LehuaNet editing and transcription services: Lehua Wells
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About Our Services to You

LehuaNet Editing and Transcription Services: Lehua Wells We look forward to scheduling services for your manuscripts, presentations, and other documents and answering any questions you may have about our services.

In most cases, we do not accept clients unless they are internet and email enabled.  We are committed to reducing the fossil fuel emissions, deforestation, and toxic inks involved in printing and transporting physical documents.  If there is some overarching reason why a client can't use a digital format, we are more than willing to discuss possible solutions or exceptions.

Although it is optional, we strongly recommend Google's shared-document service, and encourage you to acquire a Gmail or Google ID so that you can benefit from this great invention and participate more easily in the shaping of your manuscripts.  If you don't choose Google-shared, attaching your documents via an email application is also an option.

In the fee/rates table below, we've given you a list of the factors that affect your costs and a breakdown of which costs are flat rate surcharges and which are hourly.  Again, we welcome questions from you to help us plan your services in the most beneficial way.

LehuaNet Editing & Transcription Services Business Hours (Hawai'i Time)
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Standard business hours   8:00am-5:00pm

Extended hours

6:00am-8:00am

Restricted hours

9:00pm-6:00am
Extended    6:00am-8:00am
Standard    8:00am-5:00pm
Extended    5:00am-9:00pm
Restricted  9:00pm-6:00am
As you will see in the pricing below,
hourly rates are higher during extended hours or restricted hours.

Always negotiate and confirm your schedule booking with us before making any third-party commitments, such as publication or marketing dates.  We handle many contracts at one time and we honor our scheduled commitments to other clients.  Overtime rates are usually an option, but at times even our overtime schedule is already booked.  So be careful not to set up a marketing announcement or other meeting unless you have already scheduled your timing with us.  We are not liable for the consequences of any scheduling issues that are not negotiated with us in advance.

Be aware that we are an editing and transcription service; not a publisher, printer, or page formatter; but we've included a list at the bottom of some links that might be helpful when you're ready to go to the next stage.

We do not at any time accept tasks that require receiving a client's password for any application.  This includes, but is not limited to, publisher sites, email, or non-shared storage services.



FEES AND STANDARD HOURLY RATES
Discounted rates are sometimes available for students or hardship
SERVICE HOURLY SURCHARGE DETAILS
P.O. Pickup -- $3.00 P.O. pickups must have a schedule negotiated in advance.
Transcription from digital copy with minimum editing $25.00 -- Minimum editing = proofreading, spelling/grammar corrections
Transcription from hard copy with minimum editing $30.00 -- In cases where the hard copy is difficult to read or illegible, we reserve the right to decline the project, or offer the option of an increased hourly rate.
Transcription via telephone with minimum editing $40.00 --
  • In cases where a client's phone service is poor and/or often inaudible, we reserve the right to decline the project, or offer the option of an increased hourly rate.
  • We will record oral dictation services, in most cases, to ensure that we can verify the accuracy of the resulting document.
Optional: Editorial improvement Additional:
$8.00
-- Editorial improvement = phrasing, organization, impact, and other enhancements
Changes via email $25.00 $5.00 Surcharge applies to each and any single group of changes
Changes via telephone $35.00 $5.00 Surcharge applies to each and any single call
Services during extended hours Additional:
$5.00
-- See our business hours near the top of this page.
Services during restricted hours Additional:
$25.00
-- See our business hours near the top of this page.
Hard copy creation, black & white -- $10.00 + .40/page Because a printout by the editor requires the editor's labor, it is preferred -- and much more economical -- for clients to print their own copies from their digital version of the document, or to take (or email) the digital copy to a self service printer such as Kinko's or Staples.
Hard copy creation, color -- $10.00 + .75/page
P.O. Mailing -- $5.00
  • P.O. mailings must have a schedule negotiated in advance.
  • The client will be billed for postage and mailing materials.


Useful References
Public Printing Facilities
Note that we don't recommend any particular printing company.  Please research their clients' current reviews on the internet.
Kinko's Staples    
Self Publishing Firms
Note that we don't recommend any particular publisher.  Please research their clients' current reviews on the internet.
Outskirts Press xLibris CreateSpace iUniverse
Lightning Source Lulu    

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