Edit-It Editorial Services

This agreement* is between (“Editor”) and (“Client”) and concerns the following manuscript:


Author(s): _________________________________________Working title: ______________________________________________


Length: _____________ Description:_____________________________________________________________________________


Editorial Tasks: The Editor agrees to do the following on the manuscript____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(Terms are defined in Schedule A, attached, unless otherwise specified.)

Delivery: The manuscript is to be delivered to the Editor by the Client
on or before_______________________ (date)

by means of___________________ (courier, e-mail, or other) in the following format: ________________________.

The projected schedule for completion of the Editor’s work (specify number of iterations, if applicable) is as follows:

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Payment: The agreed-upon editorial fee of __________, based on a flat fee or a page rate ($________ per
page), is to be

paid in the following manner:____________________________________. Payment is to be made within ______ days of invoice date.

The Client will reimburse the Editor for direct expenses incurred in fulfilling this agreement, including: Photocopying,

Printout, Inputting copy, Long-distance phone calls, Parking, Travel, Couriers and postage, Other: ___________________________________

Termination: This agreement may be terminated by either party in the event of material change of circumstance, with _____ days’ notice sent in writing to the other party at the address shown below. If the Editor terminates the agreement, the Editor will be paid by the Client for work done up to the date of termination. If the Client terminates the agreement, the Editor will be paid by the Client for the work done or until termination, or whichever amount is greater.

Special Clauses: The editorial credit line shall read _________________________ and
shall appear on _______________________page.

Indemnity: Editing is intrinsically a process of offering advice and suggestions to the Author and Client. In addition to offering such advice and suggestions, the Editor’s responsibility is limited to notifying the Client of any unresolved differences with the Author before the work proceeds to the next stage of production. Although the Editor will make every effort to bring questionable material to the attention of the Client, the Client agrees to indemnify and save harmless the Editor from any and all claims or demands, including legal fees, arising out of any alleged libel or copyright infringement committed by the Author or Client in creating the work.

Applicable Laws: The terms of this agreement shall be interpreted according to the laws of the state of Maine. This contract may be changed only by written agreement between the Editor and the Client.

Signed by the parties to this agreement on _______________________________ (date).


Signature: _______________________________________Editor’s printed name: _________________________________________


Address: ______________________________________________________E-mail: ________________________________________


Signature: _____________________________________ Client’s printed name: ___________________________________________


Address: _____________________________________________________E-mail: __________________________________________



If this page is part of a two-part form, detach the bottom sheet for your records and mail the top sheet to Edit-It Editorial Services, 22 Fiddlehead Lane, Hancock, ME 04640.