Why is a raven like a writing desk? Mad Hatter I haven’t the slightest idea.
~Alice, from Lewis Carroll’s
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 1865)

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Script Raven is the brain child by award-winning screenwriter and author, Derek (D.E.) Ladd, a PAGE winner and frequent finalist in numerous other contests over the years. He has helped dozens of other writers elevate their work, allowing them to win or place in some of the biggest screenwriting contests in the world.

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About – Discover what this site offers and what it doesn’t, along with a little history that spans over twenty years. Find out what separates Script Raven from other script editing, coverage, and analysis services, and why it’s in your best interest to stick around.

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Services – Lots of places out there will read your script and provide feedback or coverage. Here you will find a full suite of editing, including content, line, copy, and proofreading. Script Raven also corrects your formatting, provides a detailed structure analysis, and gives your script a rating of Recommend, Consider, or Pass. Most returning clients will be eligible for discounted rates as they hone their writing skills.

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Store – Did I mention the perks and freebies you get by working with Script Raven? Maybe I should have led with that. Anyway, returning clients earn discounts on future jobs and free swag just for coming back. Helpful tips and links to free content can also be found here. Not a bad deal.

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Contact – You might not even have a screenplay to polish up. Maybe the wheels are turning, but all you have is an idea and you need some help bringing it to life. Exceptions can always be made to accommodate exceptional requests. Whether you have a screenplay or you want to turn your latest novella into one, Script Raven can handle it.