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Tired of plugging away on
your script by yourself and not making the progress you’d like?

As writers, we sometimes realize we’re going round and round in circles working on the same script… In other words, we realize we’ve taken it as far as we can by ourselves.

Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar?

• You’re struggling to get started with a script. You’re spinning your wheels wondering how the heck to beat out the story. Just when you think it’s all coming together, you realize it’s all bunk and have to start over again.

• You’re getting frustrated while writing a script. You’re happy with the concept and story on the whole but now you’re deep into Act 2 and have hit a major creative roadblock. All signs are asking you to detour to Blockville and have a nervous breakdown.

• You’ve finished a script (yay!). It’s done. You’ve poured your heart and soul into this thing but now you realize it could do with a final polish to help tighten it up and make sure it’s ready to send out into the industry.

With all three scenarios, the problem is often becoming too close to your own material. You end up going over and over the same pages for so long you can no longer see your story and characters clearly.

In short, going it alone like this often leads to more and more frustration as the script improves either not at all or only by minuscule amounts. Despite investing everything—time, money and patience—you can’t seem to get the results you want.

If you’re still struggling to master how to write a great script, if you’ve read every screenwriting book there is, if you’ve taken every class, if you’ve attended writing groups, seminars and festivals and your script STILL hasn’t cracked it, then you’re about to discover the answer you’ve been waiting for all your writing life…

Hire a professional screenwriter who’s written movies and TV shows like the ones below to rewrite or polish it instead:

Rather than simply receiving written or verbal feedback, this is your chance to let a pro screenwriter get hands-on with your script.

What do we mean by “hands-on”?

Well, as opposed to, say, script coverage or a consultancy call, you’ll be able to pick the pro screenwriter of your choice to actually dig in and work on the script themselves.

A rewrite could be “light,” “medium” or “heavy” and depending on the amount of work needed, and involves changing the story and/or characters.

OR:

A polish could be “light,” “medium” or “heavy” and involves putting a final professional touch on the script—enhancing, say, the description or dialogue.

Don’t worry, we understand your script is your baby. But if you’ve hit a creative roadblock, or want a finishing touch on the script, this might just be the service for you.

(Please note: Everything we do, though, is in accordance with YOUR vision. We’re here to execute your brief and bring the script to the place you’ve always envisaged it could be.)

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

Pick one of our pro screenwriters to review your movie script depending on their genre specialty.

You can read their full bios and credits here.

Each of us has personally gone from having zero industry connections to getting an agent, manager, selling scripts and ultimately writing for a living.

And now we can work on your script to help you do the same.

We managed to break into the industry after experiencing multiple failures and knock-backs. Individually, it took us years to figure all this stuff out.

But now we’re here to try and save you some of these years of trial and error and get you where you want to be that much faster.

As writers, sometimes we all need a hand along the way. Sometimes you just need someone who’s already reached the destination you want to reach to help you get there too.

We understand how important this is to you and so have designed the perfect hands-on writing service for you.

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 let a Hollywood insider loose on your script, we’re the team for you.

Check out a sample “Before” and “After” Polish below
or download it here.

Here’s what your rewrite or polish
may include (depending on the project).

Remember: These are just examples. Every project is custom-made to the individual writer and script.

• Adding/cutting scenes, characters and plotlines. Creating new areas of conflict and amping up the stakes by introducing new characters and story beats, or cutting them. Introducing new thematic questions and character arcs, etc. Melding two or more characters together in order to streamline and focus the story.

• Polishing the dialogue. Adding more subtext and humor and/or making it sound more natural. Making sure each character’s dialogue sounds individual and specific to them. Reworking flat Q&A-style conversations and converting to “verbal battles” where needed.

• Enhancing scenes. Creating more conflict, suspense and surprises. Making sure each scene ends on a “button” that pushes the story forward. Elevating individual beats by adding humor and/or drama. Creating more visual and cinematic moments and looking for ways to make transitions smoother and more creative.

• Polishing characters. Adding character beats to enhance personalities and amp up dialogue. Providing or suggesting more emotional beats in order to amp up the connection between reader and character. Making sure all the characters’ arcs are properly resolved and reflect the theme.

• We can also perform a specific surgical “script doctor” service. Let’s say your writing style and description is fantastic, but you struggle a bit with writing effective dialogue. We would then go in and give the script a “dialogue polish,” concentrating only on elevating the characters’ conversations to a professional level.

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

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

Wonderful! Cleaned my script beautifully and added just the right amount of exposition. I am very pleased! Working with Script Reader Pro a joy!

Salem Mohammed

I usually do not leave reviews, but this company is THE TRUTH!! Alex is beyond fantastic and his staff are definitely the top in the industry. I recommend this service to all writers!!! You will not be disappointed! I look forward to doing more business with you~~!!!!! SCRIPT READER PRO IS TRULY NUMBER 1.

Tosh Homme

My bloated 123-page screenplay is going to transform soon to a 100- to 105-page lean, mean, fighting machine which I truly believe is going to be my foot into the door of this crazy business called screenwriting.

William Parsons

Step-by-step purchasing instructions.

Ready to let a pro screenwriter take a deep dive on your script and bring your vision to life? Get started by following the simple instructions below:

1. Purchase an Initial Assessment for $69. Before your chosen pro screenwriter can start work, they’ll read your script or synopsis and write up 1+ pages of notes on how they’d approach the rewrite or polish. During checkout, you’ll also have the opportunity to describe in detail the kind of work you’re looking to have performed on your script.

2. Upload your script. You’ll receive an email letting you know we’ve successfully received your script or synopsis and are assigning it to your pro writer. (No need to email us for updates before your turnaround time is up. You’ll receive your Initial Assessment within 14 days approx, (or sooner if you choose a Rush service).

3. Assess your Initial Assessment! Your writer’s notes will lay out exactly what kind of rewrite or polish they believe your script needs. The assessment will also include their estimated turnaround time and project cost. (Please note: We’re unable to give estimates before reading the script and writing up an Initial Assessment.)

4. Schedule a free 15-minute consultancy call. If you’d like to go ahead you have the option of jumping on call with your chosen writer to go over any issues or questions about the rewrite/polish.

5. Purchase the rewrite or polish. Once you’re happy to sign off the project we’ll send you a (simple, we promise) contract to sign. This will confirm the work we’ve agreed to undertake and that you’re happy for us to get started.

6. Review your new draft. Once you’ve received your rewritten or polished script, feel free to reach out with any queries or concerns. We’re confident you’ll be super happy, but, in the unlikely event, you’re not 100 percent happy we’ll make sure that you are!

If we’re able to help make your script truly exceptional, it could get passed on to our industry contacts.

If your chosen writer loves your script after the Rewrite/Polish, they may ask if you’d like them to pass it on to their manager, agent or other industry contacts.

Ready to let one of our team dig in and take your script to a professional level?

This offer is only for serious writers who are ready for BIG changes in their screenwriting career.

You can check out a sample Initial Assessment below or download a copy here.

Click the link below to get started by purchasing an Initial Assessment at $69.

Please note: Scripts received after 5 pm PST will be processed the following morning. (Remember if you choose to go ahead with the rewrite or polish the $69 will be deducted from the overall cost.)

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 an Initial Assessment for the Rewrite/Polish service. (Each extra page is charged at $2.)

Everything you’ll get with your
rewrite or polish.

Let us know your vision and we’ll take care of the rest.

Sign off on your Initial Assessment, give us the go-ahead and this is what you’ll get with your Rewrite/Polish:

• A complimentary 15-minute consultancy call to give you the chance to speak to your chosen pro writer and iron out any issues or queries you may have.

• A “light,” “medium” or “heavy” rewrite/polish. Your chosen writer will rewrite your story, characters, dialogue, etc. according to their brief outlined in the Initial Assessment. Or polish the scenes, description or dialogue.

• Industry connections. If our reader really likes your script they may ask you if you’d like them to pass it on to their manager or agent or other industry contacts.

Guaranteed 5-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 doctor services on our Reviews page.

This is our proven step-by-step system for elevating writers’ scripts to the next level. Remember that old quote: “The best way to walk through a minefield… is in someone else’s footsteps”? For years, Script Reader Pro clients have been asking us for a more hands-on writing solution. Now, we’re finally ready to offer it to you.

Be sure to check out our 5-star Facebook and Google reviews. 

To see more wonderful messages from our previous clients, here’s our reviews page.

I highly recommend SRP – all their readers are pros who know the business inside out. The notes I’ve received are insightful and will help me improve my story. I will definitely use their services once I’ve finished writing my next draft.

Konrad Paterek

Everything was very well managed and it is a superb service. We highly recommend them, it was money well spent! 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

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 their service and will continue to work with them.

Seyni NDaw

Now, you could always keep going
at it alone.

Let’s take a look at a few of your other options other than signing up for our Script Rewrite/Polish service:

Keep getting script coverage, reading dozens of screenwriting books and blog posts without really knowing if you’re on the right track… Attend seminars, festivals, etc. and spending thousands of dollars just to be one of the hundreds of other screenwriters in an audience…

Hire a different pro screenwriter to rewrite/polish your script. You are, of course, welcome to scour the internet to try and find another writer with comparable credits and experience as our team. But choose wisely. Will you know who’s performing the work or will it be a pair of initials? Are they working writers or just script consultants or “script doctors” with no professional writing credits?

Enroll on a screenwriting MFA and spend upward of $100,000, while also committing one to three years of your life and leaving in debt…

While some of these options may well be achievable, they’re often expensive, time-consuming and based on passive solo learning.

BUT this is what 95 percent of all aspiring screenwriters end up doing. As a result they:

• Struggle to master the craft. They keep making the same mistakes over and over regarding structure, dialogue, characters, theme and so on. Then they get frustrated and feel like giving up because no-one’s interested in their work.

• Feel lost and alone, like they’ve got the will but not the way. Writing’s a lonely business, but it needn’t be that lonely. As we said earlier, even the best sometimes need a hand.

• Lose motivation (and time) to write while juggling work, family, friends, etc. When things aren’t going well writing-wise it becomes even harder to stay motivated to write. And a downward spiral of inactivity ensues…

Sound familiar? Maybe right now you’re thinking…

Am I ever going to get where I want to be as a writer?

But there’s no need to.

Because we’ve been in your shoes, we know what it takes to go from aspiring screenwriter to professional screenwriter. That means we know how to get you there too.

While we’re happy to work with most writers on their scripts, we’re usually unable to help writers who:

Want a script rewritten that’s a hot mess. We’re great writers but we can’t perform miracles. If your script is written in MS Word, is 210 pages long and doesn’t contain a coherent story, this probably isn’t the service for you. We recommend you get it checked out with one of our much cheaper script coverage services first.

Expect a guarantee they’ll be able to gain representation or sell their script after the rewrite or polish. No service will be able to guarantee this outcome and we advise you to take any that do with a large grain of salt.

Expect their chosen writer to automatically pass their script on to industry contacts. The Script Rewrite/Polish service isn’t a one-way ticket to getting a script read by our writers’ contacts. It does happen, but we make absolutely no guarantees on this front.

Want 24/7 contact with their writer. If you’re looking for a situation where you can email your chosen writer or jump on a call with them whenever inspiration strikes, this isn’t the service for you. Contact is strictly limited to the 15-minute consultancy call or follow-up emails after receiving the Initial Assessment or rewritten/polished script. (Other Script Consultancy calls may, of course, be purchased at any time.)

Sound good? Then we’d LOVE to work with you.  

In just a few days you could have a blueprint in your hands
for a new rewritten or polished version of your script.

Ready to get started? You can do so by purchasing an Initial Assessment on your script for $69 below:

You will be transferred to a secure payment gateway to complete the $69 purchase via credit card, debit card, ApplePay or PayPal.

Once you’ve paid you’ll be able to pick who you would like to complete the assessment and rewrite or polish your script. As well as send them your brief of the kind of work you envisage them doing.

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 an Initial Assessment for the Rewrite/Polish service. (Each extra page is charged at $2.)

FAQs.

It all depends on the scope and amount of work required for each individual project so we’re unable to give estimates.

It will definitely be over the cost of our script coverage services, though, so not in the $200 to $500 range.

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The standard turnaround time is up to 14 days approx. 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 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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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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Yes, we can offer payment in two 50/50 split pay installments. Please email us at submissions[at]scriptreaderpro.com after receiving your Initial Assessment if you’d like to set up a pay half now, pay half on completion of the work option. 

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Your completed Initial Assessment will include an estimated turnaround time to complete the work. Depending on the project it could be anywhere from two weeks to two months.

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Please email us at hello[at]scriptreaderpro.com quoting the page or word count and that you’re looking to purchase extra pages for an Initial Assessment for a Script Rewrite/Polish.

 

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Please attach your script as an EDITABLE file, preferably Final Draft, Movie Magic or Fade In. You can also send a PDF but will have to send an editable file if you decide to go ahead.

MS Word users:
Unfortunately, we’re unable to rewrite or polish scripts formatted in Word. (Treatments and synopses are fine.)

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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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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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Why keep struggling on alone chasing your own tail when you could give your script a revamp and take it to the next level?

You may realize by now that you have two choices:

1. Keep going at it alone, trying to start or finish your script by yourself, getting frustrated and not knowing how to solve its story, character or structural problems.

OR:

2. Get serious and invest in your writing career by hiring professional help.

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

We look forward to working with you!
Cheers,