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

Your eyes aren’t going to catch every mistake. And your software isn’t going to tell you whether the script’s properly formatted. Make sure your script is 100 percent error-free with a professional Proofread/Format.

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

Before you begin marketing your script, you need to make sure its presentation is up to industry standard. Pick one of the pros below to go through your script, flagging up errors and mistakes big and small.

You can read their full bios and credits here.

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

If you want to make sure your script’s presentation is spot on and ready for the market, we can help.

Check out a sample Proofread/Format below or download it here. (During checkout you’ll be able to leave a note requesting EITHER a normal Proofread 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.

Great proofreading service, very attentive and thorough. A very good value for what they charge.

Patrick Hatten

Fantastic service! I purchased the Proofread and Formatting package and not only did I get exactly what I needed, I got it back much sooner than expected. My friend had suggested checking Script Reader Pro out and I am really glad he did. Highly recommended.

Brian Tashima

Script Reader Pro has earned my loyalty as a patron. They are worth the investment in making your writing better. Every writer needs their go-to people. Script Reader Pro will be one of mine.

Jen Bieser

Everything you’ll get with your
Proofread/Format.

• Full proofread. A page-by-page, line-by-line proofread in which we flag up any grammatical and spelling typos and errors, making sure the script’s presentation is up to industry standard. (If you’d like a more in-depth edit that restructures dialogue and description, check out our Line Edit service.)

• 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 Proofread.)

• 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 say about our script coverage 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 bullet-proof your script’s presentation before you send it out to the industry? Get started by following the simple instructions below:

1. Choose either Feature or TV Proofread/Format 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. Also, if it’s written in MS Word, Celtx, or WriterDuet, please see the FAQs 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 Proofread/Format 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 a pro writer. (No need to email us for updates before your turnaround time is up. You’ll receive your Proofread/Format 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.

• Synopses/treatments up to 4000 words.

If yours is over, 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 Proofread/Format. (Each extra page is charged at $2.)

Make sure your script is presented
just like a professional’s.

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to give your script that final once-over before you send it out into the industry.

FAQs.

Sure thing—you can purchase a Proofread/Format service for your synopsis, treatment, TV bible or outline up to 4000 words here for $179.

If your work is over 4000 words, please contact us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com for a quote.

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

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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 Proofread/Format. Each extra page will then be charged at $2.

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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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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.