,Frontier Wolf, Mark of the Horse Lord, The Lantern Bearers, Sword at Sunset, Dawn Wind, The Shining Company, The Shield Ring, Blood Feud, Beowulf: Dragonslayer, Eagle's Egg.
Time Periods: Longterm love affair with 400-1066, but can make shift reasonably well with the Roman and pre-Roman material.
Fanwork Types: Art or fic
Topics NOT Willing to Beta: PWP, stories over 10,000 words, anything involving pet shops.
Other stuff: better on plot structure, characterisation and history than proof-reading/typo spotting. Self taught artist of no great expertise, but can at least offer a second pair of eyes if needed!

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