How to Become a Script Doctor. Script doctors are one of Hollywood's best kept secrets. They are the writer behind the writer and can sometimes save a film from disaster. However, become a script doctor can be a bit tricky if you don't follow a few steps. Here are the steps to help you become a script doctor who Hollywood will be begging to employ.
Search listings at local studios or talent agencies for script reading. Interview for script-reader positions to get your foot in the door.
Learn to recognize what makes a script great and what makes one bomb. Read as many scripts as possible to help you discern your skills for superior writing.
Try doctoring scripts on your spare time to practice the art of editing. Attempt to write your own screenplay in the meantime to sell as this will aid you in gaining reputability.
Begin looking for jobs at the studio you work at or another studio or agency as a script doctor. Rack up some experience actually doctoring scripts and ghostwriting for writers on films.
Begin your own independent script doctoring business after making a name for yourself in the industry among the insiders. Design a web page and acquire a client base so you can start offering your individual services to studios and producers.
Start small, like reading for local television shows or news programs as a script editor or reader. Abandon your dreams of fame as a screenwriter, and you will find more success than you could have imagined as a script doctor. There is little success for the script doctor who simply wants to get in so he can sell his script. If you want to be a screenwriter then pursue that dream, instead of trying to become a script doctor.