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Contracts for Creative Freelancers: How to Fix Bad Contract Terms

Katie Lane, Attorney & Negotiation Coach

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9 Videos (41m)
    • Introduction

    • The Three Troublesome Terms

    • How Work Terms Cause Problems

    • Fixing Troublesome Work Terms

    • Money Terms You Want To Avoid

    • Fixing Troublesome Money Terms

    • How Rights Work in Creative Services Agreements

    • Making Sure the Rights are Right

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

There are three areas in a contract that every creative freelancer should review, and fix, before signing. 

They're the three areas that have the biggest impact on how successful a project is, but they're also where most contracts for creative services fall short (especially if the client is insisting on using their contract).

Learn what the three most troublesome areas of a creative services contract are, where to find them in your contract, and how to spot and fix some of the most common mistakes people make.

I use contract language examples throughout the class so you know exactly what to look out for. You can download a PDF with these examples in the Class Project section. It may be easier to read than trying to read the language on the slides alone. 

Don't miss the next two lessons in the Contracts for Creative Freelancers series: Should You Do 'Work For Hire'? and Payment Terms: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Cover image by Tim Arterbury on Unsplash

21 of 21 students recommendSee All

For such a complex topic, Katie has broken it down into understandable bits. She shares what pitfalls to not create for yourself and what items need to be in contracts so you get paid. Most agencies will have their own contracts however, if you are working with a startup business, you need to know the topics Katie teaches here.
Kimberly Purcell

Just Want To Learn Stuff

This is great information. Katie gives a simple and methodical breakdown of important terms we should all be aware of in order to draft a solid contract with clients.
Excellent information provided in a clear and thoughtful manner! Worth a watch for sure.
Hanna Carter

designer and illustrator





Katie Lane

Attorney & Negotiation Coach

Hey, I'm Katie! I teach creative professionals how to protect their rights and get paid fairly for their work.

I'm an attorney who works with people who do creative work for a living: comics creators, game designers, illustrators, marketing professionals, musicians, and authors, just to name a few. I also work as a negotiation coach, helping people who are intimidated by conflict tackle negotiations with confidence and calm. 

But long before any of ...

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