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While I promise to always create reviews impartially, without any bias or ulterior motive, in some cases I may consider it necessary to recommend you refer to the editorial services of professionals for whom I occasionally carry out paid editorial work.  I may also contact you from time to time to suggest the services of my own editorial company MJV Literary Author Services.  By submitting your writing you acknowledge and accept this disclosure.
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