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What is a Technical Writing Contract?

Technical writers and clients use Technical Writing Contracts as a means of documenting the details of technical writing work to be delivered. Making this essential document may lower the risk of disagreements down the road. Not just a generic template, any Technical Writing Agreement under an active Rocket Lawyer Premium membership also comes with optional access to Document Defense® to help enforce your rights.

When to use a Technical Writing Contract:

  • You're hiring a technical writer for a project.
  • You?re being hired to provide technical writing services.

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Technical Writing Contract



This Contract for Services is made effective as of , by and between of , , , and of , , .


DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , will provide to

a. The Technical Writer will gather information from various sources, comprehend the technology, and put it in simple and easy-to-understand language. This can be used by the Customer for the end user.


b. The Technical Writer will help the Customer create any of the following as necessary and requested by the Customer:


-User manuals

-Online help files



-Process documents

-Business proposals




-Feature modules

-Release notes

-Policies and procedures


PAYMENT. Payment shall be made to


Payment discount terms include a percent discount if the total bill is paid within days.

In addition to any other right or remedy provided by law, if fails to pay for the Services when due, has the option to treat such failure to pay as a material breach of this Contract, and may cancel this Contract and/or seek legal remedies.


TERM. This Contract


ACCESS. To complete the project successfully, the following will be required:


a. Providing Necessary Resources: The Customer will provide Technical Writer with all necessary resources so that the Technical Writer can complete the project in a timely fashion.


b. Access to the Customer 's Staff: The Customer will provide Technical Writer with reasonable access to the Customer 's staff and resources as needed in order to perform the services needed to complete the project on time.


. Upon request, will execute all documents necessary to confirm or perfect the exclusive ownership of to the Work Product.. Upon request, will execute all documents necessary to confirm or perfect the exclusive ownership of to the Work Product.

CONFIDENTIALITY. , and its employees, agents, or representatives will not at any time or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, use for the personal benefit of , or divulge, disclose, or communicate in any manner, any information that is proprietary to . and its employees, agents, and representatives will protect such information and treat it as strictly confidential. This provision will continue to be effective after the termination of this Contract.


Upon termination of this Contract, will return to all records, notes, documentation and other items that were used, created, or controlled by during the term of this Contract.


DEFAULT. The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute a material default under this Contract:


a. The failure to make a required payment when due.


b. The insolvency or bankruptcy of either party.


c. The subjection of any of either party's property to any levy, seizure, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, application or sale for or by any creditor or government agency.


d. The failure to make available or deliver the Services in the time and manner provided for in this Contract.


REMEDIES. In addition to any and all other rights a party may have available according to law, if a party defaults by failing to substantially perform any provision, term or condition of this Contract (including without limitation the failure to make a monetary payment when due), the other party may terminate the Contract by providing written notice to the defaulting party. This notice shall describe with sufficient detail the nature of the default. The party receiving such notice shall have days from the effective date of such notice to cure the default(s). Unless waived by a party providing notice, the failure to cure the default(s) within such time period shall result in the automatic termination of this Contract.


, or other labor disputes, or supplier failures

ENTIRE CONTRACT. This Contract contains the entire contract of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other contract whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract supersedes any prior written or oral contracts between the parties.


SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Contract will be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.


AMENDMENT. This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.


GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of .


NOTICE. Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Contract shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.


WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.


SIGNATORIES. This Contract shall be signed on behalf of by and on behalf of by





By: Date:



Technical Writer:



By: Date:

Technical Writing Contract FAQs

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  • Does a technical writer always need to create a Technical Writer Contract?

    Even if you are being contracted by a friend, it is always a best practice to sign a Technical Writing Contract. The benefits outlined below may help to inform your decision to use one:

    • The length of the engagement is established
    • Both parties understand the scope of their responsibilities
    • Both parties know when invoicing will happen

    Any technical writer deciding against making a Technical Writing Agreement, in many cases, should anticipate some issues, including overdue invoices and unrealistic requests.

  • What information should a contract for technical writing contain?

    To complete your Technical Writing Contract online, you will need the following:

    • The name and address of your client
    • What specific tasks you will be doing once hired
    • Whether the work will be ongoing or if it will last for a predetermined period of time
    • What fees will be charged and when

    As you might hope, Technical Writing Contracts that you build with Rocket Lawyer also contain the standard legal language with regard to the non-employer relationship, reimbursement for losses, and lastly, dispute resolution. During the process of making your agreement, you'll also be able to select its state of jurisdiction. Using the document tool, you have the ability to implement further custom alterations, as necessary.

  • On average, how much would it normally cost for me to get a writing contract template from a lawyer?

    The fees associated with finding and hiring the average law firm might total hundreds of dollars or thousands, if the matter is complex. With Rocket Lawyer, your free Technical Writing Contract will be customized with your information and for your specific needs. Simply click "Make document" above to start the process. You can always have your drafted document looked at by an attorney in our nationwide On Call network after creating it.

    If you've got any concerns or questions about how to move forward, you can connect with a lawyer . You may also wish to take a look at our entire library of contracts and other legal documents for independent contractors and service providers .

  • What happens after writing a Technical Writing Contract?

    In order to finish up any Technical Writing Contract, it will need to be signed by both you and the client. RocketSign® enables you to do this with ease. Make sure to provide a final copy of the signed contract to your client. With a Premium membership, you also can print it, download it as a Word document or PDF file, and make copies of it as needed.

  • Can my Technical Writing Contract be checked out by an attorney before I sign?

    Hiring an attorney to double-check your Technical Writing Contract may take longer than you would expect on your own. An easier approach would be to request help from the On Call network. Premium members can ask for guidance from an experienced attorney or pose other legal questions. As a business owner, you can be confident that Rocket Lawyer is by your side.

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