Freelance script writer for hire

Are you looking to hire a freelance script writer?

My name is Matthew Cooper; I’ve been a freelance script writer for hire and UK script consultant for over 25 years.

I’ve been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as script writer, and I have over 200 hours of broadcast television in my name (have a look at a partial list of my credits here, on the Internet Movie Database)

As a script writer I’ve written original feature films and award winning TV – on Eastenders I wrote the episode where ‘Alfie Moon told Kat Slater’ he loved her.   I was part of the core writing teams on both Eastenders for the BBC and Emmerdale for ITV.

I’ve also written for Hollyoaks and Family Affairs, as well as writing award winning short films – my first short film starred Ewan McGregor and was broadcast on Channel Four in the UK.

My feature film debut as a director, the rubber reality horror thriller ‘Markham‘ was released in 2020. And in feature films I’ve worked as a script consultant for directors like Jon Baird (Filth) and Mitu Misra (Lies We Tell) amongst others.

As a freelance script writer I’m available to help with every aspect of script writing, this includes; helping with storylines, pitch documents, synopsis work, script reports, script rewrites and original work from scratch.

As well as writing drama and comedy, I’m also available as a writer for marketing videos, training videos and just about any other type of scripted content.

I’ve written online serials to a brief and created original drama for corporate companies too.  I’ve also written highly successful comedy scripts for ‘Comedy dining’ type experiences.

I can turn my hand to any type of script content.

As a script consultant I’ve also worked extensively with Hollywood based producers and production teams as a ‘fixer’ and rewrite specialist.

I’ve you’d like to hire me asscript writer for hire, UK Script editor  or script doctor please get in touch on

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