Our Copywriting Legal Bundle includes everything you need to run your copywriting business and make sure you’re legally protected:
- Copywriting Agreement
- Copywriting Reference Guide
- Independent Contractor Agreement
- Letter of Demand
Who can use this Copywriting Legal Bundle?
- Freelance writers
- Content writers
- Ad Copy writers
What’s Included in the Copywriting Legal Bundle?
1. Copywriting Agreement
A Copywriting Agreement is your most important legal document. It covers your terms of business, including scope, deliverables, revisions, payment terms and copyright assignment. Your clients will love it because it includes protections for their confidential information as well.
You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally covered in case there is ever a dispute. Our Copywritng Agreement will help avoid misunderstandings, late payments and scope creep.
A well written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection, it will also help manage your client’s expectations.
2. Copywriting Reference Guide
Our Copywriting Reference Guide is a handy resource to help you manage three primary risks you should be aware of when creating content:
- Staying on the right side of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
- Avoiding claims for defamation
- Not infringing intellectual property rights of others
3. Independent Contractor Agreement
Need some help? Looking to outsource? No problem, with an Independent Contractor Agreement you can engage a contractor to help you deliver amazing service to your clients.
It helps to set the ground rules so that both parties can understand their obligations from the start. This contract contains all the essential ingredients, including services, payment, confidentiality, termination and limitation of liability, plus much more!
6. Letter of Demand
When your gentle payment reminders fall on deaf ears, it’s powerful to have a firm and professional Letter of Demand up your sleeve. Our Letter of Demand template will help to keep the cash in your business flowing.
Use our Letter of Demand template to formally request payment of an outstanding debt and provide a warning before commencing legal action. You might be able to recover your debts yourself without spending money on a lawyer or debt collector.
Are these templates legally binding?
All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.
We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.
Download our Copywriting Legal Bundle today and get the professional legal docs you need at an affordable price!
Why You Need This
Set your business up for success
Ensure clear communication and defined responsibilities for you and your clients
Clearly set out the terms of your agreement
Lay the foundations for your business relationship so everyone is clear on their obligations and how the relationship will work.
Our Copywriting Legal Bundle will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.
Protect your business and assets
As the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.
How does it work?
You could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.
1. Select the Copywriting Legal Bundle in the Shop and click Add To Cart.
2. Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.
3. You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.
4. Open the document in Microsoft Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!
Do I need a contract for my copywriting clients?
Yes, definitely! A contract protects both you and your clients.
You should always have a contract signed before you start a new copywriting job for a client.
Putting things in writing protects both parties and gives certainty.
Contracts are about more than wrapping your clients up in red tape and telling them what they can’t do. Think of your contract as relationship insurance: it does all the hard, boring work of keeping the relationship on rails, so you can focus on the fun part – the actual copywriting.
Who owns the legal rights to the content?
The copywriter retains all legal rights to the work they create for the client until full payment is received. Once payment is received, they assign the copyright to the client and ownership gets transferred to the client.
All original documents supplied to the copywriter by the client will remain the property of the client.
How many revisions does the contract include?
Our Copywriting Agreement includes two rounds of revision for the original draft work as default, but you can change this.
Any additional rounds of revision or requests for work other than a revision are considered excess work and can lead to an extended scope for the assignment and additional fees.
How do I make sure i get credit for my work?
We have included a field in the Schedule for Credit so you can make sure you get attribution credit for your work if you want to have this.
Do I get to choose my own deposit amount and payment terms?
Yes, you do!
You can specify a deposit amount as a dollar figure or a percentage of the total estimated fees.
You can also choose your own payment terms to help speed up payments from clients (e.g. 7 days).
Other names for a Copywriting Agreement
- Copywriting Contract
- Freelance Writer Agreement
- Copywriting Terms and Conditions
- Copywriting Services Agreement
- Writers Agreement
Can I use the client’s name and logo to promote my work?
Yes, we have included a Promotion clause in the contract where the client provides consent for you to use their name and logo to promote your business. This includes the ability to publish samples of work (once the content has been anonymised).
Am I responsible for the accuracy of any claims made in my content or copy?
Yes, you are responsible for ensuring your work is accurate and not misleading.
Australian Consumer Law (ACL) includes a number of mandatory protections and guarantees to protect customers from unfair business practices.
It’s illegal to make false or misleading statements about products or services. The ACCC are responsible for enforcing consumer protections under the ACL and they take their job pretty seriously. Fines for false and misleading conduct can reach into the tens of thousands (in most cases, infringements for companies are fixed at $12,600) so it’s well worth the extra effort to stay on their good side!
If you’re writing advertising copy or website content, make sure you get instructions from the client in writing and keep a copy on file just in case.
Are these templates editable?
Yes, the templates come in Word format so you are free to make changes to the document.
However, we do not recommend you make changes outside of the fields we have highlighted in the document. The clauses and wording have been written by a lawyer for a good reason. Deleting clauses or modifying them can affect the legal protections contained in the document.
What if the law changes?
If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.