Lydia Wanstall

Copy-editing and Proofreading

 
 
 

Terms and conditions

  1. These terms & conditions apply to any work done for the Client by Lydia Wanstall.
  2. The Client is under no obligation to offer Lydia Wanstall work; neither is Lydia Wanstall under any obligation to accept work offered by the Client.
  3. Lydia Wanstall will provide 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 Lydia Wanstall, using her own equipment.
  5. Lydia Wanstall confirms that she is self-employed, is responsible for her own income tax and National Insurance contributions, and will not claim benefits granted to the Client’s employees.
  6. Lydia Wanstall agrees 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 Lydia Wanstall for agreed reasonable expenses over and above usual expenses incurred in the process of editorial work. The Client will pay Lydia Wanstall a fee per hour OR an agreed flat fee for the job.
  8. 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.
  9. If, however, upon 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, Lydia Wanstall may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
  10. Similarly, if, during the term of Lydia Wanstall’s work, additional tasks are requested by the Client, Lydia Wanstall may renegotiate the fee and/or the deadline.
  11. If the project is lengthy, Lydia Wanstall may invoice periodically for completed stages.
  12. Any content created by Lydia Wanstall as part of the copy-editing/proofreading/project management process will become the copyright of the Client, unless otherwise agreed.
  13. 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.
  14. Lydia Wanstall guarantees that any work that she subcontracts on behalf of the Client will be completed to the same standard, schedule and budget and with the same conditions of confidentiality.
  15. If Lydia Wanstall’s work is unsatisfactory, Lydia Wanstall will rectify it in her own time and at her own expense.
  16. Unless agreed otherwise at the outset, payment will be made within 30 days of receipt of Lydia Wanstall’s invoice, according to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
  17. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Client and Lydia Wanstall may keep on record such information (e.g. contact details) as is necessary. Either may view the other’s records to ensure that they are relevant, correct and up to date.
  18. Either the Client or Lydia Wanstall has the right to terminate a contract for services if there is a serious breach of its terms.
  19. If Lydia Wanstall has made a substantial contribution to the copy-editing/proofreading/project management of the work, she will be entitled to receive one free copy of the work.
  20. Lydia Wanstall may use the Client’s name in her promotional material.
  21. This agreement is subject to the laws of England and Wales, and both Freelance and Client agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

 

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Testimonials

I first hired Lydia as a proofreader for a large multi-country market research programme in January 2011. I have been very impressed with Lydia's work - her excellent grasp of the English language, her eye for detail, her confidence in presenting queries and she is also very conscientious and easy to work with. I have hired Lydia again as she is an asset to the project team.

Alpa Virdi
Owner/Director at Spotlight Market Research & Editing

We have been working with Lydia for a year now and she has edited long and complex as well as short texts on environmental health topics for us. We have always been very happy with her timely and high-quality work. For us as non-native speakers, we need an editor in whom we can have a lot of confidence and Lydia is always willing to provide substantial advice on how to best use the English language.

Consultant
Water and Sanitation at European Centre for Environment and Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Lydia always asks me lots of questions to ensure that my argument comes across clearly – it makes me study extra hard – and then she makes my writing wonderful in her most suitable and beautiful English.

Maria Keiko Yasuoka
Postdoctoral researcher at Hokkaido University, Japan