I Am a Certified Scriptreader!

“I Am a Certified Scriptreader” by Joan Y. Edwards

Script University offered a course in Scriptreading  Certification. I took it from August 13, 2020 until October 8, 2020. Our instructor was Brian O’Malley.

I thought by learning to be a scriptreader, I would learn how to improve the two screenplays I wrote, plus have a new way to make money.

I learned what happens to a script in a film studio based on what a script reader says about a script.

I learned the correct formatting for screenplays that is accepted by the movie industry.

I learned how to write a good synopsis.

I learned how to analyze a script’s logline, concept, plot, structure, setting,  character, and dialogue.

I learned how to give my honest objective opinion and ways to improve the script without being biased or expressing personal whims.

I learned how to get a job as a script reader. I created a sample cover letter, resumé, and two script evaluations. For my script evaluations, I chose My Cousin Vinny and Romance in the Outfield: Double Play.

I learned that screenplay contests use scriptreaders. I may apply at one of the contests.

Brian O’Malley from Script University gave great feedback on each lesson.

If you have a screenplay you would like for me to evaluate, email me at joanyedwards1@gmail.com.

My charge right now is $75.00.  This includes a line-by-line notes and a grading sheet with 100 points possible score.

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards, Author
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28 thoughts on “I Am a Certified Scriptreader!”

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing. Thanks for being excited that I am a certified scriptreader. I’ll definitely keep you posted.
      How is your writing going along?

      Never Give Up
      Joan

  1. This is just fantastic Joan! I’m so proud of you! Congratulations, sweet friend! Sending a hug and much love <3

    1. Dear Kathleen,
      Thank you for writing. Thank you for being excited for me. I love you and appreciate all your love and support on this journey.
      Do something fun!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

  2. You added a new talent to your “toolbox”. You will get better at it by working on it. Who knows what lies ahead for such a talented lady. Keep up the good work
    Tom

    1. Dear Tom,
      It is good to hear from you. Thank you for writing. I’m glad you believe I’ll get better at it by working on it. Thanks for saying the future looks good for me. I hope you and Laury are doing great. LOVE you and miss you.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Billy,
      Thank you for writing. I laughed when you said you would hang up about 10 of them!!! It would be cool to surround myself with them! Thank you for being on this path and encouraging me.

      Relax and enjoy being you!
      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Carol,
      Thank you for writing. Thanks for congratulating me on venturing into something new. Thanks for saying you’re looking forward to hearing more about this script reading.
      I hope your writing is going great!

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Shawn,
      Thank you for writing. Thanks for thinking my scriptreading certification endeavor is a cool one. Thanks for wishing me luck with it. I’m glad yuo’ll reach out to me if you write a screenplay! I am very happy your book about being a stepmom is a big success.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Melanie,
      Thank you for writing. Thanks for congratulating me on getting my scriptreading certification. I wish you good luck in all of your endeavors! Thanks for being on this journey with me. It’s an honor to have you here.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear June,
      Thank you very much for writing. It is so good to hear from you. Thanks for being happy for me. I must say, I have been tempted to give up. But I haven’t yet. LOVE YOU. How are you doing?

      Never Give UP
      JOan

  3. Dear Joan,
    I’m glad you never gave up.
    I’m struggling a bit to get back into writing ,but I’m doing fine. Maybe we can do a google chat sometime?

    LOVE You.
    June

    1. Dear June,
      Thank you for writing. I am glad you are still writing. Even writing a sentence or two is good to help you get back in the groove. There are a lot of negative voices out there. We have to block them out and write for the sake of writing our thoughts and emotions of these times or times past or times imagined. It is all good.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear JQ,
      Thank you for writing. It is great to hear from you! Thanks for being excited about my becoming a Scriptreading Certification. I am glad that my lusting what I learned helped you understand what it entailed.

      How is your writing?

      Never Give Up
      Joan

    1. Dear Sandra,
      Thank you very much for writing! It is so good to hear from you. Thanks for congratulating me. I love watching movies and like reading books and screenplays! I hope you and your sweet hubby are doing well.

      Never Give Up
      Joan

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