Reviews are divided into the following aspects of a script: premise, plot, character, dialogue, and structure. Most writers have a strength that stands out like plot or characters. However, rarely is a writer strong in every aspect. Reviewers giving attention to each focus benefits the writer by revealing specific weaknesses in the script as they approach their next rewrite.
Most professional reviewers have a great deal of experience giving script feedback. The input section is optional. Reviewers who don’t need guided feedback can simply fill in the notes section for each focus.
With simple yes or no questions, reviewers are able to easily convey whether or not the writer needs to work on specific aspects of the script.
The carefully formatted questions in each focus help the reviewer provide answers that help the writer improve their script and overall writing skills.
A focus rating allows the reviewer to rate each aspect of the script, either weak, average, or strong. This allows the writer to clearly see the strengths and weaknesses in their script and overall writing. Professionals can also see the strengths on a script which could further peak their interest. Writers can choose when they are ready to start receiving focus ratings.
At the end of the day, all writers want someone to read their script and say it’s great. However, most of the time when someone likes your script, unless they know who to send it to, it ends up not pushing your script forward. We promote both industry pro and peer recommends. Peer recommends allow your script to receive accolades in order to catch a pros’ attention. Once you’ve received a lot of peer recommends, then you can start working on getting industry pro recommends on the site.
Your honor awards as a reviewer are displayed on your profile. Anyone looking at your profile, either a professional or another writer, will know you give great feedback.
Honors are displayed on your pitch to show professionals that you have the ability to give quality script reviews. When a professional learns that you are a good reviewer, they are more inclined to read your script. It can also lead to other opportunities within the industry.