Terms of Service

Editing Services require a 25% deposit at the time of booking. For edits priced on a sliding scale, invoices will be generated and deposits calculated based on the highest price point. Once editing is complete, final invoices will be adjusted down, if necessary, based on the extent of the edits the manuscript required. Final payment must be received before edited manuscripts are returned to clients.

Should you need to cancel or reschedule your edit, the deposit is nonrefundable, however, we are happy to hold your funds and apply them to an edit rescheduled within six months of your originally scheduled date. Rescheduling fees apply. Should we need to cancel, or if we are unable to complete an edit for any reason, at our discretion, your deposit is 100% refundable.

Billing and payments are handled through PayPal.

Edit start dates and return dates are listed within the terms of each invoice. Our editors do their very best to return manuscripts by the projected completion date; our editors are also busy working moms, and sometimes life interferes with even the best laid plans. We ask for your patience and understanding should this occur. If your manuscript is returned more than three days past your scheduled completion date, a 5% courtesy discount will be applied to your edit. Likewise, we understand that sometimes you might need a few more days to get your manuscript ready for editing. A five-day grace period is allowed at the start of each edit for you to send your manuscript to your editor. After five days, if we still have not received your manuscript, your edit may be rescheduled; rescheduling fees apply. Return dates will be adjusted accordingly. If you are working according to a tight publishing deadline, please notify your editor of these deadlines; we want you to succeed, after all, and will do our best to work with your publication schedule.

Flexible scheduling and/or expedited services are available for an additional fee. Please inquire for more information.

By paying your deposit, you agree to the terms as outlined above.

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