Does a Freelance Writer Need a Contract?

Does a Freelance Writer Need a Contract?

Business, Marketing
The first time a magazine sent me a freelance writer's contract, I was a nervous wreck. The editor of a different national publication was a friend of a friend, so I sent him a copy and asked him to decipher it for me. I've since become more comfortable with signing on the dotted line and wish more freelancers were, too. Does a freelance writer need a contract? I hear this question all the time on social media. A freelance writer agreement doesn't just protect the publication, it's also important for the writer. Let me tell you a story, then you decide. Freelance Writer's Contract Why a writer needs one My first regular writing gig was a natural health blog. Then next, I started writing for a personal finance blog. Several…
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