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Jack Molisani presents "Get it in Writing: How to Write Statements of Work and Contracts for Content Development Projects"

From September 20, 2016 6:00 pm until September 20, 2016 8:30 pm
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Registration closes at 9 pm on Sunday, September 18. 

Presentation

Subtitle: How to Make Big Bucks and Not Lose Your Shirt If (When) Something Goes Wrong

The first step in any content development project is defining what your customer wants, no matter if your “customer” is a department within your organization or an external company for whom you consult.

If you are an employee in an organization, a doc plan is often sufficient to document product deliverables.  But independent contractors and outsource companies must also define payment terms, who owns copyrights, and more.

Clients often ask you to sign their contracting agreements.

Do you ever ask them to sign yours?

While I am not an attorney and am not qualified to give legal advice, I’m happy to share some lessons learned about what I put in contracts, and why.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The difference between a contract, a letter of agreement, and other contracting terms
  • How to document what you are (and are not) going to do in the project
  • How to manage change requests (aka “mission creep”)
  • How to set payment terms that favor you
  • Other hard-won lessons learned from over 20 years of buying and selling corporate services

Want to avoid conflict, make more money, reduce employment stress?  Then our September meeting is for you!                   

About the Speaker

Jack Molisani is the president of ProSpring Technical Staffing, an employment agency specializing in technical writers and other content professionals.

He's the author of Be the Captain of Your Career: A New Approach to Career Planning and Advancement, which hit #5 on Amazon's Career and Resume Best Seller list.

Jack also produces the LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and Tech Comm Management which will be in Las Vegas this October. Jack is donating a free registration to LavaCon to the chapter, so bring your business card for the drawing! 

Location and Parking

7 Hutton Centre Dr.
Santa Ana, California 92707-5794

There is another DoubleTree hotel nearby, so it’s easy to accidentally go to the wrong location if you do a search for “DoubleTree” on your phone, instead of searching for the exact address!

The DoubleTree Club offers complimentary valet parking. If you prefer to self-park, tell the valet that you’re at the hotel for an OCSTC meeting, and ask if you can park yourself.

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