Your privacy and the security of transmitted intellectual and financial information are of utmost concern to me. I do not disclose the identities of clients, the contents of manuscripts, or financial information.

Online financial transactions are hosted by secure third-party providers (Paypal). Faxed credit card data are transmitted via eFax (see eFax Privacy), entered manually for processing by Stripe, and destroyed.

I take all reasonable care to protect the contents of transmissions by email, SMS, Fax, and chat; clients must be aware of the inherent risks of transmissions by such media, especially of financial information.

Computers used by MSE are protected and continuously monitored by anti-virus and anti-malware software; MSE will arrange for secure document transfer at your request.

I do not currently outsource editing services. Any contracted editors that I add in future will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to the standards set forth here, and will be required to use virus- and malware-protected systems.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Spafford Ackerly
Chief Editor
Medical and Scientific Editing