Titivillus Editing for the Health Sciences
Preparing Ideas and Research Results for Publication
Timothy DeVinney, Author's Editor and Copy Editor
Titivillus Editorial Services
Procedure: Short Version of Tasklist & Terms
A short e-mail confirmation of what the Copy Editor understands to be the needs of the Client. For a checklist with full details, see the tasklist and terms.
Text to be sent in an e-mail by the Copy Editor to the client (I will fill in blanks and delete those items that do not apply)
Name and address of Client:___
As agreed in our e-mail exchange / telephone conversation on the date ___, I am to copyedit your MS titled "______" which is ___ words in length, with ___ tables, ___ references, and ___ figures, and return it to you ___ days after I have received all job files or the initial deposit of $/euro___ (toward an estimated total fee of $/euro___), whichever is latest. This MS is intended to be submitted for publication with the journal / publisher (specify name of journal / publisher: ____); or for presentation as a poster / slide set for the ___ conference / CME on subject of ___; or other ___.
I will keep you informed of progress on the MS (check those that apply):
I will use the following e-mail subject tag to help with filtering message from me:___.
Further, I understand that I should address my queries to you / other (specify)___ by e-mail / telephone (tel. no. ___, during hours your time: ___). I may / may not request better quality (eg, higher resolution) figures if necessary from your lab technician / research associate:___, at e-mail address___ / tel.___.
Specifically, I will do the following:
_yes/no_ correct spelling and punctuation where clearly in
_yes/no_ edit for missing elements or parts
_yes/no_ check that Abstract, opening, or lead is accurate
_yes/no_ incorporate Author's replies to queries
On completion of the above to your satisfaction, you will pay the balance of $/euro___ due, within 15 days of receipt of the finished MS, to be paid through bank transfer / bank draft / PayPal payment / personal check, to the following (details inserted here):___.
I will send my invoice as ___printed copy by post (to address:___) or ___PDF in e-mail attachment (to address:___).
This agreement may be terminated by either party with ___ days' notice. If I terminate, then you will pay for work completed up to date of termination; if you terminate, then I will be paid for work done until termination or $/euro__, whichever amount is greater.
For next step, go back to stage 3: reach agreement with copy editor.
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