Terms and Conditions
The following Terms and Conditions are provided so that both you (“Client”) and Heidi Cook, Editor, have clear expectations of this working relationship.
By submitting your inquiry, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. You are also certifying that all ideas and writing are original pieces of work and are expressly owned by you, the Client, in accordance with international copyright laws.
1.1 These terms apply to any consultations, editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, or any other work provided by Heidi Cook, Editor, and her Team.
1.2 Heidi Cook, Editor, reserves the right to refuse any manuscript.
The Client’s manuscript will be considered for acceptance through the Inquiry Form. If accepted, the Client will receive an email or text message with a link to a payment website. (See 4.2 below.)
1.3 An evaluation and consultation are required prior to any proofreading, editing, or ghostwriting.
1.4 All evaluations and consultations are, at this time, completed by Heidi Cook, Editor. Editing and/or ghostwriting will be done by Heidi Cook, Editor, and/or her Team. All edited and ghostwritten material are approved by Heidi Cook, Editor, before being presented to the Client.
1.5 All work done for the Client by Heidi Cook, Editor, or her Team will be agreed upon in writing by email and/or text.
2. The Client’s Responsibilities
2.1 You, the Client, agree to polish your manuscript to the best of your abilities in the categories of style, grammar, and punctuation.
2.2 You, the Client, agree to listen to the suggestions regarding your manuscript, while remaining teachable and flexible.
3. Heidi Cook’s Responsibilities
3.1 Heidi Cook agrees to have the goal of maintaining the Client’s voice throughout the Client's manuscript.
3.2 Heidi Cook agrees to be honest and kind in her delivery of the editing and other services.
3.3 Heidi Cook's Revision and Editing Plan will have the goal to make the Client’s manuscript the best it can be.
4. Project Terms
4.1 Heidi Cook, Editor, works primarily on Projects with first-time writers to hone their wordsmithing craft and help them reach their goals for their manuscripts.
4.2 Heidi Cook, Editor, and Team agree not to disclose the ideas and writing contained in the Client's manuscripts to any party not on the Editing Team.
4.3 All Projects require an Initial Consultation Fee which includes evaluation, plan and 30 minute consultation. If the Client then decides to choose one of the options presented and moves forward, an invoice will be drafted.
The Client is under no obligation to continue with the Revision and Editing Plan after the consultation.
4.4 Options for the Project may include revision guidance, developmental editing, ghostwriting, line editing, copyediting or proofreading.
4.5 The estimated hours and plan for the editing project will be invoiced and emailed to the Client directly after the consultation.
4.6 Payment of the invoice will be considered acceptance of the Revision and Editing Plan in writing.
4.7 For members of the PPP, in order to keep your place in the schedule, payment must be made within one hour of receiving the invoice.
4.8 Members of the PPP have a special rate as a benefit of membership. Please refer to the PPP group for details.
Terms and Conditions are copyrighted by Heidi Cook Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved. Revised on 10/27/2020.