margin notes service

get notes from A PRO SCREENWRITER directly on each page of your script.

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

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to give you a reader-reaction to your script’s characters, story, pacing, dialogue, etc.
page-by-page, scene-by-scene.

 
Got questions? Please check out the How the Process Works section and FAQs near the bottom of this page. (This price is for TV scripts up to 65 pages and feature scripts up to 125 pages. If yours is longer, you’ll be able to purchase extra pages during checkout, at $4 per page over 125.)

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

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to write your Margin Notes 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.

We’ve been in your shoes and understand how hard it can seem to “break in.” If you’re ready to stop playing in the little leagues and get a Hollywood insider’s perspective on your script, we can help.

Check out a sample Margin Notes below or download it here:

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

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

I ordered a “Margin Notes + 2 Readers + RUSH.” The notes were returned under 48 hours without compromising on the quality of work. Script Reader Pro is definitely the best screenwriting service out there.

Jason Chan

I chose the ‘margin notes’ and I’m really pleased I did. This is genuinely helpful, specific and detailed feedback of a very high standard. Going forward, I wouldn’t use any of the other services out there again.

Sonja Crockford

I’ve used Script Reader Pro services twice: Margin Notes and Line Edit. Not only were the weaknesses noted but how to fix them. The strengths were also pointed out. I will definitely use Script Reader Pro again.

Renita Friese

Does your script make the grade? If so, it could get passed on to our industry contacts.

If your chosen writer really likes your script, they may ask if you’d like them to pass it on to their manager, agent or other industry contacts for consideration.

Everything you’ll get with our
Margin Notes service. 

• Extensive on-the-page notes made directly onto your script. The pro of your choice will go page-by-page and scene-by-scene through the script giving feedback on its plot, structure, characters, scenes, dialogue, writing style, formatting, etc.

• 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 Margin Notes.)

• Free follow-up email service. We won’t just send you your script and leave it at that. You can email us afterward with any questions you may have about the notes. (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 say about our script coverage services on our Reviews page.

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


How the process works
step-by-step.

Ready to see your script how a pro screenwriter sees it? Get started by following the simple instructions below:

1. Choose either Feature or TV Margin Notes 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 approx 14 days.)

2. Make a payment. Before purchasing, please check that your script isn’t over the TV or feature script page counts. 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 your first and second choices for who you would like to complete your Margin Notes.

4. Upload your script as an editable file. We accept scripts saved as an editable file in a professional screenwriting program, such as Fade In, Final Draft, Movie Magic, Script Studio and WriterDuet. (Unfortunately, we’re unable to work on scripts in Celtx or saved as Celtx files due to the difficulties inherent in editing and formatting in them.)

5. Sit back and relax. You’ll receive an email letting you know we’ve successfully received your script and you will receive your Margin Notes back in approximately 14 days from the date of purchase. (Or within your chosen Rush service turnaround time.)

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to give you a reader-reaction to your script’s characters, story, pacing, dialogue, etc. page-by-page, scene-by-scene.

 
(Please note: This price is for TV scripts up to 65 pages and movie scripts up to 125 pages. If yours is longer, you’ll be able to purchase extra pages during checkout, at $4 per page over 125.)

FAQs.

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

Margin Notes don’t include description and dialogue edits, only feedback notes.

 

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No, if you’d like all grammatical errors and formatting quirks flagged up as well as the Margin Notes, you’d need to purchase a Proofread/Format on top, or for a more in-depth edit a Line Edit.

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

All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Scripts received after 5 pm PST will be processed the following morning.

No need to email us for an update if 14 days haven’t passed (or your chosen Rush time)—your chosen pro either has your script on their to-do list or are working on it. 🙂

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You will be able to purchase extra pages during checkout at $2 each.

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We accept scripts formatted to industry standard saved as an EDITABLE file, such as Fade In, Final Draft, Movie Magic, Script Studio and WriterDuet.


Unfortunately, we don’t accept scripts written in Celtx due to the difficulties inherent in accessing and editing within the program.

In this case, if you can export your script as a text (.txt) file, we can then upload it into one of the above professional screenwriting programs, complete the work, and then return to you as a .txt file. You will then be able to import this into Celtx.

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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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Every script that’s sent to us remains 100 percent the author’s copyright.

We will under no circumstances release, or let your script be viewed, by any third party without your prior consent. Not only that, but every idea we suggest or piece of feedback that you take on board and add to your script will be completely your own.

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. 🙂

With that in mind, we don’t sign writers’ own NDAs.

We—and to be honest, 99 percent of people and companies out there—have zero interest in “stealing screenplays.” Managers, execs, producers, etc. will be interested in hiring you as a writer, not running off with one script.

And script consultancies like ourselves have no desire to do this either. We have our own careers and reputations to take care of and simply want to help you succeed too.

If you’re still worried, however, here’s the legal angle:

We recommend all screenwriters register their screenplays at the US copyright office and/or WGA West before sending their work out. It’s cheap, easy, and will protect you against any copyright infringement by law if it ever came to that.

Here’s a blog post on the subject you may find useful: How to Copyright a Script the Smart Way and Avoid These 5 Legal Pitfalls.

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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 submissions[at]scriptreaderpro.com and we will give you a quote.

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