Terms of Service

In order for us to provide the best service for our clients and to help them grow as writers, we need some rules and guidelines in terms of what kind of service to expect from our betas.

Not all of our betas are writers, so rewriting for authors is not in the scope of EBS’s help. What we can do is help the client discover the best way to phrase a sentence. The only exception is when helping to write summaries for stories.

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EBS is not responsible for coming up for content for the writer to use. We can, however, help come up with material for our client to use.

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EBS is not a place for inspiration, but we can point out where to find inspiration. The first place to look is among our affiliates. If it’s help to get over writer’s block that is needed, take a look at our Writing Boot Camp program.

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For us to be able to help, the client needs to be clear and concise in their inquiry. The beta will ask the client to clarify if they feel the question is not clear enough.

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EBS’s main principle is quick help; we do not offer permanent beta services. The best places to find permanent betas are Project Team Beta and Sparkly Red Pen. If one of our betas offers a client to beta a complete chapter or story, it is their choice and EBS is in no way responsible for what happens between the two of them once personal emails have been exchanged.

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EBS is not responsible for word counts. Most, if not all word processors have a word count feature, and there are word count tools online. When drabbles are submitted, our betas will assume the client has the word count they need and make suggestions with that in mind.

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Please submit each question only once. The beta may ask for a question to be clarified or offer for a drabble or teaser to be submitted again when there are a lot of changes to be made, but this is the only time a question may be resubmitted.

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All new questions should go through the Submit a Question form. Some questions require some back and forth between the beta and the client, which is the only time emailing emergencybeta@gmail.com directly is allowed.

If we find anyone in violation of these terms of service, they will be marked as an abuser and will either get a warning or be immediately blocked from any or all services (chat, twitter, Submit a Question form, and/or Boot Camp).

The EBS Administration team reserves the right to judge and handle each case as it arises, and to adjust or add to our ToS at any time.  Any complaints about mistreatment or other disputes should be sent to emergencybetaservice@gmail.com.

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