“I”, “me” and “myself” refer to Carly Mitchell who owns the website at www.rhythmicwritingproofreading.com and is a sole trader trading as Rhythmic Writing Proofreading. “You” and “Your” refer to the person viewing this website.

  1. These terms & conditions apply to any work done for the Client by myself.
  2. The Client is under no obligation to offer myself the work; neither am I under any obligation to accept work offered by the Client.
  3. I will provide the service(s) as mutually agreed, confirmed in writing by the Client.
  4. The work will be carried out unsupervised at such times and places as determined by the myself, using my own equipment.
  5. I confirm that I am self-employed, responsible for my own income tax and National Insurance contribution. I am not VAT registered and will not claim benefits granted to the Client’s employees.
  6. I agree to attend the Client’s or other premises for necessary meetings, the time spent and agreed reasonable expenses incurred to be reimbursed by the Client.
  7. The Client will reimburse myself for agreed reasonable expenses over and above usual expenses incurred in the process of editorial work.
  8. The Client will pay myself a fee per hour OR per printed page OR an agreed flat fee for the job.
  9. The completed work will be delivered on or before the date agreed, for the agreed fee, which will be based on the description of the work required and the brief, both supplied by the Client.
  10. If, however, on receipt of the item to be worked on or at an early stage, it becomes apparent that significantly more work is required than had been anticipated in the preliminary discussion/brief, I may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
  11. Similarly, if, during the term of the work, additional tasks are requested by the Client, I may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
  12. If the project is lengthy, I may invoice periodically for completed stages.
  13. Any content created by myself as part of the copyediting/proofreading/project management process will become the copyright of the Client, unless otherwise agreed.
  14. 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.
  15. All work will be completed by myself and will not be subcontracted to anybody else.
  16. If my work is unsatisfactory, I will rectify it in my own time and at my own expense.
  17. Unless agreed otherwise at the outset, payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of my invoice by electronic bank transfer, according to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (amended 2002 and 2013).
  18. The information that the Client and I may keep on record is covered by the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation. No more such information will be held than is necessary, at any time, to comply with those terms and with any compliance statement or privacy policy published by the Client and/or myself. Both the Client and I agree that, where consent is required to hold or process such data, such consent has been requested and obtained and both facts can be demonstrated. Either may view the other’s records to ensure that they are relevant, correct and up to date.
  19. Either the Client or myself have the right to terminate a contract for services if there is a serious breach of its terms.
  20. Refunds will only be given in extreme circumstances such as if we agree there has been a total failure to do the work.
  21. I may use the Client’s name in my promotional material.
  22. This agreement is subject to the laws of England and Wales [or Scots or Northern Ireland law, as appropriate], and both myself and Client agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh [or Scots or Northern Ireland] courts.
  23.  It is important that you check each insertion and deletion made by me before rejecting or accepting the change via Track Changes and that each note written by me is read. I am not an expert in your field and, although I am always careful, there is a small risk that I might inadvertently alter your intended meaning.
  24. If you are unable to send the work to me at the agreed time and on the agreed date, then I might need to change the date and time for completion of the work. If I am unable to complete the work before your deadline because of this change of schedule, I reserve the right to refuse to do the work and you will lose any deposit paid.
  25. The booking confirmation is an agreement to the contract of services between myself and the Client. When the booking confirmation has been received by myself from the Client I will issue an invoice for the booking fee. Once the booking fee has been paid the Client agrees to my proofreading services for the mutually agreed project fees and timescale. The final invoice will be reduced by the value of the booking fee upon completion of the work.