Our complimentary sample edit policy.

We provide a free sample edit of up to 1,000 words for potential clients. For the best possible results, please include a sample with both dialogue and narration.

Our suggested/requested services policy. NEW

Need a service you don’t see offered? Ask! We may be able to accommodate you.

Our booking/reservation policy. UPDATED

We book months in advance. Join our newsletter to hear about schedule openings, discounts and events. For emergencies, Contact Us.

To reserve a space on our schedule, you pay a non-refundable reservation fee that guarantees DCS will not book another client or project in that time slot. Your space on the DCS calendar is not reserved until this fee is paid.

Contact Us to reserve a space on the schedule. Be sure to include all of the following: word count, genre, and any relevant themes. (See our “No Go” policy.)

Our payment policy. UPDATED

All payment is in United States currency ($). Invoicing and payments are made via Paypal.

Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

We cannot accept cash or any cash-like instruments. We do not accept payments in person.

All unpaid invoices must be paid before a new project will be started. If a client has made a habit of late or incomplete payments in the past, we reserve the right to request full payment up front for new services.

Our process policy.

See “Are You Ready for Editing? (The Process)” to learn our unique “Cake” theory on the editing process.

All documents must be provided in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .rtf.

Please note: Due to document formatting incompatibility, we do not accept documents created in the Word Perfect program.

Our changing scope policy.

New Changing scope: Once work has started, no changes to the manuscript will be accepted after 72 hours. In that time frame, changes of up to 5,000 words are acceptable but will result in a delayed start date and will increase the turnaround time as well as the final invoice price. All changes will be reflected in the final invoice. Changes greater than 5,000 words will not be accepted.

Our questions policy. UPDATED

If you have a few basic follow-up questions about your project, you may contact us within four calendar days (from receipt of your final edits) at no cost. All questions must be included in ONE document to facilitate a prompt response from the DCS team.

For questions that require in-depth review or analysis, there is a $50 “further review/consultation” fee.

If you have an industry-based or grammar question, please submit it via our Contact page and join our newsletter to read the answer!

Our cancellation policy.

Please note that if you need to cancel, the reservation fee is non-refundable.

Our rescheduling policy.

Contact Us as soon as possible. We try to be flexible.

New Please note: If you make a change of fourteen (14) days or more to your start date, another reservation fee must be paid to secure a new date.

Our “No Go” policy.

We reserve the right to refuse any project. Some basics on our “No Go” list include work that features incest, bestiality, rape, gore, polyamorous relationships (i.e. multiple partners), erotica (See “Erotic romance vs. Erotica — What’s the Difference?”), or paranormal.

To get an idea for what we handle, please see our Portfolio on the main page.

Our confidentiality policy.

We recognize that some documents may contain proprietary information. All documents and correspondence between DCS and clients are kept confidential.

Our re-publishing policy.

The images: The images used on this site are copyrighted and may not be used elsewhere. The articles: We hope the articles on this site get you excited about writing. If you post a link to them on your social media or site, please include our name – Daisycakes Creative Services — and link back to our site: Daisycakescreativeservices.com

Our testimonial/kudos policy.

Want to share the love? You can submit a testimonial with feedback on your experience working with us via the Contact Us page. Also feel free to give us a shout out on Twitter.

Thank you for reading our policies!