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What is a “spec script?”

Posted in - Uncategorized on August 7th 2015 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.56.54

A “spec script” is a movie written on “speculation,” which is to say it is written without a deal or sale already in place, and without being commissioned.

A writer isn’t paid to write a spec. She does it on her own time with the hopes of selling it to a buyer, or to use as …

What is Script- editing

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 13th 2015 2 Comments 2014-03-08 15.57.35

The first thing to understand is that a Script Editor is NOT – at least when they’re script editing – a writer. They do not write, or re-write. A script doctor does that. Instead they provide feedback, guidance, encouragement, or constructive criticism. They also manage writers – sometimes it’s their job to ensure that writers …

What is Copy-editing?

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 13th 2015 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.10.31

A copy-editor makes sure that an author’s raw text, or copy, is correct in terms of spelling and grammar and is easy to read so that readers can grasp his or her ideas. A copy-editor also tries to prevent embarrassing errors of fact, alerts the publisher to any possible legal problems and ensures that the …

All About Agents

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 17th 2014 6 Comments All About Agents

New writers often believe they need an agent to get work and that they can’t progress without one. They think it’s just a matter of getting an agent and they’ll have all the work they can handle. They make it their mission to get one and go all out to do so. An agent becomes …

Welcome to Our New Website

Posted in - Uncategorized on March 10th 2014 0 Comments 2014-03-08 15.06.25

…and finally a forum for editors to speak their mind!  With this blog we’ll hope to give you some thoughts from the other side of the publishing process.  Editors are very often the silent partner in the book making process but our input in terms of style, meter and, of course, correct grammar are essential.