In addition to defining the services provided and the amount of compensation, you can ensure that the contract clearly defines the nature of the relationship. Independent authors are generally independent contractors and the terms of the agreement should stipulate that the author is an independent contractor and not an employee, if that is the case. The standard writing contract is available in two versions, one for authors directly employed and the other for writers employed by loan. As promised, I have below a description of the services I, your name, (“publisher”) will provide you, customer name (“author”), as well as our agreed fee. I will offer the following services: (The following list will then outline all the needs and wishes I have negotiated with the client. Keep in mind the details discussed, such as the style guide, sound, etc.): service providers should use service contracts at all times if they wish to provide services to clients, protect their own interests and ensure that they are compensated accordingly. You may want to document the rate of pay for services, frequency of billing, insurance clauses, etc. An accurate description of the services gives the client a clear idea of what awaits them and lets the service provider know what they expect from them. WGAW has established a standard writing service contract that is now available for download (below) – which can be adapted to the negotiated terms of a writing contract you negotiated. We advise you to use it instead of Deal Memos or the quickly rated notes you write to confirm the terms that have just been negotiated. The author assures and guarantees that (a) the submission is an original work of the editor and that third-party transfer agreements were entered into by third parties in accordance with this agreement before they could participate in the evolution of the bid; (b) the submission will be fully compliant with the requirements and conditions set out on the Website and the Writer Treaty; (c) do not infringe or abuse the intellectual property rights of third parties at the filing or the integral part of the deposit; (d) neither the assignment nor its constituent element is subject to restrictions, mortgages, pawn rights, pawn rights, security interests or charges; (e) the author does not grant, directly or indirectly, rights or interests in bidding to third parties; (f) The author has the full right and authority to enter into and execute the writing contract without the consent of third parties; and (g) Writer will comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the author`s obligations under the Writer Treaty. Clients should use service agreements when assigning a service provider to perform a paid task to determine the specific details of the agreement, including compensation, customs duties and confidentiality, if necessary. Define the services to be performed.
For example, if you place a graphic designer to design a brochure, you need to determine in advance the size of the brochure, the number of pages, the size of the blocks of text, the number of photos and the color scheme. The graphic designer should be informed of all the dynamics and details of the project. You should create a service agreement, for example. B when setting up a graphic designer. Written contracts facilitate court proceedings if the relationship goes wrong. Please note that WGAW may provide business advice and suggestions, but it cannot provide legal advice during negotiations.