What is your code of ethics?
8 August 2016 | | Anders Schepelern
Wordy editors adhere to a high ethical standard. That means they always strive to provide the highest standard of service, offering educated and well-considered edits and responding quickly, clearly, and courteously to client queries and concerns.
Wordy editors will only accept jobs they believe to be within their sphere of competence. If on closer examination an editor finds he or she does not have the skills or knowledge needed to complete a job to the highest standard, the editor will return the job or seek guidance.
A Wordy editor may refuse to edit material he or she finds personally offensive for any reason. Once he or she has accepted a job, however, the editor must provide the highest level of service, regardless of his or her feelings about the ideas presented in the work.
At no time will a Wordy editor insert his or her beliefs into the author’s work, by modifying text or through marginal comments, or offer commentary that is argumentative or denigrating to the work.
Some kinds of work are by nature outside our ethical code. Wordy editors will not:
- Provide content editing on university or school assignments, though they will happily provide a light-handed standard edit.
- Provide editing for materials that are clearly intended to be deceptive or fraudulent or that appear to be intended to support illegal activities.
- Editors should report jobs that appear to fall into these categories to Wordy Support.