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Do I have to pay VAT?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

If you register as a company client, always fill out the ‘Company’ and ‘VAT’ fields in your account settings. You are subject to 20% added VAT if you register with a UK address. The same goes for clients from the rest of the EU without a valid VAT number. Clients from the rest of the EU with a valid VAT number fall under the law of zero-rated VAT. Clients registered outside the EU are not subject to VAT.

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Are my name and my company’s name printed on the invoices?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Yes, once you’ve added your name and company to your account, this information will be printed on your invoices.

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What types of payment do you accept?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

We accept PayPal, as well as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

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What should I write in my brief to the editor?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Any comments or instructions that can help the editor do a better job. This might include a description of the target audience, problems you are aware of, whether the writer is a native English speaker, preferred spellings or things you want the editor to change (or leave alone).

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Can I upload multiple files?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Yes, simply select all the files you need to upload to Wordy. If you need to paste several pieces of text, you can either paste them all into the same window, or one at the time until your order is complete.

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Is all work done by real people?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Yes, all editing is done by skilled professionals who have been individually tested and verified by Wordy. If you’re looking for a great academic copy-editor, chances are you’ll find more than twenty instantly available on Wordy.

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What file formats does Wordy support?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Wordy handles most common file formats, such as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Rich text format (.rtf), Plain text (.txt), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), HTML (.html), LaTeX (.tex).

All other formats are quoted manually, this usually takes no more than one hour. If you’re under deadline pressure, please convert your file into one of the common file formats before sending it.

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Why hasn’t my job been picked up by an editor yet?

7 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

When you create an order, we give you an approximate delivery time. The approximate delivery time is not a promise but an indication of when you can expect your job returned to you.

If your job hasn’t been picked up, or even if the approximate delivery time has passed, please know we’re working hard to assign your job to the first available editor.

Please also check whether you’ve locked in your editor team, which can have a big impact on the expected delivery time (but will not show in the approximate delivery time).

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What does rewriting involve?

1 July 2016 | Anders Schepelern

A content rewrite is a more substantive edit than a basic Wordy edit. For a content rewrite, your Wordy editor will substantially reword and reorganise your content to improve consistency, flow and readability. They may, if requested, condense a document to a given word count. This process is what many editors call a substantive edit.

You should also request a content rewrite if you require any significant work beyond the scope of a basic edit, such as reformatting a long document or restyling references.

Note that Wordy editors do not do research or fact-checking. They will not expand your text significantly or provide substantial new material. They do not complete incomplete references or cross-check references.

When you request a content rewrite, you should provide a brief message telling the editor exactly what you’re looking for, including information regarding any length limits or other restrictions you must work within.

Please note that editors can request a rewrite upgrade if deemed necessary. You’ll have the option to cancel the job or accept the rewrite upgrade (and added cost).

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What does editing involve?

1 July 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Editing sample

Wordy’s editing process involves correcting grammar and punctuation and ensuring correct usage, internal consistency in usage and coherent logical structure.

Wordy editors will always provide corrections for incorrect or nonstandard grammar or usage; they will sometimes reorder or consolidate sentences. Occasionally, they may suggest reordering paragraphs, although larger-scale reorganisation, particularly of long documents, is outside of Wordy’s scope. This process may be called copy-editing or line editing.

Wordy editors do not fact check or do research, and they typically do not edit or cross-check references. They may change references from one style to another or reformat a document according to your specifications, but if there are more than a few references or the document to be formatted is more than a page or two, the job should be entered as a content rewrite.

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