User Guide

Please note: due to time constraints the help has not yet been updated to reflect the current version of Quoll Writer. It will be updated soon!

Editor Mode Service - Terms & Conditions

Listed below are the terms and conditions for using the Editor Mode Service. It's unlikely you'll read them all so here is the tl;dr. If you don't read anything else then at least read these.

The tl;dr

  • You don't hold me (Gary Bentley, the provider of the service) liable for any losses you incur by using the service. There is no warranty for using the service. You use the service at your own risk.
  • You understand that you are sending a copy of your work to other people and as such you are effectively giving them your work. The service can't protect you from the other party doing something with your work that you didn't intend.
  • Treat each other with respect. Act professionally and be courteous, being rude or offensive is likely to get you banned from the service.
  • You can be banned from using the service at any time for abusing others or abusing the service.
  • At all times you retain the rights to your work/comments.
  • Any information you pass or provide to the service will not be revealed to others, except where required by law.
  • Paid editing services are ok, just be upfront about your costs and conditions.
  • The service is currently free to use but this may change in the future if it becomes very popular and the hosting costs get too much. I will always do my upmost to prevent passing the costs onto you.

No Warranties

Let's get the nasty bit out of the way. I cannot provide any warranty for the use of the Editor Mode service. It is (and any related documentation) provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement.

The Basics

  1. Download and install Quoll Writer.
  2. Once Quoll Writer is up and running click on the Contacts icon on the header bar.
  3. Complete the simple sign up form. You only need an email address.
  4. Confirm your email address. (Remember to check your spam folder, the confirmation email will probably be there and I'd like to thank all the spammers who have made it next to impossible for legitimate services to send invites nowadays.)
  5. Invite an editor using their email address and send them your project.

It is recommended you create a separate email account when using the Editors service. You will have to give out the email address to potential editors and using your regular email address is probably not a good idea. Searching for free email in Google will give you enough results to keep you busy for a lifetime but you could start at Top 10 Free Email Services.

If I'm an author/creator

The most important thing to understand as an author/creator is that by sending your project to someone else you are essentially giving them a copy of your work. Quoll Writer cannot prevent them from using your work in a way you didn't intend. It is important that you establish some trust with your editors, if you don't have that comfort level then please do not use this service.

You must also have realistic expectations of your editors. Provide reasonable deadlines and be polite in your requests and dealings with them. Provide clear instructions on what you would like them to do and/or focus on. You are asking someone to perform a task for you, don't be rude.

If I'm an editor

As an editor you have great power and responsibility. You may often be editing work that has taken the author (many) years to produce so be gentle but fair in your feedback. Also, be constructive, put yourself in the author's place and think about how you would like to receive comments.

Paid editing services

It's ok to offer paid editing services and use the Editors Service. There is no charge for doing so. However you must disclose any costs and terms and conditions before accepting a project from a client. Failing to do so may result in you being banned from the service and your account deleted.

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