On this page you’ll find answers to questions you may have about working with me. If you need further information, please get in touch.
Who retains copyright of edited/written material?
The client. Any writing or editing is carried out as a service for which you pay. I have no rights to the final text.
Do I have to acknowledge your contribution to my book?
Not at all. Some authors acknowledge my work; some – especially those who don’t want their publisher/agent/readers to know I exist – don’t acknowledge my work. I don’t mind either way; I’m not in this job for the glory.
What about confidentiality?
I don’t discuss client projects outside the business. Should you wish, I will be happy to sign a confidentiality agreement (NDA).
How does payment work?
I accept payment by cheque or direct bank transfer.
- For UK clients, project fees up to and including £350 are payable in full in advance. Where a project fee exceeds £350, half is payable upfront as security and the remainder is payable within 14 days of the client receiving the project deliverables (the edited/written files). For projects with long timelines, like book ghostwriting, I may request payment in instalments.
- For international clients, project fees are payable in full in advance.
Do you outsource work?
No, I handle all services personally. I believe you should know the editor/writer who’s working on your project, so that you can be assured it’s in safe hands.