Bankrobber 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 03-21-09, id: 1873576
Author has written 8 stories | Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak.
β : Bankrobber is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I'm not picky. I'll help whoever wants/needs help with spellchecking, grammar-checking, or even some of the writing itself. You should keep an open mind while working with me, though. Open-mindedness is always a must when you're collaborating with someone. And I expect whoever I'm working with to be professional, and not get all defensive if I tell you that your character is leaning towards Sue-ness, or that the plot doesn't make sense, etcetera. On the other hand, I'd also appreciate it if you didn't let me boss you around so much, because that would end up in me practically writing the story for you, and I'm not a ghostreader. Finally, I'd like you to credit me in the author's commentary. That should go without saying, but let's just make it clear.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I know the technicalities of English grammar very well, which is, as we all realise, a crucial requirement in writing. I can spot a Mary Sue from six miles off without binoculars. I may be bossy at times, but I'm tactful. I believe kindness is very important. If your idea is horrible, I wouldn't tell you that; I'd just tell you it needs work. If your OC is a bigger Mary Sue than Artemis Fowl, Bella Swan and Harry Potter put together, I'd be more than willing to help you make a few improvements here and there.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
As aforementioned, I'm bossy, so if I don't like your idea it's quite likely that I'm going to request a complete makeover of your fanfiction.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I would rather help you with oneshots. For drabbles or multi-chapter fanfictions, I would be willing to proofread them as well as give you my advice, but that is as far as I will go with them, as I, in all likelihood, will have little time to spare on longer fanfictions. I will provide full betareading services to a maximum two-chapter fanfiction.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
OCs (own characters). I advise against basing an entire fanfiction on an OC, because it is very tricky to write one without the said OC coming off as more "special" than the canon characters. Crossovers are also a tough area for many betareaders, so I would rather not. Finally, like I explained above, please do not ask for FULL betareading services (rewriting, plot revision, character-adjusting etc) if your fanfiction is over 2 chapters.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Malay
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Movie 28 Days Later
Movie 28 Weeks Later
Movie A Clockwork Orange
Movie A Goofy Movie
Movie A Little Princess
Movie A Single Man
Movie A.I.
Movie American History X
Book Anansi Boys
Movie Anastasia
Movie Apocalypto
Movie Artist
Movie Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Movie Batman Begins/Dark Knight
Movie Big Fish
Book Book Thief
Movie Breakfast Club
Movie Cast Away
Movie Catch Me If You Can, 2002
Book Catcher in the Rye
Book Chrysalids
Book Clive Barker'
Book Coraline
Movie Cracks
Movie Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Book Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time
Book Darren Shan Saga/Cirque Du Freak
Movie Dead Poets Society
Movie Death Becomes Her
Book Demonata
Book Diana Wynne Jones
Movie Disturbing Behavior
Movie Edward Scissorhands
Movie Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Book Everything is Illuminated
Book Fairy Tales
Book Fault in Our Stars
Movie Forrest Gump
Movie Fountain
Book Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Book Frankenstein
Book Good Omens
Book Graveyard Book
Misc Greek Mythology
Movie Green Mile
Book Harry Potter
Book I Am the Messenger
Movie Inception
Movie Inglourious Basterds
Movie Insidious, 2011
Movie Jeepers Creepers
Movie Jennifer's Body
Movie King's Speech
Book Kite Runner
Book Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Book Lord of the Flies
Book Matilda
Book Mister B. Gone
Book My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
Misc Mythology
Book Neverwhere
Misc Norse Mythology
Movie Notes on a Scandal
Movie Painted Veil
Movie Pan's Labyrinth/El laberinto del fauno
Movie Paranormal Activity
Book Perfume: The Story of a Murderer/Das Parfum
Book Phantom of the Opera
Book Picture of Dorian Gray
Book Pride and Prejudice
Movie Prince of Egypt
Movie RocknRolla
Book Romeo and Juliet
Book Saga of Larten Crepsley
Book Salem's Lot
Movie Saw
Book Series Of Unfortunate Events
Movie Signs
Book Slaughterhouse-Five
Book Spiderwick Chronicles
Movie Stardust
Movie Stepford Wives
Book Water for Elephants
Book Wuthering Heights
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for