Creative Spirit Editing does not share or sell any personal data with any other party. Manuscripts are held in the highest confidence and details are never shared with any other party. Period.
Terms of Service
Author warrants and agrees that he/she is solely responsible for the original and final content of his/her writing, manuscript, or cover image, and hereby forever releases and discharges from liability in full, Creative Spirit Editing, their agents, heirs, successors, and assigns, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, complaints, causes of action, or suits of any kind or nature whatsoever, in any court of competent jurisdiction arising out of any and all claims related to the author's content, manuscript or cover image, including, but not limited to claims for defamation, public disclosure of private facts, plagiarism, misappropriation of name or likeness, errors or omissions, libel, slander, invasions of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, actions by third parties, and other related risks, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Creative Spirit Editing. Author agrees that any and all matters shall be governed by the laws of New York State.
Creative Spirit Editing will endeavor to flag elements of a work that may require copyright permissions. However, the author accepts full responsibility for complying with copyright laws and obtaining the necessary permission to use any elements of provided text, graphics, photos, music and song lyrics, designs, trademarks, or other previously published or created work to be included in the final product.
Extra charges may apply if you have a manuscript containing a high number of images, lists, graphs, bibliographies, or other specialized formatting. Please contact me to obtain a quote for your specialized project.
Creative Spirit Editing is not a publisher. Authors retain full rights to all files. However, Creative Spirit Editing retains the copyright to all suggested edits and changes to the manuscript until payment is received in full.
Creative Spirit Editing does not distribute, print, or provide any type of marketing services.
Payment is via PayPal. A deposit of half of the payment due is required after submission and on receipt of the invoice, the remainder is due on delivery of the completed project. Authors will be sent a PayPal invoice to the email address given on the submission form. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account in order to pay the invoice (there is no extra charge to the author).
A word about perfection: While Creative Spirit Editing strives to make your manuscript as close to perfect as possible, it's simply not realistic to guarantee 100% perfection. No professional copyeditor or proofreader will be able to promise to make your text perfect. Perfection is subjective. While some errors are indisputable, others are not.
After delivery of the final project, authors must contact Creative Spirit Editing within seven days to let me know if there is an error or problem with their manuscript or formatted book. Content errors such as newly introduced text, or other author-created errors are not covered in this guarantee.
Manuscript formatting guidelines: Use the submission form to upload a docx file of your manuscript. Please be sure to include information such as copyright, ISBN (if needed), title, acknowledgements, and indicate any other special sections. Please do not add any extra line breaks within your manuscript as this may adversely affect the formatting. For ebook requests, also upload your cover image as a separate file.
Ebook cover file guidelines: Use the submission form to upload a jpg, png, or tiff file of your cover image. For best results, cover images should be sized at 2560 pixels tall. Authors will be contacted in the event that there is an issue with the submitted cover image.
EBOOK FORMATTING - $99 Ebooks are formatted for all available platforms giving authors maximum flexibility for distribution. For a single price, authors receive a suite of digital files that are compatible with Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo, Google, and Generic EPUB (D2D and Smashwords). Ebook covers (provided by the author) are included within each formatted file and authors will also receive a separate marketing cover image compatible with each distribution platform. Before work begins, all authors receive a style sheet from which to choose layout style preferences.
PAPERBACK FORMATTING - $99 Authors will receive 2 formatted paperback editions – standard and large print. Paperback formatting is available in a variety of trim sizes. Cover images (ebook cover file provided by the author) traditionally do not appear within the print edition, however if requested by the author, I am happy to include it in the first pages of the paperback edition. Paperback formatting is for interior pages only and does not include production of the wrap-around cover file used by print-on-demand services. Before work begins, all authors receive a style sheet from which to choose trim size and layout style preferences.
LARGE PRINT PAPERBACK FORMATTING - $65 This service is primarily for authors who already have a standard print edition and wish to reach a wider audience with a large print edition. Large print formatting is available in 3 trim sizes. Cover images (ebook cover file provided by the author) traditionally do not appear within the print edition, however if requested by the author, I am happy to include it in the first pages of the paperback edition. Paperback formatting is for interior pages only and does not include production of the wrap-around cover file used by print-on-demand services. Before work begins, all authors receive a style sheet from which to choose trim size and layout style preferences.
COPYEDITING - $4 per page The copyediting price per page is based on 250 words per page and follows the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Copyediting includes all services provided in proofreading (spelling errors, grammar, and minor formatting issues), as well as suggestions for unclear wording, redundancies, syntax, inconsistencies, and awkward sentences. Please note: Copyediting does not include big picture developmental editing. PROOFREADING - $2 per page The proofreading service price per page is based on 250 words per page and follows the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. This service will catch previously missed spelling errors, grammar, and minor formatting issues in the author's manuscript. Please note, proofreading does not include any content or developmental editing. This should be considered a final last pass of your manuscript and assumes prior developmental and copyediting.