Pica G 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 04-30-07, id: 1268363
Author has written 7 stories | Warriors, Hush, Hush, Hetalia - Axis Powers, and Vocaloid.
β : Pica G is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
Before you send me your text to beta, I will expect you to have gone over it yourself and done all the self-corrections you need to. I don't have the patience to deal with any raw first draft that happens to be written during a 15-minute 3 A.M. spark of creativity.

My main focus when beta-reading is making sure that every part of the story makes sense. I can help with character development if I am well-versed in the fandom. After that, I go back and fix all typos, grammar and spelling mistakes. I will usually send back my edited version within 72 hours if the text is under 5k words.

If you need a beta, I'm available anytime. Just send me a PM.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I'm fairly good at fixing the pacing of a story. Also, if it is for a fandom that I am familiar with, I can be quite helpful with character development and spotting when a character has become OOC.

Despite my critical beta profile, I'm usually quite good about giving credit where credit is due. I'll likely praise your work just as easily as critique it.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
If your story contains too many spelling, formatting, grammar, or punctuation mistakes, I may decide to drop the story altogether. Again, I'm not a very patient person and I expect you to correct most of these mistakes before handing me your text. I'm fine correcting the odd error here and there, but if I spend the majority of my time fixing tenses or italicizing thoughts, there is a problem.

Also, I tend to use a lot of poetic language in my own texts. This sometimes spills into the stories that I'm editing and I may suggest rephrased sentences that don't match your own voice. All of my changes are simply suggestions that you can take, modify, or leave at your disposal.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to beta stories that are written in chapters either 5k words or less. However, this does not mean that I will reject your 15k word one-shot offhand.

In regards to romance stories, I am fine with them so long as they don't wander into the realm of the ridiculous. Yaoi/Yuri/Het/Polyamory/Love-triangles... I'll be happy to look over any of them.

AU stories are also perfectly fine. However, note that I will be very picky about the background of the universe. I do not accept deus ex machina bullshit endings in AU stories, especially ones which conflict with the already established canon or the author's own universe. A good AU makes for a great read, and I will praise you highly if you do not fall for the pit-falls that most AU authors do.

Character Death? Again, perfectly fine so long as there is reason behind it. Just because George R. R. Martin got famous killing off about 80% of the most likable characters in his series, doesn't mean you should as well.

For chaptered stories, please have a rough idea of where the plot is headed before you send me the text. In order to spot whether characters are becoming OOC, I will need some semblance of where the story is headed and any major plot points.

Trigger Warnings? See below.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Please nothing that could potentially contain the following trigger warnings: suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, depression

I would also like to avoid stories in which an OC is the main protagonist. (Yes, I realize I am guilty of this myself. It was a long time ago.) I don't mind when a minor OC is inserted to further the plot, but I firmly believe that few people on this site wish to read your own personal, fictional relationship with a character.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Spanish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Anime Amnesia/アムネシア
Anime Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ
Anime Black Blood Brothers
Anime Black Bullet/ブラック・ブレット
Anime Card Captor Sakura
Anime Detective School Q
Anime Fruits Basket
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Misc Greek Mythology
Anime Hakuōki/薄桜鬼
Anime Hellsing
Anime Hetalia - Axis Powers
Book Hush, Hush
Anime Inuyasha
Anime Junjō Romantica
Anime Kamigami No Asobi/神々の悪戯
Anime Kuroshitsuji
Anime Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei/魔法科高校の劣等生
Anime Naruto
Anime No Game, No Life/ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
Anime S.A
Anime Saiunkoku Monogatari
Anime Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Anime Tsubasa Chronicle
Anime Uta no Prince-sama
Misc Vocaloid
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for