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Betas are more than necessary: they are all but required. For most of us, the more we look at a fic, the less we tend to see. (At least one mod has stared at her bigbangblackout fic until her eyes bled.) Beta-ing it is about more than miss-spellings and bad grammars. (Althow that is important, two.) We all make mistakes – even Rowling. (The Priori Incantatem scene in Goblet of Fire, anyone?) It’s usually little things: during a sex scene Sirius somehow manages to have his hands on Remus’ arse, belly, face, hair, and ring-toe simultaneously or Remus’ eyes are described as gold in one scene and blue-green plaid in another. Betas can Brit-pick, give opinions on characterizations/plot points, correct spelling/punctuation/grammar issues, and even help you with syntax, sentence structure, and unemotional repetitions or repeats of mis-used words.
In other words: all fics need to be beta'd. Art may be beta'd as well, but that is not required! Granted, your beta does not necessarily need to be a team member, but that is a great place to start. So without further ado, if you are willing to beta, please go to your team community and sign-up at the beta post. That post will serve as the place to find betas and to offer your services.
TEAM AU BETA POST
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