Hello there, fanficcers! This is a review thread, but think of it more like an advertisement plastered to a billboard than a local shop.
Let me get straight to the point and say that I do review commissions: private reviews for authors who want an experienced eye looking over their fanfics. My reviews are based on initial reader response—I keep a microphone open and running as I read, and I’ll frequently muse aloud. This allows you to hear my reactions in real time, and since I edit out the silences, it’s all in one compact package filled with my sexy voice.
Who is this guy who wants money for reviews, you might ask? I’ve been reviewing in the fandom for almost two years now, and in that time I’ve looked over some big-name stories, including Past Sins
, Ponies Make War/The Immortal Game
, The End of Ponies
, Pony Age: Origins
, and many more over six review threads on Ponychan’s /fic/ board. (Sadly, only one has not 404’ed by this time.) http://www.ponychan.net/chan/fic/res/76172.html
I’ve also been an EqD pre-reader for over a year, and I’ve read staggering amounts of fanfic (over 1200 verdicts given, including pre-screenings) in that position. I also have a BA with a minor in Creative Writing. In short, I’m someone with some name recognition who will pick apart every bit of grammar and story you’ve got to throw at me. If you’d like to see my writing, visit my Fimfiction page here: http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Vimbert%20the%20Unimpressive
My rates are as follows:
For a standard review, $2 per every 1,000 words of story read. I’ll review everything from the most innocent slice-of-life to the darkest rape clop. (I don’t post my reviews publicly or take stories for review through public posting, so mods, I don’t believe I’m breaking your rules by saying this.)
For a more brief review, a mere dollar, regardless of story length,
will get your story a quick skim by me. These reviews do not go in-depth, but instead give bullet point listings of issues likely to be brought up were it submitted to EqD and a prediction about what verdict the pre-readers will hand back. This allows you to have a general idea where the weak points in the story might be and to revise with those in mind.
For those interested, I can be contacted at [email protected]
or [email protected]
. Sending me a PM on Fimfiction is also fine. I take Paypal for payment, and negotiation is possible on rates (I.E., I would trade a review on a medium-length piece for a piece of fanart or the like for a story of mine. If I really like the concept of the story, I can knock my rates down a little.) Even if all you want are more details, drop me a line!
Additional information: I write in American English, and my grasp on other regional styles is a bit shaky. I tend to favor the succinct over the long and flowery, and I’m better with characters than with setting. If I am involved with reviewing your fanfiction in any way, I will excuse myself from looking at it if it is sent into Equestria Daily for pre-reading, to avoid a conflict of interest.