SCRIPTWHIZZ
Diane Messias
 
As a professional writer and script editor for the past 30 years, Diane possesses a wealth of experience in all types of drama and creative writing.
 
Whatever your specific needs, her analysis is swift, practical, and based on solutions rather than problems.
 
She is particularly known for engaging in an individual way with every case, rather than affecting a 'one size fits all' approach. 
 
 
 
 
 
SERVICES
Here are my most popular services, but I'm very flexible, so please contact me for any other requirements.
 
Prices quoted are based on in-depth written reports unless stated otherwise. 
SCRIPT ANALYSIS
 
 
Entire screenplay or stage play. (In-depth notes, plus an at-a-glance grid summary) - £385
 
 
Extract of screenplay or stage play, up to 30pp. (In-depth notes, plus an at-a-glance grid summary) - £165
 
 
Sitcom pilot (In-depth notes, plus an at-a-glance grid summary) - £185
 
 
 
STORY ANALYSIS / IDEA DEVELOPMENT
 
 
In-depth face-to-face discussion (Skype, or in person in London or Brighton) of character choice & development, plot points, story plotting, sub-plots, and so on - £95 for the first hour, £75 for subsequent hours (plus travel expenses if applicable)
 
 
 
MARGIN NOTES
 
 
Notes made point-by-point on the actual script.  These cover everything: from style, dialogue and characterization, to pacing and effectiveness of a scene, via spelling and formatting errors - £495
 
 
 
LINE EDIT
 
 
Line-by-line suggestion on the script of more effective dialogue - £425 
 
 
 
NOVELS
 
 
Synopsis - £325
 
 
Written analysis, & synopsis after re-working (requiring re-reading)
- £425 
 

 

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In the case of a client requiring a series of sessions, it may be possible for a package discount.  
 
 
 
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WRITING
 
I'm also available for hire as a writer - for screenplays, stage plays, novels, sketches, and any other form of creative writing you can think of. 
 
As a Full Member of The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, my fee is based on their recommendations, and is negotiable according to the project.