Percy the Slacker 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 10-19-08, id: 1721066
Author has written 2 stories | Harry Potter, and Dragon Age.
β : Percy the Slacker is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm the sort of person who likes to get his grammar just-so and expect it from others as well. Spend entirely too much of my time in office finding (and sometimes laughing) at errors made by co-workers (and in many cases, the topmost managers of my company). But most of all I like to try and figure out how to correct things to make them better. I've written considerably, not just for fanfiction but a number of short-stories on my blog and would consider it an interesting challenge to take a shot at beta-ing for fiction written by others.

f you think I can help you, send me an email explaining what your story's about, how long it is, how quickly you want a reply, and what you're expecting of me. If all you want is a spelling and grammar check, then there's no point in me sending you a list of plot holes.

I'll try not to be rude, but do bear with me.

Do let me know your age and native tongue as well since that will definitely impact the outlook I bring to your story.

For fics that are a work-in-progress it would help considerably if you gave my an brief outline of the plot as it helps in checking for plotline-errors and obviously what happens in the beginning can have a major impact on the rest of the story.

Once you've gone through a story taking my advice into account (and I don't expect you to follow all of it - it's your story - but I do expect you to at least consider it) I'd prefer to see the story again just to give it a quick look over.

I'll try to adhere to a turnaround-time of 36 hours for submissions upto 3,000 words. Beyond that, you'll have to give me at least 72 hours.

Do drop me a line if you want me to beta your fic.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I can definitely correct most grammar and spelling errors. While I've generally been complimented on my style, characterisation and expression, I will not edit or comment on yours if you request me not to. My own best writing tends to be humourous, but I am definitely open to other genres. I'm also generally more than competent at handling romance, sex and angst.

I have a fairly good knowledge of the Lord of the Rings sagas and a fairly minute knowledge of Harry Potter. If you're going AU in your fic to the canon, do let me know so I won't nitpick on deviations.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Slash of the homosexual variety will be a weakness since I've no practical experience. Again there may be elements of culture that may elude me, but just point that out.

Certain elements of your native culture might elude me so just mention that if I point it out as an area for improvement.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I'm open to most things in the fandom listed below except songfics.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
Songfics definitely.
Beta Preferences
Language: English
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Book Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Book Alexandre Dumas
Book Harry Potter
Book Lord of the Rings
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for