Ah, contracts. They're not pretty, they're not exciting, but getting them right is vital for any business. And that includes you, copywriters!
Because every business is different, it's important to have a contract which reflects those differences. Using a generic template meant for another industry simply isn't enough. But thanks to this terms and conditions template for copywriters, you can make sure you're well-protected from any business mishaps.
If you'd like to get straight to the terms and conditions template for copywriters, scroll to the bottom of the article. Otherwise, here are a few important things to be aware of when it comes to copywriting contracts.
What should a copywriting contract contain?
The first thing to note is that contracts differ depending on the country you're based in. We know that sounds obvious, but you would be surprised by how many contracts we see from UK or European businesses that cite US laws.
Right, that point aside, let's dig into to what any good copywriting contract should contain:
- Your company name and the name of the client.
- Contact details for both parties (address, phone number, email).
- The term of the agreement (6 months? 12 months? Indefinite?).
- A summary of the services you will be providing as a copywriter.
It might be a good idea to include this 'top-level' information at the, erm, top of your contract. It might look a little something like this:
After you've done that, it's time to get into the nitty-gritty terms and conditions of your contract.
How to write your copywriting terms and conditions
Your terms and conditions will explain, in excruciating legalese detail, the agreement that both parties are entering into. It's here where you'll have to cite thrilling things like local employment laws, the specific deliverables of your agreement and the money involved. Unless you're a legal or HR specialist, we wouldn't recommend writing this yourself. Here's what a copywriting terms and conditions template might look like:
"Hey!", we hear you ask. "This template looks like the best thing since sliced something or other. WHERE CAN WE GET IT?" Well today is your lucky day reader, because we've prepared an editable, downloadable, customisable, changeable, frinkedizical copywriting contract template for yous.
Your editable copywriting terms and conditions template
You can find our copywriting terms and conditions template within this pack of copywriting templates.