Script Coverage from a Bafta nominated script writer

Matthew Cooper Script Writer UK Script Consultant
Matthew Cooper Script Writer UK Script Consultant

A lot of script writers at the start of their career might think that script writing is a goldmine – well, it is – if you get advice from a professional.

If you’re looking to make a living as a script writer, a good living, and you’re based in the UK – the soaps (whatever you think of them) are good training ground and a script writer can earn in excess of £100k per year as writer on Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks or Eastenders.

In fact, the only form of writing I can think of that pays better than Coronation Street is writing ransom notes…

I myself spent a good ten years on the soap circuit writing for Emmerdale (Bafta shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated) Hollyoaks, Family Affairs and Eastenders – I wrote the episode where ‘Alfie’ first told ‘Kat’ that he loved her. You can find apartial list of my script writing credits here

As a leading UK Script Consultant and UK Script Doctor as well as my own original projects I also help producers, directors and writers knock their scripts into shape. In the past decade I’ve helped filmmakers from all over the world with script advice – including work on films starring actors such as Harvey Keitel – I often work un-credited and word is out in the film industry that I’m a pretty good UK Script Doctor.

If you’re looking for help from a Freelance Script Consultant – for either script coverage of script reports or you need the help of an expert UK script consultant to knock your screenplay into shape contact me for a chat on

For now, check out my showreel as a script writer below – these are just a few snippets of the work I’ve done in the past…

Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. He’s also a leading UK script consultant. You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. You can get in touch with Matthew on or hire him on Peopleperhour