Terms of Service

Time to get to the nitty gritty details. Click below to find get info on my offered discounts, deposits and payment structures, turnaround times, and my refund policy.

New Clients
New clients are not eligible for any discounts
Return Clients
Return clients receive a 5% discount on their subsequent projects
Students, with proof of current enrolment or copy of a valid student ID, receive a 10% discount on all services.
If you like my services and refer someone to me, you will receive an additional 5% off your next project.

To secure a place in my editorial schedule, I require a 20% deposit on the following services:

Silver Manuscript Critique
I require a deposit for all works 20,000+ words
Gold Manuscript Critique
I require a deposit for all works 10,000+ words
Republish/Restructure Critique
I require a deposit for all works 15,000+ words
I require a deposit for all works 20,000+ words.

The 20% deposit is paid after I have agreed to take on your project, and you have been given a detailed quote and turnaround estimate and have decided to continue. If you complete your project with me, the deposit goes towards paying for my services.

I require ½ of the quoted price paid via PayPal before I start your project, and the remaining ½ after the project has been completed and you have received the edited or critiqued manuscript.

I am willing to discuss payment plans.


The turnaround period for each project depends on the content, focus areas, the service requested, and the length of manuscript.

Manuscript Length

For the purposes of a turnaround time estimate, manuscript length is categorized as follows:

Short Story1,000 – 6,999 words
Novelette7,000 – 14,999 words
Novella15,000 – 29,999 words
Long Novella30,000 – 59,999 words
Novel60,000+ words

Below are estimated turnaround times, based on the type of service and the length of the manuscript.

Short StoryNoveletteNovellaLong NovellaNovel
Silver Manuscript Critique2 days3 days4 days4 days5 days
Gold Manuscript Critique3 days4 days5 days6 days7 days
Platinum Manuscript Critique3 days4 days5 days6 days7 days
Developmental & Line Editing5 days6 days9 days15 days15+ days
Refund Policy

As mentioned, the deposit to secure a place in my work schedule is non-refundable.

Before all projects are begun, you will receive an e-mail notifying you that your project has been started, along with a PayPal invoice for ½ of the quoted price for your project. Before receiving this e-mail, authors are entitled to a full refund, minus the deposit and PayPal fees.

After the notification e-mail, refunds will only be given for the words that have not been edited. In other words, you will pay for what has been read/edited, which will be sent to you, and be refunded the rest of the money, minus the deposit and PayPal fees.