Alex W. (289 posts)
Alex W. accidentally rescued the Editing Room back in 2011 after seeing “Battle: Los Angeles” and being compelled to share an abridgment with Rod, who was on the verge of shutting the site down, but then didn’t. Alex has written slightly more than the lion’s share of Abridged Scripts on the site, a few of which have appeared on :-D Huge thanks go to my dear lady wife Barbara: a key part of my creative process is remembering to write down funny shit that she says.
Rod (240 posts)
Rod is the founder of The Editing Room, having started the web site in 1998 after seeing “Godzilla” and being compelled to express his hatred. He’s written the lion’s share of Abridged Scripts on the site, many of which have appeared in Total Film magazine and
Craig (193 posts)
Craig is a sheet metal worker by day, unsuccessful writer and filmmaker by night. Right now he wishes he had a website to link to.
Jess M. (74 posts)
Jess M. is a copy editor and mom in the Pacific Northwest who abridges musicals, romances, period dramas, and other genres the guys avoid. Her husband says she deserves to have a device of flaming death from above named after her.
John K. (71 posts)
John K. is a sexy author, actor, editor, and playwright operating out of Chicago, Illinois. He can unhinge his jaw to swallow larger prey. If you’d like to see more of John’s work, assemble the eight Stones of Power at the Ziggurat of Shal-Tur before the Blood Moon reaches its apex. Failing that, follow him on Twitter (@JohnKeefe13).
Lachlan R. (55 posts)
Lachlan R. was raised in Indonesia, Thailand, Poland and the Australian countryside. Somehow, this has resulted in a semi-English accent. He’s currently living in Melbourne, Australia and is working towards writing full time.
Steph (43 posts)
Steph currently resides in Southern California. When she’s not dodging the sunburn and dehydration monsters, she is saving the world by serving one alcoholic beverage at a time.
Ian S. (40 posts)
If you see a man wandering in the snow and mumbling to himself, gesticulating with twitchy fervor, occasionally blinking and looking around before changing direction but not demeanor, that’s probably Ian. It’s part of his process.
Nicole (32 posts)
Nicole is a teacher and is married to a man who poorly proofreads her abridged scripts. They have a very immodest Shih Tzu. Her talents include being able to recite most of Fargo, which she thinks impresses people.
Joannes (19 posts)
Joannes is a 6’5” guy from Belgium who shamelessly ripped off The Editing Room to create his own spin-off for videogames at To keep Rod off his back, he occasionally contributes a movie script here.
Tim K. & Nick K. (16 posts)
Tim and his brother Nick are fraternal twins, but no, that doesn’t mean they can read each other’s minds. Only identical twins can do that.
Jill G. (15 posts)
Jill is a self-proclaimed movie critic and university-educated veterinarian, which is probably safer than the other way around. She loves superheroes, musicals, and rom-coms more than any well-adjusted adult should, so it’s probably a good thing she’s not all that well-adjusted. Maybe one day she’ll actually get around to making that podcast she always talks about. I wouldn’t put money on it, though.
Alex L. (11 posts)
Vell, Alex’s just zis guy, you know? He moved around way too much growing up, but is settled (for now) in Madison, Wisconsin. Alex loves music and movies, plays guitar, and feels uncomfortable writing about himself in third person.
Raquel P.S. (4 posts)
Raquel is an IT professional from Brazil who dreams of one day quitting her day job and all of her other jobs, too, and then never having a job again. If you speak Portuguese, you can read more of her stuff at
James A. (4 posts)
James is so great. He’s a small-time video production professional in NC, which is basically the same thing as being a Hollywood bigshot director. His writings have been featured on The Hard Times (okay, technically their spinoff site The Hard Money that lasted about a year) and Cracked (like forever ago). His wife likes him writing for The Editing Room because it keeps him out of Internet arguments.
Will W. (3 posts)
Will is a simple man who is proud to be humble. In his dream life, he is a superhero with the power to move slow cars out of the left lane. In his real life, his only superpower is the ability to beat anyone at Words With Friends except his mom.
Matt C. (2 posts)
Matt is an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz majoring in cognitive science, which is the study of thoughts and ideas. As in, I thought Mission Impossible 6 was dogshit, whose idea was it to make so many of those things? Follow him on Twitter! (@willem_dafool)