*Please note that working with Rebekah Faubion does not gaurantee a contract with an agent, nor does it guarantee a publishing deal. Publishing is a very subjective business.*
Please read this information carefully before submitting to Rebekah Faubion. Submission indicates you have read and agree with all of the terms and conditions outlined on this page. This notice is effective as of October 10, 2017.
Rebekah Faubion is acting as freelance editor, and does not fit the legal definition of a partnership, company, or corporation. Payment will be between client and editor. Rebekah strives to provide the best customer service at all times, but should an issue or grievance arise, it shall be between client and the editor.
Please format submissions with standard margins, double-spacing, and 12 point font. (Query letter can be single-spaced). Please send as Word .doc or .docx attachments. All query/manuscript reviewing and editing is done electronically. I return notes in word documents. Please make sure you are comfortable using Microsoft Word before submitting, as we are unable to provide more than the most basic technical troubleshooting.
All payments are made upon acceptance of the contract. For Manuscript Packages, I require a deposit of half the fee before I begin, and the balance upon completion of the project before I send out notes. I only accept payment via PayPal. I will invoice you, which means in addition to my fees you will pay a small fee to PayPal. As of January 1, 2015, the fee is 2.9%. More information is available on the PayPal website.
I can only offer refunds before services have commenced.
AT COMPLETION OF SERVICE
Rebekah Faubion cannot guarantee you will achieve publication or literary representation as a result of our services. My pledge is to take on the clients whose work I feel has potential to be successful in today’s market and to work closely with individual writers to elevate the level of their manuscripts. Unfortunately, even the most well-written manuscripts do not always find homes at agencies or publishing houses.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT/IDEA THEFT
All submissions received by Rebekah Faubion are automatically assumed as copyrighted to you, the author. I will never reproduce your words without your written permission. I am ethical and will not steal your ideas; if I think the subject matter of your manuscript is too close to something I am working on, I will pass on it. That said, publishing is full of trends and I cannot guarantee that if I read your fantasy, contemporary, science fiction, futuristic thriller, horror, mystery, historical fiction, space opera, or any other work in the a genre I also write, that I will never write a book of similar nature. If this remains a concern, perhaps working with a freelance editor who is not also a writer might be a better fit for you.
No personal information exchanged with Rebekah Faubion (name, email address, etc.) will ever be shared or sold. None of your writing will ever be reproduced online or shared without your written permission.
RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE
You are paying for a service and deserve an editor who is passionate about your work. I have a limited amount of time to devote to manuscript critiques and want to focus on the ones that speak personally to me. I reserve the right to politely decline a full manuscript critique.