Last updated on July 10, 2020.
Statement of Intent: Writing Coaching, Consulting, Editing Services
As a writing coach, consultant, and editor, Jamie Morris provides professional feedback based on her experience in the writing field. Her suggestions and edits are intended to improve clients’ work-in-progress and to motivate, inform, and support her clients. However, in no way is engaging any of her services a guarantee of publication, sales, or critical acclaim.
Additionally, writing is deep work that comes with its own risks and discoveries. While Jamie will endeavor to support clients in their writing process, she is neither a therapist nor an attorney. However, as clients continue on their writing path, they may find that the services of one or both will offer valuable guidance beyond the scope of the relationship between writing coach/editor and client.
Your Intellectual Property and Documents
During the course of their work together, Jamie will be in possession of the client’s intellectual property (IP) and related materials. These are the client’s valuable, special, and unique assets. She will not, at any time or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, use a client’s IP for her own benefit, or divulge, disclose, or communicate any of a client’s IP to any third party without the client’s distinct prior consent.
However, since Jamie bears no responsibility, at any time, to store or retain any client work, communications, associated materials, or her notes on such, clients should keep their own notes during their conversations with Jamie, as they deem relevant, and retain those, as well as making backups and/or copies for themselves of any communications or materials they have shared with Jamie during the period governed by their professional agreement with her.
While a client may choose to audio-record any consultation with Jamie if they inform her ahead of time that they’ll be doing so, any such recording is proprietary and to be reviewed only by the client whose work it concerns. No copies of such a recording may be created. No further dissemination of such a recording is allowed. These restrictions are governed by Florida law, the state in which Jamie Morris’s business operates and is registered. Florida law states that all parties must consent to any (electronic, oral, or wire) audio recording and/or the disclosure [dissemination] of the contents of such a recording.
When a developmental critique of work of any length is purchased from Jamie Morris, the service provided will consist of two elements: 1) her careful read of the client’s manuscript, and 2) a comprehensive phone or video conversation based on that review. It is the client’s responsibility to take whatever notes they deem necessary during discussion of their work. (See also “Audio Recording Policies,” above.)
Payment and Plan Expiration Policies
- Clients pay in full for all agreed-upon services before services commence.
- After a 72-hour cancellation grace period, calculated from time of receipt of payment, all fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
- All coaching/consulting plans and hourly packages expire one year from purchase date, unless otherwise specified in the PayPal invoice.
- Changing any appointment with less than 24 business hours notice (9 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F—Monday appointments by the previous Friday at noon) will result in a one-hour charge.
- Returned check fee is $100 per check. Issuers of returned checks will also be liable for any associated bank penalties imposed.
- In the event that Jamie Morris is prevented by illness or other unforeseen circumstances from fulfilling her agreed-upon obligation to any coaching, consulting, or editing client, a full refund of any outstanding credit that client may have will be made to the client. Jamie’s liability will be exclusively limited to no more than a refund of monies remaining for unused hours or incomplete portions of editing.
- Clients agree to indemnify, defend, and hold me, Jamie Morris (and my contractors, agents, and representatives), harmless from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, liabilities, losses, judgments, damages, penalties, or expenses, of whatever kind, including interest, attorney’s fees, court costs, and other reasonable costs and charges that may result from my feedback or direction, written or oral, for which my professional services have been engaged.
Right to Decline
Not all writing coaches and editors can effectively meet the needs of all those seeking such services. If Jamie believes she is not the most effective coach or editor for a potential client, she reserves the right to decline to offer that person her coaching or editing services.
This website is owned and operated by Jamie Morris and is a Florida company. Our principal place of business is located at 442 Citrus Lane, Maitland FL 32275.
You must be at least sixteen years of age to use our website. Use of this website is at your own risk. We host our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of the website. The Terms and Conditions contained on this page is subject to change at any time.
Our Intellectual Property Notice
All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks, and service marks are owned by and property of Jamie Morris or the properly attributed party. It is a violation of federal law to use any of our intellectual property, in whole or in part, and modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should we choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) and/or an injunction forcing you to stop using our intellectual property immediately.
You may use our intellectual property with clear and obvious credit back to our site, as well links back to the page where the materials, designs, images, text, quote, or post is located when it is appropriate to do so. However, you may never claim any of our intellectual property as your own or your unique creation, even with attribution.
You agree not to submit any content or communications that could be illegal or serve an unlawful purpose, including, but not limited to, communications that are potentially libelous or maliciously false, obscene, abusive, negligent, or otherwise harmful or inappropriate.
Our website and related materials are provided for educational and informational use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our website and company for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of your use of our website and any related communications, including as a result of any consequences incurred from technological failures such as a payment processor error(s) or system failure(s).
While we may reference certain results, outcomes, or situations on this website, you understand and acknowledge that we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of third-party statements contained herein or the likelihood of success for you as a result of these statements or any other statements anywhere on this website. If you have medical, legal, or financial questions, you should consult a medical professional, lawyer, or CPA, and/or CFP, respectively. We expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for any actions or omissions you choose to make as a result of using this website, related materials, products, courses, or the materials contained herein.
This website is updated on a regular basis, and while we try to make accurate statements in a timely and effective manner, we cannot guarantee that all materials and related media contained herein are entirely accurate, complete, or up to date. You expressly acknowledge and understand that any information or knowledge you gain as a result of using this website is used at your own risk. If you should see any errors or omissions, and would like to let us know, please email us at [email protected].
This site may use affiliate links to sell certain products or services. We disclaim any and all liability as a result of your purchase through one of these links. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you when and where we have placed affiliate links in addition to this disclaimer located in these Terms and Conditions. You accept express liability for any and all consequences or benefits of clicking the affiliate links contained on this website or related communications.
If, at any time we feel you have violated these Terms and Conditions, we shall immediately terminate your use of our website and any related communications as we deem appropriate. It is within our sole discretion to allow any user’s access of our website, and we may revoke this access at any time without notice and, if necessary, block your IP address from further visits to our site(s).
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