line edit service

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pro writer tighten up your writing style line-by-line?

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Get help from a professional screenwriter who’s written movies and TV shows like the ones below instead:

Our Line Edit service will make sure your script is as smooth, clean and fast a read as possible.

Match your script’s genre with the
pro screenwriter of your choice.

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to complete your Line Edit depending on their genre specialty.

You can read their full bios and credits here.

We know how much writing means to you because we’re writers too.

If you’re ready to stop playing in the little leagues, get a Hollywood insider’s perspective on your script.

Check out a sample Line Edit below or download it here. (During checkout you’ll be able to leave a note requesting EITHER a normal Line Edit OR a “clean” copy without the edits left on the page.)

300+ 5-star Facebook and Google reviews (and counting).

To see more uncensored, bursting-into-song testimonials, check out our reviews page!

My experience with Script Reader Pro was tremendous. Not only was the communication easy and quick, but the work they provided was affordable and to the utmost standard. I highly recommend this service and will continue to work with them.

Seyni NDaw

Script Reader Pro is one of the very best services we have used so far. We were extremely satisfied with the writer’s edits and suggestions. Far better than sending off to the unknown “script-writers” which we used in the past, who scammed us and charged most unreasonable amounts. We definitely will use this service again on our future projects.

Patricia Shahrivar

I promise you won’t regret using Script Reader Pro if you’re serious about taking your writing to the next level. My experience was nothing but positive and I fully intend on using Script Reader Pro for all my script coverage needs in the future.

Zach Appio

Everything you’ll get with your
Line Edit.

• Full description edit. Tightening up all action lines where needed. Removing and reworking excessive and confusing description, making the read cleaner and easier to read.

• Full dialogue edit. Tightening up the dialogue by editing down and reworking excess speech and any confusing words or phrases. As with the description part of the Line Edit, the emphasis is on tidying up your existing work, not rewriting it. i.e. this service is NOT a Polish. See the FAQs below for more info.

• Full proofread. A page-by-page, line-by-line proofread in which we flag up any grammatical and spelling typos and errors.

• Full formatting edit. All sluglines, montages, flashbacks, transitions, action lines, dialogue, etc. will be edited to provide the best formatting option, directly on the page.

• Industry connections. If our reader really likes your script we may ask you if you’d like them to pass it on to their manager or agent or other industry contacts. (Note: There’s no Ratings Grid or “Recommend” grade with a Line Edit.)

• Free follow-up email service. We won’t just send you your edited script and leave it at that. You can email us afterward with any questions you may have about it. (Within reason! One or two short questions are welcome but if you want to ask more we may need to charge a small fee to cover the time taken.)

• Guaranteed five-star service. Our average client rating on Google and Facebook is 5/5 stars. You can read what other writers just like yourself have to say about our services on our Reviews page.

• Super-fast turnaround time. We strive to return all edited scripts back to writers as fast as possible. The standard turnaround time is 14 days, but if you need it back sooner you can choose a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush service at checkout.

Step-by-step purchasing instructions.

Ready to see your script’s dialogue and description in a whole new light? Get started by following the simple instructions below:

1. Choose either a Feature or TV Line Edit and add an additional service during checkout if required, such as a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush or 2-Reader service. (Our standard turnaround time is 14 days.)

2. Make a payment. Before purchasing, please check that your script isn’t over the page counts listed below. When you’re ready, you’ll be transferred to a secure payment gateway to complete the purchase via credit card, debit card, ApplePay or PayPal.

3. Choose your preferred pro writer. At this stage, you’ll be able to pick who you would like to complete your Line Edit and let us know if you’d like a “clean” copy instead without the edits left on the page. Then, once you’ve uploaded your script (as an EDITABLE file) you’ll be good to go!

4. Sit back and relax. You’ll receive an email letting you know we’ve successfully received your script and are assigning it to your chosen pro. (There’s no need to email us for updates before your turnaround time is up. You’ll receive your edited script within 3, 7 or 14 days depending on your chosen turnaround time.)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note these page count limits before purchasing:

• Feature scripts: up to 125 pages.

• TV scripts: up to 65 pages.

If your script is longer, please contact us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com quoting your page count AND that you’re looking to purchase extra pages for a Feature or TV Line Edit. (Each extra page is charged at $2.)

Pick one of our screenwriters to dig deep into each line of your script and give it a pro’s touch.

FAQs.

The main difference is that both a Rewrite and a Polish are custom-made services, executed by one of our writers to your exact brief. A Line Edit is a predetermined service that focuses solely on tightening up the dialogue and description.

To go a little deeper, a Rewrite is a more extensive service in which the reader brings their own interpretation to the material. It involves more significant changes on a broader scale. For example, to the story, characters and scenes.

A Polish, on the other hand, is kind of in-between a Rewrite and a Line Edit. Your chosen pro may tighten up the dialogue and description, as in a Line Edit, but also add their own suggestions in order to, say, “polish” a scene and make it “come alive” a bit more.

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Margin Notes don’t include description and dialogue edits on the page. They only include feedback notes on the page, such as on the story, characters and scenes.

A Line Edit doesn’t include feedback notes on the page, only description and dialogue edits.

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Yes, the service includes a full Proofread/Format as standard. Your chosen pro will flag up all grammatical/spelling errors/typos and formatting anomalies as they perform the Line Edit.

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The standard turnaround time is 14 days. If you order a 3-Day or 7-Day Rush, however, you’ll get your script back within that timeframe.

No need to email us for an update if the 3, 7 or 14 days aren’t up yet—your chosen pro either has your script on their to-do list or are working on it. 🙂

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Please email us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com quoting your script’s page count AND that you’re looking to purchase either a Feature or TV Line Edit. Each extra page will then be charged at $2.

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Please attach your work as an EDITABLE file, preferably Final Draft, Movie Magic or Fade In.

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Here’s the 2-step plan to picking the pro of your choice:

1. If you haven’t already, check out our writers’ profiles on our About Us page. There you’ll find their mini-bios and genre specialties.

2. During checkout, you’ll be asked for your first and second choice. If your first choice isn’t available your script will go to your second choice. In the unlikely event your second choice isn’t available, we’ll contact you.

Please note: If you leave your second choice as “I don’t mind” we’ll send your script to who’s available and best suited to your script’s genre.

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Yes! We won’t claim any copyright over your work at all during the process. Every idea we suggest or piece of feedback that you take on board and add to your script will be completely 100 percent your own.

Every script that’s sent to us remains completely the author’s intellectual property, and we will under no circumstances release, or let your script be viewed, by any third party without your prior consent.

We also never accept royalties. We’re just here to help you make it as a screenwriter and all we ask is that you invite us to the premiere.

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Unfortunately, no, we don’t offer payment by installment plan for coverage, consultancy calls, Margin Notes, Line Edits or Proofreads.

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If you have a synopsis, treatment or outline and would like your chosen pro to read it too, you can purchase Synopsis/Treatment Coverage here.

For character breakdowns, research notes, photos, videos, etc. please contact us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com and we will give you a quote.

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You can choose either a normal version with the edits visible on the page (see sample) OR a “clean” copy without the edits left on the page at no extra cost.

If you’d like both, please leave a request in the notes section during checkout and we’ll send you a purchase link for $200.

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If you have any questions we haven’t covered, check out our knowledge base or feel free to email us.