I offer a variety of bespoke services to both teams and individuals, ranging from one-off trouble shooting sessions, through to detailed script support over several drafts. I also provide occasional workshops in screenwriting, as well as mentoring students and emerging film-makers.
I work equally well with producer/director/writer teams or individuals and can provide feedback on treatments, scripts or even during the edit. Although fiction is my main area of expertise, I also enjoy adapting my narrative skills to work with documentary makers.
If you have any particular requirements that are not described below or simply want to know more about how I work, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling in the contact form
Standard service – Script notes – £200
After a thorough reading of the script and an analysis of the existing structure, these notes will outline for you any major problems in the story or premise. The strengths and weaknesses of both concept and execution will be identified, and positive strategies for progression in subsequent drafts will be highlighted. Depending on what stage the project is at these notes can be used as a way to give a project the strongest start possible, or later in the development process as a strategic intervention if a project is floundering.
Premium service – Script notes and discussion – £300
A blind reading of a project (as above) may at times be all that is required, but it is usually preferable to include a meeting as part of the process, especially if there is a history to the project or if you are part of a team, in order that notes can be more effectively tailored to the circumstances and aspirations of the project. A Skype or telephone conference can easily take the place of a face to face meeting if it’s not practical for you, or one of your team, to get to Glasgow.
Basic script assessment – £100
A one to two page report that includes a synopsis of the project, a brief assessment of its strengths and weaknesses and a recommendation as to its overall potential. This service is primarily designed for producers and companies who are seeking an brief expert opinion on a project’s viability, or for those who require a written record of the assessment process.
*Fees shown are based on a standard 90 – 120 minute screenplay length and are for guidance only.
To read more about the role of the story editor, check out my blog post ‘What does a script editor do?’