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Sunshine Coast editors lunch

Friday 4 March 2016

The next Sunshine Coast editors lunch is being held on Friday 4 March. The topic is everyday agreements and contracts for editors, a highly relevant topic, especially for freelancers. See below for details of the topic and a short bio of the speaker, Roslyn Copas. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and discuss details, so make sure you bring along those queries and perhaps even your current client agreement to see how it stacks up.

As always, all are welcome, and we would encourage members to invite a friend or colleague to join us. Full details are as follows:

When: Friday 4 March, 12 noon - 2pm
Where: Brightwater Hotel (bistro), 15 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek
Cost: A la carte menu (prices vary but most meals around $20)
RSVP: Wednesday 2 March sunshine@editorsqld.com

Topic: Everyday Agreements and Contracts for Editors
Have you ever agreed to do a straightforward copyediting job and been handed 20 pages of legalese to sign before you can get started? Do some clients reveal part way through a job that they expect far more than you ever agreed to do, or keep boomeranging back with extras they expect for free? Find out some simple strategies to create your own basic agreements with clients, as well as what to particularly look out for in the contracts you might receive from them.

Speaker: Roslyn Copas
Roslyn is an Accredited Editor with more than 20 years of experience leading and managing project teams, and writing, editing and publishing for educational and corporate publications in Australia and overseas. She has worked for large and small organisations, state and federal governments, university and TAFE institutions, and herself. As a result, she has had to read and create a lot of contracts and agreements, work with a diverse cast of contract advisers, perform the role of contract manager, and learn how to use agreements and contracts to define each piece of work in a way that can be helpful for people in our business.


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