Free Business Forms for Writers

With the new year fast-approaching, now is the perfect time to think about making your freelance writing business more "official." Keeping better records will not only help you to work more productively, but it can help you protect your rights to your work and deal with difficult situations that may arise with clients. It's always a good idea to get everything in writing, even if we don't always actually do it.

The LectLaw Library offers quite a few free business forms. They're not specifically tailored to freelance writers, but there are quite a few there that you may find useful, including:

  • Assignment of Contract
  • Assignment of Copyright
  • Demand for Payment
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Subcontractor Agreement
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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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4 thoughts on “Free Business Forms for Writers”

  1. Thanks for the forms. I subcontracted some writing work last month and couldn’t find a form to use. I ended up making my own, which made me uncomfortable (I don’t know enough about laws to protect myself). So this one really helps.

  2. I’ve been using my own forms (something I wiped out using examples off the internet) but always worry that the legal lexicon is not completely right. This makes me feel a little bit better in that aspect.


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