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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A DLA EDITOR?

Our editor in chief, David Lombardino, looks for more than just an English degree in the editors he selects to work on your screenplay. Seeking the highest standard, he handpicks them for their:

Expertise & Skill: They are masters of their craft. They possess an expert understanding of developing, editing and proofreading a script, in addition to specific expertise in their genres.

Communication & Collaboration: They take a supportive, edifying approach in sharing their insights, providing clear, supportive explanations of their changes and welcoming your feedback.

Timeliness & Reliability: They meet their deadlines, on time, every time. They reach out with any questions in a timely manner, as well as respond to your questions in an equally timely manner.

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WE HELP GET YOU PRODUCED

Or at least your screenplay judged on merit. Companies producing or
distributing our clients’ work include:

WE DO SO IN MANY GENRES

With the growing list including:

Action
Adventure
Comedy
Documentary
Drama
Fantasy
Romantic Comedy
Science Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Western

DON’T SEE YOUR GENRE?

Talk to one of our editors over the phone, by live chat or via email
to see if it is one we can assist you with.

ORDERING IS EASY AND AVAILABLE 24/7. QUALITY AND TURNAROUND ARE FULLY GUARANTEED.
WE EDIT IN THE SOFTWARE OF YOUR CHOICE, WHETHER FINAL DRAFT, CELTX OR PDF
CHOOSE ONE OF THE SERVICES BELOW TO GET AN INSTANT QUOTE.

Manuscript Evaluation

Not sure if you have a viable project or what level of editing you need for your screenplay?

Our Manuscript Evaluation service includes a positive, respectful read-through of your screenplay.

It provides a supportive, big-picture overview of your screenplay's strengths, weaknesses and marketability, covering:

  • Pacing & Flow
  • Structure & Organization
  • Clarity of Ideas
  • Setting & Historical Context
  • Point of View
  • Prior Plot Events
  • Characterization
  • Character Backstories
  • Mechanics
  • Narrative Voice & Style

Developmental Editing

Ready to collaborate to make your screenplay attractive to an agent, publisher or producer?

Our Developmental Editing starts with a conversation to get to know you and your goals for your screenplay.

We follow this with a positive, in-depth review of your screenplay in which we provide edits and feedback covering:

  • Pacing & Flow
  • Structure & Organization
  • Clarity of Ideas
  • Setting & Historical Context
  • Point of View
  • Prior Plot Events
  • Characterization
  • Character Backstories
  • Mechanics
  • Narrative Voice & Style

Copyediting/Line Editing

Ready to fine-tune your screenplay?



Our Copyediting/Line Editing service provides a thoughtful, line-by-line edit of your screenplay.

  We edit your screenplay for:

 

  • Writing Style & Tone
  • Settings, Characters & Plot
  • Clarity of Ideas
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Syntax
  • Conciseness & Flow
  • Internal Consistency
  • Word Choice
  • Punctuation & Grammar
  • Typographical Errors

Proofreading

Ready to finalize your screenplay for submission?


Proofreading provides a final review of your screenplay to correct any last items.

We proofread your screenplay for:

  • Punctuation & Grammar
  • Typographical Errors
  • Spelling
  • Stylistic Inconsistencies
  • Formatting & Layout

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ARE YOU A FIRST-TIME CLIENT?

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NOT SURE WHICH SERVICE TO CHOOSE? WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Speak with one of our editors over the phone, by live chat or via email.

WANT HELP SECURING AN AGENT

See our services for query letters.

We are committed to your success.

When you become a client of DLA Editors & Proofers, your goal becomes our goal. Our editors and consultant are handpicked not just for their speed, expertise and reliability, but also for a genuine passion to see you succeed.

Still have questions? We would love to hear about your goal and collaborate with you in achieving it. Speak with one of our editors today over the phone, by live chat or via email.

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