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Freelancing as a Career
The Art of Freelancing, Part One: Book Reviews
The Art of Freelancing, Part Two: Interviews
Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur
Red Flags for Freelancers
What is a freelancer?
Contracts and Proposals
Contracts - Why?
Sample Contract, short version
Sample Contract, long version
Sample Proposal w/cover letter
Sample, Independent Contractor's Agreement
Sample #1, Non-Disclosure Agreement
Sample #2, Non-Disclosure Agreement
Simplified Agreement Form
Rate Setting Reference Book
Setting Realistic Fees
Taxes--Another Cost to Consider
Employee vs Independent
From Other Freelancers
Are You Sure Your Query is Ready? by Gary McLaren
Clipless? Don't Worry by Beth Ann Erickson
Collecting Fees from Clients by Dana K. Cassell
Fees and Contracts by Gary Ziegler
How To Be A Freelance Writer – 5 Lessons Worth Learning Today by Brandon R. Cornett
How to Evaluate a Magazine Market by Dana K. Cassell
What Every Author Should Know About Literary Agents by Bobbi Linkemer
What Is a Ghostwriter? by Gary McLaren
Write A Query Letter That Sells! by Marilyn Henderson
The Business Side...
Copyright & Trademark Information:
- Rights & Permissions:
I've finally moved my blog to a new web site titled Copyright and Permissions where I've started explaining, in simple terms, basic copyright information, such as the history of U.S. Copyright Law, and the steps for obtaining permission to use copyrighted materials. Since my postings have just been moved from a blog to a web site, not all the wording and technical errors are cleaned-up yet. We're working on it! And since this is an ongoing project, if what you're looking for isn't posted yet, just drop me a note.
- Copyright Basics
Topics include: "The History of U.S. Copyright Law," "What Exactly Is a Copyright," "When Is An Author Not An Author," "The Copyright Legend," "Fair Use Guidelines for Authors," "Cartoons and Copyright," and more.
- Permissions: The Why & the What
Topics include: "If You're a Textbook Author," "Why Can't I Just Use Footnotes," and more.
- Asking for Permissions, Steps 1 & 2
Topics Include: "Step One: What Do You Have, What Do You Need," "Identifying a Title," "The Source. It's Really Quite Simple," "Far From the Paperless Society," and more.
- Asking for Permissions, Step 3
Topics Include: "Step 3: Who Holds the Copyright," "Making the 'Rights' Choice," "Tracking Down the Copyright Holder for a Cartoon," and more.
- Asking for Permissions, Step 4
Topics Include: "Decision TimeWhat Rights Do You Need," "Electronic RightsWhat Are My Choices," and more. Upcoming posts will include a sample of a permission request letter and form.
- Asking for Permissions, Step5
Topic: "The Waiting Game".
Topic: "Fighting Online Plagiarism". Additional topics to come.
- Authors and Copyrights
- Copyrights & Pseudonyms
- ISBN and U.P.C. Codes
- Sample Permissions Letter and Release Form
- Using the Trademark () Symbol
Essays by Ivan
Essays by Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D.
Helpful Articles for Writers and Publishers
The Book Publishers Legal Check List
Are Your Invoices Legally Sufficient?
The Need For Vision
Ten Key Negotiating Points in an Author-Publisher Agreement
The Cover Artist/Illustrator Contract
The Book Editor Contract
Articles About the Internet and Electronic Rights
Taking Over a Web Site Design Project
Some Key Points in the Web Site Design Contract
Who Owns the Copyright in Your Web Site?
Articles for Web Site Designers and Site Owners
The Independent Subcontractor Agreement
Dignity for Designers
Links to these and other Articles will be found on Ivan Hoffman's home page.
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Monday, October 15, 2012