S. Rénā + Co. Editorial Boutique is my own brand and does not use third-party entities. I work to create trust and accountability, two key elements to any successful collaboration—personal or professional. I do not track, keep or sell client information for any reason. In an effort to bridge the gap between many publishing knowns and unknowns, I support my clients in all of their realistic literary aspirations that meet the following expectations and fall within normal guidelines as communicated below.
Terms and Conditions
We mutually agree to adhere to being responsible, respectful, and kind individuals when conducting business via telephone, email correspondence, virtual platforms, and/or in person. (i.e., no unlawful behavior, hate speech, bullying, promotions, spam, etc.) We further agree, depending upon individually contracted services, as described below.
Coaching (exclusive to editing clients):
*Deposits are non-refundable unless editor initiates project cancellation.
Please note that many of the following came as a result of poor client experiences, which caused me to set contractual parameters to protect all clients, as well as myself.
1. Can you change "may copyedit" to "shall copyedit?" No.
In the contract, the usage of the words "may copyedit" are intended to let you know that I copyedit as a courtesy, but I'm not obligated to do so—no developmental editor is. Just like copyeditors aren’t obligated to do developmental edits.
2. What are the exact "additional fees?" See below.
The term "additional fees" is used twice throughout the contract to specify that editing and revisions fees are for the sole purpose of ensuring that clients adhere to editing and revisions guidelines. All fees are to encourage clients to stay on schedule. (This gets covered in the Client Review halfway through the project.)
a) Editing: If while I am editing your file, which becomes the new file, you go back and start working on your old file with the expectation that I will edit again, it resets the document as if I never started. That is a new file all over again, being edited a second time, at full cost.(This is for clients who are changing content after submitting a file. All new content has to be checked to ensure it is in line and consistent with each read. An editor cannot restart an old file, especially after solidifying a new one. Those are treated as two separate projects, which throws the schedule off.)
b) Revisions: If we agree that you will have any rewrites submitted within 5-10 days, and you miss that deadline, an additional $75 fee will be billed. This is because when you have your file, I am starting a new one for someone else. When they are reviewing their file, I should be getting yours back. If I don’t receive yours back on time, I have to move every project after yours back. In some instances, I will have to work you back in, which might not be for months. In that case, there may be a $250 fee if you need it rushed to meet your release date (because at that point everybody is behind, and I cannot charge them anything for it.)
3. Can I make payment arrangements or pay in installments? Yes.
Payments are scheduled in increments: Initial Deposit 1/4 of the total amount, Editorial Review 1/2 of the remaining balance, and Final Revisions with the remaining balance paid in full unless otherwise indicated. (NOTE: I do not release any finalized files until final payment is made. You will have adequate time to tell me whether you accept or reject suggested changes during our Client Review session. When we get to the end, you will know what your clean files will look like because we will have gone over them together.)
4. Can you not disclose my information? Yes.
No portion of your manuscript will be used or shared without your explicit permission or until the book is published. (I do ask for a copy of your book cover to promote.)
5. Does the term "save harmless" equal to "hold harmless?" Yes.
Since I am using all of your original content (to my knowledge), if anything is not yours, and the original owner of the content files a claim against you, I am not liable for using what you gave me to use.
"Your review brought me to tears of joy and deep accomplishment. I've never felt quite like this; it's a lot like birthing a child for sure!"
"It was a pleasure to work with Shaundale. Given a short notice, she did an excellent job editing and formatting my book. She instantly caught on to my style/personality, which improved the flow of my book. I had a reader say it flowed so well, they felt like I was there reading it to them. Shaundale took what started as a stressed situation to meet a deadline to an enjoyable, relaxed experience. I truly enjoyed working with her." Jeanetta Thomas, CEO iEsteem
"Working with Shaundale has been an EXCELLENT experience. For every project that she has done work for me on, she has done an excellent job for a very affordable price within a timely manner. I will always go to her when I need editing for any project in the future. Not only does she do her job well, but she also has great engagement and communication with you. If you ever need editing, Shaundale is your go-to person! She offered much more value than I paid for." Kenneth Smith, Jr., CEO, Getting Established
“It was a pleasure working with Shaundale Rénã, and I am pleased with the outcome of my book edit! She was very warm and personable, which made me comfortable, and she was prompt with getting the project completed.”
"My experience working with Shaundale was very pleasant. She works well under pressure and kept me on schedule for my publishing deadline. I have additional projects that I’m working on, and I will be sure to keep in touch with her as I move forward." Kevin Daley, retired member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, award-winning author, speaker, and CEO of Daley Business Academy.
"Let me just say that is nothing more important to an author than the editor who is going to make sure that their words flow with accuracy and emotion. I believe that Shaundale Rénā understands and works both diligently and passionately to ensure that the author's story is told in that manner. It has been amazing working with her. This is our second project and she has exceeded my expectations. I'm looking forward to working with her again soon. Thank you so much Shaundale! You're amazing!" www.KiwaniMurray.
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Shaundale, from the first time we spoke, you made me feel so comfortable going forward with this project. Your pricing was very reasonable; you understood where I was coming from and all suggestions made sense. You kept me on a tight schedule and even after months of no contact you were right there when I had questions. I can't wait to work with you again."
"Shaundale Rénā was amazing! She made my complicated book writing journey smooth and easy. She understood the vision I had with the challenging topics. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get the best quality of editing for their book or website."
"Shaundale Rénā, first off thanks for the level of attention, focus, and inspiration you brought to me with this project. This book wouldn't be possible without you staying the course with me. Thank you, and I can't wait to begin the next one. I knew that what I would share, you could grasp and then assist me to win. Thank you for your professionalism and patience in dealing with my crazy brain." Coach Derrick Butts, Speaker, Motivational Coach, Transformational Speaker, and CEO AssistU2Win
"It's not often you find an editor whose professionalism allows her to do her job with excellence, but whose compassion also allows her to see and hear your story with her heart. Mrs. Johnson's expertise in her field was demonstrated in her ability to help me bring my story to life. She was knowledgeable of language patterns and able to recognize where changes needed to be made. Mrs. Johnson very carefully and lovingly reconstructed my story without changing it, and for that I am grateful. It was a pleasure working with her, and I will definitely be working with her again in the near future." Kiwani Murray, Co-Founder Love Yourself, Love Your Sister-Friends (LYLYS)
"You are so fast and professional. I didn't think this could be done until next year. You know so much and have been a blessing to learn from during this process. I am so proud to see that you helped me to reach my goal in life."🙏🙏🙏 Audrey M. Keller #AuthorAt80
"Thank you for editing this. I was very impressed with your editing skills."
"Thank you so much for all you did to assist with editing my book and your help beyond editing. I love seeing my book on your portfolio page of your website :)
Working with you was a breath of fresh air. I was so nervous as I began this self-publishing journey because I had no clue what I was doing, and I was even more nervous placing my baby (my book) in the hands of others. Your professionalism, expertise, and prompt communication was definitely comforting to me. Thank you!"
"Ms. Shaundale is a very sweet person. She is very timeline-oriented and will have you on a tight schedule to get your project completed. We felt like she cared about our project as her own, which is always a plus."
"Thank you so much. You really made my dream into a reality and [encouraged me] just to keep writing."
"Working with Shaundale was great. She is a professional. She gave me a lot of direction. She is thorough and very attentive to detail. She cares about the project as if it is her very own. She did a great job of understanding the project from my point of view first. I will use her for every project I have."
"Working with Shaundale was an absolute pleasure. I came to her with a lot of words on paper with no format to them. She exemplified professionalism, patience when I was so confused, and support. I'm looking forward to working with her again in the future!"
"Shaundale is the editor for numerous books we have published at our agency this year. She has always been prompt, professional, and has provided an excellent product to us. We highly recommend her and value the relationship we have built over the past year. If you are looking for an editor, look no further; you will not be disappointed."
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Shaundale Rénā is an American multi-award-winning editor and author. She is also a #1 Amazon bestselling author. Her clients can be found working regular day jobs or on Facebook's Red Table Talk. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Grambling State University and a certification in Technical Writing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Shaundale has trained under the Author Accelerator book coaching certification program with Jennie Nash and enjoys reading, writing, fine dining, and traveling. She has edited books released under Adam's Media (a subsidiary of Simon and Schuster) and Lake Union Press (a subsidiary of Amazon Publishing), in addition to self-published titles and corporate projects in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI). Her projects have garnered both national and international acclaim as #1 Amazon bestsellers and independently published books in various genres (IPPY and BIBA Awards).
Shaundale is also the author of three published books and a contributing author for three additional publications, one of which includes The People's Lawyer (#1 Amazon New Release Lawyers & Judges 2023) and another that includes If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now (#16 Amazon Self-Help/Self-Esteem 2017). A professional by day and an artist by night, she balances both worlds by watching all things Marvel and DC―hence the persona @StonyRhodes―and celebrates her first trilogy being voted the 2016 Crystal Awards Best Newcomer on Wattpad.com.
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