I currently beta Tamora Pierce, Daredevil, Batman and Nightwing fanfiction. I'm willing to look at other fandoms, but please understand that I might not know the characters or the continuity, and thus will not be able to catch canon
I prefer genfic but will read non-graphic (T-rated or lower) het or slash so long as it's an element within the story and not the main br /
Until December of 2011, I color-coded my edits as follows:
Red: spelling and grammar issues
Blue: Research, OOC, style
Green: Think of it as a soft blue. As in 'what you have is okay. I really think that this would be better, but you aren't wrong'
Purple: You nailed it. Don't change this, it's perfect!
After taking a technical editing class, I've decided to use Word's Automatic Text Markup instead. If you would prefer the color-coding, please let me know via PM, and I will beta accordingly.
I can be very blunt sometimes. If you like to write description-heavy, heavily detailed prose, we may not be the best fit. I have a tendency to trim that. (If you DO write it, but you want to change, let's talk.)
I have a low tolerance for blatant racism/sexism/homophobia, slurs etc. I can miss subtleties unless someone points them out to me, but it's fair to say that 'if I can spot them, I will call you out on them'. (Note: If the racism etc is a character shortcoming, carry on. If you're ficcing 12 Years A Slave, I'd be a little concerned if the racism WASN'T depicted!)
I've had training as an editor, but I'm not working professionally in the field.
Also, please research. If a major part of the story can't happen a certain way because (example:) police procedure doesn't work like that, if I can turn that up in a Google search, I will tell you. If you need directions to online lists and communities that can help, let me know. I've got many!
Please either send me your story in Word 2007, paste it into an email, or upload to Google docs. Those are the formats I know I can open!