TinkTank Animate Reporter
First, I go over every line in the script and organize them as either a:
I use add-on tools that are labeled these formats so that I can click on them while the cursor is in front of or highlighting the line that I wish to format a certain way.
Headers lay out the scene, describing in one short line whether the scene takes place inside (INT.) or outside (EXT.), the location, and the approximate time of day (DAY, NIGHT, HOURS LATER, etc.). The proper layout for a Header is INT./EXT. LOCATION - TIME.
Actions describe the situation of the scenes and what the characters are doing throughout the scene to give the reader a mental image of what is happening.
Speakers are the speaking characters' names in the script's story. The speaker's name is centered in the middle of the pages throughout the script rather than on the left of the page to identify them as who the next character is to speak.
Dialog refers to the speaking lines the character needs to say. They are identified by being centered on the page right after the speaker's name.
While formatting the scripts, I read through them and fix small errors like spelling, grammar, missing or misplaced words, etc.
When there are questionable errors that I'm not sure of or how it needs fixing, I put red exclamation points next to the error to discuss later with the editor.