prolific.hack 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 02-16-12, id: 3729965
Author has written 2 stories | Naruto.
β : prolific.hack is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I offer my assistance to writers using both Polish and English, however I provide different services depending on the language of your choosing. The common thing for both is my goal, which is to help improve quality of your writing - and I'm always fully dedicated to this cause. I work with text that is already written (published or not yet), but I also take on the projects that are in their planing stages. I can do straightforward correction of text as well as serve as your bouncing board and writing buddy - someone to talk you through a writing block or give oppinion on your ideas. I can promise you my full support, my best advice and all my knowledge and experience - if you're willing to use /

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I beta only the stories that interest me, because this assures both me and the writer that I won't lose motivation and quit halfway through the job. Because of this policy, I ask you to provide me in your first message with quite detailed description of your story: plot, characters, world and all the other information you deem necessary for me to understand your idea and where you want to go with it. Don't worry you'll scare me with a massive infodump - i'll prefere it over laconic message any /

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For English-writers - as it is my second language, I don't feel qualified enough to help you with technical aspects of writing like grammar, punctuation, syntax and such. I can, however, advise you on pacing of your story, characterization, worldbuilding, plotting and all stuff of this kind. br /

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Pisarze polskojęzyczni mogą ode mnie oczekiwać zarówno pomocy w kwestiach techniczno-językowych jak i związanych z kreacją fabuły, bohaterów i świata przedstawionego.

My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I have vast experience as a reader and a fair one as a writer as well, so I certainly can offer advice on pacing, characterization, worldbuilding and such. I have a keen eye for any plotholes and inconsistencies that may appear in your draft and I can help you with patching them up. I can tell you if your idea is fresh and exciting or overdone to the point of being cliche. br /

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But mostly, I can differenciate between objective quality of your writing and my personal taste and I will never judge your work by the latter standard. For example: I may not be a fan of magic systems based on elemental powers but if you create one - and it's consistent within itself and presented in a fresh way - I won't ever say your story is worse for /

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I work thoroughly and offer detailed commentary on your writing and I am always willing to provide you with more explaining and advice if my initial response doesn't clear all you doubts. I don't think it's possible to tire me with discussing a literary work, so if you tent to have thousands of questions about your writing, I'm deffinitely a beta for you.

My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As mentioned above - I'm not the person to help you with technical aspects of writing in English. I use a beta for this stuff myself. br /

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I don't sugar-coat my oppinions, so if you cannot stomach occasional harsh truth, we're not best suited for each other. Also, if you're looking for approval rather than constructive citicism, we won't probably see eye to eye. That's not to say I cannot offer praise - I can, I do and I have great deal of pleasure from it, but I tend to focus on things that need some working on.

Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I like fast-paced action and thrilling adventure. A bit of romance doesn't hurt either as long as it's not sugar-sweet - but I prefer it to be a side plot, not the main focus of the /

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When it comes to canon, either stick very close to it or go full-blown AU on it's behind. Actually, the latter option suits me best - I like to explore how my favourite characters would behave in different setting or under different circumstances and I'm open to even most bizzare ideas as long as they make sence. br /

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I have no trouble whatsoever with OCs in prominent roles or OC/CC parings. I'm also quite particular when it comes to shipping - you can find a list on my profile page. If your ship isn't mentioned there but isn't contradicting any of my OTP, then you have a green light to go.

Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
No crossovers, even if I am listed as a beta for both /

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No UNCANONICAL slash. If characters are established as straight, then no making them gay for each other out of the blue. And the other way around - if they are gay in canon, don't make them straight. br /

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Also, no slash SOLELY FOR THE SAKE OF LESBIAN OR GAY SEX. If you write homosexual characters have a decency to make them fully developed characters, not people, whose life revolves only around other people's penises or vaginas. And on that note - no porn-without-plot, even heterosexual /

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No gratuitous violence, gore and/or erotic content. I do the M-rated stories, but there must be in-story reason for including these scenes.

Beta Preferences
Language: English & Polish
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Tv 90210
Book A song of Ice and Fire
Tv Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tv Almost Human
Book Alpha and Omega series
Book Anne of Green Gables series
Tv Arrow
Book Artemis Fowl
Anime Attack on Titan/進撃の巨人
Movie Avengers
Book Axis Trilogy
Tv Band of Brothers
Tv Battlestar Galactica: 2003
Anime Black Lagoon
Book Blood Books
Tv Blood Ties
Tv Borgias
Tv Broadchurch
Tv Camelot
Movie Captain America
Book Codex Alera
Tv Covert Affairs
Tv Criminal Minds
Tv Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
Tv Falling Skies
Tv Firefly
Anime Fullmetal Alchemist
Tv Game of Thrones
Tv Graceland
Tv Grimm
Book Guild Hunter series
Book Harry Potter
Tv Musketeers
Anime Naruto
Anime Serei no Moribito
Tv Sherlock
Tv Suits
Tv Tudors
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for
General
Romance
Humor
Drama
Adventure
Mystery
Horror
Parody
Supernatural
Suspense
Sci-Fi
Fantasy
Crime
Family
Friendship