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, and is in proper industry script format.
The secret to good storytelling is not only in the writing but also 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, Sweden, and Africa. 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 is introduced as John, but his name inexplicably changes to Johnny or some random name in the next scene, we will correct it. Similarly, if a character's home is introduced in the story as a house, and the screenwriter refers to it as an apartment in the script for no reason, we will correct that for you as well. Your script will be in better shape after it gets through editing with us.
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 new to screenwriting and you're uncertain if every scene in your script is written according to industry script format, consider getting script formatting services with us as well. 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, once you decide to proceed with the services, we will email you an e-invoice.
It's important to get your script properly formatted if you are new to screenwriting. Because if you don't get it formatted to industry standard, and you pitch your script to a producer or agent, it will make a statement about who you are as a writer. Many new screenwriters often ask how to get a producer to buy their scripts -- but only some are willing to put in the effort to make their scripts presentable and appealing.
For the curious-minded, please know that there is no 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 don't make guarantees as to how many pages can be cut from your script. Every script is unique. It depends on the condition of your scrip and 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 -- 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: 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, or troubleshooting your screenwriting software/corrupted script files .
If your screenplay contains a mix of screenwriting and novel book writing format, our screenplay editor will NOT 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.
For those who are unfamiliar with screenplay editing services, 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. Those are different lines of work. Proofreading service is priced per word, not per page. A proofreader does not perform the same work as an editor and vice versa.
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.
If you don't know how to convey your story in proper film or TV script format, there is a good chance that you -- the screenwriter -- would also need to do rewrites to condense your plot if you want your script's page count greatly reduced.
Things to Know About Screenplay Editing Service: Screenplay editing does not mean that our editor will go hog wild and edit pages that don't need to be edited. To put it in layman's term, the screenplay editor has to carefully read and analyze every line in your screenplay to see how the characters, dialogue, and plot play out -- in order to effectively determine what can be cut from the script.
For those who are new to our screenplay editing service, when you purchase screenplay editing service with us, you are paying for the service of having the editor read/analyze your script, edit, and comb through scenes to decide what can be edited without taking away from the story.
Our screenplay editor has to read the entire screenplay in order to determine what to trim without creating noticeable jumps or breaks in the story. Inexperienced editors out there will sacrifice your story and delete anything just to reach a page count you have in mind.
A professional screenplay editor will carefully analyze and re-read scenes to determine how to effectively edit the script while also preserving the personalities of the characters and their relationships.
If you are a novel book writer crossing over to screenwriting, or you have written only 1 to 3 screenplays, please know that if your screenplay contains a convoluted plot, large cast of characters, or you are unsure of the difference between novel book writing and screenwriting, we suggest that you get script formatting and script doctoring services, which we can easily email you an e-invoice to pay online.
What is 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. Proofreading service is priced per word if you'd like to get a price quote.
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.