FEEDBACK

Feedback reports to help you with what's working and what isn't.

EDITING

Proofreading and editing of scripts and prose.

FORMATTING

Get help with script or novel formatting (plus ebook formatting - get in touch!)

Michelle was recommended to me by one of the UK's leading screenwriting lecturers and consultants. I needed a professional read on an early draft of a new piece. Michelle's report was meticulous and detailed, including a complete (and highly useful!) synopsis. She systematically revealed weaknesses and inconsistencies in the writing, giving me a list of clear, actionable steps to take in the next revision. This was precisely the type of report I needed at this stage. I thoroughly recommend Michelle to anyone needing a perceptive analysis of intricate screenwriting.
KENDALL CASTOR-PERRY
SCREENWRITER

CURRENT PRICES

WHAT DO I GET?

  • LOGLINE & SYNOPSIS FEEDBACK
  • FIRST TEN PAGES FEEDBACK
  • TREATMENT FEEDBACK
  • SHORT SCRIPT REPORT
  • OVERVIEW
  • DEVELOPMENT
  • COMPREHENSIVE
  • PROOFREADING
  • COPY-EDITING

Logline and Synopsis Feedback is £10, or just £5 if you book it along with any of the other reports! I take a look at your logline and give suggestions for improvement. Naturally, reading the synopsis helps me to do this, so it makes sense for me to give some feedback on that too. Your document should be no longer than a page – any longer and you probably don’t have a concise synopsis!

First ten pages feedback!

Treatment Report is where I take a look at your treatment and let you know what’s working and what might cause problems. It’s really handy to get feedback at treatment stage, before you expend all that energy on the script itself! Treatments vary in length – hence the “from £15” price label. Often, with longer treatments, the report ends up being a bit like a Development Report.

Short Script Report is for scripts 30 pages or fewer. It’s pretty much the same as an Overview Report, except it’s cheaper to reflect the shorter script!

Overview Report is the brief one: 1-2 pages of concise comments about what’s working, and what isn’t, in your script. It’s a good option when you are already fairly happy with how things are going, are happy receiving less detailed notes or explanations, or are coming back to me for another report after having already had a Development or Comprehensive Report. This service is for scripts for up to 110 pages. If your script is longer than that, then another £1 per page is added (a good incentive to cut it down!)

Novel Overview Report is the one where I read your novel and then write a report for you, outlining what’s working and what isn’t.

Development Report is the one that concentrates on ways of improving and developing your story, structure and style. It’s usually around 5 pages long, but could be shorter or longer depending on the script! It begins with a brief look at the strengths and potential weaknesses, and then goes into more detail about those weaknesses and explores ways of overcoming them. This service is for scripts for up to 110 pages. If your script is longer than that, then another £1 per page is added (a good incentive to cut it down!)

Novel Development Report is where I read your novel and then make an overall assessment of it, including what’s working and what isn’t. Furthermore, I write you chapter-by-chapter notes, which also includes brief comments about improving style.

Comprehensive Report is a great one for first drafts. It’s about the same length as a development report, but it covers all aspects of a script, such as presentation, style, genre, theme, plot, pace, characters, structure and dialogue. I assess your script and its content, but also help with some suggestions for improvement. This service is for scripts for up to 110 pages. If your script is longer than that, then another £1 per page is added (a good incentive to cut it down!)

Script Proofreading is where I use the PDF Highlight and Comment functions to correct any spelling errors or typos, as well as letting you know about any glaring presentation or grammar issues. Price is based on script length – £10 for up to 20 pages, £20 for up to 60 pages, and £30 for up to 110 pages. If your script is longer than that, then another £1 per page is added (a good incentive to cut it down!)

Novel proofreading is similar but the price depends on the manuscript length and the level of work required.

Direct editing available!

Script Copy-Editing (“style mentoring”) is where I use the PDF Highlight and Comment functions to not only proofread, but also to give page-by-page notes on how to improve your written style. Price is based on script length – £20 for up to 20 pages, £45 for up to 60 pages, and £70 for up to 110 pages. If your script is longer than that, then another £1 per page is added (a good incentive to cut it down!)

Novel proofreading is similar but the price depends on the manuscript length and the level of work required.

Direct editing available!

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Contact me to check availability

STEP 2

I send turnaround and payment details

STEP 3

Pay and send document/s and we're good to go!

FAQ

Turnaround times can be from 1-6 weeks depending on the type and amount of work. When you contact me to book in, I’ll give a more specific estimate.

Categories include title, format, craft, genre, theme, plot, characters, structure and dialogue.

Payment is by bank transfer (preferred if you are in the UK) or via PayPal, for which a transaction fee of 6% is added.

PDF is perfect for reading and proofreading/editing via highlighting and commenting functions. Word processor files are fine for prose if you would prefer the highlight and comment functions in those. For direct editing, I will need the original file (it is recommended that you send a copy and keep the original).

Essentially, it is where you allow me to make the changes for you. It saves time for us both!

£1 per page over 110 pages will be added to the fee.