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Oct 19, 2010

We receive a lot of requests from authors for beta readers – that is, someone to give their story a critical look before it’s published on the site. Or, perhaps, someone to bounce ideas off of when they’re stuck.

If you enjoy reading the stories at this site, and want to help out an author while getting a sneak preview at a yet unpublished story, please join our beta readers pool. Just complete the form below with the kind of stuff you like to read (favourite pairings, etc), and —perhaps more importantly— the stuff you don’t like to read (think violence, non-con, incest, and so on).

We won’t bury you in proof reading material right away, but hope to build a pool of proof readers whom we may contact every once in a while when a story comes along that fits her preferences. We’ll always first ask you, the beta reader, if you’re interested in a particular assignment, and only pass on your details to the author if you accept.

And if you’re an author looking for someone to beta read your work, do get in touch with us at admin@faramirfiction.com. Please let us know at least the essential characteristics of your fic such as pairing, rating, length and possible squicks.

NB: To any one who drifted on to this page via a search engine and have never been at the Faramir Fiction Archive before: please have a look around the site before you sign up to join our beta readers pool. The authors for whom we look for beta readers contact us because they will publish their work (once beta-ed) on this site, and thus this work will always involve Faramir. If you don’t know who that is, try registering to be a beta reader in your favourite fandom at FanFiction.Net. FanFiction.net also allows under-aged readers, whereas this is a site for adults only!

I want to become a beta reader!

NB: All fields are required.

This is my first time on this site:

(Yes, this all sounds ridiculous, but a surprising number of children have come here via search engines and never bother to check which site they’re on or read the above—how these kids think they can be beta-readers when they can’t/won’t read, I have no idea—and informed us they want to beta-read only Twilight or Harry Potter fan fiction.)

Try to find all the errors in this text: (try for 10 errors; look at both spelling and punctuation — errors will be revealed on the next page)

"This is good wine." Angbor of Lebennin commented.

Inrahil inclined his head in acknowledgement, "Its but last years crop. We shall have a much better wine this year, with a longer summer."

"Here’s too a fine, long summer an excelent crop of cherrie wine then," the young lord of Lossarnach said

"Indeed" Aragorn said quietly "This shall be one summer that is much looked forward to."

"It would be nice to be able to ride out all day in the warmth, bath in the river, and sleep out in the open, under the stars," Faramir said, almost wistfully.

"It would be if one were able to get away awhile," Aragorn said drily and then smiled slightly and added, "although I suppose one could ride out and oversea the work in the outer planes. When I was in the Shire their was another reason to welcome the summer. The midsummer festivities there are rather joyous."


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