That's one of the biggest issue fan fiction communities faces: Incorrect spelling, grammar and punctuation. tu can have the best and most creative plot around, but if your story has too much spelling and grammar mistakes, most readers will hit the back button. These things matter a lot, and the problem is, many writers don't realize that. A story needs to look appealing in order for a reader to like it. Readers should be able to get sucked into the story, but when there is wrong spellings and punctuation everywhere, they can't get pulled into the story, because every mistake is reminding them that it's just a fanfiction.
There are reasons why a person can't have good grammar. Maybe English isn't their first language. o maybe they're just bad in spelling and grammar. There's nothing wrong with that. No one is going to make fun of tu for that. However, If tu don't have confidence in your spelling and grammar strength while escritura a story, don't just think that "Oh, there's nothing to do about it" and just publicar the fic like that. If tu think that your story needs editing and proofreading of any kind, here's what I think is the best and easiest solution to that problem:
Get a beta. It's free, it's easy, and doesn't require any grammar skills in your part. The beta will do it all for you. There are hundreds and hundreds betas out there at ff.net, each with different strengths. Choose a beta that suits your need; tu want someone to fix your tenses and punctuation, choose a beta who is good at that. tu want a beta who can make character dialogues sound realistic, you'll find one if tu look carefully. A beta will do anything and everything on the process of making your story better. That's what their job is.
Don't laze off. If you've taken your time and put some effort into escritura your story, don't ruin it for yourself. Don't think, "It's too much work to get a beta. I'll just post it like this." tu want to make your story seem readable and likable to readers. Readers wants to see stories that are good and not filled with errors. I know a few people that have some very brilliant and creative plots, but when tu try to read the story, tu don't enjoy it very much because of all the mistakes popping up in every single sentence.
There's nothing wrong with getting help. Like I dicho in my anterior article, getting a beta can be fun and a very good experience. They give tu suggestions and tips, things in your story that tu can replace to make it flow better, and generally are there to help tu out. tu don't even have to be bad at grammar and spelling o anything else to get a beta. I have a friend over at ff.net who herself is a beta yet gets an editor for her own stories. Why? Simply because she thinks another person's outlook and view on the story will do her fanfics good. And I agree.
So the siguiente time tu think that your fanfic needs editing of some sort, whether it be with the flow of the story, the grammar and punctuation, the dialogues, the tenses, anything, consider getting a beta.