Terms and conditions

All work that we carry out is subject to the below standard terms and conditions, unless otherwise agreed.

Quotes
Payment
Timescales
Confidentiality
Liability
Plagiarism (Academic proofreading)
Proofreading vs editing
Returning documents without change

Quotes

Samples of work will be requested prior to giving a quote, to make sure the service quoted for is what you are looking for. Please note that the quote is for whole job, not per word. If the number of words changes significantly from when the quote is given to when actual document is sent, the quote may be altered by agreement. If not otherwise discussed, the original fee till applies.

Quotes received are valid for three months.

Quotes are given on the basis that the entire document is sent at once.

Payment

Payment is via PayPal to lizzie@lizziecassmaran.com, due within one week of the job being completed. For larger jobs, we may request a deposit in advance. International clients are liable for conversion fees unless otherwise discussed.

Timescales

Clients will receive an estimated timescale along with the quote. This timescale depends on the work being sent on the agreed date, and is otherwise subject to change. We will confirm the date and time in UK local time that the document will be returned when it is sent by the client. If the document is sent by the client later than planned, a revised timescale may be given.

Confidentiality

All work is guaranteed confidential and will only be read by Write Right staff. All copyright and intellectual property remains with the author of the piece.

Your company name or university name may be listed on this website as a client once the work has been completed. Please let us know if you would rather it were omitted.

Liability

Documents will be returned with a proofreading/editing report showing due diligence. Final liability for the document rests with the author, and whilst the utmost care will be taken to identify errors, it is conceivable that on occasion errors will be missed due to human error. We are not liable for any losses, financial or otherwise, resulting from missed errors.

Standard proofreading or editing service is to highlight errors in copy. Although the functionality of digital proofreading means that these errors are often corrected by the proofreader, it is not our responsibility to action changes.

Plagiarism (academic proofreading)

If you are a student, having your work proofread, or edited for larger structural and linguistic concerns does not constitute plagiarism.

For international students, work will only be proofread or edited with a statement in writing from the student that they are not being assessed on their English language abilities.

We reserve the right to contact academic staff directly if we have any concerns over plagiarism.

Proofreading vs editing

If you have requested a quote for proofreading only, this covers basic errors in spelling, grammar, formatting and syntax. Light-touch editorial advice may be given at times. However, if your document needs more comprehensive editing, this will be subject to a new quote. Otherwise, we will proofread the  document as it stands.

Returning documents without change

We reserve the right to return any piece of work after receiving if I have any concerns about the work. These concerns may include, but are not limited to:

  • The standard of writing is such that it requires more work than we have agreed to include in the quote
  • The nature of the business, or of the job we have been asked to do, raises ethical concerns
  • We are concerned about plagiarism

Revised 21 July 2013

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