These Terms of Service are the contract between the Client and the Writer. In absence of any other contract agreed upon between Client and Writer, these Terms of Service apply.
- Writer: the content writer, Stephen Wolberius, providing freelance content writing services to the Client.
- Client: the person, company or legal entity requesting freelance content writing services from the Writer.
- Website: the website of the Writer, wolberius.com
2 Acceptance of the Terms of Service
The Writer agrees to provide freelance writing services (the “Work”) to the Client to the scope, quality, deadline and prices as outlined on the Website or between them in writing via e-mail or in a formal contract.
3 The Work
The Work consists of all the freelance content writing services provided for by the Writer to the Client. The Work consists of the scope, quality, deadline and prices as agreed upon with the Acceptance of the Terms of Service.
– 3.1 Scope of the Work
The Writer agrees to provide a text pertinent to the topics requested by the Client and of a suitable word count size based upon their agreement via the Website or between them in writing via email or in a formal contract. Any change in the scope of the Work must be made in writing by the Client. The Writer may or may not accept the change in scope.
The Writer agrees to:
- Carry out the Work to the Scope, Quality, deadlines and prices agreed upon
- Provide original high-quality texts pertaining the topics requested by the Client
- Follow any special and additional instructions set by the Client and accepted by the Writer
- Use a courteous, professional and honest attitude towards the Client
- Respond to any communications from the Client in a timely fashion, usually the same day or the next working day.
The Client agrees to:
- Provide pertinent information, topics, guidance, ideas, and other material either by themselves or per request of the Writer to allow for the creation of the Work, as close as possible to how the Client envisioned it and within reason
- Provide the Writer with anything they ought to know
- Reply to any questions the Writer may have truthfully and in a timely fashion so that the deadline may be met
- Provide any feedback for a revision of the Work in a timely fashion
- Pay the Writer Fees in a timely fashion as stated on the sent invoice.
– 3.2 Outside of the Scope of the Work
Anything not under Scope of the Work does not fall under the Scope of the Work. The Writer will review reasonable requests for additional work but is not obliged to accept them.
– 3.3 Quality of the Work
The Writer agrees to provide a Work of high quality. The text of the Work will generally be free of spelling errors and of sound grammar and rhetorical strength. The Client may expect all text to be of a C2 conversational level for blog articles and of C2 academic level for White Paper texts when required by the Client for all languages offered (British English, American English and Dutch).
The deadline for providing the Client with the first edition of the Work is 7 days after the Writer has accepted the Work, unless a different deadline was agreed upon between Writer and Client.
5 Changes to the Work
The Client will be sent a Draft of the Work by the Writer. This may be accepted by the Client immediately or the Client may request a revision of the Work. Should the Client request a revision, the Deadline is increased by 3 days.
6 Copyright on the Work
The copyright to any documents pertaining to the Work created by the writer remain with the Writer until any outstanding balance for the Work (“Writer Fee”) is made in full. When the Work is paid for, full copyright and any related rights pass to the Client. At that point, the Client takes full ownership of the Work and may make any changes and publish the Work wherever they wish. All copies of the Work are sent in Word and PFD format and Clients are able to make changes as they wish after receiving the final copy.
7 Acceptance of the Work
Upon completion of the Work to the Client’s satisfaction, and payment of any remaining Writer Fees, this contract will be considered fulfilled. After completion of the Work, the Writer bears no more responsibility to the Work and the Client is free to do with it as they wish.
8 Cancellation by the Writer
At any time and at their behest, the Writer can cancel the Work and these Terms of Service with the Client. The Writer is not obliged to give any reason as to why they cancelled the Work and Terms of Service with the Client.
9 Cancellation by the Client
Should the Client cancel the Work after the Acceptance of the Work by the Writer, the Client is liable for the Writer’s fee for any work the Writer has done to date with a nominal fee of 5 cents per word. Whatever Work that was done by that point will be made available to the Client and they will receive the copyright on it after the Writer has received the due cancellation fee.
10 Writer Fee
All fees are agreed upon according to these Terms of Service and to be paid by the Client to the Writer upon the Client’s Acceptance of the Work. The fees will be made payable via an invoice sent to the Client via e-mail after the Client has communicated their acceptance of the Work. Fees for Works are stated on the Website or are otherwise agreed upon via e-mail communication or a formal contract.
– 10.1 Late fees
Where the Writer has not received the payment of the Writer Fee in full by the due date of any invoice, the Writer will charge a 20 percent late fee per Work for every week the invoice is outstanding. If the invoice is outstanding for more than 30 days, the Writer reserves the right to hand the matter over to a debt collector.
The Writer shall keep any documents provided to them by the Client confidential, unless those documents or parts of those documents were intended to be part of the Work in the first place. All communication between the Writer and the Client is kept confidential unless both Writer and Client give their express consent to publicize their communications. The Writer shall keep the identities of their Clients confidential unless the Client agrees to have their identity revealed (for instance in a voluntary testimonial). The Writer may use or cite sources, including those produced by the Client unless the Client expressly states that the Writer should refrain from do any or all of this. The Client agrees to keep the identity of the Writer confidential, unless the Writer agrees that their identity as the author of the text may be revealed.
The Client agrees to hold the Writer harmless for any such damages that may arise from the Writer’s Work. In no event shall the Writer be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of their work product. The Writer assumes no responsibility for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever (including without limitation, those resulting from his work product or from: (1) user or Client reliance on the materials or documents produced (2) costs of replacement writings, training, or documents (3) loss of use, data, or profits (4) delays or business interruptions, (5) and any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of Writer’s work whether or not the Writer has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Any an all disputes must first be negotiated between the Writer and the Client for 30 days. Should the dispute not be resolved after 30 days charges can be brought. All legal charges and other such legal procedures must be brought before the civil court in Almelo, the Netherlands.
Client can contact the Writer via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org