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conseil for seeking a Beta Reader, any help?

Well let me just say it's tedious if anything. I have long sought a beta reader for my stories, but with over 7,000 possible beta readers listed just staring at the liste makes me feel overwhelmed and dizzy. I don't know any of these people! I know it isn't necessary to know them, but what frustrates me the most is there is no way of knowing rather a beta reader is even active. I've sent messages out to possible beta readers that seemed the most likely to take an interest in my work, but have yet to receive a single response. It's been months and no beta :(

My stories have been published without added assistance even though I know they are not perfect, because of this. I'm not happy about this, but I just can't wait forever. (I've received help with the first chapter of only one of my stories, so not to discredit that, but that is all.)

Is there a special ou a better way to get a beta reader, ou is it just a waiting game? Is there a preferred format in how to approach of a beta reader ou what? I could really use some conseil on this.

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Correct that, over 8,000 beta readers.... there's no way I can go through all these profiles, that's impossible. How frustrating.
sesshyswind posted il y a plus d’un an
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I feel the same way. I've found Beta -readers and then all of a sudden they forget about you. toi can look me up on FF My nom d’utilisateur is: Princesa.xo I myself am looking for a Beta, but its hard. Check my stories out I can try and help if you'd like.
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MrsSiriusB said:
As far as I know, there doesn't seem to be an easier way to do beta-hunting, unfortunately. I never had any trouble looking for a beta; one of my reviewer happened to be a beta and offered to proofread my work. And the other time I just used the HPFC forum. Which brings me to my suivant point.

I don't suppose toi write for the Harry Potter fandom? If toi do, then toi just found yourself a fool-proof, super-easy way to look for a beta. Look up the forum "Harry Potter Fanfiction Challenges" and one of the haut, retour au début post is called "Looking for a beta." toi fill out the form, and any beta interested in your story will come along (and trust me, they just almost always do) and wallah! toi just found yourself a beta.

But if toi don't, well, one thing toi can do is ask for help in your story. Write an author's note in the beginning ou end of your story that toi need a beta and maybe someone will come along! toi can also put a little note in your profile. There's no guarantee that either of these two methods will work, but, better than nothing, right?
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Oh that's what I was afraid of, but no I'm not really a big Harry Potter fan, I prefer anime. Unfortunately I don't think there's a forum like that in the fandom I write for at least not that I've seen. I tried asking for help in auteur notes and on my profile, but have gotten no responses. That's why I was asking, if there was any method I haven't tried, but I guess not. :(
sesshyswind posted il y a plus d’un an
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Thanks for answering :)
sesshyswind posted il y a plus d’un an
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Aw. :( Sorry you're having such a hard time. FFN should really do something about that, like maybe open a "Betas wanted" section where all authors with a story to be looked over can go and post ou something, y'know. Maybe toi should request that as a feature, if you'd like!
MrsSiriusB posted il y a plus d’un an
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That's actually a pretty good idea, maybe I'll do that, tankx :)
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EppofangirlXD said:
Hmm.. The best way I guess is to ask for a beta in an author's note ou on your profile. That's what I did, since I felt like I needed one. Unfortunately, it was a very long time before someone actually answered, but worth it I guess, since she is a very good betareader. I wish there was an easier way for getting and offering beta services, but I guess not now at the moment. Maybe toi can ask your FF Friends toi PM with to betaread for toi - that's what I did before I got mine. A lot of betas (including my own right now) are not official ones as they don't have betaprofiles. So the best I can say is keep asking~
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yuukiwalker15th said:
I am actually a beta reader so if toi would like I could beta your story.
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