What to Pay a Writer
"What should I charge for my work" or "How much do I pay a writer?" For both freelance writers and those that hire them, that frequently asked question lacks a simple answer. Fees charged by professional writers vary according to the work involved. Many factors affect payment including: the type of assignment...
Contracts and Negotiation
PWAC makes recommendations to members and their clients on a range of professional practices, including fee guidelines for various types of writing and suggestions on assignment terms and copyright. We strongly recommend the use of a standard freelance publication contract or letter of agreement. If you are not using...
Copyright - The Basics
Copyright is the exclusive right to produce, reproduce, perform or publish a work. In Canada, copyright exists automatically in an original work as soon as the work is created, without any registration required. Under international agreement, copyright in literary works lasts for the author's lifetime, plus at least...
Best Practices Guide
Created by the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors and Magazines Canada under the supervision of the Cultural Human Resources Council March 2011. This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program. Introduction In 2008, the Professional...


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