Freelance writer terms & conditions
I like to keep things simple and informal. And I prefer to work on trust. So my freelance writing terms & conditions are very basic. Here they are. You don’t even have to tick a box.
- I’ll quote you a fair price up front, as soon as possible after getting your enquiry
- I will let you know as soon as possible if you’re ever in danger of going over budget
- I’ll re-quote you straight away if our project changes shape or size
- I’ll schedule your project in as soon as I have time, usually within two weeks, and I promise to meet the deadlines we set together
- My prices include 2 sets of author’s amends. Any more than that and I charge at my hourly rate. Very few clients need more than one set of amends and more than two is almost unheard of
- I send an invoice once you’re 100% happy and the project is complete
- If I’m writing regular copy for you, I’ll send an invoice at the end of every month
All I expect in return is courtesy, efficiency and prompt payment.
My Professional Indemnity insurance protects our joint financial interests in case something goes wrong. I’ve held the policy for seven years and haven’t needed it yet. I’m sure I never will, but it’s good to know it’s there.
To add value and satisfy my love of marketing I always include ad hoc marketing advice as and when it strikes me, no charge. Because I’m old and experienced enough to know what makes the business world tick, it goes down well with my customers.
Legal and money stuff
- as a Sole Trader I’m responsible for my own tax and National Insurance
- I am not registered for VAT
- I work with clients across the globe, who pay me in UK pounds
- You can pay by PayPal, cheque or direct bank transfer. I give full details in my invoice