Script Editing | Polished Paper



Script Editing

Scripts require a uniquely sensitive eye able to identify and correct even the most minor errors. The slightest slip of a keystroke or the omission of a crucial detail can take on a life of its own when brought to the screen, confusing actors and creating chaos on the set. A good script editor can attend to issues of grammar and punctuation while identifying and correcting inconsistencies of spelling and formatting that can diminish the credibility of a script.

At Polished Paper, we know how much your script means to you: it is the culmination of months or even years of revisions and seemingly endless rewrites that have brought it ever closer to what you envision for the final product. Like a novel, it gives visible form to your voice and ideas; like a technical manual, it forms the basis for producing a finished product. The Polished Paper editorial team can help you balance considerations of creativity and utility, giving you a professional perspective that steps farther back from your work than you can. What’s more, your editor can help you shepherd your masterpiece to the next stage of its life by making the corrections and queries that can help you attract the interest of a producer or an agent.

The world of scriptwriting can be a cutthroat one, so give your manuscript a boost before submission by having it reviewed for the errors and inconsistencies that can kill a script before it has a chance to gain traction. No matter your chosen genre, Polished Paper can help you tailor your script to your audience, clarifying stage directions and scene setting while joining you in devising sharp, unforgettable phrasing that can hook audiences—and never let them go.

What will you get back from Polished Paper?

  • A high-quality script free of grammatical and spelling errors
  • A complete record of all alterations made, ready for your review
  • Thoughtful queries and comments designed to help you make dialogue and action flow naturally
  • Recommendations for enhancing your script’s clarity when appropriate

What types of scripts does Polished Paper edit?

  • Action
  • Animated
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Romance
  • Science fiction
  • Thriller


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