Screenplay & Script Assessment
Screenplay and Script Coverage Services
Professional script editing is the gold-standard way to improve any script or screenplay.
With the screenplay and script assessment service, you’ll receive a full, in-depth report on your entire script. Our experienced editors will read, digest and absorb your script, then they’ll tell you how to improve it. Perfect for anyone looking to improve their writing.
Our Screenplay and Script Services at a glance
What you get:
You’ll get a detailed, constructive, written report on your screenplay from one of our hugely talented screen editors, covering style, structure, and pacing, plus character development and plot. It will include suggestions and techniques to address any problems raised, and you’ll be able to discuss your work with your editor.
Usually three – four weeks
Get constructive feedback on your script
The Screenplay and Script assessments will cover style, structure, and pacing, character development and plot.
How does it work?
If you’re serious about finding a home for your screenplay or script, to begin with, you really need to make sure it’s in the best shape possible. That’s where we come in. Send us your screenplay (in industry format – one page = one minute), along with areas that you’re finding tricky, or concerns that you may have about it. Tell us who the audience would be. And then we’ll match your screenplay with one of our expert professional screenplay editors who will put together a comprehensive report for you.
These editors are themselves screenplay writers, professional authors, and teachers, at the top of their game in the industry. They’ll put together a report that addresses style, structure, pacing, and (where appropriate) character development and plot. Because they all do this for a living, they’ll know exactly which bits of your screenplay need work, and they’ll show you how you can fix those problems. Plus, you can discuss your report directly with your editor – asking them to expand or clarify any issues they raise in your report.
We’re confident that we’re the best at what we do. That’s why we offer a guarantee for all the editorial work we undertake.
- To give you a stringent, in-depth report.
- To use an expert editor with authority in the industry.
- To consider the market for your manuscript.
- To be honest and constructive.
- To respect your copyright.
- To pitch your work to agents on your behalf if, in our view, it is strong enough to be marketed.
- To respond honestly and in good faith in case of problems,
- To advise you honestly, always.
We’ve had thousands of satisfied customers – and helped countless writers like you get agented and published. Join them!
How do I submit my manuscript?
Do you have manuscript or screenplay in need of a professional set of eyes? Here are the steps to follow:
1) Select your word count in the box above.
2) ‘Click on “Add to basket’
3) Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll be sent an email with a link to upload your manuscript.
How should I format my manuscript
Please use an easy-to-read font like Times New Roman, 12pt. Don’t forget to also number your pages and use double spacing.
Should I include my illustrations (picture books only)?
You’re more than welcome to include your illustrations when you submit your picture book(s) so your editor can have a look. Don’t have any illustrations? Don’t worry, this isn’t essential and in fact if you’re thinking of publishing traditionally, publishing houses will often provide their own illustrator.
How long will it take to match my manuscript with an editor?
We aim to match you with the right editor within 2-4 days. We’ll get back to you as soon as the choice has been confirmed.
How do you choose the editor?
We match manuscripts based on 15 years of experience working with our editors. We consider editor experience, their genres of interest, and whether they themselves feel they are the right fit for your work. As all our editors are freelance, this depends on availability.
Can I choose my editor?
If you have a particular editor in mind, we will of course do our best to match you with them. We cannot guarantee this, however, as all of our editors are freelance and there are times when they are unavailable due to demand and/or other commitments.
Once you have placed your order, you’re welcome to send a shortlist of 4-5 editors from our website (and we’lll do our best to place you with your preferred editors.
Is there a discount for resubmitting the same manuscript for a second read?
Yes. You’re entitled to a 10% discount if you’re submitting the same manuscript again for a full manuscript assessment. To get the coupon code you need, just get in touch!
What if my book is good enough? Will you help me find an agent?
On some occasions, an editor will flag a manuscript as submission ready. When this happens, a member of the Jericho Writers team will look at the author’s agent submission pack and provide some free advice on it, plus access to AgentMatch. On some occasions, where the manuscript shows real promise, we’ll also approach agents on the author’s behalf.
It’s worth noting however, that this service is reserved for manuscripts which editors believe have strong commercial potential and are of a very high quality. Please don’t be disappointed if yours isn’t selected – most manuscripts require quite a few rewrites before reaching submission standard!
Which editorial service is right for me?
We offer quite a few editorial services so you’re right to take the time to consider all of your options. You can take a look at all of our editorial services here. You might also like to read our article explaining all the different types of editorial services. If you’re still not sure, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to offer more advice.
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