Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

  • The following Terms and Conditions outline the contractual agreement between myself and clients who engage my editing services.
  • These terms and conditions dictate the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of all parties to the contract. By accessing or engaging my services, the client agrees to be fully bound by these terms. These conditions govern all aspects of the service delivery process and outline the expectations of both parties.

2. Preliminary Agreements

  • I will provide the scope of services to the author when they request a particular service, which will be specified in a separate agreement between the parties.
  • I will send the contract with the onboarding documents, and the author must sign it and send back a copy of the signed agreement. The other onboarding documents will include a Non-disclosure Agreement and an extended service sheet.
  • Before the contract begins, the client and I will agree on the following terms:
    • The format of the manuscript.
    • Ideal turnaround time.
    • Project fee and payment plan.
    • Commencement of the contract.
  • Unless otherwise stipulated in the contract, the agreement commences when the client funds the escrow account and sends their manuscript. Also, the turnaround time starts ticking from that moment.
  • A service sheet will be provided in the onboarding package, and the author is advised to read through it carefully as I won’t go beyond the agreed scope. If, upon further assessment of the manuscript, I find that the document needs some other service that will hinder the discharge of my duties under the contract, I will inform the author. They have the option of either determining the agreement or launching a re-negotiation of the price.
  • The client cannot assign the rights under the editing contract to a third party without my prior consent.

3. Payment Terms

  • Unless otherwise agreed, payment should be made 14 days after the receipt of the invoice. Any alternative arrangement must be reduced to writing and duly documented by both sides.
  • Once the final price has been agreed upon and negotiations concluded with the sent contract evidencing this state of affairs, the client is precluded from launching fresh negotiations – unless there are dire extenuating circumstances, the word count has been extended, or some other issue cropped up from either side.
  • In the cases of large projects with multiple milestones, if payment is not received within the specified timeframe (14 days after the invoice is sent and the final deliverables forwarded unless otherwise provided), I reserve the right to temporarily discontinue services until payment is tendered.
  • I understand that unexpected circumstances may arise which affect the client’s finances. If that is the case, I encourage clients to reach out, and we can discuss alternative payment arrangements. I always aim to work with clients to provide them with the best possible experience.
  • For future bookings, I reserve the right to request an initial deposit with a percentage at my discretion, and the remaining unpaid portion can be paid in only two instalments.  In such a case, the project commences upon payment of the deposit and delivery of the manuscript. 
  • There is a 15% rush fee if a client wants their project done faster and the projected turnaround time isn’t fitting. Acceptance or rejection of such proposal is entirely at my discretion. Also, the rush fee will be added to the project price and be paid either as one lump sum or in two instalments.

4. Non-Disclosure and Property Rights.

  • I am very committed to confidentiality, and I will always work closely with the Client to protect their work and information throughout the editing process.
  • Every information or document generated, sent, or provided by the client remains their personal property, and I will never sell or use them. This means the client retains their property rights in the original work, and I am precluded from claiming any rights.
  • My reports, samples, questionnaires, letters, maps, outlines, and any such deliverable remains my property and may not be sold, distributed, or transmitted in any form or shape unless I have expressly agreed, and this agreement has been reduced to writing.
  • I will not publish or share any portion of the client’s work, and the client can proceed in litigation against me if I renege on this promise.

5. Termination and Cancellation

  • In the event that either party wishes to terminate an agreement, written notice must be provided promptly, and any such notice must be confirmed by the other party. Such confirmation must also be returned in writing.
  • The client is still obligated to pay a fee proportionate to the work I have performed if the contract is prematurely terminated.
  • Upon termination, I will promptly return all project-related materials to the Client safely and securely, ensuring the confidentiality of the Client’s work remains protected. This includes deleting the file from my system at once and informing the client to revoke my access to the document.
  • The determining party must communicate termination in writing, and this can be achieved by email, text message, or any other pre-agreed medium of communication.

6. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification

  • I will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising from the services provided. My liability is limited to the extent provided by law, and as such, I cannot be a part of any suit lobbied against your story.
  • In the unlikely event that a third party suffers any damage due to the service I offered – including, but not limited to, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and intellectual property infringement – the client agrees to indemnify me from any claims, demands, suits, proceedings, losses, costs, and damages.
  • The client agrees to take any further steps to mitigate any harm or damage that might be caused by any such claims.

7. Changes to Terms and Conditions

  • I may update or modify the terms and conditions at any time and with or without notice to the client. However, the terms and conditions have a permanent slot in the website’s menu and the footer.
  • Regardless of whether the client is aware of any material change in the terms or not, any continued use of my services via this website indicates that they have assented to the terms and will be bound by the modified terms and conditions.

8. Contact Information

  • Any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions should be directed preyeiwo@gmail.com or therookiejurist@gmail.com
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and  I will get back to you as soon as possible.