We all feel we are amazing writers, but that doesn’t mean we are great at proofreading the pilot scripts that we write. Ensuring that your script has proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation could mean the life or death of your pilot script. We all know how distracting a script that hasn’t been proofread can be and it can cause you to be viewed as unprofessional if someone with influence gets ahold of it. Nobody expects you personally to be a grammar, spelling, or punctuation guru, they just expect you to care enough about it to have someone proof it for you.
In my experience of working in a writer’s office, it was the writer’s job to write and the script coordinator’s job to make sure everyone looks like they passed all their technical writing classes. The writers are supposed to do their best to make sure it doesn’t have common errors, but its a major part of the script coordinator’s job to ensure all drafts that are distributed look flawless.
If you don’t have the editing skills of a script coordinator, we have two options that can help fill that void for you. Whether you’re submitting a drama or comedy script, we have competent professionals to help get your script where it needs to be.
We strongly recommend that you have your script registered with the WGAW and Library of Congress before submitting it to our site or anyone else. We want to make sure you understand that registering your script with the WGAW Registry does not take the place of registering it with the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office.
Both options do create valid legal evidence that can be used in court. If you have questions regarding copyright they should be directed to the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 707-3000 or to an attorney specializing in that area of law. Click on www.loc.gov for more information.