As a professional actor, filmmaker & writer, Mark has written and/or worked with numerous screenplays, especially on the competitive indie-filmmaking circuit. Therefore, he has a firm awareness of what constitutes a high-quality manuscript and, using this knowledge, he will read your manuscript and give extensive feedback on various categories, as stated below:
Writing Style (How fluid, efficient, and approachable is your writing style?)
Character Definition (How defined, relatable & and purposeful are your characters?)
Dialogue Efficiency & Authenticity (How efficient and authentic is your dialogue?)
Plot Efficiency & Structure (How tight is your plot and story structure?)
Idea/Concept Clarity (How clear are your themes/ideas/concepts?)
Production Predictions (What are some production challenges that I can foresee?)
Suggested Next Steps
Mark firmly believes that the elements of a screenplay should seamlessly work together to absorb the reader into the narrative. Therefore, anything that serves to lose the reader’s attention or trust is a disservice to the manuscript. Mark will ruthlessly scour your work for anything that does this and give you the best feedback he can in order to fix it.
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Mark also offers a selection of other services related to improving and assisting with high-quality written works, primarily screenplays and scripts (with the occasional novel too!).
He can assist on multiple different levels, from basic proofreading through to being a dedicated sounding-board for narrative/character arcs, with a non-exhaustive list below:
Editorial guidance & copyediting
Assessment of narrative/character arcs
Scene-by-scene analysis & assessment
Mark's assistance will ALWAYS be conscious of the writer's own style, as easy-to-understand as possible, and WILL NOT be filled with confusing technical jargon.
Pricing - The most important part!
Mark will work with you to agree on a project outline with an agreed price and timeframe. As a rough guide,
What is accepted?
Currently, Mark is only able to accept manuscripts written in English and will happily assist with:
Screenplays (Full & individual scenes)
Scripts (Full & individual scenes)
Novels (Full & individual chapters)
Working on something not listed above? Send Mark an email and he will see if he is able to help you!
Why choose Mark?
Mark prides himself on using his tangible experience as part of his analysis. Put simply, his input will be influenced by what is realistic, relevant, and appreciated by those that may eventually interact with your content. Beyond that, he has experience in marketing, project management, and PR and understands how client-agency relationships function best. Finally, here are some testimonials from a few of Mark's previous clients:
"To say that I am satisfied with Mark Wisdom's service would be an understatement. His work on my short film, 'Voice of Belief' not only ensured that the storyline was effective but also provided insight into the characters that made up the world. Mark would highlight key character development points, offering advice and feedback to ensure that we had believable and compelling characters. Without his input, we would have been missing the level of depth that Mark added. I would highly recommend his service!"
Alastair Railton Director & Writer of the award-winning short film 'Voice of Belief'
Mark Wisdom came highly recommended who, with his background as an actor, lends itself to understanding how well manuscripts should read.
My manuscript was duly forwarded, confident it was perfect, having been checked (by myself and my partner) and treble checked for spelling, grammar, punctuation and story flow. However, it wasn't until I received Mark's observations that I realised just how much more there was to 'editing' &'proof reading'. He still found grammar mistakes, well hidden and easily missed by a novice like me (and I'm the writer). He also found I'd used specific words too often and offered alternatives. His methods are so professional, margin quotes to make his thoughts clear, without ruining the actual text. Best of all were his comments r.e. the plots and the areas where, in his own words, 'nothing seems to be happening for several pages, so the reader could get bored' followed by a few suggestions. He was right; those areas definitely required more impact.
My manuscript reads so much better now and the story offers more grit and excitement throughout instead of just in certain areas. Mark doesn't just offer honest professional opinions on areas he believes require change, he also compliments where the manuscript hits the spot. What a boost those comments provide.
Need a book edit or proof reading? Mark Wisdom is your man. Having had firsthand experience of his work, I would most certainly and very highly, recommended him.
Margrete von Schomberg (Elli Trent), author of 'The Big Yellow Door'