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why we charge what we do

There's not a standard rate of pay for dramaturgy in England.

Because of that, we've calculated our fee with reference to the following sets of guidlines:


We've thought long and hard about how much to charge, balancing affordability for writers with the time it takes to offer a high standard of engagement with a script.


Reading, considering and noting a play, then planning and holding a meeting about it, is rarely less than a full day's work. Our standard fee reflects that.

Writing an additional summary document usually takes around 2hrs.

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