What is included in proof-editing?
What do I get back from you?
Do you proof-edit query letters and synopses?
Yes. Because there is a $50 minimum for all orders, it is most productive to include supplemental materials with a full screenplay order. Choose the "special request" service option on the form whether you choose to include the screenplay or not.
Do you provide coverage?
Story notes are available as an add-on for a low fee, but it is not offered without proofreading. It's simply too difficult for an editor to read past & ignore typos, formatting issues, etc.
If you would like coverage from two industry pros at one low fee, see Dual-Coverage.com
May I just submit a portion of my screenplay?
There is now an Assessment Form that includes an option for a sample edit. $25 will be credited to full service should you decide to continue with a complete edit.
If you have a partial screenplay to submit because you want to check up on your layout & format, use the regular order form & choose the $35/hr option.
May I send you a hardcopy by snailmail?
Maybe. As long as you want your script in a digital format, I'll be happy to scan and transcribe it into a software of your choice. The edit will be done digitally and emailed back to you along with the scan of your original pages.
If your goal is to receive red-pencil edits, we prefer not to do that for myriad reasons, but you are welcome to inquire. Cost is $35/hr for all services.
What is ESL?
English as a Second Language
What is a “spec”?
A screenplay written on speculation. Unless you've been hired to write your script, your screenplay is a spec. This is streamlined storytelling, devoid of technical direction, and designed to entice Hollywood to make it into a movie. It's a sales tool.
Meanwhile, even a script that you plan to produce into a movie yourself should be in spec format for your crew, talent, investors, etc. Keep it streamlined and leave the technical stuff out until the project is "green-lit" for production.
Learn the basic formatting required for spec scripts.
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Rush fees are calculated on the order form.