1966 Royal Custom #CM 6769479
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-23-2018 at 10:40PM
Last Edit: 11-22-2018 at 12:11AM
I'm a screenwriter from Austin, Texas. I was recently out with a fellow writer one day. While we were comparing notes and scripts, my friend showed me a few pages he typed on a portable typewriter, since he had issues with his old copy of Final Draft 7 and the new Mojave Mac OS. I loved how the script looked on the paper. Of course, there were mistakes, but that added to the beauty of the page.
For a few weeks, I was looking for an affordable machine in great conditions. Something I could cherish and use for writing short movie scripts, while I continue doing features with my Mac mini, Mojave OS, and Final Draft 10. I saw listed at eBay a Smith-Corona typewriter that was refurbished and repainted. It looked fantastic, but I lost the opportunity to buy it because I hesitated. C'est la vie.
Later that day, I saw this Royal Custom typewriter. I liked the 60's space age design, and the gray color gave it a cool professional look. I felt it belonged at my desk, besides my other writing tools. The seller stated that he refurbished and cleaned the machine. He also added a new ribbon.
I made an offer and the seller gracefully accepted. We had great communication during the transaction. I sent the payment right away, and the seller wrapped the typewriter and the case in a well protected box. I got the package a few days later, and boy did I fell in love with this machine. Everything works great and smoothly!
I loved how easy it was to set the margins and tabs, as I set the whole machine for modern screenwriting format. Later, I started to type some of my scripts, and it was an incredible experience.
I hope this little machine last for a long time. This is an incredible little machine!
I'm not an expert, and this is my first machine I've used since I was a kid in the 80's and a college student in the early 90's. I would welcome any comments and advice on caring for this typewriter!
Hunter: Edward Santiago (Moofknock)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Edward Santiago is a screenwriter who resides in Austin, Texas. He is the winner of the 2015 Shriekfest Film Festival for Best Fantasy Feature Screenplay and a Finalist at the 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival for Knights of the Valiant Heart. He was also a finalist for the 2014 Shriekfest and the 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival for his western/horror script The Devil Himself. His credits includes writing for the short film, The Blue Car.
Edward is a Full Sail University graduate with an MFA in Creative Writing. He teaches screenwriting at the Austin School of Film in Austin, Texas.
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