The free ebook, Get It In Writing! The Communications Consultant’s Guide to Contracts, delivers 45 pages of advice and 9 full contract examples to help. First published in 2011 by Solo PR Pro founder Kellye Crane and co-author Jenny Schmitt, of Cloudspark, Get It in Writing! has been accessed more than 7,200 times. A popular free resource created specifically for independent PR and marketing communication professionals, this widely-cited primer has been updated and expanded in the Second Edition.
Having solid contracts and agreements is one of the essential elements of a successful business. In this ebook, you’ll discover:
- The 5 critical elements to include in every legal agreement
- How to handle payment terms – so you won’t be sorry later
- When to use a Letter of Agreement vs. a full contract
- What to do if you’ve been operating without contracts
- How to avoid common “gotchas” in client-provided legal documents
- …and much more!
While not meant to substitute for the advice and counsel of a good lawyer, the ebook gives communications consultants a valuable starting point with concrete information and complete examples of Letters of Agreement, Full Contracts, Performance Agreements (used when working on events), Subcontractor Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and Speaking Agreements.
Good contracts can help protect you, your business and your partners – and they demonstrate to current and potential clients that you’re an independent professional serious about your business. If you’re a self-employed communications consultant, download this free 45-page ebook today and keep it as a handy reference.
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