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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.

 
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.

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

1. Choose a TV or Feature Proofread. You’ll be transferred to a secure checkout form. Don’t worry, it’s all very quick and easy.

2. Choose turnaround time. Our standard turnaround time is approximately 14 days. If you need your proofread back by a specific date, we recommend our 3- or 7-Day Rush service.

3. Make payment. When you’re ready to purchase you can do so via credit card, debit card, PayPal, ApplePay or Google Pay.

4. Upload script. Please attach your script as an EDITABLE file. Unfortunately, we’re unable to work on PDFs, or in Celtx, WriterDuet or Word due to the difficulties inherent in editing and formatting in them.)

5. Choose preferred pro writer(s). You will have the option here to leave any note you may have for your pro too.

6. Hit send, kick back and relax. You’ll receive an email letting you know we’ve successfully received your script and to confirm your chosen turnaround time 🙂

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.

 
(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.

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 submissions[at]scriptreaderpro.com for a quote.

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

Unfortunately, we don’t accept scripts written in Celtx, Word or WriterDuet due to the difficulties inherent in editing and formatting in them.

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, Word or WriterDuet.

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We have two types of turnaround time available:

Standard 14 days (approximate). 

This means you will receive your coverage back roughly within two weeks. We cannot guarantee a return of your work exactly on Day 14—it could be a day or two later, so hang tight!

Rush.

If you order a 3- or 7-Day Rush service, you will receive your coverage back three or seven days later, starting from the day after purchase.

For example, if you purchase a 3-Day Rush at 4 pm on a Monday, Day #1 of the countdown will start on Tuesday as the first full day. So you can expect your notes back no later than midnight Thursday.

Rush orders received after 5 pm PST will be processed the following morning and the turnaround countdown will start from that day.

For example, if you purchase a 3-Day Rush at 6 pm on a Monday, it’ll count as a Tuesday purchase and so Day #1 will be Wednesday and you’ll receive your notes back no later than midnight Friday.

(All times are Pacific Standard Time.)

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You will be able to purchase extra pages during checkout at $4 each.

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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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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 $195.

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