.: Service Agreement :.

All correspondence/media shared between parties remain confidential, be it written or oral.

You allow S. H. Books Editing Services to properly edit your work upon acceptance.

All document copyrights, publishing rights, and works belong to the Author. We do not acquire any rights to the works we undertake for editing. The rights/property remain that of the Author.

.: Terms of Service :.


Upon acceptance for services rendered, you agree and acknowledge the following:

1. Manuscript Editing Services Guidelines

Manuscript editing is done electronically, through email, using Microsoft Word and/or the accepted formats for documents. The Author must submit a copy of the manuscript electronically by the start date. It must be formatted to the specifications listed on our guidelines page. Comments are made in the margins by the Editor via the comment feature found in MS Word. Corrections/changes will also be noted via 'Track Changes,' which allows the Author to accept or reject any Editorial changes. Additional comments noting stylistic, content, or formatting issues will also be made in the margins.

Turn-around time can take from 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the length of the manuscript.

Simple ebook formatting can take 24 to 48 hours.

2. Payments

2.1 A partial payment for services rendered (half of the price quoted) must be paid in advance. The other half of the payment must be paid upon completion of the work done.

2.2 Payments must be submitted to us via Paypal.

2.3 Fees are non-refundable once work has commenced.

2.4 An invoice will be generated via Paypal detailing the services to be rendered, and the fees incurred, as well as instructions in regards to paying the partial payments.

3. Delivery of Materials/Work

The Author agrees to deliver materials/work via EMAIL: LizzieBeth1095@sbcglobal.net by the specified date. We accept the following formats for submitted work: .DOC, .DOCX, .ODT., .RTF.

4. Confidentiality & Ownership

All manuscripts/correspondence/media shared will be held in confidentiality. The text/media in the manuscript remains the sole property of the Author. No portion of the manuscript will be distributed to any other party for any reason without written request from the Author. We do not acquire any rights to the works we undertake for editing. All document copyrights, publishing rights, and works belong to the Author.

5. Indemnity

S. H. Books Editing Service is responsible in offering advice and suggestions to the Author throughout the editing process. The Editor’s responsibility is limited to notifying the Author of any unresolved differences with the Author before the work proceeds to the next stage of production. The Editor will make every effort to bring questionable material to the attention of the Author, and the Author agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Editor from any and all claims or demands, including legal fees, arising out of any alleged libel or copyright infringement committed by the Author in creating the work.

6. Dispute Resolution

In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising from or relating to this agreement or the breach thereof, the parties hereto shall use their best efforts to settle the dispute, claim, question, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith and, recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties. If they do not reach such solution within a period of sixty (60) days, then, upon notice by either party to the other, all disputes, claims, questions, or differences shall be finally settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules.

7. Termination of Agreement

The Author or Editor can terminate the Agreement at any time, without any given cause. Parties doing so must give the other party thirty (30) days written notice.

8. Acknowledgement & Acceptance

By accepting the terms listed, Author agrees to acknowledge the editing work done by S. H. Books Editing Services.

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