[admin post] Admin Post: Membership Introduction Post

Apr. 15th, 2017 08:48 am
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[personal profile] seleneheart posting in [community profile] multinationbeta
Hello and welcome!

As this community has just moved over from Livejournal, the membership has changed slightly. In order to get to know everyone and get this community set up in the new digs, please introduce yourself! Please copy/paste the info below in a comment. I'll get lists and things organized.

Name:
Country of Origin:
Region (most countries have distinct cultural or even dialect regions):
Languages you are comfortable with:
Strengths as a beta:
Needs from a beta:
What you would like this community to do for you:
Any other specialty?:

Date: 2017-04-15 04:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] makamu
Name: Makamu or Tessy
Country of Origin: Germany
Region (most countries have distinct cultural or even dialect regions): Southwestern Germany
Languages you are comfortable with: German and English, though I can deal with smatterings of French, Italian and Spanish
Strengths as a beta: Catching punctuation and grammar mistakes and explaining grammar, plot structure, characterisation and weaving research into storytelling
Needs from a beta: Somebody that I can hash ideas out with, motivation to finally get pen to paper, and somebody who catches the typos I make when excited
What you would like this community to do for you: Be a place where we can talk about cultural details of our specific target regions - be they history, customs, or geography. Sort of what [livejournal.com profile] little_details is over on LJ, only smaller.
Any other specialty?: I am a huge history and literature geek, so if you need to find something for your characters to read, chances are, I might be able to help. Same goes for linguistics and conlangs

Date: 2017-04-16 05:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Name: Danielle
Country of Origin: Australia
Region (most countries have distinct cultural or even dialect regions): I'm from Melbourne originally, but now I live in dairy farming country.
Languages you are comfortable with: English
Strengths as a beta: Characterisation, sorting out gnarly plot hiccups. Picking up repetitive words. Being a colonist, I can Britpick a little.
Needs from a beta: I always need Ameri-picking. And help with computer tech - why do I write so many techies?
What you would like this community to do for you: I'd love something where I can fact check what things are like in other countries. Like, I just found out that hanging your washing out to dry is not a universal thing.
Any other specialty?: I'm a pharmacist, I can help you fake some medical stuff.
Edited (accidentally a word) Date: 2017-04-16 05:41 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-16 07:41 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Name: Rose
Country of Origin: USA
Region (most countries have distinct cultural or even dialect regions): New York City
Languages you are comfortable with: English
Strengths as a beta: I'm a professional editor and book reviewer. I can advise on any point of English spelling, grammar, usage, and etymology. I'm very attuned to current best practices around avoiding ableist language. I'm a native New Yorker and have done a bit of research into New York City history, particularly queer and Jewish history.
Needs from a beta: Right now I'm looking to learn about Anishinaabe two-spirit traditions in the early 19th century, before the missionaries ruined everything.
What you would like this community to do for you: Connect me with people who need the knowledge I have and have the knowledge I need.
Any other specialty?: I'm queer and trans (transmasculine genderqueer) and disabled, and willing to do sensitivity reads. I'm familiar with a lot of U.K. slang and idioms and able to translate them into American, though I can't really do the other way around.

Date: 2017-04-16 10:06 am (UTC)
makamu: (Krimhilde by areyouaddled)
From: [personal profile] makamu
Hmm, this sounds fascinating, and maybe you can help me with some stuff I need regarding American Jewish culture. Is it all right if I send you a message with some questions sometime this week?

Date: 2017-04-16 08:01 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Sure! Though I will caution you that I am pretty far outside the mainstream of American Jewishness.

Date: 2017-04-17 04:39 pm (UTC)
makamu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] makamu
All right, thank you! And you being outside the mainstream of American Jewishness might prove to be a good thing because the characters I am writing are pretty different as well :) I will send you a message by the end of the week. Thanks again!

Date: 2017-04-26 03:49 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Did I miss your message?

Date: 2017-04-26 09:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] makamu
No, you did not :) I am sorry for keeping you waiting - RL intervened and I don't know when it's going to let me go. I'll drop you a line here once I have sent it. Sorry again for the hassle :)

Date: 2017-04-27 07:26 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
No worries at all! I'm not on any kind of schedule. :) Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss it.

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