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Word Nerd Edits requires all clients to sign a contract and agree to all terms and conditions listed on this page. 

This is necessary to protect our clients and our business and maintain a high standard of integrity and service Word Nerd Edit prides itself on.


The author is responsible for signing the contact and submitting payment in a timely manner. Any delay in the completion of the contract and/or payment may affect ability to meet deadlines. 

The editor will contact the author upon receipt of contract, initial payment, and manuscript to confirm that work has begun. 

The editor will return the edited manuscript to the author on or before the agreed upon deadline. The author will have thirty days to read their feedback and contact the editor with any questions. After a thirty day period, the author is welcome to submit their manuscript for additional edits.

Should the editor be unable to complete their edit and return the manuscript within the agreed upon time frame, the author will receive a partial refund for each day past the deadline until the work is completed.

The author is not required to make any changes to their manuscript based on the editor's feedback. If they are dissatisfied with the feedback they received, they are welcome to contact the editor to discuss. The editor will work to rectify any problems, and, if deemed necessary, return a portion of the author's payment.

In the event of creative differences between the author and editor, Word Nerd Edits is unable to provide refunds, since the work has already been completed.

After receipt of signed contract and payment, Word Nerd Edits does not provide refunds for author cancellation. The author is welcome to withdraw their manuscript prior to the contract being signed.


Project cost for proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing is based on word count. Word count is determined by the word counters in Word, Google Docs, or based on the Monterey Language Services PDF Word Count Tool (depending on the type of file you submit). 

Once the contract has been signed, Word Press Edits will issue an invoice for the first 50% of the total project cost. The other 50% will be billed after completion of editing.

For revision and writing help (charged by the hour), a $100 deposit is required to begin work. The deposit will count towards the total amount due. Any work beyond $100 will be billed monthly.

Invoices must be paid within one week.

Expedited service may be available for an additional fee.

Privacy Policy

At Word Nerd Edits, all information submitted by our clients is kept confidential. Any and all personal information, manuscripts, feedback, etc. will be kept between the editor and client and will never be sold or distributed to outside parties.

Any work submitted to Word Nerd Edits remains the sole property of the author. Word Nerd Edits and the editor do not claim any ownership of any of any work submitted for editing. 

Authors are not required to credit Word Nerd Edits or the editor in the published copy of their work, but it is appreciated!