Everything on this web site, including everything you download is intended for the personal use of course participants and certified Professional Virtual Author’s Assistants who have paid for that privilege. While we encourage you to share your expertise with author clients, we ask your help in not sharing the documents with others (except individual author clients when appropriate), or using them or their contents without our permission. Please instead encourage interested VAs or freelance book professionals to take the class themselves.
In addition, we reserve the right to discontinue the privilege of using this site for anyone who is engaged in teaching this same material to groups who wish to become authors, author’s assistants or virtual author’s assistants. We don’t wish to serve as source material to those who might feel qualified to teach because they’ve been through this course. It is a very expensive and time-consuming process to keep this site up to date and to allow others to profit by using our material to teach and make money doing so is not in keeping with the spirit of what we are doing, which is training assistants to serve author clients. This material is administrative and task oriented in nature and doesn’t give you enough material about the publishing industry to teach it in context.
We believe only those with extensive publishing backgrounds and mastery of the subject through extensive experience should be teaching about book publishing. The information is complex and changes often and unless you are part of the book industry professionally it is easy to teach old material or give incorrect information and do a disservice to the authors we attempt to assist.
This does not apply to author’s assistants who wish to provide information to authors as a way of encouraging them to become clients. It also does not apply to a single webinar or live presentation session to share your expertise and show other potential author’s assistants what the work is like.
Finally, you have permission to copy and/or send the materials on this site that are intended to help you market your services to authors, to individual authors. To use any of the other materials in any way requires our expressed written permission in writing.
If we become aware of a virtual author’s assistant teaching courses based on this material, we reserve the right to terminate her access to this site without notice and at our sole discretion and no refunds will be granted. In addition, she will no longer have the right to advertise as a PVAA and use our logo on her sites(s). If you have any questions about whether this policy affects you, please let us know.