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 Post subject: Betas!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Put your request or offer here! (Please don't advertise that you are willing to beta unless you can follow through.)

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Sometime in the next week I'll need a beta for the NCIS fic I'm writing for a friend's birthday present. It's going to be Tate, but that's all I can really say right now, as I'm writing two Tate stories where one will be her's and the other will just be for me, depending on which I finish first.

Anyway, can anyone help? The story won't be too long, no more than five chapters I'm hoping. I'll probably have it finished my sunday night, and will need it beta-ed by friday. I know that's not long.

Any takers? Just send me an email (bmc_4eva_iddst@msn.com).
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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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Hi not sure if many people see this but I am in desperate need of a Beta, my stories are getting a bit wild in the error department and anyone who can give me a second opinion would be a god send!

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:22 pm 
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Hey, Chan. I'd be glad to do a bit of betaing for you.

I have a fair amount of betaing experience (about 4 years), and I enjoy doing it.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I'd be willing to beta.

I've been a beta for the better part of ten years and have worked as an editor for many years. I've been a NCIS fan since the first episode and know the shows and canon fairly well.

I'm slammed with work at the moment, but I should free up in June sometime, if anyone needs a beta then.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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Is there anyone willing to beta for me? I'm usually good with grammar and I have spell check. I do have some trouble with keeping in character though plus I seem to suffer from a severe allergy to commas. Any help will be gladly welcomed. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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Radine, I would be happy to beta for you. I like to think that I'm pretty good at telling when characters are in character or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:52 am 
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Hello,

I'm in sore need of a beta or more than one because I've more than one story and there are different pairings involved.

I put my request on LJ and got no replies, just the suggestion to try on FFnet, which I did. Alas, only a few of the betas I contacted replied to my PM in a positive way...only to disappear when I replied back asking them how could I send them the stories-- I can hardly send them via PMs.

So, I'm trying here again, hoping to be luckier.

I need someone willing to correct typos, grammatical mistakes and ‘strange’ line constructions (I’m Italian, and my writing patterns are influenced by this) and help me to make the characters sound like Americans.

The fandoms I wrote for so far, “Star Wars” and “Gladiator” use an English that is without geographical connotations, since they are set in Ancient Rome or in “A galaxy, far, far away.” No need to use slang or specific sayings there. Also, NCIS is dubbed here in Italy, thus many saying get lost in translation.

I write using the British spelling, but it can be changed.

The stories I’ve written so far are:

1)“They Meet Again”, a Gibbs/Ziva romance/case fic set between season 5 and season 6. NC-17, 34 pages in verdana 10.

2)“Starting Anew”, a Ziva/Gibbs H/C-romance, AU, set 1 year in the future. NC-17, 18 pages in verdana 10.

3)“Judgement Day-Role Reversal”, a Gibbs & Jenny general/angst story. It’s not a romance story, because while Jenny is in love with Gibbs, he's in love with someone else (Ziva)— however this is just a subplot, so I don’t consider this story a Gibbs/Ziva. PG-13, 27 pages in verdana 10.

4)“No Regrets…?”, mostly a Jenny general/angst quite AU vignette. G, 5 pages in verdana 10. Mention of Gibbs/Abby.

5)“Reconnection” a supernatural/romance Jibbs. Gibbs is a vampire (my kind of vampire). Set in season 5. NC-17, 29 pages in verdana 10.

6)“Reconnection-slash version” a supernatural/romance Gibbs/DiNozzo. Gibbs is a vampire (my kind of vampire). Set in season 6. NC-17, 30 pages in verdana 10.

While the storyline is the same for both stories, the romance part is different. I simply couldn't decide if this would work best as a JIBBS or a TIBBS, so I wrote both versions.

Stories 3 & 4 have already a beta, but previous experiences in the "Star Wars" fandom (a story was refused by the most selective SW archive because it still had mistakes despite having been checked by 3 different persons) taught me that 4 eyes are better than 2, so that's why they are still in the list.

Please let me know if someone is willing to help!! :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I'm willing to be one of your betas, if you don't mind having a first time beta. My only experience is proofreading my mothers school papers ever since I was ten. But I'm a native Virginian so I can definitely help you with making them sound American.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I'm willing to be one of your betas, if you don't mind having a first time beta. My only experience is proofreading my mothers school papers ever since I was ten. But I'm a native Virginian so I can definitely help you with making them sound American.


Thank you so much! I've already found help, but maybe I could send you the stories after they had been checked...as I said 4 eyes are better than 2. Maybe, you can check the dialog part, and make them really sound Americans...In many things, I'm like Ziva: I'm not familiar with slang and American sayings!! It took me time to even understand what "On your six!" meant!

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I'll be happy to check your dialog. It can be very difficult to understand us Americans. One of my friends is actually Israeli and I accidentally confuse her all the time. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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Hi everyone! I'm looking for a beta who is well versed in NCIS canon and is willing to be my brainstorming partner, more than someone to check for grammatical errors (though that is always a plus).

The current story is a multi-chapter bit that, when you boil it right down, is about McGee getting kidnapped by someone from Tony's past, and Tony's attempts to save him, while the whole team deals with the fact that they have taken Tim for granted in the past, and aren't sure how to fix it.

It's largely Tony/Tim brotherly-fluff, with maybe a light dusting of McAbby later, though it isn't really central to the plot at all. It won't go over a PG-13 rating, and that only for very light swearing and some explicit injury.

If you're interested, PM me here or shoot me an e-mail at beeppedersen@hotmail.com .

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Hello Everyone!

I have a beta, but she will be off line for close to a month starting on July 17th through August 9th. I have a few things I am writing at the moment, that I hope to have finished soon. They are mostly for Challenges here, so you might have a fair bit to read.

I need someone to look over my spelling, and make sure the "flow" is good.

Any and all help would be appreciated.

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I am currently looking for a beta reader. It is for several stories, if you are interested. Please leave a message here or PM me.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I will be your beta reader permanently, Tamara. PM me for what you need to talk about.

Valerie =D

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*waves* So while I'm not completely new to fandom-ness or fanfiction I've never had an actual beta. Normally I'd have a friend of mine just read over the fic I'm currently working on to make sure it's not totally ridiculous but she's a little AWOL right now and I don't want to lose the momentum I've had so far.

The story's sort of your standard Hurt!Tony. There's some emphasis though on dislikable character developments from Season 6. I've written almost three chapters so far totaling about thirty five pages I'd say. I have a seriously clear vision of where I'm taking it and my biggest concern right now is making sure that my extreme protectiveness of certain characters doesn't lead to me slighting others. Eventually it will bring things back to where I liked to team but it's over the course of the story so at the start...

There's lots of good ol' angst, a fair amount of banter and backstory like woah.

Anyway I'd really love to get some help. The plot bunny has run away with me and I can't seem to stop writing this fic. There's no point in me trudging on and on however if it sucks. :)

If anyone's interested please feel free to check out what I have posted over at ff.net if you want or e-mail me or PM me or whatever is easiest.

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I'm looking for a beta-reader for a fic I'm working on for a hangman prize. It's a one-shot (just shy of 5000 words) Tony/Abby fic. Rating...probably FR15ish. Genre...humor and a bit romance. It's been done (or almost anyway) for a while now, but something's been bugging me about it. My concern with it is that I think I let it get a little too...wordy or bogged down or something. Not sure. I can't put my finger on what I don't like about it (or whether it's me overthinking things and being a complete neurotic, which is entirely possible!)

Anyhoo, if someone's willing to beta for me, please PM me!

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I am working my ass of on a fic and I really need a beta. But there are a lot of things I have to mention before I can request anyone to bete. If I write everything I am thinking of writing then I have to warn you for the following.

There will be character deaths, but have faith in me it is not as bad as it sounds! It is part of the story and it is needed. The story will be told from Tony's POV which is a first for me and I really want him to be in character througout the whole story. Depending on the chapter that you are reading the other characters might be OOC, but that is also needed for the story.

The story will contain multiple pairings mostly het pairings, and characters from the past and present. There might be mentionings of femmeslash.The whole Jenny thing hasn't happened, so there mostlikely will be no Vance.

Maybe there will also be some characters from other shows, if I will do that there will probably be some characters from Bones and maybe even from Criminal Minds. It is not necesary that you know these characters because they will only have a minor role.

I know that this might be confusing but if you are serious about being my beta send me a PM and I can explain a little more in detail why it all sounds so confusing. I try to be as clear as possible but I know that it sounds confusing.

This story will be my biggest NCIS story so far, at this moment the first two chapters are completely written. Those two along with some minor other scenes I have written are already up to 9000 words. And I am nowhere near done.

The story is written for the 'Movie Madness Challenge', please don't apply if you are writing a story for that challenge or if you issued it. It only seems fear if you don't.

The plot :bunny: are running around in my fanfiction fairytale land and I am working really hard on this fic a good beta reader can make the story better then it is. I really have a good feeling about this fic.

Send me a PM if you are willing to help me.
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Isn't anyone willing to help me out with my fic? I really need someone to read through it, not only for proofreading purposes. Mainly I need one because I think that I got a good storyline here but since their are so many factors involved I am worried that other people might not get it at all.

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^Sorry. I really would (I like both Bones & Criminal Minds, too) but I'm working on a fic for the same challenge--I think a lot of us are! For that reason, since you don't want someone entering that challenge being your beta on this one, my suggestion would be to try the beta readers over at fanfiction.net. I haven't ever done that myself so not sure exactly how it works, but I suspect you'll have better luck finding someone there since you've asked for someone not entering the same challenge.

Good luck!

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The problem with Beta readers on ff.net is that they usually don't reply to your message, or they tell you that you are willing to do it and then never return. Or they make it even worse. So far my experience.

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Angelique, I sent you a PM. I can be your beta for this if you're still in need. :)

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Yes, thanks Liz I received your PM.

Thanks so much, for the replies but I think that Liz and I can work things out.

I know but it really doesn't make any sense to let someone beta a fic who is writing a fic for that same challenge. In my opinion anyway. I have never tried looking for a beta reader on ff.net because I really don't know those people and I wouldn't know who to ask. And even though I am not familiar with a lot of people on this site because I have been away for a while ( or not as active ) but I still feel more connected to people here. But that is probably just me.

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Okay I am going back to feeding the :bunny: now.
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i am looking for someone who is willing to help me with some beta work?

I have at the moment 2 beta's who are helping me, but they are both already working on things.

One story is for the making of McGee challenge, a little sad story Around 2000 words FR13
The othter story is for the McAbby challenge, it was suppose to be romance, but it turned out to be not so fluffy as i hoped it would be. FR13 also around 2000 words.

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Tamara, I'd be happy to help :yes:

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Hi! Once again I'm looking for a beta. This is for a deathfic (for the Death of ___) Challenge. Appropriately(?), it's quite angsty. Features mostly Tim and Tony (friendship/squint-or-you'll-miss-it slash), but appearances by Abby, Ducky, Gibbs, and Ziva as well.

Specifically what I'm looking for on this one is someone to catch grammar and spelling errors, and possibly helping me kick it around a little bit if they have any improvement suggestions. So I guess just general beta-ing duties!

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Hi! I'm in need of a Beta. I'm making a Gabby fanfic - which is my first NCIS fanfic - and I'm basically Ziva (I keep my cards close to my breasts and look for pins in haystacks). Also, the story took a little detour towards casefile and I want to 1. deliver in that respect, 2. make the characters sound american and 3. keep the characters, well, in character, specially Hollis Mann. Of course, I also want to have good grammar and voacbulary. The first chapter is complete and has been published already. Any help will be really appreciated.

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Hello,

I am looking for a beta. It is a story for caos, his hangmanprize.

It's around 1500 words, Tim/Tony?Abby and it contains a tattoo. Fr13.

There is also Salmon's hangman prize, involving Tony, Abby and a lot of fun. FR7

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:59 am 
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Hello!

I'm in need of a beta for my SeSa story. I can't say anything else, but PM me if you are not participating in SeSa and I'll tell you the details.

Thanks,

Valerie :D

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:03 am 
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Zak:

If you still need a beta for the Death of ___) Challenge, I'm willing to help you. PM me the details and I'll tell you about my betaing style.

Sincerely,
Valerie :D

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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SongBirdie-101 wrote:
Hello!

I'm in need of a beta for my SeSa story. I can't say anything else, but PM me if you are not participating in SeSa and I'll tell you the details.

Thanks,

Valerie :D


Valerie, I sent you a PM. I can be your beta for SeSa if you'd like.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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yeah I need a beta too. I'm trying to do a fic for The movie challenge... but it's not happening and if someone would be able to read my first chapter that would be great. Send me an email at Dancerskatebabi@aol.com :)

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I'm not doing SeSa so I'm willing to beta for people :yes:

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:33 am 
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I'm not doing SeSa so I'm willing to beta for people :yes:


Same goes for me. :yes:

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on my story for The Death of ____ Challenge and I am in need of a beta that is not participating. If anyone can help me out please pm and I'll give you the details. I would appreciate the help.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I am looking for a beta for the story hold me tight. It's a wip, but i hope to finish it soon. It is a hangman prize for song birdie but also my entry for the tim in peril challenge.

The beta i had doesn't respond anymore.

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I am looking for a beta for my entry for Decades and Eras challenge. I was hoping someone could look at the grammar, but also let me know if my idea works on paper.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I am in desperate need of a beta reader!

It is for my entry of the no capes challenge (ncis:la)
The story is a short one and I tried to write humour, It only needs to be checked for spelling and grammar mistakes. So who is going to help me out?

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I was wondering if anyone was willing to be a long term beta. I have a lot of stories in progress at once and often have large gaps of time between chapters because I'm in high school and all of my other betas seem to disappear when I come up with something new. My stories usually revolve around Ziva and Ari and tend to be very AU.
So, if anyone is willing to stick around they would have my eternal gratitude. :)

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I can try and help you, Radine. I understand the perils of high school - I'm right there with you. I've never done any beta-ing before, but I've always been pretty decent with grammar and spelling, so I edit friends' essays all the time.

If you'd like some help, just let me know!

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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I have a two fold announcement. If anyone would like a first time beta to look over stories for grammar and content, with stories FR 18 and under, no slash, I'd be willing. I enjoy reading a wide variety of stories and I've been watching NCIS for a while now.

Second, I would like to request a beta for the stories I'm writing now--a They said what challenge, a Lost challenge, and one inspired by the No Capes Challenge and Emerald. I didn't think I'd need a beta, but it would be nice to have someone to make sure I keep the characters in character and after so many re-readings, errors don't just pop out at me anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Betas!
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Hmm, no one's been around here for awhile but I'm a little desperate. ;D

I just finished my first ever story for a challenge and I'm a bit nervous about it ... honestly it's a bit weird. Well - considering it's for Zak's Bert challenge it's bound to be!

Anyways - I'm looking for someone to look at grammar and whether or not it makes even an iota of sense.

Characters are Tim and Bert and that's it. (And before anyone even thinks it... that is NOT a pairing!)

PM me if you're willing to beta!

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I'm planning on having a one-shot fic finished tonight, but I would really like to have a beta go through it before I submit it. The two characters are Tim and Kate, and as I said, it's a one-shot. If anyone would be willing to beta it for me, PM me, please. Thanks!!

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I'd be happy to beta your story, iawen. And I'm open to betaing other short stories if anyone needs, just shoot me a PM or email (dannica.webb@gmail.com).

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Hey, I'm happy to beta anything - so long as there's no slash, and it doesn't get to explicit. Also, I'm a bit busy with school at the moment, so I'd rather go for the shorter stories. Once I offered to beta something a couple of years ago, he described it as a "short story" but it was about 10,000 words - which would be short in publication, but I nearly fell over when I tried to read it! I'm happy to do chapter-by-chapter beta-ing, though. But I'd appreciate, if you wanted me to do it, a PM with a summary and rough word count, so I could get back to you and let you know if I could do it.

I'm a serious writer, and I have the spelling and grammar thing down. I'm British, but I can handle the American systems too. I'm also supposedly quite advanced when it comes to style - I say "supposedly" because I've gotten a few compliments in that area, especially recently, but I'm a member of a huge writing community where most of the members are much more amazing than I am. But I'm learning, and if I'm available at the time, I'm happy to beta, and actually rather enjoy it. (Geek!)

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Okay what is Beta? People have talked about it at other places I visit. I couldn't post a story there because it was not beta...... but I do not know what it is..... sorry if that is a dumb question....

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A beta, in the fanfiction sense, is someone who will look over your story for spelling and grammatical mistakes, and maybe plot or continuity errors.

We don't require here that you have your story beta'd before posting, but some people do feel more comfortable having a second set of eyes on it. :)

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A beta is someone who looks over your story once you finish it. They check it over for spelling and grammar, as well as for canon inaccuracies or anything else you wanted them to watch for. Basically, it's a second set of eyes to go over everything to make sure it's as good as you want it to be before you post it.

Some sites require you to have a beta. We don't do that, but we do encourage it for beginning writers or for those for whom English isn't their first language. I think about half of NFAers use betas. Just estimating, of course.

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