Joint Fundraiser Event:
Get it in Writing: How to Write Contracts for Content Development Projects



When: September 27, 12-1 pm PST .
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Presentation Description


The first step in any content development project is defining what your customer wants, no matter if your “customer” is a department within your organization or an external company for whom you consult.

If you are an employee in an organization, a doc plan is often sufficient to document product deliverables. But independent contractors and outsource companies must also define payment terms, who owns copyrights, and more.

Clients often ask you to sign their contracting agreements.

Do you ever ask them to sign yours?

While I am not an attorney and am not qualified to give legal advice, I’m happy to share some lessons learned about what I put in contracts, and why.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The difference between a contract, a letter of agreement, and other contracting terms
  • How to document what you are (and are not) going to do in the project
  • How to manage change requests (aka “mission creep”)
  • How to set payment terms that favor you
  • Other hard-won lessons learned from over 20 years of buying and selling corporate services

Want to avoid conflict, make more money, reduce employment stress?

Then our September webinar is for you!

Cost and Registration

This SIG event will be open to Technical Editing SIG members and non-members.
  • TE SIG members and students: $15
  • Santa Barbara STC members: $5 (this event is subsidized)
  • Other STC members: $20
  • Non-members: $25 (The cost to attend this event only, as a non-member.)

How to Participate

Register for the Webinar:

Use the form below to register for the event. Advance registration is required.


Access the Handouts: You can access the materials by following the directions supplied after registration.

Join the Webinar: On the day of the event, follow the instructions that were sent to you by EventBrite.

Note: To minimize sound-quality issues, you will be in Listen Only mode while Jack presents.

The best way to join the audio component is over a telephone:

- Instruct the webinar to call your telephone, or
- Use your telephone to dial into the conference

If you must, you can also just use your computer's speakers and connection. But please be aware that this might reduce sound-quality for all participants.


Join the Online Chat: Join the AdobeConnect chat that will be integrated with the webinar.

Access Additional Materials: After the event, members and nonmembers who registered for the webinar will receive access to the webinar recording and chat transcript.

Speaker Profile

Jack Molisani is the president of ProSpring Technical Staffing, an employment agency specializing in technical writers and other content professionals: http://ProspringStaffing.com

He's the author of Be The Captain of Your Career: A New Approach to Career Planning and Advancement, which hit #5 on Amazon's Career and Resume Best Seller list.

Jack also produces the LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and Tech Comm Management which will be in Las Vegas this October: http://lavacon.org

NOTE: Jack is donating a registration to LavaCon for one lucky TE SIG or SBSTC member, so don’t miss this webinar!

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