Citation Evaluations

Has your publisher tasked you with securing permissions for all the cited content in your manuscript? Are you self-publishing a book and wondering if you are in danger of copyright infringement? We can help you evaluate all the cited content in your manuscript so you can decide if it is necessary to seek permission to use it or not.

Evaluation of Individual Citations (flat rate) includes:

  • research to find and/or confirm the source and publication date of the material you are using
  • evaluation of the risk of using individual citations based on fair use criteria
  • permissions recommendation that includes both work-around ideas so that you can avoid seeking permissions and any information we come across to help you seek permissions for the content if you decide to go that route

Sample report:

Here’s an example of a citation evaluation report. This is an abridged version, which you can see by clicking on the button below:

Interested in Citation Evaluation services?

We need a bit more information about your project in order to get started.

Please fill out the form below, and we will get back in touch with you within 2 business days with a request for more information about your project. We usually recommend purchasing a $49 basic permissions consultation (click here) before taking this step. This consultation will provide you with guidelines that will help reduce the cost of any additional evaluation of individual citations and securing permissions services you might need.

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Disclaimer: We are not copyright attorneys, and we cannot guarantee that our advice will prevent you from being sued for using someone else’s copyrighted content. For legal advice about your copyright decisions, please contact an attorney.

Permissions Consulting Testimonials

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Being a first-time author, Kelly explained the Permissions process in easy-to-understand terms. She was transparent every step of the way, and it was an easy decision to hire her to do a citation evaluation and provide recommendations. She's organized...prompt...respectful...and easy to work with. I was very pleased with the results and fully expect to enlist her help on my next project!

Jerry Bures

Kelly’s thorough citation evaluations have been essential to our permissions-seeking process on several projects. Her detailed reports aided us in determining which citations were low risk and which ones needed permissions. Kelly is always quick to respond to questions, is flexible with schedule changes, and on time with her assessments.

Girl Friday Productions

Working with Kelly was easy and very rewarding. She has a straightforward, friendly manner that eased my concerns, and her obvious understanding of citations and permissions left me feeling energized about the project I am working on.

Deirdre Reilly

I am a new author with a finished and edited manuscript. When my editor told me that I had to start writing permission letters for the 72 endnotes I included in my book, I called Kelly for wisdom. Her insight was very helpful and her email accessibility comforting. It's like a heavy weight of concern was lifted off my shoulders after our consultation. Thank you, Kelly!

Jorge Acevedo