Screenplay Re-Writing Scripts

Second Draft: Script Re-writing

Have a script that needs a re-write?  I have re-written screenplays for writers, producers and directors, helping them to improve and develop their scripts.

I can either work from existing notes, or provide an in-depth analysis that helps you to figure out the problems in the script and offers suggestions for how they can be fixed.

Unlike many analysts I won’t simply tell you your screenplay is great, I will provide an in depth analysis which focuses on:

Central protagonist (often a problem)
Structure – I will provide an analysis of the main structural points of the story
Beginning and Ending (key parts of a script)

For each of the problem areas I will offer concrete solutions to improve the script, then I’ll call and talk to you about it.  Finally, I’ll do the re-write.

So if you need a powerful, effective re-write that includes personal consultation,
Second Draft is for you.

Rates vary according to:
The length of project
How much preparation you’ve already done
How quickly you need the work done

"Don works with very high standards of quality. He helped me in a heavy re-writing of my screenplay giving me valuable suggestions, improving and refining my work from start to finish.

Communication went smoothly although English is not my mother tongue. We never had problems in understanding each other, and all the work was done in a timely manner and always on schedule.

Don is a very competent person in his field. I was really impressed by how quickly and easily he was able to grab the essence of my story and identify himself with its characters. The quality of his suggestions showed that he has a deep knowledge of the movie industry in general and of screenwriting particularly.

In summary, working with Don was a really pleasant experience, to be repeated in the future. I learned a lot from him. He delivers more than he promises."
Daniela S, Writer, Italy

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"I have worked with Don on three scripts over the past 18 months, and I am looking forward to an ongoing working relationship.

Creatively, he is highly imaginative, capable of utilising both his own ideas and incorporating those of others to their maximum potential. Don is very hard-working - he works fast, but cares - which means that it becomes very energising for those he works with.

Tough deadlines are a challenge rather than a problem, so if time is of the essence, Don is the ideal person to have on your team."

 PR, Copenhagen

Don is by far the fastest scribe I've had the pleasure of working with. In fact, I am puzzled by how high the quality is; you would think it would suffer accordingly.


Don is always just an email away, and didn't hesitate to open up his phone lines despite us being in two different countries. Note that he insisted on picking up the bill every time, which I thought was class.


Don's educational background, with a Masters in Screenwriting, plus his global travels and experiences, all come through and result in rich, pointed prose. Highly recommended.

Rhys Trenhaile, Writer/Producer/Actor, Probity Productions Inc., Canada.