Leora, excellent point. Just because there is something in the contract does not mean that the customer receives what it means. In my case, I make drawings. It can also help clarify a lot of things before I enter the contract phase. Wow, a friend of mine could have used it some time ago, even though she wrote memoirs. Some of those involved decided to change some very relevant facts that, among other things, would significantly alter the story. Although she does not have a contract, she spoke to a lawyer and received good information about her rights. It is so important to write a contract before starting a job to avoid misunderstandings! Thanks for publishing this, Jeri. This contract for the processing of services is hereined by [Editor.Name] (“Publisher”) and [Client.Name] (“customer”), collectively referred to as “parties,” from [contract date]. 16. The author acknowledges that the professional writing and/or writing service contract does not guarantee the sale of books or representation by a literary agent.
The contract is entered into by and between Linda Carroll-Bradd (“Publisher”) of the management publisher of Lustre Editing and “Customer” and relates to the edition (“Services”) with respect to the following manuscript: 13. The author must provide appropriate collaboration and support to the publisher for the production of all documents. This also means that they are regularly available for e-mail communication if necessary. At the request of the author, a video or telephone conference (up to half an hour with the most urgent questions in advance) can be arranged at the end of the editing process. On request, short follow-up emails can be sent to the people`s conference site. The follow-up must be done within four months of receiving the finished manuscript. This contract may be terminated by any party in the event of a substantial change in circumstances with a 7-day notice that is sent in writing to the other party at the email address listed below. The publisher receives compensation from the client for work done up to the termination date.
Written agreements are common business practices. In the editorial context, they avoid any misunderstanding or injustice by ensuring that the editors and their clients clarify the hypotheses and recognize all costs/charges, deadlines and conditions before the start of work. When a client asks an editor for a treatment project, both parties enter into a legal relationship and it is in the interest of both parties to define in writing the terms of that relationship.