How to Hire the Right One

The process for hiring a freelance screenwriter is really no different than hiring any other writer. Although the writing processes are vastly different, very similar precautions should be taken for both scenarios. However, there are a few additional things that you will want to consider when selecting someone to write your screenplay. For the most part, the task need not be any more difficult than hiring any other kind of writer, or any other service provider for that matter. Keeping this in mind will help you select the right person for the job. Even if you have never gone about hiring someone for writing a screenplay in the past, you can still easily find an ideal candidate.

As is the case when hiring anyone new, you will want to make sure that your freelance screenwriter is professional. Of course, if someone immediately comes across as irresponsible, you would never think to hire them. However, there are little red flags that are important to pay attention to that can typically indicate if someone is responsible and trustworthy. One of the most important things to consider is punctuality. Arriving to a meeting on time and answering e-mails and phone calls in a prompt manner is usually a good predictor of if you project will meet its deadline as well. Many people forgive and chalk off little things like being a few minutes late but, more often than not, you will see this come out in the person’s work as well.

You will also want to follow the same guidelines for hiring a freelance screenwriter as you would for any other writing project. You should ask to see a sample of their work and for a resume of past projects. When viewing the writing sample, you will want to pay attention to a few things. First, note any typographical and grammatical errors. This is unacceptable and will undoubtedly show up in your project in one way or another. Second, you will want to see if the author’s writing style appeals to you. After all, they are writing your story, so you want their style to suit your preferences.

However, there are also a few things that you will want to inquire about, specific to writing screenplays. You will want to find out how many screenplays they have written, as well as how many have been successfully sold. This will give you an idea of their level of specific screenwriting experience. By following these guidelines, you will quickly and easily find the right freelance screenwriter for your story.

John Halasz is a former writing teacher and currently a freelance writer for hire. To Hire John Halasz as a professional freelance writer you can call (716) 579-5984 or visit www.JohnHalasz.Com A wide arrange of fiction and non-fiction writing services are available at a very reasonable rate, which does not compromise quality.

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