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Beta/Proof Read Offer!

Hi guys, I’m Kate! A lot of you don’t know me, I’m sure. But I’m a long time reader of fanfic and I’d love to try to give back/say thanks by offering to proof/beta read for anyone who is interested or in need. I’ve been looking for a way to be a contributing part of the fandom and as I’ve never been the best at thinking of my own stories, I’d love to offer my language and editing skills to those who are!

I’m willing to just be another set of eyes to pick out typos or an assistant with making sure the story flows. Style, mechanics, ficlet, or multi-chapter, you name it, and I’m willing to help.

My Qualifications:

  • 3rd year university student majoring in English and History with honors in both disciplines (my focus is in modern British and American poetry and the history of modern Europe).
  • I have a portfolio of classwork in writing and composition all across the spectrum– creative writing to technical writing, you name it I’ve written and edited it.
  • 6 years of experience writing and editing academic papers (essentially, I’m incredibly well versed in picking out little typos and things).
  • Several academic appearances at research conferences for papers I’ve written, several academic awards for both creative and academic writing.
  • I’ll be on break from the beginning of May through the end of August, so I’ll have a decent bit of free time which amounts to a pretty quick turn around.

If you’d like to know more about my degree, academics, or qualifications please ask, I’d be happy to tell you!

I’m also willing to offer tips/advice for anyone who would like help writing in English if it is not your first language. My university offers an adult mentoring program for members of the community who are learning English as a second or third language and are having trouble picking up the nuance of slang/colloquial speech. I’ve assisted with this program and I’m more than happy to offer that experience to anyone who would like it. (I will say, though, that my only other language proficiency is French and I’m only conversational. I’m also about two years out of practice with it. So I won’t be much help translating anything.)

If you’re interested, send me a message! I don’t bite and I’d love to show my appreciation for all the amazing authors in the fandom!