Breaking Down an Audio Drama Script

woman checking the script written on the paper

There’s no big secret to breaking down a script. A lot depends on the workflow and the level of detail you’re looking to get into for your production. Most script editing software has some reporting capability. And often, these reports can be exported as a CSV.

This is great news! When I see the letters CSV, I immediately think import to a spreadsheet. Here’s a little speed-through video on my workflow for exporting reports in WriterDuet (my writing suite of choice) and importing them into Google Sheets (or any other spreadsheet) to format in an easily readable manner.

Bonus for Reaper users: I’ll show you how to export a CSV from Sheets all laid out to import as markers in Reaper! Check it out here:


  • Matthew is a writer with an obsession for "the right word", storytelling, and communicating big ideas in accessible ways. He's a fierce advocate for the written and spoken word, striving to inform and support the voices of other creators in his role as a Communication and Content Specialist. As a sound designer, Matt also crafts soundscapes and edits dialogue for audiobooks and fictional podcast productions. He has lived all over the United States and travels with his wife and son in search of craft beer and great stories.