SCREENPLAY EDITING SERVICE | HOLIDAY SALE ($2.00 PER PAGE) ENDS ON JAN., 1, 2024
Screenplay Editing @ $2.30 Per Page
Get one round of seamless editing done on your screenplay. Our screenplay editing service entails trimming and revising scenes for clarity where needed. Our clients include screenwriters and directors who are represented by talent and literary agents. We understand the language of screenwriting and how to make it resonate with your audience. 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 have had clients use our editing services because their agents recommended us to them.
The key to effective storytelling is not just in the writing; it's in the editing style. We edit film and TV pilot scripts with precision. Long scene headings, extraneous action lines, non-sequiturs, and rambling dialogue will be edited to improve your story's pacing. If you are new to screenplay editing, please be advised that this is not a story rewriting service (script doctoring), script feedback service, or proofreading service.
The minimum page count requirement to use this service is 20 pages. If your screenplay is less than 20 pages, email your script as the file type of the screenwriting software you use to email@example.com to get a price quote with turnaround time. We edit for pacing, continuity, emotional impact, and story logic.
This screenplay editing service involves editing your story -- shaving off superfluous dialogue and narratives in your script to help your story unfold at a better pace. A screenplay with superfluous dialogue and scene descriptions can add unnecessary confusion to your overall plot. Editing service is not the same as proofreading service, which we also offer as an add-on service. A proofreading edit is more technical.
Both proofreading and editing services are critical to successful screenwriting. While proofreading focuses on the surface -- checking for grammatical errors, punctuation, and typos -- screenplay editing delves into the heart of your story. Knowing the role of editing is vital.
Editing dives deeper. It's about assessing pacing, plot progression, character development, and overall narrative structure. A proofreader does not trim dialogue or cut out extraneous scenes or words in a script to improve the story's pacing. A story editor does that. Story editing requires "creative" skills and a knack for storytelling. Getting both editing and proofreading done can be the difference between a screenplay that simply reads well and one that captivates audiences. A great screenwriter knows both proofreading and story editing are invaluable tools in their writing arsenal.
Our screenplay editing service aims to improve the pacing and readability of your script. Some scenes will be cut if they do not serve the plot. We focus on enhancing your script while maintaining your distinct voice. We also edit faith-based scripts and based on true stories such as crime dramas and war stories. Although we will run the spellchecker in the screenwriting software at no extra cost to you and correct most misuse of homonyms and quotation marks, our screenplay editing service focuses on editing for pacing, continuity, story logic, and emotional impact.
Est. Turnaround Time: 7 business days for a script that is 120 pages or less. The script must be written in proper format.
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.
The 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 narratives to fluent English, providing technical support relating to your email account and computer, or any computer programs on your computer, laptop, tablet, and any electronic devices. For those who are not tech-savvy, please keep in mind that we do not provide technical or tutorial support relating to computers, email apps, or anything installed on your computer. These are third-party computer and tech-related products.
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 narratives 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 need to do rewrites after the editing is done so that you can condense your plot if you want your script's page count to be 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 your entire script and edit areas in the script that the editor deems 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 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, computer/software technician, or script formatter. Screenwriters should know how to type their screenplays in proper format. If not, consider getting our script formatting service. We also offer screenplay proofreading service, which is priced per word.
To help you understand the difference between a proofreader and an editor, 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 (focusing 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 can cut from your script, especially if we have not read it.
Every script is unique. How much editing is needed 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 purposes -- only if your screenwriting software has a "revision mode/tracking" feature. If your screenwriting software has revision mode, the software will add asterisks 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 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 as we do not accept paper scripts.
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 script. Your edited script will be emailed to you as the same file type as the screenwriting software you use. For example, if you use Final Draft (.FDX) and you email your script to us as a Final Draft file type, after we finish editing your script, we will email it to you as the same file type -- Final Draft (.FDX).
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.
f 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.
YOUR SOFTWARE'S SPELLCHECK FEATURE
FILE RESEND (RE-EMAIL) SERVICE FEE | $15 PER EDITED SCRIPT FILE
Resend (Re-email) Edited Script File Service
This file resend (re-email) service fee is priced at $15 per edited script file attachment that you want re-emailed to you. If 25 calendar days have passed since the day you paid for our script editing service, you are not eligible to use this file resend service. We do not keep any of your edited script files stored with us indefinitely. This "file resend service fee" rule also applies to any of our script editing, proofreading, and/or formatting services that you purchased via our e-invoice method. It is the customer's responsibility to be tech savvy and know how to properly use their computer, laptop, software, external hard drives, and email.
This file resend service fee is non-refundable. If you don't know how to download or open file attachments, please do not use this service. We are not responsible for any technical difficulties you may encounter with your personal computer, laptop, computer software, tablet, or email service provider. It is the customer's responsibility to be tech savvy and know how to properly keep their computer, laptop, software, and email fully functional. We are not a tech support service provider. If you experience any problems with your computer, laptop, tablet, software, or email service provider, please contact their tech support team.
WE ARE NOT A TECH COMPANY. WE DO NOT OFFER COMPUTER/SOFTWARE/EMAIL TECH SUPPORT SERVICES.
WE EDIT FILM AND TV PILOT SCRIPTS WITH PRECISION.
CLICK ON THE PDF FILE TO VIEW THE MOCKUP EDITING SAMPLE.
For confidentiality reasons, we don't post the scripts that we edited. Below is a mockup we created 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. This "revision mode" feature is only available in professional screenwriting software.
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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.
PROOFREADING SERVICE - GET PRICING
If you need pricing for proofreading service, email your script to firstname.lastname@example.org as the file type of the writing 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.