PROFESSIONAL SCREENPLAY EDITING SERVICE | AWARD-WINNING FILM/TV SCRIPT EDITING
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 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.
If you are seeking an experienced screenplay editor to edit your film or TV script, 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, Netflix, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and other multi-media production companies.
The Script Joint is 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 represented by reputable literary agencies and management companies who simply want a fresh pair of keen eyes to read and edit their scripts.
If you also need book editors, we also edit books, creative fiction and non-fiction, for some of Amazon's bestselling authors. Some of our clients are repped book authors who use our editing services to help them edit their novels and screenplay adaptations. For a price quote on book editing, email us using the Contact Us form on this page.
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 India, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, and Africa. We treat our clients as if they are our only client. It does not matter if you are an ocean away. We can help you edit your feature film scripts and TV series pilot scripts.
So, if you need assistance editing your screenplay before heading into principal photography, pitching it to a producer, or submitting it to a screenwriting contest, use our award-winning script editing service. Get it in early. Our clients include producers who have their own production companies as well as those who have produced films starring A-list actors.
We will do a nip and tuck on your script -- trim off lengthy scene descriptions, redundant/filler dialogue, and any scenes that cause the story to meander. Producers will love this because they don't want their production budgets to be needlessly inflated by shooting superfluous scenes on the set. Every scene, lighting, and camera setup takes time on the set, so you only want to shoot scenes that are important to the plot and characters. If you wish to save time and money on your film/TV production budget, have us edit your scripts to avoid reaching the "golden hours" on the set.
If you need rush editing service, please email your script to our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your desired turnaround time. If we can do expedited editing based on the turnaround time you want, we will email you a price quote for expedited service and arrange for you to place your order via e-invoicing.
Estimated Turnaround Time: 8 business days for a script that is 120 pages or less. Scripts received after 6 p.m. (PST) will be scheduled for editing the next business day. Email your script to: email@example.com
When submitting your screenplay, email it as the file type of the screenwriting software that you used to type your script -- and include your desired turnaround time for proofreading service if you would like a price quote for proofreading. Please do NOT submit your script as a PDF or Microsoft Word file.
Our screenplay editing service on this page is only for properly formatted screenplays that are from 20 to 120 pages. If your screenplay exceeds 120 pages, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and turnaround time. From there, we will arrange for you to place your order via e-invoicing. Turnaround time to edit a screenplay that exceeds 120 pages may take longer than 9 business days, depending on the page count and complexity of the screenplay.
The focus of this editing service is to improve your story's narrative drive/pacing by shaving off elements that bog down your story. Use this editing service if you want to tighten your story's pacing and 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 -- 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.
What this screenplay editing service does NOT include: Providing story feedback, script doctoring, co-writing your script, fixing improperly formatted scenes, proofreading, converting broken English to fluent English (we have a separate service for this), showing you how to use your screenwriting software, or troubleshooting technical errors/glitches in your script file.
Our script editing price is based on scripts that demonstrate a good grasp of the English sentence structure and industry standard formatting. Poorly formatted scripts and/or scripts with excessive grammar and spelling errors will require additional charges -- if you want us to correct them. Once we receive your script, we will send you an email notification to let you know if it needs script formatting service and/or proofreading service. And if you want those services added on, we would email you a personalized invoice/payment link to submit payment.
NOTE: Please do NOT confuse screenplay editing service with proofreading service. Proofreading is priced per word. An editor is not the same as a proofreader. 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 -- not the editor. 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 example, if you paid an editor for substantive editing, you would NOT be getting free proofreading service added on to the substantive editing service. Each service has its own turnaround time, and each requires a different skillset. A proofreader would NOT be doing line editing, substantive editing, or copy editing.
Similarly, a substantive editor would not be doing the work of a proofreader. Most writing, especially manuscripts, must go through those four stages of editing before they get published. Proofreading traditionally focuses on the mechanics -- catching any typos, missing words, grammar errors, and misspellings that are missed in the copy editing stage.
Our screenplay editing service is primarily focused on editing to improve/enhance the storytelling aspect of the script.
Although we will -- as a courtesy -- correct some misuse of homonyms, commas, and quotation marks, that is not the main focus of our screenplay editing service. Therefore, getting your script edited is NOT a substitute for getting it proofread for typos -- which would be priced per word, not per page.
Screenplay editing means that we will edit scenes, dialogue, and any narratives that make the story meander. Also, time will not be spent on fixing formatting errors in your script -- but devoted to editing scenes and dialogue to take out the dull and confusing elements in the story.
What is Editing for Continuity?
If a character is introduced as John, but his name inexplicably changes to Johnny or some random name in the next scene, we will correct it accordingly. Similarly, if a character's home is introduced in the story as a house but is later, for unexplained reasons, is referred to as an apartment in the story -- we will correct that for you. Your script will be in better condition after it gets through editing with us.
Using the Screenwriting Software's Built-in Spellchecker
At no extra cost, after editing is done, we will run the built-in spellchecker that comes with the screenwriting software, depending on the screenwriting software you use. For example, if you submit your screenplay as a Movie Magic Screenwriter file type, we will use our Movie Magic software's spellchecker to do one round of spellcheck. But keep in mind that the software's spellchecker is not perfect -- it will catch most but not every single typo or missing words. This screenplay editing service is not a substitute for proofreading service. After you get the edited version of your screenplay from us, we advise you to proofread it.
If you need proofreading service as well, please email us your script as the file type of the screenwriting software you used, and let us know your desired turnaround time for the proofreading service.
To Order Screenplay Editing Service:
Click the "Add to Cart" button and then "Checkout" button.
Enter the # of pages in the "Quantity" box.
Click "Update" and checkout. Once payment is received, we will schedule your script for editing and send you an email confirmation.
-- If you need assistance placing your order, email us, and we will send you a personalized payment e-invoice for editing service.
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Acceptable Files to Submit
Note: We Cannot Swap Out Scripts
Editing Treatments & TV Bibles - Get a Price Quote
To get pricing and more info on script treatment or TV series bible editing services, please use the Contact Us form on this page.
Script Formatting Service - Get a Price Quote
If you need help making your script conform to proper film or TV script format, contact us using the online form. Our script formatting service can help tidy up your script's format (layout) by correcting any improper margins and line spacings between elements such as the dialogue, scene headings, action lines, etc. Plus, we can also help fix formatting issues in scenes that contain dual dialogue, flashbacks, parentheticals, V.O. vs. O.S., and phone chats.
We also format scene headings for continuity to make sure the same locations throughout your script are properly labelled. Scene headings with improper sequencing will be corrected (revised) accordingly. The same goes for incomplete scene headings. Formatting also involves formatting certain text in all CAPS where needed.
Every script formatting project is unique, so we would need to look at the condition of your script in order to give your proper pricing and turnaround time for script formatting service. The price for script formatting varies depending on the length and complexity of the script.
How to Pay for Script Formatting Service:
Once you agree to proceed with the price and turnaround time, we will email you a personalized e-invoice to place your order.
Screenplay Rewriting (Script Doctoring) Service - Get a Price Quote
We also offer script doctoring (rewriting) services on scripts that are 30 pages or more. For more information, please email your script to email@example.com and be sure to attach it as the file type of the screenwriting software that you used to type your script. We have rewritten scripts for clients who have benefited from our services, landing deals with reputable companies such as Creative Artists Agency, Lions Gate, Warner Bros., and Netflix. If you would like to get pricing for script doctoring (script rewriting) service, head over to our Script Doctor Initial Assessment service page for more information.