After we decide on the work you want me to do, I’ll email you a work agreement similar to the following.
My work agreement will clearly set out what we've agreed to, so there’s no misunderstanding. Just you nicely getting things done... smooth sailing.
[your name, business name and contact information would go here]
This work agreement is for copywriting.
I will deliver your copy in a Word document.
[additional information about the project and any other deliverables I’d send you, would go here]
[Deliverable 1]: $XX.XX
[Deliverable 2]: $XX.XX
Before I start working on your project, I require a 50% good faith deposit to reserve my time.
Your required deposit: 50% of $XXX.XX = $XXX.XX
I will send you a FreshBooks invoice for this amount.
When I receive your deposit, I’ll send you a FreshBooks invoice reflecting your payment.
Please send background materials to [email]. Or email me a link to a Dropbox folder.
I’ll start when I receive all of the following:
I'll deliver your first draft [4 weeks] after I receive your deposit. The only exception would be if there's an unforeseen illness, accident, or Act of God.
Once you pay my fee in full, you own the copyright and all other rights to the copy I’ve written for you.
You do not own (and may not use) the copy I'm writing, until my fee is paid in full.
Your fee includes up to two rounds of revisions to the first draft free of charge.
To keep things moving, I make revisions a priority.
I can generally turn around minor revisions in two to three business days. Major revisions may take longer. Whatever the timing, I'd always let you know.
You must give me your revisions within 30 days of you receiving the first draft. Otherwise, I may apply additional fees.
I've based my fees on the assumption that we'll both work hard to successfully complete this project. I'm committed to working with you until you're happy with what I deliver.
In the unlikely situation where you change, cancel or delay the project, I reserve the right to do the following.
There are many factors in your marketing, including your product, offer, market, price, list, demand, consumer preferences, competition and even major events – that I cannot control.
Therefore, I do not promise and cannot guarantee specific results.
To get started: 1) pay the deposit of $XXX.XX, and 2) Respond to this email with your "okay."
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me at [number] or at [email] if you have any questions.
Thank you. I look forward to working with you!
Karen M. Black BSc, MBA
Copywriter and Consultant
Extra Sensory Selling
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