For new drafts, and new writers, getting detailed coverage on your script can go a long way. Having worked for literary talent agents and reading tons of screenplay submissions, I can help identify any issues your story may have. My coverage includes a logline, 2-page synopsis, and roughly five pages of detailed notes focusing on story structure, character, and theme.
30-minute pilot: $75.00
60-minute pilot: $90.00
Feature 90-120 pages: $120.00
Features over 120 pages: $175.00
Genres I read: sci-fi, fantasy, broad comedies, cable comedies, cable dramas, feature dramas, teen drama with supernatural twist, animated features, animated series (adult and childrens), anything queer
Genres I can’t help you with: reality TV pitches, pre-school, romcoms, romance, network drama, broad teen drama
If you only need a fresh pair of eyes to polish your screenplay for spelling, grammar, or formatting errors, I provide a keen read through and line edit for screenplays. I require your manuscript in Final Draft or CellTx format and I will return it with changes tracked.
$0.50 per page.
I provide in-depth line editing for any prose writing, fiction or creative non-fiction. This includes at least two thorough reads of your manuscript and a Word-compatible version of your manuscript with changes tracked and ready to be accepted. I will also leave comments regarding readability and any sentence problems. If you wish I can also provide a page or two of story notes.
I am partial to literary, YA, science-fiction and fantasy stories, as well as memoirs.
$2.00 per 400 words (roughly 1 page)
I’m a trained screenwriter, story editor, and author. I sell adult-themed stories for an adult audience under the name Viva Rocksteady. In addition to writing my own novels, TV pilots, features, I am also developing a web comic. I am always looking for artists and filmmakers to collaborate with on new projects!
I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I grew up in the dusty oilsands of southern Alberta, went to university for an MA in Politics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and currently reside in Vancouver.
In 2009 I completed the Writing for Film and Television course at Vancouver Film School, where I learned I was a natural at giving helpful, thoughtful and detailed feedback. I also write my own television pilots and feature scripts, novels, and short fiction.
I worked as an assistant for literary and behind-camera talent agents for a few years, and now work freelance as a story editor, as well as a script reader for Tricon Films.
Turnaround time is 4-6 weeks depending on the project and my workload. Please email me for a direct quote.
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