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dark_administrator ([personal profile] dark_administrator) wrote in [community profile] dark_agenda2010-11-13 11:37 am

Beta Resources Post

If you can offer your beta skills for a particular fandom, or culture, ethnicity, language, religion or other identity, please comment here! We will be making a list of all the offers so that people have an easy way to find the help they need.

If you have specific needs, feel free also to post here requesting a beta; anonymous comments will be unscreened, and can be replied to by a beta letting you know how to contact them. To maintain challenge anonymity, we are also happy to act as go-between if you have exhausted all other resources; just email us at darkadmn AT gmail DOT com.

DO REMEMBER: No beta is a magical minority fairy! They are not the One True Arbitrator for their People, and cannot be held responsible for other people finding fault with your story. Also, it is best to have done your own research and leg-work before asking your beta for help.

Also check out the Official beta post over on [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, which also has detailed instructions for how to go into yuletide chat and wrangle a hippo for beta help.

If you think you are going to write a last minute treat or extra story in a fandom, do try to plan for a beta in advance, because we cannot promise to be able to find you a last minute beta!

List of Chromatic Yuletide Beta Offers

Culture & Ethnicity


Language


Religion


Others
  • [personal profile] bliumchik (no personal experience in terms of Australian indigenous issues but can second-handedly direct people to resources on case studies, policy and statistical information in that area)
  • [personal profile] briar_pipe (fact check and language beta for canons set in the USian Old South from the late 19th century to present)
  • [personal profile] dustyasymptotes/[livejournal.com profile] dustyasymptotes (modern Chinese history, Marxism/radical left umbrella)
  • [personal profile] edithmorningstar (cultural/religious accuracy for anything involving Jewish characters)
  • [personal profile] maat_seshat (Japanese history from Meiji on backward, particularly Heian and Kamakura era stuff)
  • [personal profile] springgreen (pre-modern Chinese history, Japanese history- esp. Edo & Meiji)


Fandoms

Canada (Asian diaspora)


China
  • [personal profile] snowynight (Bride with White Hair (1993), Chinese Mythology, Huâ Mùlán | Mulan (2009), Làshǒu shéntàn | Hard Boiled (1992), LI Shangyin - Works, Liáo zhâi zhì yì | Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio - Pú Sônglíng, Qing Hua Ci (Music Video), Táng Cháo | Tang Dynasty RPF, Xî yóu jì | Journey to the West - Wú Cheng'en, anything related to Chinese history)
  • [personal profile] springgreen (Chi bi | Red Cliff, Chinese Mythology, Huâ Mùlán | Mulan (2009), Se jie | Lust Caution, Táng Cháo | Tang Dynasty RPF, Xî yóu jì | Journey to the West - Wú Cheng'en)


France


Hong Kong
  • [personal profile] springgreen (Bride with White Hair, Chongqiung Senlin | Chongking Express)


India


Japan
  • [personal profile] busaikko (Hayao Miyazaki's films, modern kids' anime, old-school anime, old dramas)
  • [personal profile] snowynight (Detective Conan, Nijusseiki Shounen | 20th Century Boys (Manga), Onmyouji - All Media Types, Ouran High School Host Club, Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten | Antique Bakery, Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo)
  • [personal profile] springgreen (After School Nightmare, Akagami no Shirayuki Hime, Angel Sanctuary, Azumanga Daioh, Bus Gamer, Cain Saga and Godchild, Cantarella, Claymore, Emma - A Victorian Romance, Gake no Ue no Ponyo | Ponyo, Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan, Hachimitsu to Clover, Haibane Renmei, Kimi ni Todoke, Kimi wa Pet, Koukou Debut, Kurobara Alice, Mononoke-hime | Princess Mononoke, Monster, Mushishi, Nana, Ooku, Paradise Kiss, Pluto, Princess Tutu, Saiyuki Gaiden, Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten | Antique Bakery, Skip Beat!, Tonari no Totoro, Wild Adapter, Yotsuba to!)
  • [personal profile] starlady (most nominated Japanese origin/language fandoms; can ask on a case-by-case basis)


Korea
  • [personal profile] springgreen (Bride of the Water God, Capital Scandal, Coffee Prince, Nabi, Nae Ireum-eun Gim Sam-sun | My Lovely Sam Soon, Take Care of My Cat)


Malaysia


Mongolia
  • [personal profile] carmarthen (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (history, medieval language))


New Zealand (Māori)


Philippines


Taiwan
  • [personal profile] springgreen (Lonesome Eden, Pǐ zǐ yīng xióng | Black & White, Qing Hua Ci (Music Video))


U.K.


U.S.A. (African diaspora)
  • [personal profile] carmarthen (The Spirit Binders - Alaya Johnson)
  • [personal profile] snowynight (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin)
  • [personal profile] springgreen (The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monae, Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N K Jemisin)


U.S.A. (Asian diaspora)
  • [personal profile] snowynight (Secret Identities: The Asian-American Superhero Anthology, Silver Phoenix - Cindy Pon)
  • [personal profile] springgreen (Dirk & Steele Series - Marjorie M. Liu, Inland Territory (Album))


U.S.A.
  • [personal profile] carmarthen (Serrano Legacy - Elizabeth Moon (totally up for subversive fic), West Side Story)
  • [personal profile] dustyasymptotes/[livejournal.com profile] dustyasymptotes (Intensive: Prep - Curtis Sittenfeld, Quick Look Over: Fillmore! (tv series only), Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder (in case anyone is writing deconstruction fic), Westing Game - Ellen Raskin)
  • [personal profile] springgreen (Aksuma - Elizabeth E. Wein, Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation - M. T. Anderson, Emperor's New Groove, Forbidden Game - L. J. Smith, Guardian Series - Meljean Brook, Lilo & Stitch, Mulan (1998), Nikita (TV 2010), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Vampire Diaries (TV))


Last Updated: 21 Dec. 2010.
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[personal profile] kalachi 2010-11-13 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
I'd be delighted to offer my beta services on Bollywood fandom (I've seen pretty much everything nominated), Indian and Pakistani culture, Hindi and Urdu languages, and Islam :)

I'm [profile] theburningdoll on LJ.
snowynight: An Asian doctor who's also Captain America (Default)

[personal profile] snowynight 2010-11-13 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
Language beta for Putonghua and Cantonese
Culture beta for Hong Kong and China

China:
Chinese Mythology
Huâ Mùlán | Mulan (2009)
Bride with White Hair (1993)
LI Shangyin - Works
Làshǒu shéntàn | Hard Boiled (1992
Liáo zhâi zhì yì | Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio - Pú Sônglíng
Qing Hua Ci (Music Video)
Táng Cháo | Tang Dynasty RPF
Xî yóu jì | Journey to the West - Wú Cheng'en
anything related to Chinese history

Japan:
Detective Conan
Nijusseiki Shounen | 20th Century Boys (Manga)
Onmyouji - All Media Types
Ouran High School Host Club
Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten | Antique Bakery
Yakushiji Ryoko no Kaiki Jikenbo

US (Asian diaspora)
Secret Identities: The Asian-American Superhero Anthology
Silver Phoenix - Cindy Pon

U.S.A. (African Diaspora)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N. K. Jemisin

Malaysia:
Hero (Webcomic)
dustyasymptotes: straw mat, orange shoes across chrome door-step, blue door. (Default)

[personal profile] dustyasymptotes 2010-11-13 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
For following fandoms with chromatic characters:

Intensive
Party Animals
The History Boys (film + play)
Love Me If You Dare
Whale Rider
Curtis Sittenfield - Prep

Quick Look Over
Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House series (in case anyone is writing deconstruction fic)
Fillmore! (tv series only)
Ellen Raskin - The Westing Game

Subject/Theme Areas
modern Chinese history, contemporary Chinese culture
spoken/written Mandarin
Canadianisms
Marxism/radical left umbrella
dustyasymptotes: straw mat, orange shoes across chrome door-step, blue door. (Default)

[personal profile] dustyasymptotes 2010-11-13 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
I am much more active at livejournal under the same name. Feel free to contact me there.
carmarthen: "Would you like my hat?" (Default)

[personal profile] carmarthen 2010-11-16 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Offering on fandoms:

USA

Serrano Legacy - Elizabeth Moon (totally up for subversive fic)
The Spirit Binders - Alaya Johnson
West Side Story
carmarthen: "Would you like my hat?" (Default)

[personal profile] carmarthen 2010-11-16 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
I can also offer Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (history, medieval language).
carmarthen: "Would you like my hat?" (Default)

[personal profile] carmarthen 2010-11-16 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
But I should note I'm not Mongolian, just fond of medieval languages. :-)

[identity profile] dsidhe.livejournal.com 2010-11-17 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Culture: Philippines
Language: Filipino

In case anyone's interested in writing for the very few Filipino fandoms nominated.
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[personal profile] springgreen 2010-11-18 10:41 am (UTC)(link)
Language beta for Mandarin (mostly native speaker) and Japanese (not native speaker).
Culture beta for Taiwan, maybe Japan (non-native).
Could also probably vaguely do Japanese history (esp. Edo and Meiji), pre-modern Chinese history

Canada (Asian diaspora):
Sun Sword - Michelle West

China:
Chi bi | Red Cliff
Hua Mulan
Se jie | Lust Caution
Táng Cháo | Tang Dynasty RPF
Chinese Mythology
Xî yóu jì | Journey to the West - Wú Cheng'en

Hong Kong:
Bride with White Hair
Chongqiung Senlin | Chongking Express

Japan:
After School Nightmare
Akagami no Shirayuki Hime
Angel Sanctuary
Azumanga Daioh
Bus Gamer
Cain Saga and Godchild
Cantarella
Claymore
Emma - A Victorian Romance
Gake no Ue no Ponyo | Ponyo
Guignol Kyuutei Gakudan
Hachimitsu to Clover
Haibane Renmei
Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi wa Pet
Koukou Debut
Kurobara Alice
Monster
Mushishi
Nana
Ooku
Paradise Kiss
Pluto
Princess Tutu
Saiyuki Gaiden
Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten | Antique Bakery
Skip Beat!
Tonari no Totoro
Wild Adapter
Yotsuba to!
Mononoke-hime | Princess Mononoke

Korea:
Bride of the Water God
Nabi
Take Care of My Cat
Capital Scandal
Coffee Prince
Nae Ireum-eun Gim Sam-sun | My Lovely Sam Soon

Taiwan:
Lonesome Eden
Pǐ zǐ yīng xióng | Black & White
Qing Hua Ci (Music Video)

US (African diaspora):
The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monae
Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N K Jemisin

US (Asian diaspora):
Inland Territory (Album)
Dirk & Steele Series - Marjorie M. Liu

US:
Emperor's New Groove
Lilo & Stitch
Mulan
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Vampire Diaries (TV)
Nikita (TV 2010)
Aksuma - Elizabeth E. Wein
Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation - M. T. Anderson
Forbidden Game - L. J. Smith
Guardian Series - Meljean Brook

(Anonymous) 2010-11-18 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I can beta for:
*The US
*the spanish language

Beta Services

[identity profile] azn-jack-fiend.livejournal.com 2010-11-18 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
You can email me at aznjackfiend@aol.com.

I know Spanish, though not 100% fluently anymore. I can beta on Japanese-American issues/culture. I can do secondary cultural beta-ing in these areas: that is, check the very basic stuff and refer on to other resources if anything goes more in-depth.

- Japan
- African-American
- Mexican-American
- Cuban-American
- US-centric POC issues in general

I'm a Buddhist and could do basic checks on Buddhist-related questions.

Hmm, I really can't begin to list fandoms... I'm only really active in a big non-Yuletide fandom. I watch some wuxia movies. I don't really watch a lot of anime except for Miyazaki and other really popular ones. I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy.
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[personal profile] briar_pipe 2010-11-19 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
I can do fact check and language beta for canons set in the USian Old South from the late 19th century to present.
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[personal profile] edithmorningstar 2010-11-19 09:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure if this even counts for here, cos while it's minority it's not chromatic, but I'm Jewish and am happy to beta anything involving Jewish characters for cultural / religious accuracy.

[identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com 2010-11-19 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Language: Hindi
Fandoms: Literature/film from the Indian subcontinent
Email: willowfortara (at) gmail
maat_seshat: Smiling Sai from Hikaru no Go with Yuletide text (Yuletide)

[personal profile] maat_seshat 2010-11-20 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
I can do Japanese history from Meiji on backward. I specialize in premodern, so particularly Heian and Kamakura era stuff.
hl: Drawing of Ada Lovelace as a young child, reading a Calculus book (Default)

[personal profile] hl 2010-12-09 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
I can beta Spanish (I'm fluent -- a native speaker who still lives in a Spanish speaking country), particularly latinoamerican (Argentinian, but I can manage a small bit of slang and usual speech patterns of some other countries, as well, and check with the wide internet and some people I know if there are doubts). Culturally, I can only check for Argentina (Buenos Aires; south, think Bariloche; and north, think Formosa), though I could also ask specifics questions about Spain, Paraguay & Mexico to friends.

Doubt anyone would need it, but I'm here in any case.
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[personal profile] bliumchik 2010-12-09 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm happy to help out if anyone needs Australian cultural information - no personal experience in terms of indigenous issues but my boyfriend did Aboriginal Studies so I can second-handedly direct people to resources on case studies, policy and statistical information in that area. Just thought I'd offer since nobody else seems to have.

(Anonymous) 2010-12-10 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! I would be very happy to have a beta with knowledge of Korean history and culture.

Relatedly, if there is anyone who is fluent in Korean and could help me with a couple of translation/transliteration questions, I would be very grateful.
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[personal profile] busaikko 2010-12-13 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm American but have been living in Japan (Kansai) for 20 years. I can beta for Japanese culture (modern, Kansai region) and Japanese language (non-native). I can beta for Buddhism and Shinto, as well as a few new religions (Mahikari, can ask friend re Soka Gakkai). I will gladly beta Japanese names for your OCs.

Fandoms: old-school anime (Gatchaman, Yamato, Gegege no Kitaro), modern kids' anime (Pokemon, Sazae-san, Maruko-chan, BeyBlade, Inazuma, Doraemon, Keroro Gunso, Dragonball are the ones my kids watch off the top of my head), Hayao Miyazaki's films, old dramas like Furikaereba Yatsu ga Iru and Hitotsu Yane no Shita. I am absolutely clueless about real people.

I have also lived in West Africa (early 80s), on the very slim offchance that someone is writing in Red Dust on Green Leaves fandom.
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[personal profile] kairia 2010-12-13 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Can offer beta services for Urdu, Islam, Pakistani culture. When it comes to religion and culture, please note that I've been raised in a Sunni Muslim family and am Urdu-speaking but not technically Muhajir ^^
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[personal profile] glass_icarus 2010-12-13 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I can do Chinese-American culture. Worth noting: I'm a 1.5-gen immigrant, US east coaster (NYC area), Taiwanese-Chinese, have limited knowledge of Mandarin only (can speak, can't write).
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[personal profile] beatrice_otter 2010-12-13 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Can I request beta services here? I would love to get my story betaed by someone who knows Puerto Rican culture, particularly New York Puerto Rican culture. Somebody who could help with Spanish would be awesome, but not necessary.
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[personal profile] troisroyaumes 2010-12-14 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
I forgot to comment as well: Korean language (read/write/speak), Korean-American culture, can also help with research for Korean culture/ethnicity on account of having access to Korean-language resources.
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[personal profile] starlady 2010-12-14 08:38 am (UTC)(link)
I can do Japan and Japanese and most if not all of the Japanese origin or language fandoms nominated (it'd be easier to ask on a case-by-case basis than me listing all of them at this point, I think). I've researched just about every period of Japanese society at at least a shallow level, with a particular focus on modern/contemporary and ancient Japan. I'm not the person to ask about Buddhism in Japan except for how it relates to the moden period and the Asia-Pacific Wars, though I can do Shinto and Christianity.
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[personal profile] surpassingly 2010-12-16 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, wow, super late, I'm sorry, but I can beta for things related to the Philippines (culture, places) and in the Filipino language, and fandoms for Philippine literature.

Islam, Arabic

[identity profile] sarahenany.livejournal.com 2010-12-18 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Also Egypt, and some Middle Eastern culture.