Screenplay Proofreading And Story Notes

Professional editing service plus story comments for one low price

The Proofreading Plus* Service:
Eliminate Mistakes And Improve Your Screenplay Before You Submit

  

“So why do I need these script notes
and professional proofreading?”

To give yourself the competitive edge over those who don’t.

Producers, agents, and screenplay contest executives all say that proofreading mistakes (grammatical errors, typos, spelling mistakes, and basic formatting errors) are the worst mistakes you can make in a screenplay — and the most common:

Screenplay Proofreading Details

 

   Read Client Testimonials 

 

Need convincing? Click this link  to read a sampling of industry comments on typos, spelling and grammar mistakes, and basic formatting errors I received in survey responses.

The comments above and on that page are typical. They illustrate this ironclad, non-negotiable Rule #1 about submitting screenplays to production companies or contests:

To them, you’re an amateur and your screenplay is unworthy of
their time if it is full of spelling, grammar, and basic formatting errors.

Yes, that is harsh. I am sorry to have to say it. But it’s the way the industry is.

I’m not trying to offend you. Just the opposite: With 100,000+ spec screenplays hitting Hollywood and the British film and TV industry every year, I’m here to help you beat the odds.

 

Let Me Help You Submit The Perfect Screenplay

I can fix your grammar, spelling, clarity, and basic formatting mistakes for you.

I will proofread your screenplay for grammar, spelling, and clarity for some of the lowest rates in the industry through March 31…

● Feature screenplay: $1.99/page with notes; proofreading only, $1.49/page.
● Teleplay: same $1.99/page with notes, $1.49 without notes.
● Rewrite your synopsis: $30 per 300-word page.
● Rewrite your query letter/email: $30
● Write a query letter and query email from scratch: $49 with screenplay proofread, otherwise $65.
● Evaluate your logline: FREE with screenplay proofread, otherwise $25.
● Write three suggested loglines for you from scratch: $19 with screenplay proofread, otherwise $49.

 

Rush Work:

● 50% surcharge for a 48-hour turnaround.
● Next-day delivery (“Drop everything and read my screenplay ahead of your rush work!”) – 100% surcharge.

But do plan ahead and save money: order at least several days in advance.

 

What You Will Receive For $1.99 Per Page:

A thorough and professional proofreading job. I will find and correct (or give you notes to correct, such as “saying vs. showing” errors):
— Typographical errors
— Spelling errors
— Grammatical errors
— Punctuation errors
— Capitalization errors
— Verb tense errors
— Sentence structure and clarity problems
— Basic formatting mistakes
— Cramming in too many words**
— “Saying” when you need to show, and…

 

The “Plus” Part: Several Pages Of Notes

For only $1.99 per page, you will also receive several pages of story notes and notes on proofreading issues. These notes will include:

A brief overall view of the quality of your story.
A gentle list of any story problems and issues I see.
How well your script performs on eight vital story and script elements.
How well your story matches the classic screenplay structure of a famous screenwriting guru.
How well your screenplay “romances the reader,” using a 14-point checklist, distilled from more than 5,000 feedback comments by screenwriting contest judges I hired back when I ran screenplay contests.
A few pages of Proofreading Notes as needed…

In the Proofreading Notes, I comment on proofreading issues which arise more than once in your screenplay. These notes may include, but are not limited to, issues of grammar, spelling, sentence structure or lack thereof, formatting, and basic screenwriting how-to.

For example, if your scene descriptions include significant instances of failing to tell the story visually (often called violations of the “show, don’t say” or “show, don’t tell” rule), these will be mentioned and discussed.

This service — both proofreading and notes — will cost you only $1.99 per correctly formatted page. (The proofreading-only service for $1.59/page does not include any notes.)

 

Proofreading-Only Service, $1.59/Page

Some writers don’t want story and proofreading notes. I am happy to oblige. For just $1.59 per page,, I’ll proofread and make corrections to the text, but without the extensive story and proofreading notes of the $1.99/page service.