Need Formatting Help?

Dr. Format (Dave Trottier) -- that’s me! -- has the perfect prescription for you. The result will be your peace of mind and a screenplay that meets current industry standards. And that’s important! There are a variety of remedies for what ails you.

1. ASK DR. FORMAT column. Since the discontinuance of the Script Magazine print publication, my popular Ask Dr. Format column now appears in the Movie Magic ScreenwriterScreenplay Scoop” monthly newsletter. I also write a column and articles for Script online magazine and newsletter; some of these pieces address formatting issues. All of these publications are free.

2. DR. FORMAT TELLS ALL. Both the print edition and ebook edition of this book contain all of my Ask Dr. Format columns published in Script Magazine from 1997-2012, plus additional articles. Each column has been updated to current formatting standards.

3. CHAT WITH DAVE. Schedule some time with me for a one-on-one conversation.

4. ASK DR. FORMAT. If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, ask it on my Facebook page. If the question is complex or lengthy, or you need to talk to me, use the following Ask Dave serve.

5. THE SCREENWRITER’S BIBLE. Your authoritative source, now in its sixth edition, contains the de facto industry spec formatting guide.

6. SCRIPT EVALUATION. Virtually all of my evaluation services include formatting help. For example, my Master Evaluation & Consultation service includes a review of formatting with suggested corrections of each type of formatting error or problem.

7. SOFTWARE. I provide huge discounts (Save $100 or more) on the two top formatting software applications available – MovieMagic Screenwriter and Final Draft. Just visit my store.

8. FORMAT REVIEW. Finally, I provide a unique service to those who want their script reviewed for formatting issues only. Keep in mind that all of my script evaluation services include comments on formatting problems. But my "Format Review" focuses solely on formatting. In fact, I will hand correct the formatting on each page of your script, which means that you must send me a hard copy of your script. Allow 3-4 weeks for your script to be returned with the hand-written corrections. FEE: $395. Turnaround 3-4 weeks.

For a format review, send your script to the following address: Dave Trottier, 4456 Manchester St., Cedar Hills, UT 84062.