The Importance of Contracts: Ghost Writers and Freelance Writing

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: if you work as a ghost writer or a freelance author–or if you employ one–always, always, always get a contract in advance. Beginning a new project is exciting. It’s easy to fall into the trap of agreeing to write–or hiring a writer–and getting the article or manuscript started before you document the terms of the deal. Don’t make this mistake. In the beginning, the writing project seems exciting. Everyone is getting along, and the terms of the deal seem simple. The problem is, as time goes on, memories and relationships can change,

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