AWARD-WINNING SCREENPLAY EDITING SERVICE
Screenplay Editing @ $2.30 Per Page
Get a round of seamless editing. Screenplay editing service entails trimming and revising scenes for clarity where needed. Long scene headings, extraneous action lines, non-sequiturs, and rambling dialogue will be edited, using the editor's discretion, to improve the readability of the script. Some scenes will be cut if they do not serve the plot. We accept film and TV scripts, including shooting scripts and short scripts. The minimum script page requirement to use this service is 20 pages. We edit for pacing, continuity, emotional impact, and story logic. Please note this is not a co-writing or script feedback service. Our clients include represented screenwriters, authors, producers, and directors.
Est. Turnaround Time: 7 business days for a script that is 120 pages or less. The script must be written in proper format.
The secret to good storytelling is not just in the writing -- it's in the editing. If you are seeking highly skilled and dedicated screenplay editors to meticulously edit your film or TV scripts, get with us. We are an award-winning script consulting and editing company with clients worldwide. They include writers and filmmakers with deals at companies such as Creative Artists Agency, WME, Netflix, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Showtime, HBO and other multi-media production companies. Some are industry professionals who have worked on TV shows and Oscar-winning animated feature films.
We also edit TV pilot scripts. We have edited scripts that got picked up by investors -- and filmmakers who have directed and produced movies for Universal and Sony Pictures. We are the go-to place where writers, producers, and directors often go to get high-quality script editing at a reasonable rate. Our clients include award-winning filmmakers and writers, who are repped by literary agents and managers, who want a pair of keen eyes to edit their scripts. We have had clients use our editing services because their agents recommended us to them.
Some of our clients have described our script editing service as stylistic editing. They like how we refine words and phrases to smooth out the language for clarity. We also lift out redundancies to help tighten up the story and improve its pacing. We have clients worldwide, including filmmakers and writers in Australia, India, Italy, South Africa, England and the Netherlands.
We can help you edit your feature film scripts and TV series pilot scripts to tighten up your stories. Our clients include producers who have their own production companies as well as those who have produced films starring A-list actors. So, let us do a nip and tuck on your script. Our editor will trim the fluff from your script, taking out any superfluous narratives and confusing dialogue to make your story more focused. Producers will like this because they don't want their production budgets to be inflated by shooting unneeded scenes on the set. They don't want to reach the "golden hours" on the set.
What is Editing for Continuity? If a character's home is written in the scene heading and scene description as a house, and the screenwriter later refers to it as an apartment by mistake, we will correct that for you as well.
Our script editing price is based on scripts that demonstrate a good grasp of the English sentence structure and industry script format. Poorly formatted scripts and/or scripts with excessive grammar and spelling errors will require additional charges -- if you want us to correct them.
How to Submit Your Script After Placing Your Order: Scripts received after 6 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) will be scheduled for editing the next business day. Email your script to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The turnaround time to edit a screenplay that is over 120 pages may take more than 7 business days, depending on the page count and condition of the screenplay.
If you need expedited screenplay editing service, please email your script as the file type of your screenwriting software to email@example.com and let us know your desired turnaround time. If we can do expedited editing, we will email you a price quote and arrange for you to place your order via e-invoicing.
If you are uncertain if every scene in your script is written in proper industry format, consider getting script formatting services with us. We know how to format film and TV scripts. We can bundle script formatting service and editing service in one e-invoice for you to pay online. Simply email your script to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us you want to get the total cost for both services. Be sure to read our "Acceptable Files to Submit" section prior to submitting your script. Once we get your script, we will look it over and email you the price and estimated turnaround time to complete both services. From there, if you want to purchase the services, we will email you a personalized e-invoice/payment link.
This screenplay editing service does NOT include the following: Script feedback (aka script consulting), script doctoring service (ghostwriting/story rewriting/polishing), co-writing your script, fixing improperly formatted scenes (script formatting service), proofreading service, commenting on the script, converting broken English to fluent English, providing technical support for your screenwriting software, and troubleshooting corrupted script files.
Novelists who are crossing over to screenwriting should know the following: If your screenplay contains a mix of screenwriting and novel book writing format, our screenplay editor cannot double up as your co-writer to fix formatting issues or creatively rewrite scenes to externalize information for the movie camera. Our editor will edit around the novel book writing parts -- if our editor determines that cutting those novelistic writing will create plot holes or cut into the characters' personalities.
If you don't know how to convey your story in proper script film or TV format, there is a good chance that you -- the writer -- will also need to do rewrites to condense your plot if you want your script's page count greatly reduced.
Unfamiliar with Screenplay Editing Services? When you purchase screenplay editing service with us, you are paying for the service of having the editor read/analyze your entire script and editing areas in the script where necessary. Our screenplay editor has to comb through every line on the page to decide what can be edited without taking away from the story.
We focus on providing seamless editing, not randomly shaving off scenes without factoring in the plot and relationships between characters. Our screenplay editor will not go hog wild and edit pages that don't need to be edited. Our editor will carefully read and analyze every line in your screenplay to see how the characters, dialogue, and plot play out -- in order to properly determine what can be cut from the pages without creating noticeable breaks in the story.
Please be advised that it's not the role of the screenplay editor to do the work of a script doctor, script consultant, and script formatter. You should know how to type your screenplay in proper format. And proofreading service is priced per word, not per page.
To help you understand the difference, in the book publishing world, the proofreader does the "final check" after a manuscript has gone through various stages of editing. There are four main types of editing. They are substantive editing (content editing), line editing (focuses more on stylistic editing), copy editing, and proofreading. There's a cost for each service.
For the curious-minded, please know that there is no scientific formula for us to predict how much the editor will trim from your script. Editing creative material always has a subjective element to it. Therefore, we won't be able to tell you in advance exactly how many pages we will cut from your script -- especially if we have not seen the condition of your script. Every script is unique. It depends on the complexity of your story.
Use this editing service if you want to improve the readability of your script. Revised words or new words that we type in the script will show up in color for tracking purpose -- only if your screenwriting software has "revision mode/tracking" feature. Asterisks will placed on the right-hand side of the script margins to signify deletions -- if the file type of your script is from a screenwriting software that has the "revision mode/tracking" feature.
If you are a novel book writer crossing over to screenwriting, please be advised that if your script is not properly formatted, contains a large cast of characters, or you are unsure of the difference between novel writing and screenwriting, we strongly advise you to get script formatting and script doctoring services first, which we can easily email you a personalized e-invoice to pay online for multiple services.
What's the Difference Between Screenplay Editing and Script Doctoring? Script doctoring entails creatively rewriting to polish certain aspects of the script such as the dialogue, plot, and characters. Script doctors are allowed to make those types of creative changes to film/TV scripts -- not script editors. Script doctors are given the creative license to do rewrites to refine or modify the story, themes, and other elements in the script.
For example, if you hired an editor for substantive editing, you would not be getting free proofreading service or script doctoring (script rewriting) service added on to the substantive editing service. Each service has its own turnaround time, and each requires a different skillset.
Proofreading traditionally focuses on the mechanics -- catching any typos, missing words, grammar errors, and misspellings that are missed in the copy-editing stage. If you don't have the budget to get proofreading service, after you get the edited script back, it is suggested that you proofread it on your own time.
Although we will, at no extra cost to you, correct most misuse of homonyms, commas, and quotation marks, the main focus of our screenplay editing service is to devote our time to editing for pacing, continuity, story logic, and emotional impact.
YOUR SOFTWARE'S SPELLCHECK FEATURE
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For confidentiality reasons, we don't post the scripts that we edited for our clients. Instead, we created a sample to show you
what an edited script file that has "revision mode/tracking feature" looks like. Asterisks on the right-hand margins of the editing sample page are displayed to indicate the lines with edits and/or revisions.
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HOW TO PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR SCRIPT EDITING SERVICE:
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ACCEPTABLE FILE TYPES TO SUBMIT
SCREENPLAY FORMATTING SERVICE - GET PRICING
If you need help with script editing -- plus making your script conform to proper film or TV script format, email your script as any of the acceptable file types listed above to email@example.com so we can look it over and give you a price quote with the turnaround.
Our script formatting service will tidy up your script's format (layout) by correcting any improper margins and line spacings between elements such as the dialogue and scene headings as well as putting words in your scene headings in proper sequence.
HOW TO PAY FOR SCRIPT FORMATTING & EDITING SERVICES
Once you agree to proceed with the Script Formatting service price, we will email you a personalized e-invoice that includes screenplay editing and formatting services bundled together on one invoice for you.
NEED HELP EDITING YOUR NOVEL OR TV SERIES BIBLE?
If you need editing done on your story treatment or TV series bible, email your writing material to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can give you a price quote and turnaround time. Tell us your desired turnaround time so we can determine if we can take on your project.
PROFREADING SERVICE - GET PRICING
If you need pricing for proofreading service, email your script to email@example.com -- as the file type of the screenwriting software you use.
If for any reason you change your mind after placing your order for editing service, you have 24 hours to request a refund -- if we have not started work on your script -- which means we have not read or edited your script, then we can issue you a refund -- minus 10% of the price you paid since there is a service fee to process a refund.
Please be advised that our team members, including script readers, are not software/computer/webmail technicians. We do not offer tech support related to your personal software/computer/webmail services. It is outside the scope of our services. Also, we are not a screenwriting school. It is not part of our screenplay editing service to teach you how to write your screenplay in proper industry screenplay format or teach you how to distinguish between novel book writing and screenwriting. That is something you have to learn by either reading many scripts or taking screenwriting class. By using any of our services, you recognize and agree that you shall not be entitled to a refund for any purchase -- once we have started working on your script.