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Interested in helping others? Interesting in being helped? This is the place for you!

FAQ (that you should read):

What is this group?

This group is a center for aspiring fanfiction writers and aspiring fanfiction reviewers to help each other in making MLP fanfiction better, and in turn, bettering their own skills.

What exactly is a proof-reader, editor, and pre-reader?

Well, within the group they tend to mean this:

Looks through the story with the main goal to tackle grammar and spelling errors. They don't heavily change things, rather, just take a look at errors. Kind of the "middle-man" between editors and pre-readers, as proof-readers should also provide an opinion on the piece.

Focuses more heavily on errors, and less on opinions. Editors should be well acquainted with the English language and its in's and out's.

Focuses on giving a well thought opinion on the piece, and hardly detects errors. The pre-reader should definitely give a lot of feedback on what they thought of the piece, using both good and bad (if applicable) examples.

Please note:
You can be a editor and do opinions, and be a pre-reader and look through errors, but please make sure to do your job first. We are always fine with going above and beyond the minimum!

Okay, so how do I make a request?

First, join the group. Then make sure you read the general rules of posting (located at the bottom of this page!). After that, mosey on over to a reviewer's page (make sure they are the type of reviewer you want) and post your story using the posting guidelines on every reviewer's page. Make sure to read what they specifically do as a reviewer, and what they do and don't want in a story. It's better to post your story to someone who is more interested in your type of story than to someone who isn't, as reviewers might not want to review your work.

Okay, so how do I become a reviewer?

First, join the group. Then make sure you read the general rules of posting (located at the bottom of this page!). After that, mosey on over to the applications thread. From there, post your information (what specific information you need is located in the OP of the thread) and wait until an admin approves you. Further instructions are in the thread.

The reviewer didn't review my story! :(

Aww, no need to fret! First, make sure you replied to them in their thread. Mistakes do happen. Then, wait a couple days. If they haven't replied after a few days, contact one of the admins and we'll take care of it. :)


-Don't be a jerk. Obviously. We will ban you.
-(Almost) every ban has one warning first.
-Report admin abuse to Master Lyra
-Report rule breaking (not just these rules; rules in thread also apply) to an admin (please don't be spamming the mods though)
-Don't be afraid to contact an admin (or Master Lyra) if there is a problem. We won't bite. Alternatively, don't bug the admins continuously.
-Before contacting an admin, make sure you read the reviewer's (or any other thread's) information thoroughly.
-Please do actually review work that is in your reviewer's thread

Have fun!

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I need help with a couple of stories, One is about the Battle of 3234 and the other is a C&C Red alert 3. Anyone interested in helping

I'm working on a Displaced Story but I can't submit it due to the description pls help this is it the description right here

"My name is Dillon the black ranger but my original name is Jevon Barner i got sent to Equestria by a guy called the merchant I don't know if could have gotten out of it but this is my life now”.

“ I have to accept that I will never go home, but as long as I will keep going I won't give up, But it's probably going to be hard to accept that counting that I'm living in a world where ponies talk but I digress”.

“ I also met a guy named Shade when i first came to this world as well as Mare named Luna as well after I met a group of mares called the Elements of Harmony”.

“We're kinda friends but during my time acclimating to the me being Dillon i…...i barely feel any emotions anymore but if i keep my old name i’ll keep what's left of who i used to be”.

“That name is the only thing keeping the pieces together”.

“Hey Dylan You ready?”

“Yeah give me a sec, This is Dillon signing out”.

414815 Umm if you like I really could use help on a fanfic I am writing. Well several. But I don't want to overwhelm. One I am working on now is currently not posted I taken it down due to I was getting bad reports to finding an editor. I mean they seem fine to me. But I guess they could use improving. Pleas let me know I can try and chat with you if you can to see if we can work and get in touch. I don't post sex or anything like that, my mom would kill me. But some of my work can be a tad, gruesome. So I would understand if you would say no.

Hello? I can help if you are still in need of an editor.

Is this group dead?

Its been 3 days and still no word of anyone helping me, so i thought i'd ask here too

would anyone be able to help me, proof read/fix/edit my story? c: its about how my oc character lucky duck grew up to be a half mute mare who can only say quack. And how shes practically homless and lives at a pond alone with some ducks

I've been attempting on working on a spartan based story that he gets killed and sent to ever free but my speeling isn't very good so I was wondering if any editors would help. If so DM me!

can a pro reader look threw my fic and tell what I'm doing wrong I tried number of times going back fixing mistakes and it won't accept

Hey I'm writing a dark tragic MLP story that is in dire need of a pre-reader who can also spot whatever grammarical errors I made! PM if interested!

I'm in a pickle here.
My story keeps getting failed for moderation, for the sake of readability. I've gone through it five different times checking the grammar, the font, the spacing and it still doesn't pass.

If anybody could look at it and tell me what the problem is I'd greatly appreciate it.


Hello I'am new to writing fan fics and I have a story idea but only have one chapter so far and I need a pre-reader, for a option to know if it's good also i would like to request a editer too because I make grammer mistakes like commas and periods who accepts this thank you.

Hi, I'm new in Fimfiction and I'm needing a Proof-reader or a Pre-reader, exactly, somebody that can help my with grammar mistakes. My native language is spanish (I'm from Ecuador) and I can't submit My story because there are SO MUCH grammar mistakes. Please! Somebody help me! :fluttershysad:

Hello, I just joined. I am getting close to publishing my first fanfiction, but I need a proof reader. I see that there's a request for a reviewer but not for a proof reader. Is making request for a proof reader the same as requesting a reviewer? Also, I am not ready to publish the story until it is proof read thoroughly. Is there a way I can have the proof reader proof read by material without publishing it?

I have been writing a story about grogar from G1 and need an editor/proofreader to lend me a hand it has three chapters already

Hi, im writing an Adventure/mystery fic about my OC. I did only the prologue, but I think its ok. I have read the beginners guide, but i need a proofreader. Thanks for your time!


Greetings! I'm new to creating fics, so I made two for my first try and I'd really appreciate it if I could get a proof reader and a editor here are the two links

~Thanks for your time and consideration

Im wrighting a story about how slenders proxys go to equestria girls (note: there is gore, and it is a dark story) anyways I did what the admin asked but I STILL DIDNT GET APPROVED and this is my second chance, I need an editor and proof reader thanks.

I have a new Fallout Equestria story that i need help pre-reading, and perhaps editing/correcting some stuff. Can anyone help?

i have a dbz cross over in the makings and i need a proofreader

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