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Service Agreement


Developmental Editing Service Agreement.

This Agreement is made between Steve Frost (‘Editor’) and _________________ (‘Author’) regarding the manuscript detailed below:

Working Title: ____________________________________________________

Length & Description of work(s): _____________________________________________

Total Agreed Fee:_____________________________________________

Work To Be Completed By:___________________________


Editorial Tasks:

Developmental editing includes two editing passes:

Phase 1: The Editor will read the manuscript and make notes of inconsistencies, pacing issues and other instances of concern.

Phase 2: Upon conclusion of phase 1 the Editor will use Word’s ‘track changes’ to make suggestions with regards to structure, plot, setting, pace, characterisation and other areas of concern and return the manuscript to the Author.



Contingent on the immediate signing of this Agreement and receipt of payment as agreed the developmental edit of the work will be delivered to the client no later than ___________



The client(s) agree to pay the Editor the sum of £_______ in sterling for the services outlined above. Half this sum is payable within seven calendar days of the date of this agreement. The remaining sum will be invoiced to the client upon completion of the work and is due for payment via PayPal or BACS within 14 days of the invoice date.



The nature and content of the work will be kept confidential and not made known to anyone other than the Client and its contractors without prior written permission.



No guarantees are made as to the saleability or marketability of the edited manuscript. Any content created by the Editor as part of the developmental editing will become the copyright of the Client. All royalties and monies gained by the sale of the book will be the sole property of the Author.



Once the project is in process either party may terminate this Agreement in the event of a material change of circumstance with 14 days’ notice sent in writing to the other party at the email address provided. If the Editor terminates the agreement, the Author will pay the Editor for work done up to the date of termination, and the Editor will refund the overpayment. If the Author terminates the agreement, the Author will pay the Editor for the work completed up to the date of termination.


By agreement:

Upon completion of this agreement, the Editor accepts follow-up questions and will engage in an additional assessment of the manuscript at no extra cost to the Author.


This agreement is made and entered into by and between the parties on this date:


Signed by the Editor:

Name: ____Steve Frost____________________________________
Date: ________________________________________


Signed on behalf of the Client:
Name: ________________________________________
Position: ____________________________________
Date: ________________

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