I occasionally do manuscript evaluations, professional commitments permitting. I will read (several times) your play, screenplay or work of fiction. I will then write a carefully considered response, generally 2 to 3 (single spaced) pages in length, outlining strengths and areas that seem to require attention. My focus is always on the overall flow of the material. I do not do “line edits”, i.e., tiny suggestions, ideas for different pieces of dialogue, etc. And I don’t collaborate.
I am a widely experienced writer, having worked, since the 1980s, in the professional theater, in Hollywood, on works of fiction. I have also taught extensively, at the Universities of Minnesota, Washington, at the Loft, the Playwrights Center, etc. I have a highly unique perspective on new work.
My rates are reasonable. I charge $75 per hour. It has been my experience that a full length play or screenplay requires roughly $250 worth of attention. If the writer wants a face-to-face meeting I can do that, but it will sometimes require an additional charge. I will always give you an accurate assessment of what the costs are. No unpleasant surprises. Fees are payable in advance.
If you are interested, to ascertain my availability and fees, you should contact me directly.