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Bestial Blade

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Chang An is a sub-beast who, despite having the talent for the saber, does not have the constitution to support it. And his savior, Hua Yi, is a beastman on the run for his life. This is a story of how two once innocent children have to grow up in such a cruel beastman world.

TL Status: Retranslating earlier chapters, Ongoing

Creatures of Habit

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Jiang Yishan knew how softhearted his ex-boyfriend Qin Shaosheng was towards him, so when his career as a celebrity plummeted, he shamelessly begged the man to take him back. Qin Shaosheng didn’t want to have anything to do with him anymore, but when Jiang Yishan kept coming onto him… he just couldn’t resist.

TL Status: Complete, Editing

Seal Cultivation for Self-Improvement

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After reincarnating, Yu Qiu couldn’t care less about the enmity from his past life. All he wanted was to continue on the path of Seal Cultivation! He would no longer depend on anyone and make every cultivator never say the words that “seal cultivation is only supplementary” ever again.

TL Status: Dropped, unedited

Years of Intoxication

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He Gu has loved Song Juhan for seven years. Even when Song Juhan would sleep around with others, he, like a man intoxicated, has always stayed by his side. Only when Song Juhan puts him through the most unbearable hell does He Gu finally sober up and leave. But this time, Song Juhan won’t let him go.

TL Status: Dropped by Lizonka, continued by Hillary
Translators: Lizonka and Hillary
Proofreader: Ess

Xiao Jiu

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Though Xiao Jiu is the youngest among the nine princes, he is also the most talented among them. However, all his brains is spent on trying to get closer to Yan-daren. Yan-daren is cold and aloof, but the cute little prince will do all he can to break his ice.

TL Status: Completed & Edited

Beta Reading Service for BL Stories


Works Accepted

  1. Boys Love stories, whether fanfiction or original

  2. Works with a minimum of 5,000 words and maximum of 60,000 words

Works Not Accepted

  1. Works that are not outright BL (queer-baiting)

  2. Works under these genres: Gender Bender, Harem/Reverse Harem, Mecha, Sci-fi, Sports, and Tragedy | (But if the plot is interesting enough, Lizonka may make an exception.)

  3. Works with pedophilia, bestiality, and/or fetishized dub/non-con as the main content


What You Get

  • Inline Comments - A Google Docs file of your story containing comprehensive line by line comments

  • Essential Proofreading - Corrections on critical mistakes on spelling, punctuation, and grammar

  • Detailed feedback on scene construction, story structure, plot, themes, and characters

  • Suggestions on how you can improve your story


Add-ons

  1. Extra Dedication - Upgrade the basic beta reading to include editor’s suggestions and more elaborate proofreading

  2. Summary and Tags Guide - For fanfiction intended to be posted on AO3, Lizonka will suggest tags and write a good summary that will entice people to read your story

  3. Reader Report - A separate document containing an extensive summary of the issues found in your story and how I think you could fix it, as well as my overall reaction to your story


How it Works

  1. You fill in the order form

  2. After submitting the form, I will then contact you through email to finalize the pricing with you, especially if you specify any deadlines or special requirements.

  3. I will also tell you through email the estimated time of delivery for your order.

  4. After finalizing the price with you, I will then send you a PayPal invoice.

  5. If your order is priced at least 10 USD, you will have to pay 50% of the price upfront.

  6. For orders less than 10 USD, payment may wait until after I deliver.


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Service Terms and Conditions


About the Beta Reader

lizonka

Lizonka is a Creative Writing student specializing in fiction, and she's been a part of the danmei translations community since 2019. You can know more about her on her Carrd.

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Beta Reading Terms and Conditions

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. Ownership of Deliverables. Subject to Lizonka Novels and third party rights in Pre‐Existing Intellectual Property, all Deliverables, whether complete or in progress, and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto shall belong to Customer, and Lizonka Novels hereby assigns such rights to Customer. Lizonka Novels agrees that Customer will own everything in the beta read story, and that they have the full right to do whatever with it without claim on the part of Lizonka Novels for additional compensation and without challenge, opposition or interference by Lizonka Novels.

  2. No Rights to Customer Intellectual Property. Except for the limited license to use materials provided by Customer as may be necessary in order for Lizonka Novels to perform Services under this Contract, Lizonka Novels is granted no right, title, or interest in any Customer Intellectual Property.

Confidentiality

  1. Confidential Information. For purposes of this Terms, “Confidential Information” shall mean information or material proprietary to a Party or designated as confidential by such Party (the “Disclosing Party”), as well as information about which a Party (the “Receiving Party”) obtains knowledge or access, through or as a result of this Contract (including information conceived, originated, discovered or developed in whole or in part by Lizonka Novels hereunder). Confidential Information does not include: a) information that is or becomes publicly known without restriction and without breach of this Contract or that is generally employed by the trade at or after the time the Receiving Party first learns of such information; b) generic information or knowledge which the Receiving Party would have learned in the course of similar employment or work elsewhere in the trade; c) information the Receiving Party lawfully receives from a third party without restriction on disclosure and without breach of a nondisclosure obligation; d) information the Receiving Party rightfully knew prior to receiving such information from the Disclosing Party to the extent such knowledge was not subject to restrictions on further disclosure; or (e) information the Receiving Party develops independent of any information originating from the Disclosing Party.

  2. Customer Confidential Information. The following constitute Confidential Information of Customer and should not be disclosed to third parties: the Deliverables, discoveries, ideas, concepts, customer names and other information related to customers, price of service, this Contract and the existence of this Contract, and any work assignments authorized or issued under this Contract. Lizonka Novels will not use Customer’s name, likeness, or logo (Customer’s “Identity”), without Customer’s prior written consent, to include use or reference to Customer’s Identity, directly or indirectly, in conjunction with any other clients or potential clients, any client lists, advertisements, news releases or releases to any professional or trade publications.

  3. Non-Disclosure. The Parties hereby agree that during the term hereof and at all times thereafter, and except as specifically permitted herein or in a separate writing signed by the Disclosing Party, the Receiving Party shall not use, commercialize or disclose Confidential Information to any person or entity.

Conflict of Interest

Lizonka Novels represents that its execution and performance of this Contract does not conflict with or breach any contractual, fiduciary or other duty or obligation to which Lizonka Novels is bound. Lizonka Novels shall not accept any work from Customer or work from any other business organizations or entities which would create an actual or potential conflict of interest for Lizonka Novels or which is detrimental to Customer’s business interests.

Termination

Right to Terminate

  1. Customer may terminate this Contract and/or an individual project for its convenience upon prior written notice to Lizonka Novels. However, any down payments already made will not be refunded.

  2. Lizonka Novels may terminate this Contract any time upon seven days prior written notice for any reason. If the Customer had made any down payments, full or partial refund may be given to the Customer, depending on how much progress Lizonka Novels has already made on the beta reading. Final amount of the refund will be negotiated through email.

  3. Customer may terminate this Contract and/or any open projects immediately for cause if Lizonka Novels fails to perform any of its obligations under this Contract or if Lizonka Novels breaches any of the warranties provided herein and fails to correct such failure or breach to Customer’s reasonable satisfaction within fifteen (15) calendar days (unless extended by Customer) following notice by Customer. Customer shall be entitled to seek and obtain all remedies available to it in law or in equity.

  4. Upon the Customer’s termination of any project or work given Lizonka Novels hereunder, Lizonka Novels will immediately provide Customer with any and all work in progress or completed prior to the termination date. If no down payment has not yet been made, then as Customer’s sole obligation to Lizonka Novels resulting from such termination, Customer will pay Lizonka Novels an equitable amount as agreed upon by both Customer and Lizonka Novels for the partially completed work in progress and for the completed Services and/or Deliverables provided and accepted prior to the date of termination.

  5. Upon termination or expiration of this Contract or a project performed by Lizonka Novels hereunder, whichever occurs first, Lizonka Novels shall promptly return to Customer all materials and or tools provided by Customer under this Contract and all Confidential Information provided by Customer to Lizonka Novels.

  6. Any provision or clause in this Contract that, by its language or context, implies its survival shall survive any termination or expiration of this Contract.

Warranties

Lizonka Novels warrants that:

  1. the Services and Deliverables are original and do not infringe upon any third party’s patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, or other proprietary rights,

  2. it will perform the Services hereunder in a professional and workmanlike manner,

  3. if Customer has set a deadline, Lizonka Novels will fulfill the service on or before the set date. Otherwise, for orders with a down payment, Lizonka Novels will give a customer a 10% discount on Customer's second payment. For others without down payments, Lizonka Novels will refund to Customer 5-10% of the total price, depending on how many days the work is delayed.

  4. it has all rights to enter into this Contract and there are no impediments to Lizonka Novels’ execution of this Contract or Lizonka Novels’ performance of Services hereunder.

Miscellaneous

  1. Assignment. Lizonka Novels shall not assign any rights of this Contract or any other written instrument related to Services and/or Deliverables provided under this Contract, and no assignment shall be binding without the prior written consent of Customer. Subject to the foregoing, this Contract will be binding upon the Parties’ heirs, executors, successors and assigns.

  2. Governing Law. The Parties shall make a good-faith effort to amicably settle by mutual agreement any dispute that may arise between them under this Contract. The foregoing requirement will not preclude either Party from seeking injunctive relief as it deems necessary to protect its own interests. This Contract will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Philippines, excluding its choice of law rules.

  3. Severability. The Parties recognize the uncertainty of the law with respect to certain provisions of this Contract and expressly stipulate that this Contract will be construed in a manner that renders its provisions valid and enforceable to the maximum extent possible under applicable law. To the extent that any provisions of this Contract are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such provisions will be deleted from this Contract or modified so as to make them enforceable and the validity and enforceability of the remainder of such provisions and of this Contract will be unaffected.

  4. Independent Contractor. Nothing contained in this Contract shall create an employer and employee relationship, a master and servant relationship, or a principal and agent relationship between Lizonka Novels and Customer. Customer and Lizonka Novels agree that Lizonka Novels is, and at all times during this Contract shall remain, an independent contractor.

  5. Force Majeure. Neither Party shall be liable for any failure to perform under this Contract when such failure is due to causes beyond that Party’s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of state or governmental authorities, acts of terrorism, natural catastrophe, fire, storm, flood, earthquakes, accident, and prolonged shortage of energy. In the event of such delay the date of delivery or time for completion will be extended by a period of time reasonably necessary by both Lizonka Novels and Customer. If the delay remains in effect for a period in excess of thirty days, Customer may terminate this Contract immediately upon written notice to Lizonka Novels.