In my case, I would NOT be more or less ready to upload my 7000 plus word, yuletide fic, which she very graciously beta-ed two drafts of in less than a week, making it incomparably better, in spite of only knowing the source material from mine and others fics.
My fiction would be guilty of smut cliches, typos, clunky phrasing, repetition, and every other thing that drives me to fanficrants in a state of High Dudgeon. As opposed to Low Dudgeon, no doubt.
1. "Don't you dare die on me. You here me! We're gonna help you," (sic)
2. From the same fic, the use of Flashback and End Flashback because apparently I'm too stupid to know a flashback when I see one.
But I digress.
I'm not much on Christmas/Channukah/Solstice/Kwanzaa etc. but I think we can all take a year-end moment to say something nice about those wonderful people who save us from ourselves on a daily basis and probably don't get enough credit.
Feel free to say something nice to or about your Beta here and link it to your LJ or take it as a MEME and post the love in your LJ to make sure they see it.
Either way, I declare today: BETA APPRECIATION DAY!