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 (& a 10hr/$500 maximum), it is best to include supplemental materials with a full screenplay order.
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 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 $50/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.