The Coverage, Ink. script mark-up/editing service is intended to do two things: first, to help writers find typos, formatting mistakes, word misusage, identify where their scenes or dialogue or description runs long (or is redundant), and other technical or craft issues which might not get picked up in a coverage report. While not a full-blown copy-editing service, we do try to flag every typo and grammatical error we see.
Obviously, some scripts are going to need a bit more help than others. We've sent back some scripts with heavy corrections and others that have perhaps only a few typos here and there. It all depends on the skill of the writer and how far along the draft is.
The second and perhaps more important thing the mark-up/editing service provides is a glimpse into the reader's thought process. You'll know exactly when the reader "bumps" on something--a plot hole, clunky dialogue, something confusing--and also the areas that were handled well, too. We try to reflect what we're thinking in the margin notes. So if you're starting to lose a reader, you'll know exactly when and why.
Bear in mind that if your script needs heavy editing/proofreading, we recommend hiring a proofreader. While we will address the major issues, we've had a few submissions that would take literally days to proofread properly (scripts by non-native English speakers in particular.)
mark-up/editing must be done at same time as coverage. For
script editing without coverage, please