(Print out the agreement below, complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
This agreement is between Joy A Clintsman (Big Sister Edits, LLC) and ________________________, the Client and concerns the following manuscript: ______________________________________________, Working Title.
Description of manuscript:
1. EDITORIAL TASKS:
The Editor agrees to do the following on the manuscript:
Proofread/edit for the following:
- Sentence structure
- Proper word usage
- Story flow/readability
- 2nd read through after edits/changes are made
2. ACCEPTABLE FORMATS:
The manuscript is to be sent electronically to the Editor by the Client on or before ________________ by means of email in the following format: Word Document and PDF.
The agreed-upon editorial fee of $2.00 per page based on 250 words per page or ($0.008 per word) is to be paid by the Client to the Editor in the following manner:
The Client is to pay 50% at the signing of this contract and the remaining 50% is to be paid within 10 days after the job is completed. The fee does not include the Goods and Services Tax or other applicable federal or provincial sales taxes. Any payment after the due date is subject to 5% interest per month or any part of the month. Editing will begin once Editor receives notification from PayPal that the initial 50% of the agreed upon price has been received.
This agreement may be terminated by either party in the event of material change of circumstance, with 10 days’ notice sent in writing to the other party at the email address shown below. If the Editor terminates the agreement, the Editor will be paid by the Client for work done up to the date of termination. If the Client terminates the agreement, the Editor will be paid by the Client for the work done until termination or, whichever amount is greater.
5. SPECIAL CLAUSES:
The editorial credit line shall read “Edited by: Big Sister Edits, LLC and shall appear on the acknowledgements page at the option of the Editor.
Editing is intrinsically a process of offering advice and suggestions to the Author and Client. In addition to offering such advice and suggestions, the Editor’s responsibility is limited to notifying the Client of any unresolved differences with the Author before the work proceeds to the next stage of production. While the Editor will make every effort to bring questionable material to the attention of the Client, the Client agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Editor from any and all claims or demands, including legal fees, arising out of any alleged libel or copyright infringement committed by the Author or Client in creating the work.
7. APPLICABLE LAWS:
The terms of this agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws of the State of Colorado.
_____________________________ ________________________________Date Signature Joy A Clintsman 1036 Blue Spruce Drive Loveland, CO 80538 _______________________________ _________________________________ Date Signature ________________________________ Client’s printed name: