FREELANCE WRITER AGREEMENT
This agreement (the “FREELANCE WRITER AGREEMENT”) is entered into by ___________________(“The Writer/ Writer”), and _____________________ (“The Client/Client”). In consideration of the mutual covenants made herein, the both parties agree as follows:
1. Services offered by the Writer:
The writer agrees to provide the Client with written content as per the discussion via electronic mail or telephone. The writer accepts the obligation to dispense the following exclusive list of items or services to the client as per this agreement:
–Outline (upon which the work will be based)
–Main Text (if Client doesn’t disapprove Outline within 3 days of submission)
–Two Revisions (if asked by the Client within 7 days of submission of Main Text)
The writer assures the Client of the quality of Main Text submitted as comparable with the existing content of the Clients website (if there is any) or with the reference as taken by the Client before signing of this agreement.
The client can facilitate the Writer with any content (as mutually agreed by the Client and the Writer) that can be used to improve the overall quality and accuracy of the Main Text before submission of the outline by the Writer.
The Client will solely be responsible for hosting or publication of the Main Text as per own preference and will not hold Writer liable for the same.
2. Scope of Work:
Writer agrees to:
a) Provide written content on the topics and in length as per the mutual discussion (via email) between the Writer and the Client.
b) Perform and Cite research sources wherever possible.
c) Write in a style/tone as discussed and conveyed by the Client before submission of the Outline by the Writer.
d) Revise the Main Text with any condition demanding full rewrites of the Main Text because of reason whatsoever will be charged extra as given in section 4 (Additional Costs) of this agreement.
e) Write/Share/Edit the text in Google docs (or Google Drive) or with any other tool as per mutual convenience.
f) Submit the written work within the mutually agreed timeline as mentioned in this agreement in section 5 (timeline).
g) To maintain the confidentiality and intellectual property related to any information or resource provided to the Writer by the Client, or its subsidiaries, or its partner, etc, and to make use of it by the permission of the Client only to improve or assist the work as per the scope of this agreement.
The writing services given as per this agreement will be priced as:
a) $[X] for blog posts and content between 500 to 800 words (as requested/assigned)
b) $[Y] for blog posts and content between 800 to 1200 words (as requested/assigned)
c) $[Z]+ for blog posts and content exceeding 1200 words (as requested/assigned)
Price of any additional work, if required, will be discussed and mutually agreed upon by the Client and the Writer, before the commencement of the same by the Writer and can/will be billed separately as per the Writer’s preference which will be conveyed via email to the Client by the Writer before induction of any such additional work.
After the first free revision, any subsequent revisions will cost $[V] per word or a fixed amount as per mutual consent (via email) before induction of the work for an additional revision.
Invoice(s) will be sent to the Client by the Writer after the submission of the Main Text or after the first revision (if requested within 3 days of submission of the Main Text).
4. Additional Costs:
Rewrites requested by the Client due to any change in the scope of work and/or topic and/or Outline will cost an additional amount depending upon the scope and extent of the rewrite, which will be mutually agreed upon before starting of any such rewrite.
However, a rewrite fee will not be applicable in cases where the Writer failed to adhere to the outline as submitted to the Client.
This contract will be in effect immediately upon signing and remain in effect until canceled by either party.
6. Terms of Payment:
50% of the project cost will be paid upfront by the Client to the Writer before the formation of the outline. The rest of the amount will be paid within 30 days after the invoice date.
In the event of an overdue invoice, the Writer will halt all pending content production, if any, until pending payment is received. The Writer may also retain and engage debt collection and/or legal services in the event an invoice is more than sixty (60) days past due.
7. Late Fees:
There will be a 5% compounding late fee for invoices not paid within 30 days from the invoice date.
8. Cancellation of The Contract:
An intimation mail shall be sent by either party requesting to terminate the contract to the other party mentioning the reason for the same.
However, ongoing work whose topics have been shared by the client needs to be paid in full before any such cancellation comes into effect.
9. Rights of Intellectual Property:
After submission of the final work, the Writer bestows all the rights of the written work produced under this agreement upon the Client. Thus, the Client is free to use, revise, edit, publish, or modify the content as per own discretion.
However, all the rights of written content are reserved with the Writer till the payment is received in full by the Writer from the Client as per the terms mentioned in this agreement.
10. Indemnity against losses:
Upon receipt and acceptance of work submitted to Client by Writer, Client relinquishes Writer of any and all liabilities, damages, claims, costs, expenses, or losses associated with Client’s defense.
The writer provides the work as-is and the Client’s acceptance of such work constitutes the transfer of all liabilities associated with the use of submitted work.
The writer guarantees that the work is written with the best of intentions, is unique in nature, and is as accurate as reasonably possible as per the writing capabilities of the Writer.
The Client’s acceptance of submitted work represents the Client’s agreement that the work is legally suitable for publishing and distribution according to the Client’s own discretion. The writer is not responsible for any changes or edits made to the piece after work is submitted and accepted by the Client, and is not accountable in any form for any damages or losses sustained by the Client, or its subsidiaries, or partner, etc. upon using the submitted work whatsoever.
11. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution:
This contract and any dispute arising hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction of Writer’s primary business location (the “Writer’s Jurisdiction”), without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof.
For all purposes of this contract, both parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located in the Writer’s Jurisdiction.
The failure of either party to enforce its rights under this contract at any time for any period shall not be construed as a waiver of such rights.